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How to Care for Crotchet Braids Bantu Twist

I have had my crotchet braids with bantu twist for over a week now and I have found it quite tricky to care for. This is my first time having this type of hairdo. I usually have crotchet braids on because I find them easy to install and gentle on the hair. It is a great protective style to rock so you can always catch me rocking some kind of crotchet braids

I have gotten a lot of complements thanks to my big hair. It seems you either love it or hate it with hairstyles like this. And I am happy to confess I love it. The hair is – Curly Afro Twist Crochet Braid Ombre Havana Mambo Synthetic Hair Extensions. I used 4 packs.

 

How to Care for Crotchet Braids with Bantu Twist

 

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Don’t bother with a hair net or bonnet

I tried to pop my big hair in a hair net and a few bonnets but was very unsuccessful. It was way too big, so I wrap my hair loosely in a silk scarf for bedtime.

 

Tie nylon bag for shower time

I also tried popping a couple of shower caps on my hair for shower, but I couldn’t get any shower caps over. So I settled for wrapping nylon bags over my hair for shower time. Very unattractive but it does the work perfectly.

 

Oil and trim everyday

I oil my bantu twists lightly with hair oil. Any hair oil should do, and a little is all you need. I also trim all the dead ends every day, to keep it looking good. The major issue with bantu twists is the fact this hair is prone to having dead ends. So you have to pay attention to the ends and get the trimming right to having good-looking hair.

 

Mositurise your roots

The hair roots need to be moisturised everyday. I use a mixture of almond oil and water in a spray bottle to keep my roots moisturised. I also use this hair styling water to keep my roots healthy.

 

Overall, I like my bantu twist crotchet braids. It is a great protective style and it suits me. Having said that, it is a bit high maintenance. It takes me ages to get ready these days thanks to the time I spend getting my hair in order. All the time I spend on the hair is worth it in the end though.

What do you think of this hair-do?  What is your favourite protective hair style? Please share in the comments section.

 

 

 

 

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Product Review: African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-in conditioner & Olive Miracle Growth Oil

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I wrote about my natural hair transition journey the other day, and I mentioned how eager I was to review some cool natural hair products. Well, say hello to African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-in conditioner & Olive Miracle Growth Oil…

I have used both products on my hair and daughter’s hair for a while now, and I have super impressed with them.

Here is what African Pride has to say about the Shea Butter Miracle Moisture Intense Leave-in conditioner –

This rich cream is both a conditioner and a styling aid. Naturals are able to replenish moisture to freshly cleansed tresses or use a dollop to restyle and add shine and fight frizz. Perfect for short-haired naturals, wash-n-go looks and use with Bouncy Curls Pudding.

I use this product as instructed – a leave-in-conditioner. I apply to damp hair, and add a bit of Olive Miracle Growth Oil as often as I can, I aim to do this every other day, when I have my plaits out, and so far I am winning.

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Here are my thoughts on the Shea Butter Miracle Leave-in conditioner:

PROS

  1. I love the colourful packaging.
  2. It smells amazing.
  3. It is a great light weight moisturiser. It mositurises and detangles our hair perfectly.
  4. Our hair feels soft and looks shiny.
  5. This leave-in-conditioner has helped grow our hair edges. Our hair looks so healthy now thanks to this product.
  6. It is quite affordable at £6.95 on eBay.

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CONS

None

This African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-in conditioner is the truth. I recommend it all the curly hair women, women transitioning to natural hair, women and children with short hair, and to anyone in need of a fab leave-in-conditioner. I have bought this product so many times, and I have referred it to family and friends, and the feedback has been the same – amazing. This African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-in conditioner is the best leave-in conditioner out there.

Here is what African Pride has to say about Olive Miracle Growth Oil:

Our Strengthening Growth Oil can used regularly to help stop breakage, split-end and dryness. It’s also excellent for skin, body and nail health. This multi-purpose oil is perfect for dry hair, scalp and skin. It adds the perfect balance of moisture and hydration to tresses. Smooth onto your skin or directly into your hair. Can also be used as a hot oil treatment.

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PROS

  1. I love the compact packaging.
  2. I love the texture of the oil. It feels good on our hair.
  3. It moisturises our hair beautifully. I use it along with the African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-in conditioner and they blend well together.
  4. I love the smell of the oil.
  5. It is quite affordable at £3.97.

CONS

None

I love this oil because our hair loves oil, and it performs brillantly as promised. This is my first bottle but I know for a fact I will be buying this African Pride Olive Miracle Growth Oil again.

Overall, I recommend both products, they work amazingly well on our hair are definitely worth a try.

Have you tried any of these products before? Sound off in the comment section below please.

Thanks for reading.

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