Hair Update & Dry Scalp Remedies


I am currently 7 weeks post-relaxer... I have been in my crochet braids for the last 4 weeks and I have absolutely enjoyed having this style on. I have experimented with it and quite a number of styles have worked really well!

The latest style I have tried is a simple blow-out. I simply made use of my denman brush to brush the curls out, and this was the result...




Since starting this healthy hair journey, I have learnt the importance of taking care of my hair even while it is in a protective style. This is what I usually do to my hair:

1.) Moisturize: I have been using this moisture spritz that I recently bought from the cosmetic store. I am loving it so far, but because of the dry season, I can feel that my hair is a bit dryer than I would like. I sometimes spray my hair with a watered down conditioner mix for an additional moisture effect.



2.) Scalp massage: I do this at least three times a week. When my scalp is dry, a little bit of castor oil + peppermint oil + rosemary oil always does the trick. When my hair is not in a protective style, I also like using a peppermint tea rinse which makes my scalp feel fresh and relaxed!


3.) Dry shampoo: I know that many ladies prefer  not to wet their hair when in a protective style, but I cannot go for more than two weeks without my scalp feeling itchy. The oil scalp massages also require a clean scalp for maximum effectiveness. So I use my ORS Dry Shampoo and alternate with a "full" wash every other week.

4.) "Full" wash: I mix Creme of Nature Sulfate Free Shampoo with lots of water, and spritz the mix onto my scalp and hair. I make sure to rinse it out thoroughly before applying a conditioner that will stay in my hair for less than 5 minutes.

What do you to keep your scalp clean during protective styling?



11 comments

  1. I also love lavender oil to mix it in my carrier oils.Your PS still looks new.

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    1. Nice, I am yet to use lavender oil... Thanks Lebo, I got a really good brand of marley hair this time round.

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  2. We use similar things to combat dry scalp. Nice one. Your crotchet braids still look good. I'm currently wigging it but I'm trying to decide my next protective style. Crotchet braids /box braids. Fingers crossed



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    1. Thanks Bee! I love box braids, but I feel that my ends are more exposed with them.. Looking forward to seeing your new protective style :-)

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  4. The versatitly of your crochet braids is unreal! I'm really loving this look you on. Can you share how you wash your braids with dry shampoo? That's a new one for me!

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience!

    KLP @ www.savingourstrands.com

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    1. Thanks KLP! I have had a lot of fun with this hair! I will do a separate post on how I wash the braids, I use it to clean my scalp mostly :-)

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  5. Crochet braids really suits you. The blow out made them prettier too.

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  6. I can't remember when last I used essential oils *face palm* I love th emany styles you have done with your crotchet braids.

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    1. Hey Tomi, I probably would also not remember if it were not for my oil mix which I use three times a week... Thanks for stopping by :-)

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