Anyone really experience with braids? Can i continuously redo?

TriMixDivaTriMixDiva Registered Users Posts: 255

So I did some yarn braids on myself and it took me about 13 hours over 3 days. I love them but not the whole process, so I am thinking of redoing them like in sections. Take 1 down wet it, maybe wash it/condition it/detangle it and braid it back up. I also want to make the parts smaller and neater as I do this process.

I've only had them in for 1 week so far but does anyone know how long I can get away with my idea? I would probably want to start redoing in 2 more weeks, so maybe every 3 weeks.

Just curious?
Current State: Just bc'd but still growing out heat damage in the front that goes to the root
High Density, Medium Porosity
Length: Grazing SL curly with tons of layers
Goal: MBL curly? 2019?
Doing what I want when I want!


  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Registered Users Posts: 1,578 Curl Neophyte
    While my instincts say hair should be free regularly, I've nothing to back that thought up. I'm sure the continual redo-ing is possible, and I too am interested in the answer, so I'll keep an eye on this thread.

    Maybe your hair will tell you if it's ok or not. If after the 4 or 5th takedown you're noticing a lot of hair coming out then that could be a sign to stop. Who knows? I usually wash in my yarn braids too which means maybe I could do takedowns to remove shed hair, condition and neaten only.

    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • LadyV69LadyV69 Registered Users Posts: 3,397
    It's a good idea to redo the braids around the hairline after several weeks as that area is very fragile. I'm not sure that redoing the entire head is prudent though.
    Fine haired, low density, highly porous curly kinky lady
    Last relaxer: Not sure. 3/08 or 4/08
    BC'd: 9/18/09
    Co-wash: Suave Naturals, HEHH, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle, CJ Daily Fix
    Leave-In: KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Stylers: ORS Twist and Loc Gel, KCCC, Ecostyler, SheaMoisture Deep Treatment Masque
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair, CJ Deep Fix

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