Apple Cider Vinegar
If you haven’t had your extensions installed yet, your first step to preventing itching is an apple cider vinegar soak. This will break down the alkaline solution.
- Soak the braiding hair in a sink or bowl of warm water and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar for about 15 minutes.
- Let it sit for until you see a white film appear.
- Rinse the hair in warm water and add conditioner to soften hair.
- Rinse again and let air dry prior to use. (Don’t worry, the smell will go away once the hair is dry)
If the hair is already installed, you can mix 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water in a spray bottle and spray directly onto your hair and scalp to get some relief.