How to care for your braids

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Spring is around the corner and most of us will be changing our hairstyles and refreshing our wardrobes. But braids and twists are still trending - all types of braids!

If you're looking forward to doing some simple yet classic braids, here are some tips and guidelines on how to maintain your mane from True Love's Nthabiseng Makhokha.

Braid sprays

These help your hair not to lock if you are planning to keep them for more than four weeks.

They are easy to use, affordable and can be found in most stores

Tip: DO NOT tie or put in your braids too tightly as this will damage your hairline

DO wash your braids after three weeks

Try: Sta-Sof-Fro Oil Moisturising Spray from Clicks

        Isoplus Qhina Extra Moisturising Braid Spray from Clicks or Dis-Chem

        Jabu Stone Braiding Anti-Itching Spray from Clicks

Serums

Serums are great because help with hair growth, calm the scalp and strengthen your roots.

They are not too oily so they don’t make a mess, plus they add shine.

Tip: DO NOT overuse your serum, because they are liquid, they trickle to your neck and make stains

Try: Dr. Miracle’s Daily Moisturising Gro Oil from Clicks

        Sof N’ Free Shine Serum from Clicks

Soft boar brush

Keep a small soft bristled brush in your bag to neaten stray hairs that make the hair look untidy

Boar brushes are gentle, so they will not cause you any harm.

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