How to Keep Your Braids Fresh and Fierce


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Jennifer Ford
Nov, 04, 2016 6:06 PM UTC

No matter the hairstyle, a silk pillowcase is always preferred to reduce friction and keep your hair from drying and breaking. $45,

Use this cruelty-free spray to lock in moisture at the root of every braid or twist. $30,

This entire line was created specifically for under hair care. Use daily to keep your scalp hydrated. $20,

Dry and brittle hair is more susceptible to frizz and breakage. Before installing your protective style, apply a conditioning moisturizer to your hair to keep strands soft and manageable. $11,

Prep your protective style for long wear by applying this styling gel with extra firm hold to your roots. It'll keep your braids from sliding out. This formula is non greasy, alcohol free, and doesn’t cause flaking. $4,

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For days when your protective style is lacking luster, revive and add shine with this oil sheen. $5,

Let’s be honest. We’ve all experienced tension from the installation of our protective styles. Spray your strands with this calming tension spray to soothe your scalp, prevent breakage and keep itchiness at bay. $12,

Lay down fuzzy hairs after you leave the gym with this non-sticky holding balm. Rub a dime sized portion into your palms and smooth down braids from root to end as needed. $39,

Protective styles leave your scalp more prone to dryness, causing dandruff. Apply this serum to your scalp to instantly relieve dryness and nourish your scalp. $4,

Long braids and twists can become matted at the ends when worn for longer periods of time. Keep your strands from looking mop-like by keeping them nourished with this hydrating sea mineral moisturizer. $8,

To keep your new growth from breaking, moisturize your scalp with this hair oil, that seals in moisture. $6,

Alleviate stale and offensive odors with a refreshing dry shampoo that won’t leave behind any white residue. $8,

Keep your protective style soft to touch with this moisturizing leave-in conditioner that can be used for daily use without weighing your hair down. $9,

Wear this protective bonnet while you sleep to prevent your braids or twists from matting. $6,