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What's the best way to take care of micro

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Category: African American Hair
Forum Name: Braid Talk
Forum Description: Talk About Braids
Printed Date: December 03 2022 at 7:04am

Topic: What's the best way to take care of micro
Posted By: Tlyke1983
Subject: What's the best way to take care of micro
Date Posted: May 24 2007 at 11:46am
I'm getting micro braids soon and was wondering whats the best way to take care of them. I know I need to get the front done over every 2 weeks but what about sprays for my scalp?

Posted By: 1hairlover
Date Posted: May 25 2007 at 12:59am
I wear micro braids and I use nothing or olive oil you cook with not the one in the beauty supply. Why are you getting the front done over every 2 weeks that is a lot of tension on your edges. My micros are the size of a needle, be very carefull so you want develope alopecia


Posted By: Tlyke1983
Date Posted: May 25 2007 at 1:06am
Well I read previously that getting the front done over every two weeks will help my hair line stay where it is and not recede because of hair loss once the braids start to grow out and hang from just a few strand of hairs. Is that wrong? Last time I had braids with the front braids hanging on so thinly my hair fell out around my hair line. Is there a better way to protect my hairline?

Posted By: Deon09
Date Posted: May 25 2007 at 11:21pm
Well I don't think you should get your front redone every two weeks.  If you plan on keeping them in for a while redo the front about every month.  I know many people who get micros and keep them in for like 6 months and only get the front redone once. 

I'm not gonna give up this time!!! My hair is gonna grow no matter what they say!!!

Posted By: Tlyke1983
Date Posted: May 25 2007 at 11:53pm
OK Even better. Does the olive oil need to be a certain brand? Are you able to spray it or just dab it on? I purchased African Pride braid shampoo. Is there another brand that might work better?

Posted By: 1hairlover
Date Posted: June 01 2007 at 11:51pm
straight olive oil you eat light is the best because it is not that strong in smell and just pour some in a saucer and oil your scalp and braids if you like. I wear human hair and it dosen't cake up.Good luck  natural oils are the best I  really do not agree using braid spray.


Posted By: Tlyke1983
Date Posted: June 02 2007 at 9:05am
Is light oil the same as virgin olive oil? Will the oil help with the itching?

Posted By: 1hairlover
Date Posted: June 03 2007 at 12:10am
Yes it is the same, and  why are you itching did you use synthetic hair?Try nizoral Shampoo you can get it at the drug store.


Posted By: Tlyke1983
Date Posted: June 03 2007 at 9:54pm
I used human hair for my braids and my scalp itches. I don't know why although it is relieved when using the olive oil. I've heard of Nizoral and I thought that it was kind of harsh on human hair. 

Posted By: Anomis
Date Posted: June 13 2007 at 4:24pm
whatever you do don't let the braider go over board with the tiny hairs around the baby hair area or nape,
I would say moisture. I am AA so moisture is a biggie for my hair.


Posted By: Tlyke1983
Date Posted: June 19 2007 at 9:45am
I am AA too. Since braid sprays aren't recommended how do you recommend washing my scalp? I was thinking about just washing them like regular hair but I'm afraid that would make them fall out. Any suggestions?

Posted By: MsMiamiLady
Date Posted: July 10 2007 at 2:27pm
i take care my micro braids jus like i take care my individual braids

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Posted By: BeautyWitch
Date Posted: July 15 2007 at 11:16pm
When I wear micros I wash them in big braids so I don't pull on them esp. the ones around the hairline. I was with diluted shampoo every week and spray with Infusium 24 Leave-in conditioner right after. I then tie it down with a scarf to keep the frizzes at bay and let it dry. I spray with African Pride Tee Tree Oil and Peppermint braid spray. Every other day or so I massage my own mixture of Rosemary and EVOO into my scalp concentrating on the edges. I don't pull the braids back into a pony ever because I lost my edges that way last year.

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