Braids Make My Head Itch! How To Make My Braids Stop Itching (Am I Allergic to Braiding Hair?)

Breanna Rutter


Kandi  says her scalp is always itching when she gets Senegalese Twists and she thinks she is allergic to kanekalon hair because she is always having problems with itching when wearing this hair.


Tip #2: You are Sensitive to the alkaline base sprayed onto the braiding hair.The alkaline base is to prevent mold from growing on the hair. If dust collects on it and becomes moist, its the optimal environment for mold growth. Braiding hair is produced easily in mass quantities and it sits around the factory until an order is place. Without this base, mold can grow on the collected dust overtime on top of the hair.


Tip #2 Wash the hair in a solution of apple cider vinegar or shampoo. Lubricate the area with oil that will have close contact to your scalp is optional before braiding and twisting.


Apple Cider Vinegar


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This is the Kanekalon Braiding Hair I use for my Senegalese Twists

Senegalese Twists DVD



Hello everyone this is Breanna Rutter author of the book the natural hair Bible and founder of and for these special videos I left as all of the questions you all send me via email so you have any questions that you like for me to answer be sure to check out the description box below for additional information so without further ado are going to get right on into the video in this video is the video is because of a question I received from Candy she wants to know if it is possible that she's allergic to braiding hair because when she get her Senegalese twists installed her scalp always itches very bad so this video is definitely going to help a lot of you who are watching because a lot of you have issues with putting synthetic braiding hair and your hair and having problems with it itching and causing a lot of inflammation and swelling on your scalp so I am going to tell you why you're probably having this thing is going on with the braiding hair and what you can do to help your situation so first is the reason why a lot of people are very sensitive or think that there allergic to braiding hair is because of the material that's sprayed on the braiding hair in the manufacturing plant where they are spraying on alkaline base on this hair preserve the hair from getting mold on it now mold cannot grow on material that's now organic so if it is that dead tissue cells or any type of food or anything like that mold can't grow on things that were once real if you understanding what I'm saying because synthetic hair are plastic fibers so nothing can live off of plastic fibers and be alive but they spray an alkaline base on the braiding hair which is a very acidic material that's going to kill off any bacteria that can grow on the hair because when hair produced it's produced at a rapid rate and is usually just setting inside of the until it shipped out to someone who wants to buy the braiding hair so to prevent a lot of the moldy packages what they do is they spray the alkaline base on to the hair to prevent mold from growing on and only way mold can grow on it is the dust collects and then the dust have to be moist to actually give an environment for mold to grow so I hope I didn't confuse any of you as to like okay what are you talking about basically the spray that they spray on the hair it just prevents material from growing on it so that we gave it as a have mold all of the braiding hair a lot of people are very sensitive to the alkaline base because the pH of the base is about seven so it's a lot higher than the environment your scalp is and that's why it itches so badly so what you can do you can still weigh her Senegalese twists and your box braid in the love to wear but you first have to treat the hair and the way that you treat the hair is that you just have to wash it some people like to wash it with apple cider vinegar so what you want to do is probably fill up your bathroom sink or a small bowl or something like that that you can fit all of your hair and then pour a cup of apple cider vinegar in it to strip the alkaline base off of the synthetic hair what you also can do is just washing with regular shampoo you just need some type of adjutant to get the alkaline based off of the hair so that you can install it without a irritating your scalp so that is pretty much a way around everything but I wanted you to know that it's not the synthetic braiding hair that you are allergic to is the actual alkaline base that they spray on it to keep the hair from having an environment that mold can grow so hope this helps you in everyone was watching me that this is a very common problem with extensions is that when someone gets them done they often blame the braider or where they blame the brand of hair will really is just the way that the hair is treated so this is available for customers to consume and to just braid into their hair so yeah just make sure you wash it and before you install it has to be stripped of alkaline base or will irritate your scalp saw hope this is help you and everyone else was watching it before you go make sure to sign up for my email is so that you automatically entered for any giveaways that I do and also received exclusive content so until then I'll see you are in my next video


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