Talk to a professional before getting braids some ladies cannot get braids it can be because you may be allergic to the type of hair you are using and even though there is a little trick that you can cleanse hair with apple cider before installing braids dose not work for everyone, your hair can be very thin which will cause more breakage even damage hair to the point were you can have permanent hair loss even Alopecia
Get your ends clipped and apply a good deep conditioning treatment before getting your Braided hairstyle make sure hair is washed and cleaned always the night before this is for health reasons if you want to read more about this look goggle under clean healthy scalp before braiding hair
Never leave any Braided hairstyles no longer then 3 months and always get you edges re braided at least the second month of getting your braided
Always keep hair oiled when braided at least once a week is fine or when ever desired and keep hair tied down at night with a satin hair bonnet or even a old pair of stockings/pantyhose will do the trick make sure you rinse these items out and hang dry your bonnets or stockings/pantyhose once a week
After taking hair down it will be time again to clip ends, condition ,wash and if you want to get your hair re braided or apply a relaxer to new growth at least give your hair a one week rest because if you don't this will cause more breakage because too much tension was just applied to your hair and scalp at one time
Just got you hair braided and it feels a little tight ? First all all if you have to take a pain pill and cant sleep at night because your hairstyle feels too tight it is and no one should ever feel like this ! I learned this little trick in high school and still do this sometimes even when I braid my own hair a little tight , sometimes when its you doing your own hair you don't know your own strength lol ...
Go into your bathroom keep the door closed the whole time you are in there turn your shower on as hot as you can get it until your bathroom is full of steam add your favorite oil or oil sheen to scalp add a plastic cap or plastic bag and cover your whole head for at least 15 minutes the moisture that was produced from the steam from the shower the and the oil used loosens up your
braids and scalp and makes you and your scalp more comfortable let me know how this works for you until then Have a Happy Hair Day !