How to keep your knotless braids looking good as new? The answer to this question is rather simple – you will have to take proper care of them. If you neglect your braids, they will lose their looks, and their durability and comfort will suffer as well. In other words, in order to maintain your braids, you will have to use the best hair products available on the market and you’ll need to perform regular procedures that are meant to extend their life span and make them more beautiful.
Choosing The Right Shampoo
A great shampoo for natural and chemically-treated hair is Dove Damage Therapy. Dove has a variety of products with different benefits, so it’s easy to find one that’s just right for you. Some of their most popular are the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo, the Dove Color Care shampoo, and the Dove Nutritive Solutions.
A great shampoo for dry hair is the L’Oreal EverPure Sulfate Free Gentle Cleansing Shampoo. This product is sulfate free and gentle on your hair, making it perfect for sensitive scalps or if you have color treated hair. It also includes a UV protector which will help maintain your color longer while keeping your scalp healthy.
Conditioning Your Hair
To make the hair softer and shinier, use a moisturizing deep conditioner. Apply it while the hair is still wet and let it sit for at least fifteen minutes before washing it out. You can also add a few drops of oil, like coconut or argan oil, if you want an extra shine boost.
Keeping hair moisturized will help avoid breakage and will promote growth. One way to do this is by using an oil-based product like shea butter, coconut butter or argan butter in place of your regular conditioner once or twice a week.
You can also try putting either olive oil or avocado oil in your hair overnight every now and then to keep things nice and moisturized.
Applying Product To Your Hair
Apply a small amount of natural oil (coconut, olive or avocado) onto your fingers and rub it into the scalp. You can also use shampoo if you don’t have any natural oil on hand! Massage the oil in for a minute or two and then rinse it out with warm water. It’s best not to do this too often, so try only once a month or every other week. This will help maintain healthy hair, especially when wearing braids for an extended period of time.
Washing Your Hair
Yes, knotless braids can be washed. It is best to avoid too much heat, so use a mild shampoo and conditioner. Also be sure not to scrub the scalp too vigorously; you want to maintain the softness of your strands. Towel dry and put a little olive or coconut oil in the hair and apply some texturizing lotion on the roots before combing through with fingers. You could also braided wigs into one’s natural hair for added volume or thickness, depending on what you are aiming for.
Drying Your Hair
1) Spray the hair with water so that it is damp.
2) Use a comb or natural bristled brush and gently comb out any tangles from the hair.
3) Apply leave-in conditioner, starting from the scalp and working down.
4) Start by dividing your hair into two sections.
5) Take one side of the hair and divide it into three equal sections.
6) Take a section in one hand and pick up a section of hair in the other hand, then cross them over each other so they are now overlapping.
7) With both hands, twist the section together until you reach the end of it.
Styling Your Hair
Knotless braids are the latest trend in protective styles. They can be worn in a variety of ways, but they all involve parting the hair down the middle and creating two sections on either side of the head. The knot is created by joining these two sections together at the nape of the neck.
There are various ways you can style knotless braid extensions, including:
– Pulling them into a ponytail or bun
– Making a low chignon with one or two strands left out
– Braiding them into cornrows for more definition