Anonymous said: Hi! I plan on getting box braids next month to wear for the rest of my transition. I know micros are damaging, but do you think that box braids would be okay? Also, how do you suggest keeping braided hair moisturized?
Back when I was in high school (EONS ago!), I stopped relaxing my hair and wore box braids in order to transition. They were a great method of transitioning that worked well with my active lifestyle. Keeping your hair moisturized is super easy. Make sure that when you get braided up, you have a leave in conditioner in your hair. I used to spritz my hair with water in the mornings (and in the evenings before bed if need be) and applied oil on top of that. This minimized the build up (along with regular washing) on my scalp and at the base of the braid. I hope that helped!