If you don t have time to wash your hair use dry shampoo to help relieve the itch even if you ve washed your hair or work it through your hair with a wide tooth comb. Massage it in and allow it to sit for 10 to 15.
Baking soda eliminates itchy flakes and restores the ph balance of your scalp 6.
How to get rid of itchy scalp with braids. I ve done nothing more than light moisturizing and upkeep for the last 3 weeks. 3 ways to treat an itchy scalp under box braids. Medicated shampoos can be drying so make sure you apply the shampoo directly to the scalp focusing on the areas where you feel the itching.
To avoid the need for this prep your braids by slathering on a moisturizing conditioner and sealing with oil during the braiding process. A fresh set of box braids crochet twists and even a new wig are perfect go to protective styles when looking for something simple and easy to maintain. Try an antimicrobial toner like the philip kingsley scalp toner 22 in between washes to help eliminate bacteria for a deeper cleanse douse a cotton bud with toner and rub in between braids to.
By cassandre oct 11 2015 i decided to get box braids installed about 3 weeks ago and let me just say i fell in love. But then the itching starts. Furthermore even you do manage to get the products under the weave not being able to fully rinse it out can lead to build up on the scalp and you guessed it itching.
Take them out immediately or try not to style them tightly sometimes it your braids may not be tight but when you style it in a bun for example you put tension on the hair at your nape thereby causing the braid bumps and swellings. Now remove the hair you want to use from the packet and then put it in the bowl or sink. Pour a cup of apple cider vinegar or plain vinegar into a bowl or sink.
By applying dry shampoo directly on your scalp helps to eliminate the excess oils and relieves the itchiness. This is especially true in the summer time when the heat and humidity could ruin your natural tresses or sleek look. When you first notice bumps on you scalp from protective styles like braids you have two options.
Lavender oil has anti inflammatory properties that help soothe the scalp. Fill a large bowl with lukewarm water then pour in 1 cup of apple cider vinegar regular distilled white vinegar works too and mix together. Or worse you start breaking out with bumps.
Then mix it with warm water. Box braids have are probably one of the absolute best protective styles i have ever tried. Treat your hair before braiding.
Baking soda and lavender oil if you want to prevent scalp itchiness apply some baking soda to your braids before installing. How to stop itchy braids apple cider vinegar mix if you haven t installed your braids yet here s the first thing you need to do to prevent itching pre installation.