As we know, if you wear a hair weave, your scale may become itching because of lack of ventilation. And, itching sensation can also be caused by other factors including dried perspiration, accumulating dead skin cells, product buildup, a lack of proper scalp hygiene, and so on. However, do you know how to make a weave stop itching? In general, with proper care, we can combat the itch.
Regularly wash hair and scalp to keep them clean and moisturized.
- Find out which washing frequency best suits your hair and scalp. This may be once a week or once every two weeks.
- Use a moisturizing, detangling shampoo and conditioner.
- Do not wash for long time since the bacteria will accumulate and make itching more serious.
After cleaning, let the hair dry.
Place an antiseptic to the itchy spots on your scalp in between hair washings, since antiseptic will kill the bacteria. Apply antiseptic mouthwash on a cotton swab, and wipe it to the scalp on the itching area to offer relief. Alternatively, you can use hazelnut or hydrogen peroxide.
Spray over-the-counter anti-itch medication on your scalp during an itch, or use a cotton swab to apply it to stop the itching.
Do not vigorously scratch scalp by using fingernails or hair combs, for this can cause abrasions to your scalp.
Give your weave room to breathe. While sleeping, do not cover hair with a hair bonnet since it can trap air and make the itching worse.
Do not apply oil or grease to your scalp since this will only trap itch-causing bacteria.