Hair should be washed and blown straight. If you do not use heat you may also part your hair in 4 sections detangle and braid it to stretch it out.
With proper care typically with individual or twist styles they last anywhere from 6-8weeks.
Passion twist 4-6 weeks.
Cornrows up to 4 weeks depending on braid size.
A very lightweight all natural hair oil,rosewater, a humectant like aloe vera gel and a satin bonnet.