Your crochet braids are itching you because you forgot to soak them!
Crochet braids are made from synthetic hair. Manufacturers create synthetic hair with an alkaline base that makes the hair long-lasting. This base is why you are taking your braids out after two weeks! This base is what is causing your braids to itch.
Here's the solution, soak your hair in Apple Cider Vinegar to remove this alkaline base.
ACV Soak Steps
- Create the mixture using one cup of apple cider vinegar to three cups of hot water.
- Submerge the hair into the mixture; after a few minutes, you'll see the white film (alkaline base) on top of the water. Note: for this step, do not remove the rubber bands from the hair or try to comb it out.
- Remove the hair from the mixture and allow it to air dry; this process will also remove the smell of the ACV.
- After this, you are ready to install your hair, free from itchiness!
If you forgot to soak your hair before installing and it is currently itching, spray your scalp using a spray bottle of warm water and 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar.
See tutorial here.
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