Spring cleaning is not just for your house. While many are worrying about keeping themselves virus free, this is a great time to get our scalp clean for the upcoming warmer weather. A clean scalp is always ideal, but all too often, when rocking a protective style, many women neglect the scalp and suffer the consequences later. Whether you are currently wearing a protective style, about to take one down or considering trying one this spring, let’s delve into why you need to keep your scalp clean.
First thing first, clean hair and a clean scalp are necessary components of healthy hair that will thrive. That old tired myth that hair grows when dirty is just that…a myth. Another myth is that protective styles will allow your hair to grow with no work. That BS needs to die as well, as all hairstyles require maintenance and that means your scalp as well. Dry flakes, dirt, clogged pores are all issues you can find causing real damage if you don’t keep your scalp clean when hair is in a protective style like braids, under a sew-in and and the like. Check out some real winners for keeping clean scalp when hair is in a protective style that you can buy online so you don’t have to leave the house!
African Pride Black Castor Miracle Braid Scalp Cleansing Rinse for clean scalp
Black Castor Miracle Braid & Scalp Cleansing Rinse gently detoxes & conditions hair, edges & scalp during braided styles & under weaves. This rinse also calms itching and reduces frizz leaving hair refreshed & styles lasting. The ingredients within African Pride products are free of harmful components, including parabens, mineral oil, sulfates, & petrolatum. Fix braids or lift weave to expose scalp. Point the nozzle & apply rinse following part-lines. Massage into scalp & hair. Rinse.
Cantu Refresh Dry Co-wash
Cantu Refresh Apple Cider Vinegar Dry Co-Wash is part dry shampoo part conditioner that is great for straight styles. Made with apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil and Shea butter – a deeply cleansing yet nourishing cocktail that cleanses and conditions in one easy step. Remove cap from the nozzle to dispense the product. Scalp Refresh- Dispense a small amount into the hair at the root. Do not rinse. Style as usual.
Taliah Waajid Protective Styles Bamboo, Avocado, & Peppermint Dry Gel Shampoo
This dry gel shampoo is a lightweight cleanser that rids your hair of dandruff and build up while moisturizing, softening, strengthening, and conditioning your scalp. This will prepare your hair for it’s new style and keep a clean scalp when used regularly. Apply Refresh and So Clean Bamboo, Avocado and Peppermint Dry Gel Shampoo directly to scalp, one area at a time. Use a small damp towel to rub/cleanse each area. Move on to the next area and repeat until entire scalp has been cleansed and refreshed. No rinsing necessary.
Hairfinity Beneath the Weave Scalp Purifying Shampoo
Hairfinity Beneath the Weave Scalp Purifying Shampoo is a gentle cleansing for hair and scalp beneath protective styles and weaves that cools and invigorates the scalp. It will calm itchiness and irritation as it penetrates bound strands and safe for all hair types including color-treated hair.
Wet hair, then gently lift weave or extensions to expose the scalp. Position the nozzle close to scalp and natural hair to apply a small amount of Beneath the Weave Scalp Purifying Shampoo; massage until clean. Rinse thoroughly. For best results, follow with Beneath the Weave Moisture Restoring Conditioner.
SheaMoisture Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter No-Rinse Foam Cleanser
Remove dirt and residue with SheaMoisture Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter No-Rinse Foam Cleanser with Carrot Seed Oil without using water. Super-hydrating jojoba oil, soothing ucuuba butter and carrot seed oil are infused in this environmentally friendly cleanser that requires no water, yet refreshes hair and scalp. Apply 2 to 3 pumps into palms and work through hair. Pat dry with a micro-fiber cloth or t-shirt.
Alikay Naturals Moisturizing Black Soap Shampoo
Alikay Naturals Moisturizing Black Soap Shampoo removes product buildup without stripping hair of vital moisture. This clarifying shampoo is made from raw Black Soap which heals damaged hair from deep within the follicles. Apply directly to the scalp of wet hair and massage in gently. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Repeat if desired.
dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse
This formula will gently cleanse and remove impurities without stripping color or the natural oils that are essential to the health of your scalp and hair. dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse protects your hair, restores vibrancy and it promotes healthy strands. Wet scalp and hair. Squeeze excess water out. Twist the nozzle open at the top and use the bottle tip to create small parts in your hair, gently squeezing the product onto your scalp. Massage into scalp and pull through hair. Leave in 1-3 minutes. Rinse very thoroughly.
Don’t sleep on protecting and keeping your clean scalp when wearing a protective style. The objective for a protective style is about protecting your hair and that means your scalp as well. As we power through the quarantine, stay safe, use good judgement, and keep your hair and scalp happy and healthy!
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