As the summer is upcoming and the weather is being hotter and hotter, wearing a chic set of twist braids, ombre braids and crochet braid and even a wig are perfect to go for summer vacation. It’s a style that easy to maintain especially in the summer. The heat and humidity could ruin your tresses or sleek look. Though the Kanekalon Micro Braids they are beautiful and easy to maintain, they would bring you horrible itchiness. That’s because the Kanekalon and Synthetic Hair Extensions are coated with an alkaline base which helps prevent mold and makes the hair heat and wear resistant. Then how to get rid of such itchy? Follow the tips below.
1. Check Your Body Or Scalp First
Before doing these steps, if your scalp have symptoms of shingles, fungal infections and other problems, then you need to make a appointment with your doctor to treat it well first.
If not that serious, have a check whether your skin was sunburn. In the summer, especially the first bright days of summer, it’s easy to get a sunburn on your scalp. Just like anyplace else, as your skin heals, it gets itchy. If the itchy cause by this reason. Use an aloe vera shampoo or conditioner to alleviate the itching.
Also have a check for head lice. Have somebody check your head for bugs or their eggs called nits which usually attached near the base of the hair shaft. If there are head lice on your scalp, don’t worry, use a medicated shampoo as directed, wash all bedding and clothes you’ve worn, in very hot water, then dry on hot for at least 20 minutes. Dry clean all non-washable items, vacuum carpets and upholstered furniture. Soak hair-care products (combs, brushes, scrunchies, barrettes etc.) in rubbing alcohol or medicated shampoo for an hour.
2. Treating the Synthetic Hair With Vinegar And Water Mixture
Before installing the synthetic braid and or synthetic wig, it’d better to pretreat your synthetic extensions, soaking them with the vinegar and water mixture will break down the alkaline solution.
Put a 2:1 split of water and vinegar (or apple cider vinegar) into a bucket, and saturating all the synthetic hair extensions for about 15 minutes, then rinse the hair in warm water and add conditioner to soften hair. Rinse again and air dry the braids or synthetic wigs.
But if your hair is already installed, you can fill the vinegar mixture with a spray bottle and spray directly onto your hair and scalp thoroughly, let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing out. You’ll be happy during the process, the itchy will be gone, and this step can be use time to time, it’s helpful to dandruff too.
3. Change Your Shampoo and Hair Conditioner Regularly
Don’t have apple cider vinegar? You can also try washing the hair with regular shampoo to rid of the alkaline base. This may require a bit more more work to get it all out. Make sure to condition hair, too.
Trying a new shampoo and conditioner for two weeks will help remove any build-up that has resulted from constant use of your traditional brand.
Another thing you can use if you’re broke or don’t want to buy another shampoo is get olive oil, mayonnaise and broccoli; mix them together, and rub it on your scalp. Olive oil actually reduces oiliness, mayonnaise hydrates and gets rid of lice and adds luster and shine, while the broccoli can clean deeply. You can also use an egg for nutrients. But remember to eliminate any hair products that contain alcohol from your hair care regimen. Alcohol is a powerful drying agent, and can easily cause an attack of the itchiness.
4. Dry Your Hair Thoroughly
Damp hair will cause product buildup, and your scalp will be subject to the drying action of evaporation, which in turn can lead to itching. Even worse, mold can grow in hair! You definitely want to prevent that.
If you’re suffering itchy from your synthetic hair extensions, have a try these steps, or tell me your ideas about this. Welcome to share it to those who in need.