7 wash day must-haves for braids, twists & locs

Care for your protective styles in the best way with the Spell Magazine team's pick of the seven best haircare products.

Hair & Beauty
Amika Nice Cream Cleansing Conditioning, £15
Amika Nice Cream Cleansing Conditioning, £15

An all in one, lather free, hair wash that gently cleanses and weightlessly hydrates curls, coils and waves. Key ingredients include Grape Seed Oil, alightweight oil full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and UV filters; Oat Peptide, extracted from oat kernel, this peptide forms a protective barrier on hair which locks in moisture to deliver shine; Soybean Protein, whichcontains significant amounts of all the essential amino acids and is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals to leave hair looking moisturised!

Mielle Moisture RX Hawaiian Ginger Moisturising Scalp Treatment, £9.99
Mielle Moisture RX Hawaiian Ginger Moisturising Scalp Treatment, £9.99

Give your scalp some relief from itchiness, dryness and product build up with this scalp treatment, which contains coconut oil, avocado, peppermint oil and ginger extract. Simply spray a liberal amount onto the scalp - no need to rinse out.

Soulcap Hair Towel, £24.99
Soulcap Hair Towel, £24.99

Designed to reduce friction, this smart towel maintains the health of your hair, whether you're wearing protective styles, in between hair-do's or going natural.

Wow Oils Organic Tea Tree, Green Tea and Peppermint Oils, £11.70
Wow Oils Organic Tea Tree, Green Tea and Peppermint Oils, £11.70

Treat your scalp and hair to a natural remedy which features organic green tea, tea tree and peppermint oils. These nourishing oils penetrate to detoxify and quickly relieve a dry, itchy and dehydrated scalp.

X-pression Ruwa, £4.49
X-pression Ruwa, £4.49

Looking to change up your style? The X-Pression Ruwa is great choice for those looking for low maintenance protective styles. Its clever hydrophobic coating repels water and sweat, so your style looks fresh for longer.

Design Essentials Sulphate-free Conditioning Shampoo, £6.95
Design Essentials Sulphate-free Conditioning Shampoo, £6.95

Ideal for wigs and extensions, as well as your natural hair, this conditioning shampoo works to cleanse the hair without stripping, while Moroccan oil moisturises and detangles the hair. Best of all, it's sulfate free!

Hairflair Deluxe Soft Hood, £14.95
Hairflair Deluxe Soft Hood, £14.95

This special hood fits onto hairdryers and dries your hair efficiently without causing heat damage (as it's used on a low heat setting). The larger hood capacity is ideal for long, thick hair, protective styles and afros.

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