These are super cute!! I'd like to try these too. How long did it take you?

I have to admit, I had a bad experience with braids - I did synthetic jumbo braids on myself years ago and I ended up with a lot of breakage. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but the after was pretty bad. Any tips on preventing breakage?
Originally Posted by OnyxCabelo

moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!!!

whenever you have synthetic hair you have to moisturize because that hair sucks up the moisture in your hair. So to combat this, I usually do a deep moisturizing conditioner before I put my braids/twists in (I also do a henna paste before the deep conditioner for strength). Then throughout the life of my braids, I spritz everyday homemade spritz (which I add some protein for strength). But there are other braid strays that you can use as well

Originally Posted by coilynapp
Thank you! They took me 15 hours. Keep in mind I braided them all the way to my armpit and the parts were not that smal. I agree with the moisturizing! I also tried synthetic braids and was left with extremtely dry hair. I was so mad, because I called myself doing protective styling, but my hair was worse than when I put them in! I have not experienced taking them down, but we shall see what happens.
Originally Posted by pulchri2dinous
I see you use TW mist bodifier. That's a great braid spray. Will keep you hair soft and moisturized. I thin it out with distilled water to make it spritzable. I've never had a problem with dry hair because I keep it moisturized. I also used to use oyin juices