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.
I have found some alternative methods and possible reasons why some may have itchy scalp.
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What's causing the problem?
It may just be time to wash your hair. Are you over due?
Take a look at the weather. Is it bitterly cold or very hot outside? This may have an impact on how much moisture your hair retains
If you are wearing extensions and if so, what type of hair is it? They could be causing an allergic reaction
Are you moisturizing your scalp enough with light products, like oils?
Are you using heavy products on your scalp like Shea butter or creams? Buildup can cause an irritated scalp.
Is your hair styled too tightly?
Are you on any type of medication?
You could simply wash your hair with your regular shampoo. Be sure to follow up with a conditioner.
Using Tea Tree oil or pure aloe vera (juice or gel) as a soother. You can apply it to your scalp or add some to a spray bottle filled with water.
Take a look at some of the ingredients in your hair products. Some products are filled with chemicals and fillers that dry the hair and scalp - learn how to make your own all-natural products at home.