Frequently Asked Questions

At Safari Hair Braiding Minneapolis we want our clients to know about their hair. If you have any questions you’d like answered about your authentic african hair style we would be happy to post your question and an answer on this page along with contacting you directly. You can Contact Us here by phone or email.

How much does it typically take to complete various styles of braids, weaves and twist?
Typically Cornrows with extensions are 1 and 3 hours, depending on design and layers. Individuals with human or synthetic extensions would take between 4 and 6 hours, and is typically the same for styles like the kinky and nubian twist. Senegalese Twist may take between 6 and 8 hours.

How long will the braids last?
Cornrows with extensions added should last up to 5 weeks. For Individuals braids, weaves and twist with extension, we advise that you keep it in for 8 weeks but no more than 10 weeks. Leaving braids or twist in beyond the prescribed time can lead to your hair locking and hair loss.

What is the best way to transition from relaxed hair to natural hair?
The transition from perm to natural hair may take between 6 and 12 months. During that time it is best that the hair shaft is stable and a minimization of the regular grooming, since regular grooming during the transitional period could lead to hair breakage. We believe that the hair shaft is best stabilized in braids or twist during the transition.

Can I shampoo regularly if I have braids, weaves or twist with extensions my hair?
We advise that you minimize the number of times that you shampoo while have braids, weaves or twisted extensions in the hair. There are several products on the market that will enable you to do a dry shampoo in between a regular shampoo. We suggest that you do a full shampoo with a stocking cap covering the braids or twist every 4 weeks.