Komirra writes:

Dear Curl Community,

I have been transitioning for 8 months, and let me tell you, it hasn’t been easy! Dealing with two fighting textures is no joke. Since I’m on summer break, I’ve decided that my hair could use a little break too- – I’m thinking about getting braids or twists. I’ve never had them before so I’m wondering:

  • What are the best braids/twists for transitioners?
  • Which would cause the least damage?
  • What do you do in preparation for braids (i.e. shampoo, deep condition)?
  • How do you maintain the look (favorite spritzes, oils)?
  • Did you see length retention when you wore them?

Thanks Curls!