While talking with a friend about her braid installation, I decided it’d be a great idea for a blog post!
Here’s my advice to her: “I made sure to deep condition longer than usual before getting the braids. I also blew my hair out (tension method: less heat, blow dryer further away from the hair than you would when trying to get it bone straight). I did this because last time I only braided my hair and though it was detangled, it wasn’t as straight as it could’ve been. The ladies tugged and pulled at my hair so much with their elementary school-picture-day combs that I wrapped my arms around my head and asked them to stop! There was no concern for me actually having hair once the braiding was complete! So be sure you’ve detangled and make it as easy for them to make parts as possible.”
In addition to the above comment, after I blew it out, I only added oil and did fat twists all over; that may or may not work for your length. Otherwise, besides having your hair as product free as possible, I think that’s about it. If you have more advice, please share it below!!
Yep…that’s Mary Mary!! 😮
Styles from my Senegalese installation…