Micro Braids Hairstyles
Interested in micro braids hairstyles?
Imagine waking up every day for up to three months, not having to worry about doing anything to your hair and looking perfectly groomed at all times.
Picture yourself doing tons of different hairstyles by simply arranging your braids in different ways.
Maybe you'll wear half up and half down today, tomorrow an elegant updo and perhaps a ponytail for the weekend.
This style made with tiny braided hair extensions is very attractive and gives you much more flexibility than your average hair style.
Let's look at things you should know about micro braids and care tips for this style.
Things You Should About The Micro Braids Hairstyle
Here are some things to keep in mind before you decide to have micros done.
- This style isn't cheap. Be prepared to pay upwards of $200 for a professional job (which is safer for your hair).
- Micro braids are time consuming so be ready to sit for about 5-10 hours (sometimes longer) depending on what style you get.
- You can use any type of extension hair to do micros; human, synthetic, curly or straight.
- This style lasts anywhere from 2-4 months depending on how fast your hair grows and how well you care for them. These types of braids have the longest wear of them all.
- Micros are a very unique in that they give you plenty of styling options. These braids can even be curled or straightened depending on the kind of hair you use.
- Shorter hair tends to do better with micro braids. Hair longer than 5-6 inches will suffer breakage when they're taken out.
- Strengthen your hair with protein and moisturizing treatments before you get micro braids put in.
- Micros that are put in and maintained properly are a safe hairstyle and won't lead to any hair damage.
Here's a video that shows the technique used to create this gorgeous style.
Tips For Maintaining Micro Braids Hairstyles
Here are some tips for caring for your hair before, during and after micros.
- Get a few deep conditioning treatments done in the weeks before you have your braids put in.
- Never get your hair braided tightly or with too much hair added. This leads to damage and breakage.
- Apply a light natural oil to your scalp 3-4 times per week to keep it moisturized (a few drops of tea tree oil added will keep itching down).
- Tie your head at night with a silk or satin scarf to keep your braids smooth and frizz free.
- Don't use heavy conditioners because they cause awful build up in the base of your braids.
- Wash your braids every two weeks with gentle diluted shampoo then saturate your hair with liquid leave-in conditioner or a moisturizing braid spray.