Knotless braiding can be quite the commitment, but if you’re looking for hairstyles that are easy to do and won’t give you too much trouble, braids may be perfect. If you’re thinking about knotless braids, here’s what you should know about how to care for them. Follow these guidelines and your braids will look beautiful for months on end!
Wash Hair With Conditioner
For best results, wash your hair with conditioner every two weeks. After washing, use a detangler to comb through knots and tangles. Brush the braids with a soft bristled brush or leave-in conditioner to avoid over drying. Allow hair to air dry or use a diffuser attachment on the blow dryer. You can also apply oil or serum after styling if desired.
Wear Bonnets When Sleeping
Knotless braids are one of the best natural hairstyles. They are timeless, and add elegance to any outfit. However, in order to keep your braid looking fresh and new, there are some steps that you can take at home to make sure it stays knot-free. First, if you have hair that is prone to getting knots in it, put on an old t-shirt or sleep bonnet when going to bed. This will help keep your hair from getting tangled up as much during the night. Second, make sure not wash your hair every day (or every other day). Washing it too often will cause dryness and tangling as well as breakage of the ends of the strands that make up your braid.
Spray Water On The Scalp
It is important to first make sure that your scalp is wet. Be sure to not use too much water, as this may cause the hair to become heavy and mat-like. Once you have done this, brush the knots out of your braids with a gentle, but firm grip. If your knots are still present, try using a wide tooth comb or soft bristled brush. This will help gently remove any stubborn knots without causing too much damage to the hair.
Wear Headbands When Possible
A lot of people think that all headbands are the same, and that’s just not true. Headbands can be made out of natural materials like cotton, linen, or silk (ideal for people with sensitive scalps), or from synthetic materials like polyester and nylon (which can cause irritation if they rub against your skin). On top of what type of material your headband is made out of, it’s important to consider how you will wear it. For example, most knots on headbands are attached at the back. This means that the knots rub against your neck when the band is worn in front; however if you turn the headband around so that the knots are at the front then this problem doesn’t exist.
Stay Away From Wearing In High Heat Or Humidity Conditions
You should stay away from wearing your knotless braid in high heat or humidity conditions. The oils in the scalp are usually on the surface of the skin and can cause an itchy scalp, hair breakage, and hair loss. Knotless braids trap dirt and oil under them which can lead to buildup that causes scalp irritations. If you live somewhere with high heat or humidity, we recommend switching to a different hairstyle or using protective styles like twists, locs, or cornrows.