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Old 02-09-2004, 08:21 AM
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Default Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

I plan to wear braids for the next two years. Has anyone ever done that? Were you happy with the results?
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Old 02-09-2004, 08:22 AM
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

I wore them for a year non stop and was very happy. I went form short uneven hair to shoulder length hair. I think 2 years would be great.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:18 AM
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

Ok. Thanks. I stopped relaxing 15 months ago and my hair has started driving me nuts. I have curls with patches of wiry straight hair (see below). Did anyone else go through that after they stopped relaxing?


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Old 02-09-2004, 10:59 AM
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

This thread I believe addresses your question:

Braids back to back
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:12 AM
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

I wore braids LITERALLY back to back for a year and a half. When I say "literally" I mean that for a year and a half I would get my braids re-done every 3 months and I wouldn't take the old ones down until the night before I was having them re-done, which was always around 8 AM the next morning. I can say that for a year and a half I NEVER went 24 hours without braids EVER. As for the results.... I started with dry, damaged, breaking, neck length hair..... when I finally stopped wearing braids a year and a half later, my hair was below bra strap (about 1 inch below).
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:39 AM
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

sounds like good idea as long as you keep up with your scalp and maintain your braids.
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Old 02-09-2004, 12:24 PM
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

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I wore braids LITERALLY back to back for a year and a half. When I say "literally" I mean that for a year and a half I would get my braids re-done every 3 months and I wouldn't take the old ones down until the night before I was having them re-done, which was always around 8 AM the next morning. I can say that for a year and a half I NEVER went 24 hours without braids EVER. As for the results.... I started with dry, damaged, breaking, neck length hair..... when I finally stopped wearing braids a year and a half later, my hair was below bra strap (about 1 inch below).

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I did something very similar.
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Ok. Thanks. I stopped relaxing 15 months ago and my hair has started driving me nuts. I have curls with patches of wiry straight hair (see below). Did anyone else go through that after they stopped relaxing?





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It could be "scab hair"
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Old 02-09-2004, 05:10 PM
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Ok. Thanks. I stopped relaxing 15 months ago and my hair has started driving me nuts. I have curls with patches of wiry straight hair (see below). Did anyone else go through that after they stopped relaxing?





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It could be "scab hair"

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It is scab hair. It's driving me crazy!
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Old 02-09-2004, 06:30 PM
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

wat is scab hair?
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Old 02-09-2004, 06:36 PM
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

I wore braids for nearly four years straight and was very happy with the result. I wasn't doing it to help my hair grow, I did it because I got sick of taking care of my hair on a day to day to day basis, and since I did them my self, they basically NEVER came out of braids- I would seee that it was time to do it, so I would unwind, and rebraid at the same time. I started with jaw length, and when I decided to take them out and leave them out for a few months, I had bra strap length, without a relaxer or press. Now I wish I took the time to press it out and see how long it really was, as it was I just either air dried or used a regular iron on it.
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:23 PM
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

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wat is scab hair?

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Its the hair that grows after you stop relaxing your hair.
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Old 04-18-2004, 07:26 PM
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

i have relaxed hair and its it stops at my shoulders if i wear braids will my hair grow if so what kind of braids should i get micros or twist
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Old 04-18-2004, 07:52 PM
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

Can you use synthetic hair to get the same kinds of results? I wouldnt use human hair....also, are they easy to take out yourself? how much do yall usually pay for micros OR individuals or whatever you call them? Do you braid all the way down or do you leave it loose?
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

wearing braids is a great way to grow your hair, I've done so several times and have never been disappointed! Go to this site for great tips www.growafrohairlong.com!
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Old 04-18-2004, 10:28 PM
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

My hair looks like that in certain sections and I haven't have a relaxer in almost 6 years.
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Old 04-18-2004, 11:45 PM
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

I grew my hair out with braids for a couple years while transitioning. i left them in five weeks, a week or two out to condtion.
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Old 04-19-2004, 12:01 AM
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

I've been wearing my hair in braids for about 12 years nonstop and my hair is none the worse for it.

After an unfortunate incident with a relaxer and a chloride filled swimming pool (thank goodness I now know much more about hair), I was pretty much bald.

Braids helped my hair grow slightly beyond shoulder length in about one year because my ends were protected and moisturized.


Make sure that you seriously condition your hair when you take breaks from the braids however.

Also keep your braids moisturized at all times, especially if you use human hair which tends to absorb moisture from products.
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

I wore braids for 2 1/2 years...I some growth but not much...but that was because of the circumstances of not taking the braids out with care [sometimes I was in a hurry and I shed more hair this way; other times I took the braids out carefully and I wasn't in a rush].
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Default Re: Is it ok to wear braids for two years?

anymore person's had good results with braiding for 2 years? Iknow some person complain of braids thinning their hair.
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