Mini Braids removal; a 1/2 inch of length gained!
Style to hide remaining mini braids
I finally removed all of my mini braid it took 8 days. Yep 8 days! (I was really busy that week) As I unraveled a few of the braids I would twist them with conditioner and oil.. and hide the remaining braids amongst my twists... (in the pic above there are about 30 braids in my pompadour..wore a twist out for an outing, and put back in twists until I finished) The take down was tedious and very time consuming, and although I was not fond of the take down I really did enjoy wearing my braids. I was able to wash, condition, and deep condition without being too concerned with shrinkage.
Wet Mini Braids
These braids were very easy to wash, I simply mixed Apple Cider Vinegar and Water, and then followed with a Cowash. I added my leave in, and oil, and then I stretched them slightly in ponytail holders
Dry Mini Braids days later
Twist out after removing braids
While in my braids I consistently moisturized,oiled my scalp, and sealed my hair strands. I had minor frizzing but not noticeable. I was able to retain at least a 1/2 inch of new growth(and I measured to be sure!) So I really enjoyed this protective style,and will revisit it in the very FAR future...lol.. (only because that take down was too time consuming). My hair has been out for almost a week, and it's time to put it back into another protective style.. I think I will be doing Medium size twists. : )
What are you doing to keep your hair protected this Summer? Are you planning on switching it up?
Well! Until Next time!