I've been using box braids for my transitioning go to style because they're easy to take care of. I do them myself too since it's also cheaper on my pockets. I wash them every 2-3 weeks with V05 shampoo and I've started spritzing my hair with water and using a combo of grapeseed oil, almond oil, and jojoba oil to moisturize every other day. Your natural hair is braided into the extension hair.