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Braids for beginners

Melanie Lu
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I've decided to try out braids as a protective style for Summer (ironic, isn't it?) I do admit it was laziness more than anything else because I didn't want to worry about hair while on holiday. My cousin decided to do it for me and to say it was painful is a "wee bit of an understatement". I have an extremely sensitive scalp and already suffer from migraines so it was a nightmare and I literally couldn't sleep that night. Don't get me wrong, I love the results as we've decided to mix red and black braids plus its quite thick to make removal a blast. I use Dark n Lovely's Anti-itch and scalp soother and it really helps, I also wash the braids daily when I take a shower, which helps in easing the tightness and provides a lovely fragrance daily (shampoo and conditioner). I would recommend it to anyone but if you don't want it tight they can also loosen it a bit but it might not last very long. I'll attach a picture to show my protective (now pain-free) hairstyle ;)
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    Mzili
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    Tuesday, January 26 2016, 10:54 AM - #Permalink
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    I had cornrows during the holidays, and they were so tight, my scalp was painful. I poured water to ease the pain, it helped. Washing your braids regularly can do the trick. I used castor oil to base my scalp, I was scared I thought I was going to lose my hairline, I didn't. I totally agree with, you have to wash your braids and treat them.
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    Melanie Lu
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    Friday, January 29 2016, 12:21 PM - #Permalink
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    Mzili I hope you're feeling better now and that it didn't completely ruin your holidays ;)
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