I have 4b/c hair. I don't use oils or moisturizers to unravel my braids for a braid-out.

I do 10 braids (w/ two-strand twisted ends) for my braid-outs. I used to do 16 braids but they became too difficult to unravel as my hair gained length. I braid pretty tight (for definition) but I make sure to keep the sections separate to avoid breakage. Two-strand twisting the ends makes takedown easier which means less stress on the ends.

Mid-strand splits are caused by combing and/or brushing. Here's more info: THE NATURAL HAVEN: Mid shaft splits: cause and prevention You can prevent mid-strand splits by reducing and/or eliminating the use of the combs and brushes (finger-detangling, less passes of a comb/brush, etc.). You can eliminate mid-strand splits by cutting the damage strands.
Big Chop: 12/15/08

Detangle: Nature's Gate Hemp Nourishing Conditioner

Cleanse: SM Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Leave-In Condition: Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
Moisturize: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Oils/Butters: Parachute Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Njoi Creations Ayurvedic Hair Butter;
Gels Eco Styler Krystal Gel

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Last edited by Fronomenal; 07-17-2013 at 02:26 PM.