Saturday, 7 November 2015

Crochet box braids: 13 weeks post relaxer touch up

I usually do my relaxer touch-ups at 12 weeks post although I have stretched to 14 weeks post relaxer once before. However, my new growth has been soooo manageable like I can't believe it. I guess I owe it to S. curl moisturizer that i started using again. So I have decided to see how far this stretch could go. To make things easier for my hair and I,I thought it best to get a protective style that would keep all my hair out of the way. Voila...! Crotchet box braids it is. I watched the video below for the how to.

My wash day before installation went thus:

1) I prepooed with coconut oil for about 1 hour. I saturated my hair in the coconut oil and applied Tropic Isle Strong roots red pimento oil on my scalp, massaged for 5 mins, wrapped up my hair in cling film and used my heat therapy wrap.

2) Shampooed with Creme of nature moisture and shine sulphate-free shampoo (diluted in a spray bottle). I usually clarify before installing a protective style, but I clarified just a week ago so I decided sulphate-free shampoo should do.

3) Deep conditioned with my fav deep conditioner; ORS replenishing conditioner. I applied the deep conditioner, wrapped my hair in cling film and used my heat therapy wrap. (I love eeeiiitt!). I took a nap for about an hour and half and then rinsed with cold water.

4) T.shirt dried for 30 mins, sprayed aphogee green tea reconstructor, applied megagrowth profectiv daily leave-in strengthener and sealed with my oil mix. I decided not to air-dry as I am 13 weeks post and i needed to stretch my new growth so I blow-dried with cool air using tension method.

5) I oiled my scalp with my oil mix, massaged and braided my hair up for the crotchet box braids. Then I attached the extensions I had pre-braided using my lat h hook. I'm planning to keep the braids in for about 3 - 4 weeks

Have you tried the crotchet box braids and would you rock it? How was your last wash day?

The Wash Day Experience


  1. Pls how do u care for ur hair under braids or weave?

    1. I moisturised my hair by spraying Luster's S.curl activator moisturiser once in two or 3 days. I oil and massage my scalp at least twice a week. Once in two weeks or 10 days, I wash my hair focusing on my scalp with diluted shampoo. I also deep condition after washing


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