“Those with extensions or braids will often wash their hair and scalp less frequently to preserve the style – or when they do, there are areas of the scalp (underneath braids and underneath the base of the extension) that don’t get cleansed as well due to the interference of the braid or clip-in,” she says.
Can I wash my hair with braids?
Because box braids involve synthetic hair attached to your natural hair, when you wash, you may notice some frizz from your natural hair getting wet. … To keep your hair healthy, Harris says you should wash your braids every two to three weeks.
Can you get braid extensions wet?
Freelance hair-braider Susy Oludele agrees, citing hygienic reasons as well. Washing box braids can feel like an all-day activity. They absorb a ton of water, are insanely heavy when wet, and take several hours to dry.
How often should you wash your hair in braids?
Although braids can last anywhere between two to eight weeks depending on which kind you go for and how you wear them, you should be prepared to cleanse roughly every two to three weeks.
What happens if you go to bed with wet extensions?
While your hair and extensions aren’t the reason that you’ll get sick, they do leave your scalp exposed. Sleeping with wet extensions will leave you with a cold and damage your roots. After drying your hair, you can also blow-dry your bed sheet and blanket, to keep yourself cozy and warm throughout the night.
Is it bad to box braid wet hair?
“Don’t braid your hair wet because it will be too heavy,” says stylist Kayley Pak of John Barrett Salon. “When your hair is wet, it extends at least 15 times more than when it is dry. You don’t want to weaken or break your hair.”