Pros and Cons of Getting Braids This Summer
Raise your hands if you love braids, well guess what so do I, and I don't think they will ever go out of style anytime soon. One reason, because they are super versatile, and two because they are the ultimate protective hairstyle that adds individuality to any beauty who gets them. As a person who is on their natural hair journey, I am always preaching to my friends about how we have to try our best to take care of and keep our tresses growing out of our head in a healthy state. However like most things in life, there is typically a downside, and we try to ignore when it comes down to getting this hairstyle, and it just wouldn't be right if we didn't try to speak on them. So if you are thinking about getting this protective hairstyle this summer then check out this list of the pros of wearing braids as well as it's cons.
Hair BreakageThe number one issue that most face when it comes to getting box braids is the breakage it causes to your hair and especially your edges. If the strands are twisted too tight, this will weaken your follicles and increase the chance of your tresses breaking off. Another critical factor is if you get braids that are too big or too long, this can weigh down on your head and cause obvious pain if you can't handle the size. What may be even worst are micro-sized or little twists these are the most common in pulling out your hair or edges. So also though we want to look beautiful, we have to be safe and care about the overall health of tresses in the long run.
Long HoursI don't know about you all, but I love anything that is convenient and doesn't take a long time to do. But somehow when it comes to braids it is the total opposite, installation and removal can take up to hours to complete. Depending on the length and size of the twists it can take 6 to 8 hours or even more. So, if you have the patience and the time, then I am not mad at you. Sometimes good things do come to those who wait, but once all that hard work is done you better commit. I would hate for you it to take half a day to get your hair done just for it not to turn out the way you would want. The process can be very intricate when it comes time to remove them, and you don't want to cut off your true roots mistakenly. This con is just another one to consider if you plan on getting this lovely hairstyle this summer.
Expensive PriceBraids can be very costly this is depending on who you got to, but since we know the process takes so long, you can expect to pay a pretty penny for some bomb twists. If you pick a long length then you are guaranteed to spend a check, individual braids start out at about $250 and can go up to $400. Their prices are close to how much you would pay for a car note. So, in my mind you have to see if it's worth the outcome is worth the price, and if it's not then, you can always go the second route of doing your hair yourself. Just remember that it may take a few trial and error shots, but you can do it if you put your mind to it and give it you're all. So, put all of these thoughts into consideration when planning on getting any form of braids this summer.
Options GaloreThe reason I love braids so much is the endless styling options you have when you get them. From box, Ghana, jumbo braids, or even Senegalese twists, you can have the freedom to test out all the protective hairstyles that are out right now. Not to mention if you ever wanted to add color to your hair you can do that with braids without having the long-term commitment. Y ou can go crazy and let your creative thinking cap fly! This pro is one of the greatest things that come with having braids for the summertime.
Low MaintenanceNot having to worry about what to do with your hair in the morning is such a great feeling. Having braids will lower the amount of maintenance required when it comes to taking care of your locks, but it won't eliminate it. You still have to keep the hairstyle looking fresh and neat, and you don't want to ignore your scalp or the hair underneath your braids completely. So make sure throughout the week that you continue to spritz water or moisturizer on your natural hair to seal in healthy oils and vitamins in your follicles. So if you're always on the go or naturally just a lazy person, then this protective hairstyle is the one to get. Everyone is going to fall in love with your new look.
Long LastingBraids last such a long time, and in turn, save you time and money. On average the style can last for one to two months if not longer. They tend to look better and more natural depending on how long you've had them in your hair. Running low on cash? You can redo the braids around the edges and perimeter for a brand new fresh look. Depending on where you live the summer season can start in April and not end until September. You have several months to get your act together and see if want to rock the braided style this year. Just know that longevity is a major Pro when it comes down to this hairstyle.
Protective HairstyleLast but not least the number one reason we love braids is that they are a go-to protective hairstyle. If you have twists, then your strands are hidden away from the outside elements. This will cause better and longer lasting length retention.
Will You Be Wearing Braids This Summer?Braids are one hairstyle that will forever be around. It's up to us to keep that hair underneath in the best condition possible. These beauties are an excellent look that can suit any individuals personal style and character. Whichever braiding pattern you decide to choose we know that you will rock it the best way you can. Are you planning on getting braids this summer? Let us know your reasons why in the comments down below.
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