I like braid-outs and I style them with 10 braids. For my braid-outs, I use:
- Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
- Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk OR Curl Enhancing Smoothie
- Castor Oil (to seal my ends)
I'm currently experimenting with layering DIY flax seed gel over my leave-in and moisturizer. So for it's working well.
Here's an article with braid-out and twist-out tips: 11 Tips for Perfecting Your Braid Out or Twist Out - Mane and Chic
Also, I twist the last inch or so of my braids--this makes them easier to take down and gives the ends a cute, coily look.