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How to Wash Braided Hairstyles

Here's How to Properly Wash Your Hair When It's in a Protective Style

How to Wash Braided Hairstyles
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One of the many benefits of spending a few weeks wearing box braids or any other protective style is knowing that you get to take a bit of time off from manipulating your natural hair for a change. Your getting-ready routine gets slightly shorter, your hair is essentially being shielded from breakage and possible heat damage, and most importantly, you get to switch up your look. But low maintenance doesn't mean "no maintenance," and since your hair and scalp can still suffer from product buildup when they're in protective styles, it's still important to wash and condition them regularly like you would your natural hair.

Here's how to do it.

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