Tips to keep your cornrows intact


All you’ll need to do is to wash it and stay clear of overstyling. This will give you more time for other fun activities. 

Plait your natural hair or add extensions, either way you’ll look great. There are  endless possibilities of styles to choose from. Just peek at your favourite celebrities for some ideas.

When it comes to plaits,  the saying “the tighter the better” is not true at all. Ask your hairstylist not to tie your hair too tight because that can cause severe headaches, which is not good for your brain. It will also affect your scalp by causing irritation, rash and hair loss,  especially on the hairline where the hair is fragile and breaks easily.

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Before you start, get your hair treated so that by the time you plait your hair your scalp is in good condition. And also make sure that you hair gets a weekly wash to get rid of product build-up. A happy scalp makes for healthy hair. Wear a satin cap when going to bed, it offers protection against split ends,  dryness and keep your hair hydrated.  Cotton coverings are known to dry out your hair from the root to tips. 

Keep your hair moisturised. A hair spray or hair food does the same for your hair as food does for the body – stopping it from losing its strength. Keeping your hair moisturised will make it stronger, so there’s no breakage or a fallout of hair. 

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