How Long Do Micro Braids Last?
Depending on how small the braids are, how thick your natural hair is, and your desired length, micro braids can take anywhere from five to 12 hours to install — so it's understandable you would want them to last you a while. Still, just how long depends on a few factors: "The length of time that the braids can last depends on the rate of hair growth, your natural texture, and how often you shampoo," Dunning said.
Generally speaking, you can leave them in for up to eight weeks. If you intend to keep them in beyond the eight weeks, experts recommend making an appointment with your stylist to help determine whether or not it's safe for your hair.
Luckily, uninstalling the braids is a much easier feat, often taking only two hours. To do it yourself, simply cut off the braid where the extension starts, for a more seamless and timely removal. "Start at the middle of the head, comb out the ends, and work your way up to the roots until the extension slips out," Kayleena Johnson, braid stylist, told POPSUGAR. Afterward, wash hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove any buildup or debris.
How Much Do Micro Braids Cost?
Although the cost of getting micro braids installed will vary depending on the salon where you choose to get them done and where you live, you can expect to pay between $100 to $500. The exact number can fluctuate depending on the state of your hair and the length of your desired final style.