Dora Hair Braiding
2418 Amherst road, Middleton, WI 53562
"I have been getting my hair braided at this shop for a while and every time they do a great job. I would Highly recommend it!" Chenia D, Madison WI
"I just got my braids done here for the first time with Dora and my braids are so neat. I will be back again and I recommend you to go here high quality work and low prices." Marilyn S, Milwaukee
Summertime and the living should be easy-especially when you decide to trade in your everyday style for of-the-moment for some African hair braids. Here is what you need to know before you decide to put in a new hair style? We gotten some expert to help you enjoy your protective style with no strings attached.
You need first to find The Right Salon
“When you are picking an african braiding salon/stylist it's important to know their professional experience,” explains many braiders. With that you can really gauge their level of expertise and choose exactly who's right person for the particular hairstyle that you are looking to get. The proof is always in the pudding. You should always ask yourself: Is this braider a skilled braider? A great weaver or talented hair cutter? With hair styling, practice makes perfect so make sure you check out some of their work and/or client testimonies on their google review or facebook page, hair style pictures, photo before sitting in the chair. As a customer, always ask which stylist the african salon owner or receptionist would recommend—they tend to secretly know every stylist's strengths and weaknesses.”
You should consider Your Hair Texture
“The most beautiful hair type for braids is black hair that is full and very thick, so that the hair can support the braids you will be wearing,” shares some of the best natural hairstylist. “If your Hair is not full or is fine, fragile, thin, short and damaged should avoid any hairstyle that would put weight on your hair or hairline and cause traction alopecia—a form of balding from tugging or putting tension on hair.”
What can of hair extension do you need? Opt for Human Hair
nowadays, hair used for extensions are available in many variety of textures such as Brazilian, Cambodian, European, India, Mongolian, and Peruvian hair types. Also, these hair types are very different in textures, anything from straight, wavy, body wave, loose curls, spiral curls, deep waves, tight deep curl and kinky curly. You should be aware that All virgin human unprocessed hair usually is available in its natural off-black or brown color. But, this hair can also be colored to match your hair color or processed colored hair
Avoid Any Surprises
As a braiders, you should all the time wash your extensions before installing—but only for weaves—to see its true hair wave pattern, texture and color. Extensions after wash reveal their true nature, their selves. It is almost like washing your makeup off your face to reveal your bare, true skin.
How long can you wear your African braids for? Set a Time Limit
Black braids should usually be left in for six weeks, with a possible retouch on your hairline after your third weeks, so that your hairline is not hanging on by a thread and stays nice and strong. While wearing your braids be sure to apply Profectiv Mega Growth Anti-Thinning Temple Recovery to your hairline to keep it from thinning. Most of the time you should be able to tell when it's time to take your hair braids out when the scalp feels very sensitive from any movement or when the base looks dry and starts to lock up. Another indication you've had your braids is being wear too long, is when your new growth is about 1/2inch from your scalp—you should be taking down the hair by then
How to take of African braids? Wash Your Braids correctly
you should know that the scalp should always get shampooed even when you have hair with braids in the hair. Here is the proper procedure for shampooing braids is:
1. Dilute cleansing shampoo with 3 quarters water in a squeeze bottle with a straight spout
2. Apply shampoo to the scalp and massage generously before rinsing
3. Rinse very well, and thoroughly and let the water and shampoo rinse over the braids, just smoothing hands over braids. Avoid 'roughing up' your braids.
It is usually advised to hair braiders clients not to condition their braids—surprise, surprise. In fact Conditioning masks and conditioners tend to loosen braids because of their silken qualities. You should be aware that conditioners will definitely affect the wear life span and often times will cut it in half. You should be using hydrating shampoos and oils sprays on braided hairstyles instead.
How to treat your scalp? Relieve a Dry Scalp
when your hair is in braids (or even without them), it's always a good idea to treat the scalp with some pre-shampoo—also you should know as pre-poo—oil treatment especially for dry, itchy scalp. You should Apply oil, massage into your African hair braiding scalp, and place under a steamer or heat for maybe fifteen minutes, then rinse properly, shampoo and condition you black braids. This method exfoliates and lubricates the scalp. On a daily basis, use a light hair oil or serum to lubricate the scalp.”
Did I mention this already? NO? ok Keep Your Hair Hydrated
The only Best way to make sure your hair is constantly moisturized is to spritz your hair with a 8oz. bottle of water mixed with 3 table spoons of Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave-In-Conditioner with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. You should simply shake and spray whenever you feel like you need a little more moisture while wearing your protective style.”