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Most braided hairstyles utilize natural hair. Box braids use synthetic hair instead and the braids are wider in size, which is best compared to the small size of micro braids. Sometimes three-strand braids require two braiding stylists to accomplish the finished look.


Take the braids out within 2 months to prevent hair damage. Box braids usually last for 6-8 weeks, but even if they still look great past that point, take them out so your hair stays healthy. Keeping your hair braided for too long can cause it to break away from the scalp, leading to long-term damage to your hairline and your scalp.


Like many naturals, I adore box braids and have kept my hair in braids to protect it from the cold winter weather. Whilst braids can be a great protective style, they can also cause damage to your hair.


Installing Box Braids And Twists On Your TWA Could Be Very Damaging Red bumps caused from braids being too tight. If you have done the big chop and are now sporting a TWA we are pretty sure some questions have come up for you concerning getting braids or twists for protective styling or just for the style itself.


Even though braids do protect your hair from the elements, they also tend to put extra stress on your edges. Over time, that stress can result in damaged, broken edges. Nobody wants a self-inflicted receding hairline, but luckily, box braids and thin edges do not have to go hand in hand. It’s very possible to install braids that don’t damage your hair.


Now, I finally found a good African braid shop, that I will talk about later in this video, but before I discovered them I had to go through all kinds of stress. And, It's time to announce the ...


What types of braids do the LEAST damage? Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by pink219, Jun 18, 2009. pink219 ... and still allow you to maintain your hair regime with them in. i use individual/box yarn braids. they allow me to protective style my hair, hold moisture well & retain growth. tkj25, Jun 18, 2009 #7.


Braids are great protective styles for naturals and relaxed babes, but according to Pebbles, "relaxing the hair before you get braids is a big no-no because the relaxer stretches the elasticity of ...


Box braids can last between six and eight weeks, so when mine started to get a little fuzzy around that time, Anta redid the first two rows to make them look new.