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How To: Moisturize Natural Hair in Braids

One of the best feelings is getting your natural hair freshly styled in a protective style whether it is large knotless braids, micro braids, Fulani braids, boho braids, or even butterfly locs. While enjoying your new hairstyle, it’s easy to neglect moisturizing your braided hair, leading to breakage when removing your protective style. These tips will teach you how to keep your hair moisturized in various braiding styles and prevent breakage.

First Step: Moisturize your braids using the right products for your protective styles. Whether you're wearing small knotless braids, bohemian braids, or 2 strand twists, using a Leave in Conditioner and a Butter that has water as the first ingredient is key to maintaining hydration. Gorgeously Beautiful’s Curl Defining Moisturizer is light weight and offers moisture without weighing down your braids. Gorgeously Beautiful’s Moisturizing Butter ensures your braids are protected from dryness. Lastly, adding an Oil with sealing properties like Gorgeously Beautiful Sealing Oil, incorporates three different sealing oils, ensures moisture retention in your protective styles like twists and braided hair.

Second Step: The way you keep your braids moisturized is by using the right products in the right order. Two common methods are the L.O.C Method or L.C.O Method. The L.O.C Method involves applying a moisturizer first, oil second, and a butter last. The L.C.O Method is similar but starts with a moisturizer, followed by butter, and then oil last, ensuring your braids remain nourished and vibrant.


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