Beauty

25 Products to Make Your Braids LastLonger

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Hold On Tight

The Sugar Pomades Burnt Sugar
oyinhandmade.com

$9.79

A long-lasting braided style starts at the installation. “When I braid I prefer water-based gels or pomades. Anything that provides strong hold and shine without getting heavily stiff,” says Guingui. This pomade’s waxy texture is perfect for braiding because it’ll keep hair sleek and in place.

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Hold On Tight

Cantu Natural Mega-Hold Styling Stay Glue Gel
target.com

$4.99

If you need a glue-like hold, Cantu’s styling stay gel is for you. Your hair will stay put and fight humidity. 

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Slick It Down

Lets Jam Shining and Conditioning Gel
softsheen-carson.com

$3.69

“Let’s Jam Conditioning Gel by Sheen N Carson is among my favorites,” Guingui says. This is also great for slicking down baby hair in the morning to revive your look.

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Slick It Down

Mielle Organics Edge Gel
target.com

$12.19

Edge control is also important in a braid up. Mielle’s Honey & Ginger flexible gel keeps baby hairs in place. 

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Stay Fresh

Bumble and bumble Tonic Lotion
net-a-porter.com

$24.00

Let’s be honest: After a while, a braided and twisted style can smell a little, well, worn. Keep your braids fresh with a hair tonic.

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Stay Fresh

The Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Herbal Hair Tonic & Soy Milk Deep Hydration Softening Milk
target.com

$14.99

Braids can be drying. The Mane Choice’s Tonic restores hydration, softens strands, and nourishes hair from the inside out. 

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Stay Fresh

Aveda Texture Tonic
nordstrom.com

$9.00

Naturally enhance your hair texture with Aveda’s Texture Tonic. Pure flower and plant essences add a sweet floral aroma. 

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Protect Your Roots

Cantu Hair and Scalp Oil
amazon.com

$7.93

You obviously want oil on your braids for shine, but also consider using an oil on your scalp. It will lock in moisture and give new growth some elasticity when the braids start to tug at the roots.

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Protect Your Roots

Kiehl’s Magic Elixir Hair Restructuring Concentrate
nordstrom.com

$20.00

A pre-shampoo conditioning hair treatment will keep your scalp extra clean before each wash. 

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Protect Your Roots

The Mane Choice Hair Growth Oil
target.com

$11.99

A protective style is a great time to nourish strands and try a hair growth oil.

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Stay Shiny

Drybar Sparkling Soda Shine Mist
nordstrom.com

$13.00

“Oil sheen sprays are also great for adding a finishing shine to your styles,” Guingui says. When you don’t have time to do a detailed touch-up, polish your braids with a quick shine spritz.

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Stay Shiny

Kenra Professional Shine Spray
ulta.com

$17.00

A salon favorite, this shine spray is a great final touch to a finished look. 

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Stay Shiny

Chi Shine Infusion Hair Shine Spray
ulta.com

$16.00

Eliminate frizz and add a bit of shine with Chi’s Shine Infusion Hair Shine Spray. 

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Nix Itch

Carol’s DaughterMimosa Hair Honey Clarifying Scalp Treatment
amazon.com

$13.49

Fuzziness often occurs when you scratch and apply friction on the braids. This scalp treatment incorporates honey to soothe the scalp, keeping itching to a minimum.

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Nix Itch

Mizani Scalp Care Calming Scalp Lotion
ulta.com

$20.00

Calm irritation and redness (especially in the first few days after braiding) with this soothing aloe and eucalyptus-based oil.  

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Lock In Your Look

Shu Uemura Touch of Gloss Brilliant Styling Balm for Unisex
amazon.com

$99.99

This is great for pushing hair back into place after swimming or sweating your hair out. Take a dime-sized amount and smooth it down each braid, starting at the top.

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Lock In Your Look

Sachajuan Hair Wax
dermstore.com

$31.00

This is a non-greasy wax that keeps strands in place while conditioning your hair.  

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Save Your Scalp

Sulfur 8 Medicated Hair and Scalp Conditioner
walmart.com

$4.84

Your new hair parting will make your scalp more susceptible to the elements, so grab a massage-in scalp balm to keep it healthy. “If the client’s scalp is dry, I apply Sulfur 8 Medicated Hair and Scalp Conditioner to control the flaking and dandruff,” Guingui says.

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Save Your Scalp

Vernon Francois Scalp Nourishment Braids and Locs Spray
sephora.com

$24.00

Try a moisturizing spray that’s packed with nourishing oils to promote healthy hair growth. 

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Soften Up

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Grow Loc & Braid Butter
target.com

$9.89

Prepping hair with a moisturizing butter prior to braiding keeps it healthy and manageable while the braids are in. “If you want to stick to organic products, then you can braid using pure shea butter, coconut oil, or beeswax,” Guingui says.

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Soften Up

Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter
amazon.com

$15.35

The honey, milk, and almond butter softens strands for easy styling. 

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Smooth Frizz

Macadamia Professional Weightless Moisture Conditioning Mist
ulta.com

$22.00

Get the moisture without the frizz with a super light leave-in conditioning spray.

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Smooth Frizz

John Frieda Frizz Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist
amazon.com

$52.00

Fight frizz and add shine with this glossing mist. 

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Sleep Right

Royal Head Wraps
amazon.com

$21.99

“Overall, the most important thing is to cover the braids tightly at night with a scarf or head wrap to avoid damaging them while you sleep,” Guingui says. This reduces rubbing so you’ll wake up flawless, even two weeks into your style.

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Sleep Right

Genovega Head Scarf Bonnet Sleeping Cap
amazon.com


$11.99

$7.99 (33% off)

Satin and silk are both great options as they are gentle on hair and can prevent frizz. 

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