DOS AND DON’TS OF BRAIDS

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WHAT TO DO

1. It’ s your hair that you should look af­ter; not the ex­ten­sions.

2. You must base your scalp reg­u­larly. In­vest in good hair prod­ucts with ac­tive in­gre­di­ents such as jo­joba, co­conut oil and cas­tor oils. Ap­ply it at least once a week.

3. To pre­vent prod­uct buildup, wash your braids af­ter three-four weeks. Fol­low with a con­di­tioner to fur­ther strengthen your hair.

4. Treat your hair­line with TLC be­cause it’s frag­ile.

WHAT NOT TO DO

1. Do not tie your braids too tightly be­cause that will lead to a weak hair­line. And once your hair­line dis­ap­pears, it will be very hard to bring it back to its for­mer glory. 2. Never keep your braids on for too long. Yes, you’re try­ing to get your money’s worth but any­thing longer than two months is a stretch.

3. Avoid the temp­ta­tion to over-mois­turise your scalp as that will make your braids look greasy.

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