How to prep crochet braids for a protective style


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Hey, hope you’re all doing well, especially in regards to your natural hair journey. I thought of having a follow-up post in respect to my previous post.

Have you ever had box braids, twists or any type of extensions for a protective style and a few days later you start experiencing a lot of itchiness on your scalp? Well, I have a tip that will combat such an uncomfortable experience

This is how I prep any hair extensions that I want to crochet, twist or braid on my hair.  I recently did this just before I inserted my no cornrows crochet braids  and this is what I used for the preparation:

Apple Cider Vinegar

Lukewarm Water

Hair extension (crochet braids)

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Mix 1 cup of apple cider vinegar with 3 cups of water. Insert the hair extensions into the mixture and let it sit for about 20 – 30 minutes. If you are kin enough, you’ll notice some white residue on the braids once the 30 minutes have elapsed. That white residue is alkaline from the hair extension. It is what makes the scalp experience the itchiness.

Once, you’ve removed the braids from the mixture, rinse it off with cold water and let it dry out in preparation for the actual braiding, crocheting or twisting depending on what you want to have as a protective style.

And that’s it. Short, precise and to the point. I hope you try this before having any hair extensions on your hair and share your experience with me.  Just in case you have any questions, do leave it in the comment section below and I’ll do my level best to help you out.

Lots of Love

Akinyi Fiona




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