If you can go to a licensed cosmetologist, do it. There are many things that compliment balanced hair maintenance.
A licensed cosmetologist will treat your hair with products that your hair needs. A good one will advise you what vitamins are needed at aid to hair growth. Rule of thumb is if your stylist does not have hair, run.
After the stylist braids your hair, pay attention to the pattern. If you know the pattern that your hair was braided in, this will help you know the direction to oil your scalp directly.
Remember the three twos
- Wash and condition your hair every two weeks
- Restyle every two weeks
- Moisturize every two days.