How I maintain my braids | Don't Touch the Hair
Having a protective style can make hair care a bit easier. However, you can't just put your hair away and abandon it. It's not a "set it and forget it" style. There's a small amount of work one should do to maximize the benefits of having braids. My maintenance routine has two major components: washing and moisturizing. Washing When I have braids installed, I usually wash and condition them every 2 weeks. My scalp normally has build-up at that time and shampooing gets rid of it for me. Some people use rubbing alcohol or methylated spirit and cotton balls to clean the scalp but I find it a bit too drying. For washing, I follow a similar method as Journey To Waist Length. Dilute shampoo in a spray bottle or any other container. I usually dilute it 1 part shampoo to 2 parts water. Apply the diluted shampoo to your scalp. Use the pads of your fingers to rub the shampoo on your scalp. Rinse and repeat but the second time add some shampoo to the length of the braids. Rinse the