BRAID RETAIN AND GROW
The fastest way to grow your hair to great lengths.
This method, you are about to learn, will grow your hair longer, fuller and stronger. Each step must be follow to achieve maximum results, unless otherwise stated. When followed correctly your hair will grow longer and you will retain the length. After 3 months on this program you will see fuller longer healthier hair.
So what is the Braid, Retain & Grow haircare method?
It consist of wearing your hair in medium to large size braids for 10 week intervals over a period of 6 months to a year. What makes this method unique is how you prepare your hair for the braids, how you take care of your scalp while your hair is braided and how you remove the braids.
Step one: Choose a style
Medium size extension braids or kinky twists (keep in 10 weeks before take down)
large size extension braids or kinky twists (keep in 10 weeks before take down)
Two strand twists on natural hair (2 to 4 weeks before take down)
Individual small braids on natural hair (keep in 4 weeks before take down)
These are the only styles recommended for the Braid, Retain & Grow haircare method.
Step two: Cleanse and Strengthen your hair
Prepare your hair for the braid process by cleansing, strengthening and moisturizing.
Cleanse your hair and scalp with a non sulfate shampoo or conditioning cleanser.
Protect your hair strands from the braiding process by giving your hair a protein treatment.
The aphogee 2 step protein treatment is recommended please follow manufacturers instructions. Whichever protein treatment you choose be sure it has hydrolyzed keratin protein listed in the first 3 ingredients and that you sit under a hooded dryer to ensure that the protein adheres to your hair strands. This step will keep you from getting additional breakage from the braids or extensions.
Follow all protein treatments with a deep moisturizing conditioner.
After deep conditioning apply a leave in conditioner and proceed with your braided style.
Do not use a blow dryer or flat iron before braiding hair.
Step three: The braid process
As you proceed with your desired braid style, you will need to coat each piece of your natural hair with a good quality shea butter, before adding the hair extension. Be sure to do this section by section, this will keep your hair lubricated and moisturized while being covered with the hair extensions.
Braid extension tips:
Never braid your hair in micro sections when applying extensions.
Never use a thick piece of extension hair on a small piece of your hair.
Do not make large braids longer than 20 inches.
Never pull your individual braid extensions back tightly or in the same direction day to day.
When possible stay away from colored extensions because they have higher amounts of chemicals on them which dry your natural hair out.
Step four: Scalp care while your hair is braided in extensions.
Cleanse your scalp and hair once a week, this is a must for maximum growth results.
How to cleanse your scalp while wearing braids.
Never sacrifice your scalp health for the sake of keeping braids in longer.
Lightly spray your braids with a conditioning braid spray.
Apply natural oils to your scalp daily http://hairnfaith.blogspot.com/2012/10/oiling-your-scalp-daily-makes-black.html and gently massage for 5 minutes (use a timer)
Step five: Braid take down
Do not leave braids in longer than the recommend time. Calendar in your take down day and take your time with the process. Once you have removed all of the extension hair apply a thick conditioner and let it sit for 7 minutes. Then proceed to separate or untangle your hair with your fingers. Removing any shed hairs, lint and tangles as you go. Untangle your hair with your fingers before using a comb. When you do use a comb, untangle with a seamless comb to eliminate breakage. Once you are confident that all your tangles are removed then proceed with your shampoo and deep condition process. Collect all of your shed hair, so you can examine how much hair you lost each braid session. By doing this you will become more familiar with what your normal hair shed rate is, this will enable you to know if your hair is shedding excessively or normal. For detailed tips to removing your braid extensions read here.
Allow your hair to rest, one week between your braid extensions style.
Once you examine the strength of your hair during your one week of rest, decide then if you need another protein treatment. If you feel your hair is strong enough then you can skip the protein treatment for your next braid extensions. However you will need to give yourself a hard protein treatment after the next take down.
Get started today and longer, stronger hair will soon be yours!
NEED EXTRA HELP? GROW YOUR HAIR FASTER WITH A HAIR GROWTH COACH. I CAN HELP YOU REACH YOUR HAIR LENGTH GOALS.
Vmack Products Copyright©2012-2013