I know some of you have been waiting for this post for the longest time and I’m sorry it took me long to put it up, but it’s finally here, my first hair post! So I’ve gotten so many questions about my hair and I’m going to try to give as much details as I can. Let’s get into it! Before you decide to try this hairstyle, you need to think about your hair. If your hair and edges are thin, you may not want to risk it as they might cause damage to your hair due to the weight and tension they put on it. Now, I got my hair done at Kenyatta market for KES 2500 but for a full head it will be about KES 4000. I dread going there but it’s always worth it, the braids always turn out nice and neat plus it doesn’t take too long because there are many people working on your head haha. I should probably let you know that installing the faux locs is quite a process and I had to sit for about 4 hrs and I wasn’t getting my whole head done. Sorry I didn’t get a number but if you do go there just explain what you want done, many of them know how to install the faux locs.
As for the hair, I used Darling Fluffy Kinky braids which I think you can get pretty much anywhere. I bought them from super cosmetics for KES 310 per packet. The number of packets needed will depend on the amount of hair you’re getting braided, the thickness and length you want. The sides and back of my head are shaved so I didn’t need much though I wanted them pretty long (I’m a bit disappointed about that) so I used 3 packets. I’d advice you to get 6 or more if you want them long and make sure to watch what the hairdresser is doing so that you get the length and thickness you want. If they’re done well, they should be able to last at least 2 months. I’ve had mine in for just over a month and they still look pretty good, I actually like how they look the longer they’re in.
I don’t do much when it comes to maintenance. I’m so lazy when it comes to oiling my hair so I use the ORS Olive Oil Nourishing Sheen Spray every other day. I’ve only washed my hair once since I got it done but I’d advice you to consult with your hair dresser and just get it washed and dried properly at a salon. The other alternative is to wipe your scalp with a warm, dump cloth, that’s what I do to remove dirt and oil build up. I also wrap my hair with a satin scarf at night. Well, that’s it, hope this is helpful and if you decide to try this hairstyle, enjoy! There are so many different things you can do with it, let me know if you’d like a post with some styling tips.
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