Growth Update!
Monday, February 08, 2010 | 6 comments

It's been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We'll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year ful...

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Contrary to popular belief, braids DO NOT make your hair grow. Some people think it's the tension on the hair that helps it grow, but no. The only reason why your hair would seem like it's growing is because you're not manipulating it as much.


Afro Hair says
January 21, 2008 at 5:37 AM


I was wondering how can you condition your hair/ deep condition your hair when you have braids on? I've tried it in the past and the conditioner just builds but at the bottom of my braids, causing my hair to break when I take my braids out.

Belle Cheveux says
January 22, 2008 at 8:17 PM

Hey Afro Hair,

I condition/deep condition my braids the way I would my regular hair. I just make sure to rinse my hair well and squeeze the braids while doing so. You can dilute the conditioner with some water to loosen up the consistency. Make sure to moisturize the ends of your braids everyday and seal with Castor oil to help thicken them up. Thanks for posting! :)

Afro hair says
January 26, 2008 at 4:31 PM

Thank you so much for your response. I've been looking through my hair moisturizers recently and virtually all of them have petroleum and mineral oil, do you have any moisturizers to recommend that do not have these ingredients?I was also wondering if you're still using the tail'n'mane products? Which ones of thier products do you think work best for your hair?

Belle Cheveux says
January 26, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Hey Afro Hair,

Some great moisturizers are S-Curl, Wave Nouveau Moisturizing Lotion, Glycerin(e) & Water mixed, or any braid spray. You could also use a moisturizing conditioner and dilute it with some water to make a daily moisturizer. As for the Mane & Tail, I discontinued use of the Mane & Tail Conditioner. The protein was just too much for my hair.

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