I recently got my hair twisted with extensions aka kinky twists. Normally, I'm not a fan of braiding/twisting hair with extensions because of the time it takes to put them in and take them out.
But, I had to do something. My hair was looking a HOT MESS after I had the baby and since I don't have the luxury right now to experiment with natural hairstyles this was the best thing for me to do.
In order to keep these twists looking like I just got them done I've been using African Pride's Braid Sheen Spray.
• Soothes braid tightness and soreness
• Relieves itching and dryness
• Softens, adds extra shine, moisturizes & conditions
• Excellent for locks and twists
• Regular use dramatically reduces breakage, split ends and dryness.
This was my first time using a braid spray so the product in general was very new to me. Now, after I had these kinky twists installed (is that the right word to use?) I had the worst headache ever because those twists were so tight and my scalp was so sore.
I could not even raise my eyebrows or squint for fear that one of those twist would snap like a rubber band (another reason why I don't like getting extensions). Anyway, I quickly went into the bathroom and pulled out the African Pride braid sheen spray and literally saturated my hair with it.
I did that for the following two days. As I've said, I've never used braid spray before so I didn't know what to expect from this product but what I do know is that the tightness and soreness that I was feeling prior was significantly less after using it that same day.
I had to Thank Jesus because had the tenderness and pain not subsided I would have gone back to the salon and had them take those bad boys out. (Trust me, I've done it before - LOL).
The braid sheen spray has definitely been helpful in the dryness and itchiness department. If any of you have worn artificial hair you know how it can get with the itchiness - you start to do the pat your weave dance. lol
I have no clue if it has reduced breakage or split ends. I think I'll be able to make that assessment when I take the twists down.
When I do remove the twists, my plan is to saturate my hair with the braid sheen spray to aid in the detangling process which in effect will mitigate the possiblity of hair loss (at least I hope so).
The braid sheen spray is also relatively light on my scalp which is where I concentrate the most. If I see any signs of flakes I whip the spray out to combat them since I don't wash my hair as frequently with these twists.
Since this product is enriched with Extra Virgin Olive Oil my scalp does actually feel conditioned when I use it. I say this only because I notice the difference if I go a couple of days without using it.
Surprisingly (I didn't have high hopes) this product has actually been very handy throughout this whole kinky twists period especially with alleviating the soreness in the first few days and keeping the artificial hair from looking dull.
For those of you that wear any type of braids or twists on a consistent basis you may want to add this to your rotation to preserve the style while keeping it conditioned.
Price: $5-$6 at your local beauty supply