If you’ve ever worn a weave, there usually comes a time when you’re digging in between your braids using anything you can find: your fingers, a rattail comb, maybe even a pen or pencil. What if you could prevent this altogether? Let’s show you a few simple steps to relieving itchiness while wearing your hair extensions.
- Be sure your hair is oiled or greased down. A great product to relieve itchiness is Sulphur 8, a medicated grease used to treat itchiness. This is perfect for braids, especially since they likely will be in for a while.
- If greases are too heavy on you, you can try an oil we mentioned in a previous blog post (haven’t posted it yet), Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) - Rosemary and Peppermint.
- Let’s say your hair is itchy to the point where it feels dirty. A great solution is simply to wash your Lustro Hair extensions. For that tingly peppermint feel, we recommend using Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Soap.
- An easy way to temporarily relieve itchiness when you have a sew-in is to use a good leave-in conditioner. Sometimes, your hair is irritated, causing it to be hotter than usual. Using a cold or room temperature leave-in (cream) conditioner and gently rub through your scalp with the product. A reputable leave-in conditioner to try is Cantu’s Leave-In Conditioning Cream (should we link to this?).
When applying these products, make sure you are gentle with your tresses. Essentially, it should feel as if you’re giving yourself a head massage. After installation, do your best to apply products underneath your wefts. This way, the product engages with your scalp, and can relieve the itchiness.
Be sure to check out our double weft bundles at lustrohair.com.