How to stop braids from itching

You've been looking forward to having your braids installed, only for it to itch!

I've been there too sis. And one of the reasons is that a lot of companies coat their synthetic braiding hair extensions in an alkaline formula that many people, including myself and maybe you, have had allergic reactions to.

Read below the steps I took for my braids to stop itching.

Rinse the hair BEFORE you take it to your hairstylist.

  • STEP 1: Create your mixture
    Start by filling a bowl with hot water and apple cider vinegar (ACV). The ratio should be one part apple cider vinegar to three parts hot water. There should be enough to completely cover one or two packs of hair.
  • STEP 2: Let It Soak
    Without separating the hair (don’t remove the rubber bands or try to comb it out), submerge it in the mixture and wait 15 minutes. After a few minutes, the alkaline base will lift from the hair and form a white film on the top of the water. Pull it out and rinse it off with some cold water.
  • STEP 3: Dry the Hair
    Once you notice the white film, remove the hair from the mixture and allow it to air dry. Don’t worry about the smell, it’ll evaporate once the hair is dry.

But my braids are already installed?! πŸ™

If you have already installed the synthetic hair, don't worry, use ACV as a braid spray to prevent itching.

Here are the steps:

  1. Mix 1 part ACV with 3 parts water.
  2. Pour the solution into a spray bottle.
  3. Spray it directly on your hair and scalp.
  4. Let it sit for about an hour and then rinse.

Hope that helps x

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