If your knotless braids are old and you’re wondering how to refresh them and make them look new again without having to redo them then, this is for you.
In this episode of hair, beauty influencer Lee shares tips for reviving old knotless braids to look brand new.
It is very important to maintain your braids to make sure they last, are clean, and look fresh. Here is my routine on how to maintain knotless braids (small, large, or jumbo braids!)
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Here’s what you need:
- A bowl of water or a spray bottle with water in it
- Cotton pads
- Edge control
- Hair oil – it can be jojoba oil, tea tree, it’s really up to you
- Leave-in conditioner
- Mini hair clips/pins are optional
- Grab a cotton pad and lightly saturate it with water. Then use the saturated cotton pad to clean along the lines of your box braids. This will help remove any build-up from products used originally and dirt.
- After you have cleaned all the lines, mix your water with some leave-in conditioner and hair oil. Then spray this on your hair roots and massage in. Once this is done, tie the hair down so the natural heat from your scalp can work its magic and your hair follicles can soak them up for about 20 minutes.
- Apply some gel around the braid sweeping the hair towards the braid. Neatly making the parts clear and new again. You can secure it with a mini hair clip/pin if needed.
- When you’re all done, apply some edge control to your edges to sleek them down. Grab your mousse bottle and apply a generous amount to flatten any flyaway and finish off with hair spray.
- You can choose to tie the hair down for a few minutes after this to further secure it, but that’s about it.
When you’re done, your hair will look brand new and will last for a few more weeks. Go ahead and add something extra with beads, twists – your choice!
For those of us who like to watch hair tutorials to get it right, here are more how to refresh your box braids video below.
And if you still decide to loosen your braids, here are some ideas for your next hairstyle.