With little to no hair maintenance required when you’re on protective styles, scalp protection while wearing protective styles can easily be forgotten. Your scalp is where it all begins. A healthy scalp results in a healthy hair. It’s important to keep a clean and healthy scalp. If you don’t cleanse, hydrate, and soothe your scalp with moisturizing products, it’ll result in itchiness, dandruff and flakes.
Hair problems begins at the scalp area. Before you start seeing any noticeable hair problem like breakage or excessive shedding, your scalp must’ve been suffering for a while! Your scalp should be cared for at ALL times, including during protective styling. As a matter of fact, protective styling allows you more access to your scalp and as such, scalp protection should not be taken for granted when you’re on protective styles.
How then do you keep your scalp healthy while on protective styles?
- Make Sure Your Scalp is Healthy Before Getting The Protective Style Done: if your scalp is in a bad shape before styling, it would only get worse after. Treat your scalp instead of hiding them under protective styles. You’re only doing more harm to the overall health of your hair. Do simpler protective styles (like crotchets) that allows you enough access to your scalp.
- Avoid Tight Braids: tight braids is one of the main problems that can lead to scalp issues as they place great tension on your hair strands, eventually pulling it out. Tight braids can also cause inflammation that irritates your scalp. Reduce the tension of your braids. It might not make it last as long, but the safety of your hair and scalp is guaranteed.
- Find Natural Scalp Repair Products: get products with NO chemical to nourish and repair your scalp. Again, do NOT ignore your hair and scalp at this time. Afrovirtues Natural Products has a wide range of products that will soothe, hydrate and repair your scalp.
How do you care for your scalp when you’re on protective styles?