Braid is a natural hairstyle that would not go out of style and it has taken a lot of format over the decades.4 Easy Steps To Prep Your Hair For Braided Hairstyles 1

Unique to different cultures in Africa and the Black community at large because braided hairstyles were made specifically to help protect the hair of black people.

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As much as braids is a protective hairstyle especially for women, we also have to make sure that our natural hair is ready for it as it deals with a certain level of pinch and pain that could last for hours.

Here are easy steps you should take to prep your hair for braided hairstyles:

1. Wash With Shampoo

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Be sure that you have clean hair and scalp by washing your hair with a shampoo. Since it is a
protective hairstyle that would be carried for up to two weeks(mostly without the intent of
washing in between).

2. Deep Condition Your Hair

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Deep condition has become my natural hair best friend. Just as every hair vendor would tell you
that a leave-in conditioner is what you need to sustain your curls well, deep conditioning is what
you need to maintain the softness of your hair and also reduce dryness.

3. Oil Your Scalp

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This is my favourite part because it feels like I’m at the spa. Get your essential oils, Vitamin E,
Coconut Oil, Castor Oil or your favourite hair cream and make sure they are applied directly to
your scalp.

Read more – Relevance of Coconut oil to the hair

4. Massage Your Scalp

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Now that your scalp has been oiled, take at least 1minute to massage your scalp as the last prep
step. Massage from the outer corners to the mid-section and then back outside again.

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