About 2 years ago I got micro braids in my hair and when I removed all of them the hair that came out was enough to make a wig! My hair was extremely damaged and even now, 2 years later, my hair is still trying to repair itself. I will never get micro braids again and I wouldn’t advise anyone else to get them either because they are damaging.
If you are going to get braids make sure the braids aren’t super tight or super skinny. Not only is it time consuming to get out, but braids that are too tight will pull on the hair and cause lots of shedding and breakage. The braids will also cause more severe breakage around the edges of your head which doesn’t look good at all.
I have a friend that just like the singer Brandy wore braids since I known her and when she took them out her hair was very very thin. Her edges were even thinner. She would put the braids in right after she took them back out because the braids thinned her hair out so much that she had to wear braids to look like she actually had hair. She’s now wearing a wig until her hair begins to thicken again and her hair is also not long at all.
Braids don’t make your hair grow and if they are braided too tight and too small they don’t allow your hair to rest either.
If you’re trying to grow your hair out please don’t put micro braids in your hair. You need to be able to condition weekly and moisturize daily and micro braids won’t allow you to do this.
If you do get braids condition your hair with the Aphogee 2-Step Protein Treatment to help strengthen and repair your hair. Then moisturize you hair at least 2-3 times a day with a good moisturizer..