Braids are back with a bang thanks to celebrity endorsements from the likes of Solange and Beyonce Knowles, with more and more girls going for this look, it has become the hot hairstyle of the year, but do you know how to care for your braids?
With so many braid virgins out there, it’s important that you don’t accidentally damage your hair, when you were really trying to keep it healthy. Below are five of the best braid haircare products to keep your locks looking luscious and your hair healthy.
5. Avocado & Wild Plum Twisting Cream
Brand: Darcy’s Botanicals
Benefits: Avocado & Honey Twisting Cream is excellent for braiding, twisting and adding much needed moisture to dry, coarse curls. This is a very thick and concentrated cream that is highly moisturizing and softening for type 3-4 coarse hair types, scented with Ylang Ylang and Lemon.
4. Braid Sheen Spray
Brand: African Pride
Benefits: African Pride Braid Sheen Extra Spray promotes strong, healthy, growing hair even when braided. The added moisture will nourish your hair and relieve the stress of pulling commonly associated with braids. It will also relieve itching and soothe braid tightness immediatley after braiding. Helps to prevent hair loss and breakage. Gives hair a fabulous fragrance.
3. Scalp Toner
Brand: Phillip Kingsley
Price: £17.90/ 250ml
Benefits: This rehydrating toner and scalp energiser is perfect for a maintaining a healthy scalp and for optimum hair growth. Unique ingredients perform 3 key functions: stimulating blood supply to the scalp, mildly astringent qualities to absorb excess oil & protects against bacteria. Plus it’s great for getting rid of an itchy scalp that sometimes develops with braids.
2. Leave In Conditioner
Brand: Better Braids
Benefits: This Leave in conditioner gives hair added protection and manageability. Better Braids Herbal Medicated Leave in Conditioner heals and restores damaged hair naturally while putting an end to itchy, flaky, dry scalp. Herbal rich, this deep conditioning treatment penetrates the hair shaft with Wheat Protein restoring the essential nutrients that give hair vitality and strength. Hydrolyzed Silk Protein adds luster for a healthy shine.
Aloe Vera soothes irritated scalp and protects the hair from further damage. This protein rich conditioner invigorates your hair so that braids or any other hairstyle looks superb.
1. Herbal Cleanse Dry Shampoo
Brand: Organic Root Stimualtor
Benefits: Organic Root Stimulator Herbal Cleanse Latherless Shampoo is perfect for anyone who is wearing braids of temporarily unable to shampoo. The anti-bacterial action in this latherless shampoo removes odor and residue without suds. Aloe Vera cleans and softens the scalp, Kola Nut and nettle extracts stimulate the scalp and retard flaking, while lavender and sweet basil leave hair fresh and clean. Hair dries instantly to prevent odor and mildew that can occur with natural and extended styles.