How To Stop Faux Locs From Itching?

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It all starts with a little tingle. Then a light itch or two. You keep going about your day, then BOOM. The itchiness rapidly increases. Now you feel your hair is on fire and you want your money back from that “darn hairstylist” and then you start dialing the hairstylist right away or make emergency phone calls to your girlfriends. I get it, trust me we have all been there.

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There are stylists that will ask clients about their scalp and if they are allergic to anything synthetic that they know of. The stylist might even go an extra mile in asking if you are prone to having an itchy scalp so that he/she can wash the alkaline out of the braiding hair that most manufacturers produce today.

And just so you are aware, the alkaline base is meant to keep the synthetic hair from not sticking onto each other, but it also makes it resistant to heat–it basically keeps the hair intact for purchase. This is all ‘nice and dandy’ until you are like seeing red scabs and flakes from extreme itchiness. I would go off on how it is unethical for a hairstylist to not ask or educate a client about their scalp, but instead, I’ll be letting you know that the itchiness from Faux Locs can be fixed! So no, you don’t need to take down your Locs.

Let me disclose that even though your synthetic hair is washed in Apple cider vinegar prior to installation, you might be simply experiencing normal itchiness that might stem from your scalp is dry, in which case you need to moisturize it. Or you might be due for a wash.

You can stop your faux locs from itching your scalp by following these 4 steps carefully

Step 1: Grab a Spray bottle

Step 2: A bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) with the Mother in it.

Step 3: Any of the two anti-fungal/anti-inflammatory essential oils below:

Peppermint oil: The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties in this oil soothe itchy scalp and brings dandruff to a very bare minimum and defends against head lice. Peppermint oil causes a tingle-like and cold feeling on the scalp.  This increases circulation on the scalp and promotes hair growth!

  • Peppermint oil causes a tingle-like and cold feeling on the scalp.  This increases circulation on the scalp and promotes hair growth!

Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil has anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties, which makes it effective for treating dandruff, itchiness, and flaky scalp. If you do not like the tingle feeling peppermint oil has, you may opt for Tea tree oil.

  • This oil not only moisturizes the scalp, but also controls excess oil production that prevent hair follicles from hair growth.

Step 4:  A Measuring Cup & ANY Distilled Water. i.e: Poland Spring. I highly recommend using distilled water but, if you do not have it readily available, click on this link to find out how to DIY distill water. If you are simply not in the mood, just use warm tap water.

The Mixture that helps stop your faux locs from itching

  • In the spray bottle, mix 2 table spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 teaspoon of any of the two essential oils and ¼ cup of water
  • Shake together and spray into all areas of scalp and use your finger tips to massage them in thoroughly. Do this as many times as you get itchiness. From my experience of wearing Faux locs with synthetic hair, I had to do this process 2-4 times a week for the first 2 weeks of wearing them. As time went on the itchiness stopped and I only ended doing this from once a week to once every two weeks. It varies person to person. See what works for you and treat your scalp accordingly.
  • Lavon says:
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    1. Too many don’t know that scalp therapy shampoos for fast hair growth (of course with no sulfates, no parabens and no DEA) are a thing. Hair styling enthusiasts can now attain longer hair and experience more options. Surely worth searching.

      If you’re considering hair loss, damaged hair, preventing scalp disorders, hair growth, hair and scalp health normally, almost the same thoughts become relevant.

      For the most part, you should try to stay away from hair treatments and products that contain chemicals like parabens, DEA or sulfates.

      What’s good for your hair is healthy for your skin also.

      Clearly your content above hits the nail in the head for many reasons. It steers away from the accustomed mistakes and traps most fall into- utilizing horrible alternatives. Keep up the great content!

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