Hydrate your hair with this Intense Hydrating Mask, perfect for any hair type and those that suffer from heat damage or split ends. $45, sephora.com
Avocado is also rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids that are perfect for restoring brittle hair. Mix one avocado, two tablespoons of pure/organic honey and one tablespoon of avocado oil (or extra-virgin olive oil). Blend the mixture until completely smooth. Distribute evenly through wet hair, place a plastic cap on top and leave for an hour before rinsing. Follow up with leave in conditioner.
If you don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to a deep conditioning, give Madam Cj Walker’s Jamaican Black Castor Conditioner a try. Saturate your hair with the conditioner in the shower for softer, shinier hair. $26, sephora.com
Bananas can restore hair shine and strength with vitamins like potassium and Vitamin A. Grab one ripe banana, 2-3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt and one tablespoon of pure honey. Mix banana and extra virgin oil in a blender for ultimate smoothness. Add other ingredients and blend until there are no visible lumps. Pour mixture through a strainer before applying to wet hair, covering with a cap and leaving on for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and style.
Condition your hair like a pro with the Dream Come True Wonderful Deep Conditioning Masque, a deep penetrating mask that gives instantaneous moisture without much wait. $32, sephora.com
Fight off the dryness and brittleness that can come after braids with a steamer cap. The steam will open your hair’s cuticles, allowing for deeper hydration and product penetration. $40, sallybeauty.com
If you feel comfortable with shears, after washing your hair divide into small (wet) sections and comb through to examine for dead ends. Give them a snip or head to a salon.
Soothe your scalp with his popular elixir, great for itchy irritated scalp after taking out braids. This product will also detox and cleanse the scalp in preparation for healthy hair follicles. $11, ulta.com
Ditch the traditional shampoos and try this cleansing pudding to clarify your scalp and hair without making it feel dull or brittle. $12, target.com
Treat your hair with hot oil! Try mixing two tablespoons of peppermint, coconut and jojoba oil in the microwave, saturate your scalp and hair generously (add a cap) and sit under a hooded dryer for 15 minutes.