Should I put any hair product in my hair before and after putting them in box braids?
Before getting box braids, the most important products to use are a good hydrating shampoo and conditioner. Most braids are done using synthetic hair which can dry your natural hair while braided. A good burnishing (polishing) hair serum such as Moroccan Oil can also be used on the hair prior to braiding. It provides hydration as well as nourishment for the hair.
After installing box braids, misting the hair with a spray leave-in conditioner is an easy way to keep the hair healthy and hydrated. You can also use a small amount of an oil, such as coconut oil to run along your braids (not scalp) following the conditioner.
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