Quick tips to revive your braids and scalp

With my scalp clean, I always feel like I’m walking on sunshine. I’m fairly active and not always preoccupied with my hair but with help, I went from feeling uncomfortable and scheming to take out my braids to feeling light and airy, loving my braids all over again!

What changed? The condition of my scalp! How did I do that? Well you’re about to find out and I’d toss in some other alternatives to help you revive your braids and refresh your scalp.

1. Cowash/shampoo

If you happen to have scanty or short braids., this might be the way to go. Just apply your product and focus on your scalp while massaging away. Rinse or rinse and repeat according to your preference and you should be good to go! A blow dryer would definitely shorten the time it takes for it to dry!

2. Tea Tree Essential Oil

This essential oil is a staple in my stash! I probably use it for everything. Its broad range of properties makes it a winner in anyone’s hair or body stash. It’s antibacterial, antiseptic, antimicrobial etc. As it is an essential oil, it should always be diluted adequately before applying on your scalp. A few drops of tea tree oil renders your spray bottle effective. It transforms the moisturizing mix of aloe vera juice and glycerin to one that is antibacterial as well.

3. Witch Hazel

I got the Thayers’ Alcohol-free Unscented Witch Hazel Toner and it’s been amazing so far! I mostly use it on my face to tone after cleansing. It’s different in the sense that it doesn’t give that burning sensation after use. With a lot of cotton wool, a strong arm and something to watch, you can get to work with cleansing your scalp with this toner.

4. Rubbing alcohol

Well, if the witch hazel is not cutting it for you, rubbing alcohol may be the answer. To cleanse my scalp and refresh the braids, my friend actually use a mix of Thayer’s witch hazel and rubbing alcohol. According to her, the toner was not as effective as the rubbing alcohol to get the nasties off my scalp! If you have sensitive scalp, mixing the rubbing alcohol and witch hazel may be a good option as rubbing alcohol really gets in there. All you need is a lot of cotton wool and maybe a helpful friend 🙂  

5. Dry Shampoo

I personally haven’t tried Dry Shampoo. It just sounds like a bad idea for my hair type. Maybe I should try it out and do a review but you could try it out and let us know what you think! It seems like a quick way to refresh your scalp.

Do you have any more tricks to help refresh the scalp while protective styling? Please share with us in the comments section below.

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