Keeping your braids beautiful and scalp healthy takes commitment and care. Here are some tips from celebrity hairstylist Dana Gibbs for maintaining top-notch locks.
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Gibbs' Tip: Use a light pomade or gel to lay down edges and control flyaways. Try Design Essentials Sleek Edge Control ($11, designessentials.com).
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Gibbs' Tip: Combine 8 ounces of water, 2 drops of tea tree oil, which contains antifungal properties, and 1 ounce jojoba oil, a great anti-inflammatory, and apply to soothe an itchy scalp. Both oils are available at your local health food store.
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Gibbs' Tip: Moisturize with a conditioning oil spray every other day for crisp-looking extensions. We love Palmer's Olive Oil Formula Conditioning Spray with Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($5, drugstores).
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Gibbs' Tip: Sleep with a silk or satin scarf on your head to fight frizz.
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