Hey Guys, Long time no hair talk, huh? Sorry about that but there is a reason for that. Well if you follow me on instagram (and if you don’t, you totally should because I post cool pics) then you’ll know that I put some individual braids into Jordyn’s hair back at the end of June 2014. Prep: To prep the hair for braiding I pre-pooed her hair by saturating it with coconut oil overnight, next I washed her hair twice using Alba Botanica Shampoo Next I deep conditioned with Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner for an hour. Then after rinsing I applied my Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Creme. I banded her hair and let it air dry overnight. While braiding I used my homemade Shea Butter mix to seal in all the moisture I put in. Hair Used for Braiding I used the Batik hair which costs $9.99 a pack but it’s the best synthetic hair that so close to human hair. It was well worth the price, and you should be able to find it at any local beauty supply store. I bought two packs but only ended up using a little more than one and a half packs. The hair comes in either curly or straight, I bought the curly hair and I just loved how it came out.
I love this hair because it requires no dipping in hot water to smooth the braids or seal them, I just simply braided down until I had about 2 inches of hair left then I left it loose and it stayed the entire time, no braids ever came unloose or undone. This hair also did not irritate the scalp like the other cheaper synthetic hair does that has that alkaline coating on it. Other Notes It took me a total of about 7-8 hours to do the braids, but that’s because I am a slow braider. I started on a Friday night and did the top half of her head and then I finished the bottom half up on Saturday morning. Every night she slept with a satin scarf on her head, and once a week I would rub coconut oil onto her scalp. I kept the braids in her hair for a month and then took them out. I hope this helps guys! Enjoy!