Rub a dub scrub
I had been rocking my ‘faux locs’ for a couple of weeks when the itching started. First it was something I could ignore but I caught my fingers in my hair a couple of times and knew it was time to do something about it.
I turned to my trusty pals- Google and YouTube, for help. I got a LOT of info about cleaning your hair while in braids or locs. I decided to go with the Baking soda and Apple cider vinegar approach.
What you will need:
Apple cider vinegar- 1 cup
A very soft toothbrush (I used a baby’s toothbrush)
What to do:
Tie up your braids/locs in a loose ponytail.
Mix the baking soda with water until you get a light paste.
Remove one braid at a time from the ponytail to work with. This would ensure you don’t miss a spot. Using the toothbrush, apply a little bit of the baking soda paste to your scalp and scrub gently.
When you’ve gotten to every braid its time to rinse it out.
Mix the Apple cider vinegar with 2-3cups of water and apply to your scalp.
Rinse thoroughly with water and let your hair dry.
I applied a mix of Jojoba and tea tree oil to my scalp afterward.
The itching was gone and I had the locs in for another month with no itching at all.