Your question: What hair should I buy for box braids?

How many packs of hair do I need for box braids?

Usually 5-8 packs can make a full head, 8 packs is much enough for senegalese twist hair or box braids .

What is the best braiding hair to use?

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Is 3 packs of hair enough for box braids?

If you probably want jumbo or medium sized cornrows, 2 to 3 packs of braids will be just fine depending on hair thickness and length you want your cornrows to be. The longer the cornrows, the more packs you will need.

How long do box braids last?

Knotless box braids last for between two to three months with salon maintenance, according to Oludele, who recommends clients come in after one or two months of wearing knotless box braids.

Should I wash my hair before I get braids?

According to Conwell, the best way to prep your hair and scalp before braids is to cleanse with a detoxifying shampoo, like this one from Davines. Once the braids are in — Conwell suggests keeping them for no longer than eight weeks — it’s also important to keep your scalp and hair moisturized.

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What should I put on my hair before braids?

To prepare your hair for braids, I would suggest doing a strong protein treatment followed by a moisturizing one at least twice before even thinking about braiding your hair. You want to make sure your strands and scalp are clean before getting started. Use a clarifying shampoo to remove any excess product or residue.

What kind of braiding hair does not itch?

Synthetic hair is less expensive than human hair and some types are made from fibers such as Kanekalon or Toyokalon that may cause the scalp to itch if the wearer is allergic to the hair. The best kinds of synthetic non-itching hair weaves and extensions are Monofiber, Futura and Outré Batik synthetic hair.