With the abrupt rain in Kigali, the best fashion tip to keep your hair in shape is to braid it. Of late it has been raining cats and dogs with wind so strong, not even an umbrella can protect you. You’ll still get soaked.
Braids have remained one of the best hairstyles for African women and the best option for a rainy day. Besides looking nice, braided hair is perfect for protecting your hair from breaking or making unnecessary trips to the salon just because you got soaked by the rain.
Braided hair can be trendy, comfortable, economical and easy to maintain. However, it’s not healthy to keep the braids for too long because your hairline may break in the process. Keep your hair braided for at least for four weeks.
It’s also important to keep your scalp and braided hair constantly moisturised with natural hair products. You can get those from anywhere cosmetic shop around town.
Besides braiding, weaves are also suitable for a rainy day. Weaves dry faster and are easy to comb, Plus, if they break while combing, it’s no big deal because it’s not you real hair!
According to Del Sandeen in an article “5 Protective Styles to Try” published by blackhair.about.com, flat twists which are similar to cornrows offer more versatility because unlike two-strand twists, flat twists work equally well on relaxed or natural hair. If your hair extends past the nape of your neck, you can gather the ends of flat twists and fashion them into a ponytail or bun.