The only thing more common than braids and weaves is the itching sensation that comes along with them. We’ve become so used to patting our heads constantly that we’re not even looking for a solution anymore. But never fear, here is how you can get rid of that tingling feeling for good.

Care for your hair

The most obvious reason for an itchy scalp is dandruff. To treat this, make sure you wash, condition and oil your scalp using something like Afri True Conditioning Growth Oil (Clicks, R49,95) before putting on your weave.afri true-growth-oil

Keep those extensions fresh

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Another reason for that itch is the tight contraction of the skin and lack of moisture and fresh air caused by braids and weaves. When hair is trapped underneath a doek or a weave for days without moisture, the scalp gets dry and this creates that itchy feeling.

A good ointment like Dark and Lovely scalp soother (R24,99, Clicks) should bring some relief if you apply it directly to your scalp. Don’t use it to keep your weave shiny. scalp sootherAlso note that it is important not to keep your extensions in for too long.

Now tell me, do you have any tricks up your sleeve to beat the itch?