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5 Steps to Cure and Stop Itchy Scalp with Braids Homemade Remedies

how to cure, stop itchy scalp with braids

How to Cure and Stop Itchy Scalp with Braids Homemade Remedies! Ladies with all the amazing hairstyles you can get from braids, there is always that small negative factor from them which we all experience when we have those gorgeous braids.  ITCHY SCALP!  And I don’t know about you, but I know I’m scratching away for minutes at a time, and then get grease or product all in my nails from scratching and I just end up looking a hot mess.  But, have no fear, I have the cure and tutorials on how to stop itchy scalp with braids!  Read and follow the instructions carefully. Come back and thank me later when your braids no longer inching! Below are 5 steps to cure and stop itchy scalp with braids homemade remedies.

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5 Steps to Cure / Stop Itch Scalp with Braids Homemade Remedies


Yes ladies, it is hard I know when you want your braids to stay looking fresh, your hair to have shine to it.  But remember too much of anything is bad for you,  And when you have too much buildup your hair cannot breath, and the ultimate way to stop itchy scalp with braids is to try and moisturize the hair with a water based spritzer.  A braid sheen is great, but you can even take it a step farther and create your own all-natural concoction. Here’s how to make a homemade hair moisturizer for your braids:

– Aloe vera juice (2 tsp)

– Vegetable glycerin (2 tsp)

– Apricot oil (1 tsp)

– Vitamin E (2 tsp)

– Sesame Oil (2 tsp)

Tips: that the Vegetable glycerin helps retain the moisture in your hair and the apricot and sesame oils are lighter, so it helps to not weigh your hair down and not appear to greasy when out and about.


Okay, so I get it, washing your hair too much can make your braids become brittle and look frizzy, but you have to understand whether you sweat a lot, put product in your hair everyday, your scalp can become extremely itchy.  Water helps keep the hair moisturized and removes caked up build up you create on a daily basis. Even if you don’t want to go the route of literally washing your hair every other day there’s is alternatives to wash the hair without a lot of water, and it will definitely stop itchy scalp with braids!


A great product to help cleanse without extreme frizz would be Garnier Fructis Volume Dry Shampoo (only cost $5.99 online).  It being such a light weight shampoo and with a great scent, you can avoid not having to wash hair as much, but it will still thoroughly cleanse your scalp as you need to make sure you do, to stop itchy scalp with braids.  You can find this great dry shampoo at any local Walmart, target, etc.  Just make sure you spray about 6 inches from your scalp, I notice of black hair, you spray to closely it will leave a white residue, and we are not trying to look like we have a snow white scalp!


There are some specific ointments and products that cater directly to dry scalp or even dandruff. These hair products are not always the best smelling products, but they are the most potent, and likely the answers to all your problem, a way to stop itchy scalp with braids.  A great product like Sulfur 8 spray relieves the scalp.  Even head and shoulders is a decent product to get the job done.  understand their is a difference though between dry scalp and dandruff.  Even though we might think they are essentially the same, there is a few small things that that set them apart.  Dry scalp normally consists of white powdery flake, which can be caused by lack of water, or the climate condition.  Dandruff is a yellowish color , and is normally created with Sebum oil over produced by sebaceous glands.  It causes rapid growth of your skin cells that produces visible flakes as a results.  To treat dandruff use a shampoo with active ingredients like coal tar or salicylic.   It will definitely help stop the itchy scalp with braids.


I know, I know ladies, that is not what you wanted to hear, trust I have been there, where I will try and get away with wearing braids for 3 or 4 months at a time.  And even though I feel like my hair has grown more with the longer I leave them in, through that whole process I experience even more severe build up because of how long I might let product build up, or not being consistent with washing my hair.  I am here to let you know though by regularly refreshing your, or taking a small break in between rocking braids, your scalp will thank you, and do will your hair!

Stop Itchy Scalp with Braids Homemade Remedies

homemade remedies for itch scalp

1. Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar – wash your hair with the Apple Cider Vinegar, leave in your hair for 15 minutes, then rinse your hair thoroughly with with warm water (Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar can be purchased at Whole Foods and Walgreen).

2. Lemon Juice / Coconut Oil – mixed three tsps of lemon juice with four tsps of coconut oil (Unfiltered / virgin organic coconut oil from Whole Foods or Walgreen), part the braided hair in small section, apply the mix to the hair using your finger tips, leave in your hair for 40 minutes, then rinse out your braided hair with warm water.

3. Eucalyptus / Olive  Oil – mix an equal amount of eucalyptus oil with olive oil, heat oils until warm, part your braided hair into sections, apply to scalp, massage for about 5 minutes, and leave on scalp overnight.

4. Yogurt / Rosemary Oil – mix up some rosemary oil with organic Yogurt to form a paste, then rub to your scalp (not braided just scalp), leave for 1 hour, then rinse with warm and dry out.

Well my braids divas, hopefully I have helped with the itchy scalp struggles and you can have a more solid plan on how to treat the scalp and alleviate more intensive itch then there needs to be. Remember even though braids are a convenience,  the itch that comes with them does not have to be an everyday struggle. Let us know what you think of our 5 ways to cure and stop itchy scalp with braids homemade remedies using the comment section below or on our social media pages:

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