You would think that I wouldn't have to do a blog post on this matter. But from the years I have been braiding professionally, I have heard it all. And this is the one that angers me the most. When braiders give out false information on how to take care of your braids, thats if they give you any information in the first place.
I have heard you dont wash your hair, I have heard all you do is oil your scalp with coconut oil for weeks. Do you know how smelly your scalp and hair would be if you didn't wash your hair and oiled it with coconut oil!.
Please note, that depending on the health of your scalp, you only need to wash your braids and scalp once a week or once every week and a half. With only shampoo, no conditioner. Be gentle with your braids, treat them with care and remember that I am always here to give you the best advice :)