Box Braiding hair
I told them I would be there at 9am and although I got there late, Papa still had someone there ready and waiting to do my hair. When I called I told them I wanted "Ashley" to do my hair based on a previous review.then it accrued to me when I asked my braider what her name was and she told me her name was "Asou" that these ladies have African names and the previous reviewer might have heard wrong.
I have had my hair braided in the past and have never experienced anything like this.Asou is what I would call a "TURBO BRAIDER". I wanted Senegalese Twists but opted for box braids this time around. They are waist length and they left out only about an inch of hair. I wouldn't call them small braids, I guess they are medium and they are absolutely beautiful.
Some people may worry about aesthetics and bathrooms but, as long as I have a comfy chair, the temperature is ok and I have an enclosed area to drop and squat to use the bathroom with my own tissue in hand, I'm good. The final outcome is important to me and the overall braiding experience.
So how long and how much.I am use to sitting in a chair for a minimum of 8 hours, so you know I was happy when they finished in 4 hours! I hear from other reviews they jack up the price when when you don't bring your own hair, so I bought 7 packs of hair at the beauty supply 3-4 doors to the left of the shop. They cost me 3 packs for $5. I wound up needing 9 1/2 packs though. Soooooooooo the price.when they ask, tell them $80 and be firm. You can't beat that! Although half way through, I had a second braider, who was jr. turbo braider, I gave my braider a $20 tip and told her to give jr. turbo braider what she wants.
FYI- these ladies do braid tight but what do you expect. What I do is, once they start the braid, I pinch the braid and hold while they finish. I am extremely tender headed and I had to figure out a plan because, for that time, price and final product, you can't go wrong. I have found my braider, Yehhhhhhhh!
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How To Style Hair with Box Braids
Traction alopecia is hair loss that occurs as a result of continuous pulling of the hair. Pulling may occur from hairstyles such as tight cornrows, plaits or braids with or without extensions, weaves, ponytails or even hair rollers or curlers. Natural hairstyles can also lead to traction alopecia as well. Long heavy locks and tightly coiled twists can lead to traction alopecia. The hair loss associated with traction alopecia typically occurs at the frontal hairline, at the temples or the area of the scalp above the ears. It may also occur at the posterior hairline.
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How do I prevent my newly box braided hair from unraveling?
I am Asian, my hair is super thick, and pretty long. My hair was braided with just my natural hair and not all the way to the tips of the strands. I just got it braided into small braids but I'm already noticing the ends are slowly unraveling. I've never had my hair braided before so I have no idea what to do. How do I prevent this? What happens when I shower? Please give me some tips :) Thanks!
I don't recommend braided hair specially that LONG.
Traction alopecia is hair loss that occurs as a result of continuous pulling of the hair. Pulling may occur from hairstyles such as tight cornrows, plaits or braids with or without extensions, weaves, ponytails or even hair rollers or curlers. Natural hairstyles can also lead to traction alopecia as well. Long heavy locks and tightly coiled twists can lead to traction alopecia. The hair loss associated with traction alopecia typically occurs at the frontal hairline, at the temples or the area of the scalp above the ears. It may also …
Box braids on natural hair?
I got my box braids for a month now and I want to know is it the new growth that pulled the extensions away from my sculp or the extensions have got loosen and moved I am just wondering cause they were really tight before. should I remove it already? or keep it for one more month?
That is from new hair growth, definitely. I wouldn't keep them in natural, "white-girl-hair" for more than a month and a half...where the extensions are looped around your hair at the scalp, it almost turns into a dread lock once you take the extension part out to un-braid your hair...The longer you keep the braids in, the longer and more tangled that dread will get. I would either get it taken out by a professional or wet your hair, cover it with conditioner, unwind all extensions, take them out, and pick out dreads ONE AT A TIME so they don't get tangled, it is best to have someone h…