Crochet Braid Maintenance

Here at Elevate Styles, we think that looking good is something no one should ever be denied. When you get up in the morning, you make a choice. That choice is to represent yourself the way you want to be seen.

For most women, no one tells you what to wear. No one tells you what to put on. Sure, there’s what is appropriate for your environment, but you decide your look, your aesthetic, your style.

Your individual look is your choice. Fashion and style are an investment, an investment in yourself, and just like any other investment, it should be one that lasts.

In the past year, we’ve seen the rise of the crochet braid. Women across the country are all finding the crochet braid styles and colors that work for them.

Crochet braids typically last a few weeks but with a little work and a little know-how, it’s possible to keep them looking fresh and natural a bit longer. Here are some of the ways to make your investment last.

Oil: Use essential oil or tea tree oil on your scalp, to keep your roots healthy and comfortable. It will keep your scalp from drying out while you have your braids in, and keep roots clear of too much natural oil.
Pineapple Method: Before you go to bed, put your edges in a wrap and push your weave to the top of your head around the wrap. It will keep your roots from getting strained and keep your hair in the best possible condition. In the morning take it down and give it a shake, breaking up the hair with your hands as needed.
Witch Hazel: When your scalp gets too itchy rub a Q-tip dipped in witch hazel along the problem spots. Your scalp will feel soothed and refreshed.
Cowash: Cowashing is washing your hair using conditioner, but not shampoo. You definitely don’t want to do this more than once every week or two, but it’s an effective way to keep your hair looking the way it did when you started wearing it. As a best practice, lightly spritz with water afterward.

And when you’re looking for your next statement, Elevate Styles has everything to make your look uniquely you.