Beauty

The Ultimate Guide To Refreshing Your Braids

Don’t forget your silk pillowcase, though.

By
1,386 Hypes

Low-maintenance hairstyles are perfect for those days you don’t feel like dealing with your hair, especially when you have an upcoming vacation or long work week. Braids are always the most optimal way to go if you’re this person.

Day-to-day upkeep of braids requires minimal effort. However, if you don’t pay close attention to the state of your hair while wearing this protective style, it’s only a matter of time before your beautiful woven locks turn into frizzy hair ropes. Luckily, there are ways to maintain neat and fresh braids without spending more money on another style.

We’re not trying to deviate you from your lazy-girl routine, but we want to ensure that you’re equipped with the tips and tricks to keep your braided tresses in order. To help you along, we tapped natural hair expert and stylist Erinn Courtney to share some refresher tips for reference. Keep reading on for key braid maintenance tips.

For those just looking to get up and go, what braid styles are low maintenance?

Low maintenance styles are Box braids, faux locs and cornrows with designs for people who want a quick up and go look.

What are ways to prolong the freshness of your braided styles?

To preserve the freshness of braided styles, you can wear a silk or satin scarf to bed or when lounging. Also, using setting foam before wrapping your hair will help control frizz.

What products would you recommend to keep braided styles long-lasting?

To keep the braided style long-lasting, I use Lotta Body Wrap Me Styling MousseGot2B Glued Freeze Spray and Palmer Hair Oil Spray to retain moisture.

How often should you change styles?

You should change styles every four to six weeks for box braids and every two to three weeks for cornrows.

What are the most in-demand styles you’ve done this summer thus far?

Box braids and permanent loc extensions have been in demand this summer.

For some braided hairstyle inspo, check out the posts below.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Erinn Courtney (@e_scizorhands)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Erinn Courtney (@e_scizorhands)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Erinn Courtney (@e_scizorhands)

Read Full Article
Share this article

What to Read Next

5 Natural Hair Influencers You Need To Know and Follow
Beauty 

5 Natural Hair Influencers You Need To Know and Follow

From locs to twist-outs, we’ve got you covered.
38,386 Hypes

Solange’s Late Summer Micro Braids Are the Perfect Introduction To Fall
Beauty

Solange’s Late Summer Micro Braids Are the Perfect Introduction To Fall

After all, who said protective styles were only for summer?
8,264 Hypes

Lizzo’s Vacation Box Braids Will Inspire You To Take PTO
Beauty

Lizzo’s Vacation Box Braids Will Inspire You To Take PTO

I’ll take one flight to the Maldives, please.
1,604 Hypes


7 Black-Owned Haircare Brands You Should Know
Beauty 

7 Black-Owned Haircare Brands You Should Know

From scalp care to tools that hold up your ‘fro, these brands have you covered.
39,812 Hypes

Keke Palmer Addresses Comparison With Zendaya Over Colorism
Entertainment

Keke Palmer Addresses Comparison With Zendaya Over Colorism

“I’m an incomparable talent,” says the ‘Nope’ actor.
3,788 Hypes

5 Signs Your Polyamorous Relationship Was Doomed From the Start
Sex & Dating

5 Signs Your Polyamorous Relationship Was Doomed From the Start

Everything you need to know.
11,233 Hypes

Tommy Hilfiger Launches Unisex Collection for Rent on Rotaro
Fashion

Tommy Hilfiger Launches Unisex Collection for Rent on Rotaro

Giving fans access to one-of-a-kind archive pieces.
1,594 Hypes

Lu Featherstone on the Art of Nudes, Pleasure and Not Giving a F-ck
Sex & Dating

Lu Featherstone on the Art of Nudes, Pleasure and Not Giving a F-ck

“Take your time with your pleasure.”
7,715 Hypes

Avoid Painful UTI's With This Simple Morning Ritual
Culture

Avoid Painful UTI's With This Simple Morning Ritual

How to do an at-home UTI treatment without antibiotics.
5,403 Hypes

Raf Simons Is Bringing SS23 to London Fashion Week For the First Time
Fashion

Raf Simons Is Bringing SS23 to London Fashion Week For the First Time

Joining the likes of JW Anderson, Burberry and Poster Girl.
1,611 Hypes

Juicy Couture Unveils "Self Made" Series, Starring Anita Chhiba and Missy Flynn
Fashion

Juicy Couture Unveils "Self Made" Series, Starring Anita Chhiba and Missy Flynn

To celebrate the launch of five new tracksuits.
1,974 Hypes

Still Here Debuts  '90s-Inspired Styles in FW22 Lookbook
Fashion

Still Here Debuts '90s-Inspired Styles in FW22 Lookbook

A nostalgic collection featuring cozy outerwear, knitwear and more.
2,419 Hypes

12 Sneakers Releasing This Week
Footwear

12 Sneakers Releasing This Week

Including a women’s Air Jordan 8, Nike SBs, and one of the most popular Reeboks of all time.
6,779 Hypes

A Very Barbiecore Dunk Is on the Way
Footwear

A Very Barbiecore Dunk Is on the Way

Part of the forthcoming Nike “Hoops” Pack.
13,858 Hypes

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.