Box braids are just more than a hairstyle to wear while your hair is growing out. There many styles you can rock with your braids from updos to stylish shoulder length hairstyles. However it seems that one thing that always needs to be addressed with shoulder length box braids and sometimes even longer styles is how do you care for them. Caring for your hair once it is braided is very important.
Voluminous long or shoulder-length hair is very suited for box braided shoulder length hairstyles. This is a classy look with a touch of attitude and self-expression. An ethnic affinity in history while being considered an artistic expression, as regarded by many, the box braid has actually made its entry for significance in the fashion industry today. To achieve a classy shoulder-length box braid, or even the longer one, you must remember the following key points.
How to Care for Box Braided Hair
• Proper conditioning and washing. You can still wash your box-braided hair, at least once a week to get rid of dirt that sits on the scalp. Moisturize scalp properly through spray.
• Satin bonnet. Wear a scarf or satin bonnet when asleep. It keeps your scalp from drying.
• Proper styling. If you can do box braid yourself, congratulations! Nevertheless, when you do not know how to properly do it, then leave it to the professionals. They have the right technique to braid neatly without pulling the hair so tight. Pulling hair very tightly can cause damage from roots to end.
• Undo it. Clean hair and scalp occasionally by uninstalling the braid. This allows your scalp and hair to breathe.
Maintaining box braided hair whether shoulder length, longer or shorter can be easy – because it only needs low maintenance and can last for eight weeks after styling. However treat your braids just like you would any other style in that you need to care for your hair. We believe we will see a lot more styles of braids in 2015 so whats your take? Do you have any braided styles for box braids or do you think the style has hit its high and wont be as popular going forward? If you like any of the styles please share them with your friends.