So Udee asked me if since I started doing braid outs back in August if anything in my routine had changed.
Yes, I do do some things differently than when I started out:
* I (moisturize) and re-braid my hair every night. Yea, it can be a pain to do that but I actually find it therapeutic to do (every night about 20 mins) before hitting the sheets. It's automatic like wrapping your hair before you went to bed when you were relaxed.
* I said it up there in parentheses already but I also moisturize my hair daily: every night before re-braiding. Section by section, I mist on some of my moisturizing mist and seal with a hair lotion/milk, cream or butter. Now that it's cold, I like to seal with cream-butter consistency.
* I braid my hair in 4-5 braids on each side (of my head) and twist the ends.
I want to try braiding my hair into 2 french braids when it gets a lil longer (esp the front) to see what kind of braid outs I would get then. Probably bigger, looser waves.
This style has significantly cut down on, if not dern near eliminated, my hair tangling. It's def a mainstay hairstyle for me. If you haven't tried a braid out, I hope that you will try one soon. For all you shrinkage haters (which there will be a post on later on this week), this is a great way to combat that and show more of your hair's true length.