A common question we get is "can I wash my hair while wearing box braids or knotless braids" and the answer is YES! It's an elevated wash day but a very necessary one. In fact, washing your braids and or cleansing your scalp every other week will eliminate product buildup, sweat, dirt, improve scalp health and prolong your style.
There are a few things you should know when you wash your braids:
1. Don't try to wash your braids when you are in a hurry-This is a task and you need to do this when you have a few hours to spare.
2. Do not go to sleep with wet hair- When you wash your braids, you need to thoroughly dry from root to tip. To speed up the process a bit, you can blow dry the braids itself for about 20 minutes before sitting under a hooded dryer. A cap that attaches to the end of a blow drying is best because you can gather all your braids and put them inside the cap.
3. Massage thoroughly around the root of the braid- but don't miss giving the extend part of your braids love too, as they pick of dirt from the environment, your hands, products etc. Our Scalp Soothie makes for a great companion when you need to aggressively, but comfortably, remove the dirt and buildup from your scalp while wearing braids.
4. Lastly, yes your roots will be a little frizzy- but the bright side is your scalp will be able to breathe and you'll actually stimulate your hair follicles for growth. Embrace the frizz!
Here's a great video I found to explain how to wash your braids by Brandi Lofton: