Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Trend: Braids & Twists

Braids and Twists are all the rage this Fall. Our favorite celebrity crushes like Beyonce and Solange have been sporting long box braids all summer. More importantly, many of the ladies that I follow on Instagram  including Claire of the Fashion Bomb Daily (IG: fashionbombdaily), Po0paite (IG: Po0paite), Barbie of Chichappenz (IG: Chichappenz) and Vanessa of Onyxxrose (IG: Onyxxrose) have caught on to the trend.

Box braids and Senegalese twists are great protective styles but many fear them because of horror hair stories. In an effort to grow healthy natural hair, I am determined to take care of my scalp and exposed hair while my twists are in. Below are a list of products that I am using to stimulate growth and keep my hair healthy. In addition to the below list, taking daily biotin supplements is a good way to grow strong hair. We know that hair is dead and once damage is done to the hair it must be cut off. By taking biotin supplements, we ensure that our new hair or new growth grows strong so it can withstand the damage from styling and the environment.

Hair Products to Maintain Style:

Vitamin E Oil- Box Braids and twists have been known to pull out edges or break hair. To prevent this or lessen the damage, I apply vitamin e oil to my scalp as needed to increase scalp circulation. Vitamin e stimulates the scalp and encourages growth.

African Pride Braid Sheen Spray- this spray is particularly useful in relaxing the tension that braids have on the hair and scalp. It also adds shine, reduces odours, soothes itchy and dryness, relieves frizz and breakage.

Eco Styler Gel- As your hair starts to grow and the braids loosen up, you can use Eco styler gel to smooth edges. My favourite for edge control is the olive oil gel. 

With proper care, box braids and twists should last 2 to 3 months. I am aiming to keep mine in for at least 2 months. 

Photo of Myself with New hair! For more photos follow me on IG: terrinique

What protective styles are you trying for the Fall?


  1. Thanks for the shout out! I am going to try to keep my box braids in for two months and then I may attempt genie locs/yarn braids.

  2. Your tips about HOW TO REDUCE HAIR FALL is really useful for me..Thanks for your information. Expecting more info about how to strengthen the hair in your site..........


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