Keep your hair and scalp healthy and fresh, wash it no more than once a week with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo that won't leave a residue. Towel dry the braids and avoid heat at all times. Use your fingers to detangle.
To add moisture and shine on your own hair and scalp use African Pride braid spray twice a week. Before going to bed wear a silk nightcap to prevent damage. Wear a swimming cap when swimming and if the hair comes into contact with the pool or sea water make sure to rinse the hair thoroughly before you condition and moisture.