How do you wash yarn braids?
Plenty of people with yarn braids also choose to co-wash. Co-wash is washing the hair with conditioner only, not shampoo. With yarn braids in, you can still oil your scalp. It’s also recommended that you spritz your hair every two to three days with a mixture of water and a light oil such as olive oil.
Do yarn braids damage your hair?
Does yarn damage your hair? No, yarn doesn’t damage your hair if you keep vigilant about the build-up that will occur at the base of some braids or twists. I have had some breakage due to poor detangling sessions after removing the yarn.
Can you use cotton yarn for braids?
Yarn braids are best installed using acrylic yarn as cotton yarn may absorb your natural oils and the oils you add to your hair. They also become more wooly over time and could cause problems when it is time to remove them. … Be careful not to make your braids too tight.
Can you go swimming with yarn braids?
If your hair begins to feel dirty, or you go swimming in chlorine water, you should wash your braids with shampoo and a light conditioner. … After you’re done washing your hair, squeeze the water out of your braids before you allow them to air-dry. Yarn braids often take hours and hours to dry, so be prepared.
How often should I oil my scalp with braids?
When your hair’s in box braids 80% of the time (like mine), oiling your scalp is your best friend. After moisturizing my scalp with a spritz, I always follow up with an oil. I do this a few times a week; it keeps me from having to moisturize daily and helps preserve the hair underneath.