Taking braids down can be such a chore and you can become frustrated and end up being quite rough with your hair, well I do anyway. So I thought I'd share with you my method for taking out braids that has resulted in less breakage and frustration!
1. Cut the braids to the point just before your hair begins. This just saves a bit of time. If you can't see or feel where your hair starts, get someone else to cut it or just leave it and start from the end of the braid.
2. Divide your hair into manageable sections. I had 8 on this occasion.
3. Spray one section of your hair with water/conditioner from the root all the way to the tip. I spray my hair with my water/conditioner mix until the braids are wet. Not dripping...but wet. Using water or conditioner helps provide slip for the hair, which will reduce the amount of knots you get.
4. Take out one braid at a time. When you take the braid out separate the hair to remove any shed hairs, remember to pay special attention to the ball of build-up which is normally at the start of the braid.
|build-up = gross|
|One section done|
|All twisted up|
I find that taking my braids down like this not only reduces the amount of hair I loose, but also saves me time!
Do you have any tips on how to take down braids? Share them in the comments!