Hair emergency? SBH has your back! Check out our coif question of the week.
In every issue, the SBH Hair Advice column answers your biggest hair concerns with the help of today’s top stylists. Here, mane pro Jacqueline Tarrant tackles a popular coif query. Have a hair care question you need answered? Tell us all about it and send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
How long should I wait to re-braid my hair after I have taken the braids out? Also, what else do I need to do to my hair before I get it re-braided? —La Shawn
It would be ideal if you could wait several weeks before re-braiding. During this time, deep condition your hair with a combination of protein for strength and moisture for flexibility and shine. This treatment process, in conjunction with the freedom from the tension of braiding, will allow your hair to regain its elastic quality. Hair needs to have the ability to stretch and return like a rubber band without breaking to continue to grow strong.
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