Natural Hair: Curing an Itchy Scalp

Hey Curlies,

I've had my braids in for a little over a week and I can definitely see some growth coming in already. A slight problem that I am having is an itchy scalp.

I know that this is a problem for me because my hair is used to being washed every week. I am trying to go as long as I can without washing because I don't want to ruin the structure of the braids but I want to know how to cure this itchy scalp.

cure itchy scalp

I have found some alternative methods and possible reasons why some may have itchy scalp.

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What's causing the problem?