Why Your Braids Are Itching (And How To Stop It)

soaking braid hair

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.

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