Do you remember us posting an article about the beautiful BOX BRAIDS? if you missed it, Click here. Well, we feel it’s proper to also give you some tips on ways to keep your box braids clean and fresh.
For those who have done this hair, you will realise that the older it gets, the more itchy it becomes if you don’t care for it well. It could get really bad with time if you still keep ignoring to care for it.
Itchy scalp is a common issue even more so when wearing weave or extensions.Often you find yourself doing the weave pat, you scratch all day and it just doesn’t seem to let up. To alleviate the itchies and make your protective styling experience more enjoyable, we have brought to you some beauty secrets of keeping them fresh and clean.
LIST OF HAIR PRODUCTS YOU COULD USE.
- DRY SHAMPOO
- WITCH HAZEL WITH ALOE VERA
- APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
I have seen instances when some people actually shampoo their hair, by going into the shower and fully washing the braids. you can also do this, but I consider it unnecessary. you could hop for a dry shampoo which will also keep you scalp clean.
You can also go for astringent like witch hazel with aloe vera. This will help to clear up the gunk and buildup on your scalp hence putting your scalp more at ease.
Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal properties that will calm and heal an itchy, dry scalp, hence making it safe to you for cleaning out you box braids.
BELOW IS A VERY GOOD VIDEO THAT SHOWS YOU HOW TO CLEAN YOUR BOX BRAIDS WITH APC
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