Never in my life have I ever experienced a dry itchy scalp until this specific box braid install.
I am a natural girl, so I’m in love with my protective styles. I rock everything from wigs, weaves, box braids, feed-in braids, cornrows, faux locs and so much more, never experiencing harsh itching and dry flaky scalp until now.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to do a cute protective style; smaller box braids that come down to my butt. The process took three days to complete because I do my own hair and I like to break it down into days so I don’t waste a whole day doing hair.
Everything about my hair was exactly what I wanted. I made sure to make my go-to hair growth oil in my applicator bottle and proceeded to apply it to my scalp every night to keep it moisturized during the entire protective style. But a few days in, my scalp became extremely irritated and I honestly had no clue why. Never in my life have I experienced dandruff this bad or accompanied it with excessive itching.
I became so upset because I thought that this style would benefit my hair in the long run and now I was contemplating on taking it out. But before I decided to do that I grab my computer and researched everyway to stop dry itchy scalp when the box braids were already installed. Finally! I got relief; here is how I did it…