maintenance

The dangers of beeswax in locks

Brambleroots does not recommend the use of wax under any circumstance. It cannot be chemically dissolved with any compound that is safe to use on the human body. This article will describe the chemical structure of wax, why people use it, and several harmful myths perpetuated by wax manufacturers to sell an unnecessary product. People are tempted to use wax because it functions like a super heavy-duty hair gel. They use it to neatly twist the roots, smooth frizz, and […]

Should crochet hook maintenance be done on dry or damp hair?

Crochet hook maintenance should be done on dry hair only. Dry hair is less susceptible to breakage because keratin protein — the stuff hair and nails are made of — is more durable when dry. Keratin chains are held together with hydrogen bonds. Water (which is hydrogen + oxygen, H2O) breaks those hydrogen bonds apart when hair gets wet. The disjointed, unlinked protein chains in dampened hair make it really easy to snap each strand until your hair is dry again. […]

Partial lock care guide

Want just one, two, or a few locks started among your brushable hair, rather than a full head of knots? You’re not alone! General questions about partial placements for locks are among Brambleroots’ most frequently received questions. Here is a basic care guide for people who are interested in this kind of setup. Click on the tabs below for tips regarding how to wash, dry, separate, maintain, and even remove partial locks. A list of pros and cons regarding partial lock […]