Apply a generous amount of conditioner to the length of your hair and smooth it throughout your hair. Allow the conditioner to do its work and leave it in your hair for a few minutes. Rinse well.
In order to dry your hair without creating frizz, use an old t-shirt or towel to squeeze out the excess water from your braids and allow them to air dry. As you know, wet braids are heavy, and they can cause unnecessary pulling on your scalp. If your braids are long and take an exceptionally long time to dry, you might want to use a blow dryer* to speed the process up.
After your hair is clean and dry, you want to make sure that you add moisture back into your hair. Use a leave-in conditioner* and your favorite oil mixture to lock in the moisture.
Rub the products onto your braids, and make sure that you remember to moisturize your scalp to keep flakes and dandruff away. Once I’ve done this, what I usually do is tie my hair down with a silk scarf* to make sure that my hair and my edges lay flat.
Depending on the types of oil and leave in conditioners you’ve used they might be enough to prevent frizz. However, if your hair is a little bit thicker and prone to frizz, you might want to use a setting lotion or a light gel to make sure your hair lays down flat.
When selecting a gel product, try to use one you know is not too drying; in addition to this make sure that the gel you use won’t get flaky and send you right back to the shower to wash it out.
After you’ve had your hair tied down for about ten to fifteen minutes you can take your scarf off. The amount of frizz you had should be substantially reduced and your hair should look a lot shinier.
Hopefully these tips help! Remember to treat your hair with care even when it’s locked away in protective styles.