How To Care For Your Scalp While Wearing Braids And Twists?

Protective hairstyles such as braids or twists are a great way to retain the hair's natural glow, it is also a fashionable method to take your mind off from daily styling and combing. This, however, does not mean you do not need to take care of your scalp. Contrary to that, braided or twisted hair requires as much care as natural hair, especially when it comes to your scalp.

Why We Need To Take Care Of Your Scalp?

1.The scalp is an extension of your skin, but the scalp is more delicate requiring more care, which we sometimes ignore.

2.The scalp has a gland that excretes sebum, huge amounts of sebum make the scalp oily as a result one may have dandruff. Also, taking care of your scalp ensures you do not have fungal growth caused by dirt and product build-up.

3.Moreover, proper scalp care routine helps to remove the dead skin, keeping the scalp and hair moisturized and balanced which in turn stimulates hair growth.

How To Care For Your Scalp While Wearing Braids And Twists?

1. Have your braids or twist loosely fixed.

The first and most important step in taking care of your scalp while wearing braided twists styles is having your stylist fix them loosely. Tight braid twits cause tension on the scalp which in turn affects the hair follicles. The tension on the follicles causes hair loss or alopecia due to damaged follicles.

2. Wash Your Braided Hair Regularly

It is advisable to clean your hair once a week. Use clarifying shampoo and regularly deep condition. This routine ensures your hair and scalps stay clean and healthy. massage your scalp when washing, this helps to promote blood flow, for maximum benefits from the wash.

3. Moisturize Your Hair

After the wash ensure your hair and braids are dry before applying a moisturizer. Though natural scalp oils help to keep the hair hydrated you will need to use extra oil, massage evenly to ensure both the tips and roots of the hair are moisturized. Additionally, use a styling spray to give your braids luster as well as keep them neat.

4. Do Not Have Your Braids Or Twists For Too Long

Once accumulated, these strands tangle and form knots. The knots as a result may cause hair breakage and strain on the scalp as you try to detangle the hair.

Remember, different hairstyles are intended to keep your scalp and hair revitalized, as you try out different designs, colors, or lengths do not forget to take care of your scalp by following these simple rules.