Many people are under the false impression that wearing braid extensions, makes, your hair grow. While they do not actually make your hair grow or make it grow faster, they can help retain more hair because they are a form of protective styling. Protective styling is anything that protects the ends of your hair and enables you to retain more hair.
However, if you neglect to care for your hair wearing braids can break your hair off as well.Without proper care, the extensions can actually be very drying to the hair, which in the long run causes breakage. Even though you may be wearing braids that does not mean the care for your real hair stops. You may go out and spend $150 on a braided do thinking you?re going to grow your hair but without providing the care your hair needs your efforts are pointless.
While wearing braids you should still:
Cleanse your hair- This can be done by either applying Seabreeze to the scalp or using diluted shampoo on the scalp.
Condition- Condition your hair by diluting your favorite conditioner with water, apply this to your hair, not your scalp. After allowing the conditioner to sit, rinse with cool water, and squeeze the water from your hair.
Moisturize– Use your own choice of oils to moisturize your scalp every day.
Caring for your in extensions
You can also try diluting apple cider vinegar in water, as it is an all natural conditioner and it fights buildup