March 26, 2017 naturallyfrugaldoc 0Comment

Recently I have put my hair in more crochet braids then medium sized twists to keep my hair protected during the winter. Since the hair is not free, there has to be a different way to cleanse the scalp. If you are someone who cannot go weeks without cleansing your scalp, this post is for you.

For Crochet braids, individual twists and braids:

  1. Take your shampoo and dilute it
    1. Fill 1/3 of the spray bottle with shampoo and 2/3 with water
    2. I use Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Shampoo because it leaves my hair smooth when I wash my hair outside of protective styles.
    3. Dilution- will reduce the strength of the shampoo, which is helpful if it is one that is drying
  2. Saturate your hair and scalp with water
  3. Spray the diluted shampoo all over the scalp
    1. You can do this by parting the hair
  4. Massage it in and rinse when done
  5. If in individual twists and braids, place non-diluted conditioner unto the hair
    1. Crochet braids with free weave similar to sew-in: add conditioner to weave
    2. Individual braids/ twists: only put it up to where your hair stops
      1. Otherwise, you will be wasting conditioner if you go the entire length
    3. Personally, I use thin conditioners like Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner and Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Conditioner
  6. Towel dry hair with microfiber towel
    1. This absorbs the majority of the water without causing frizz
  7. Oil scalp and moisturize individual braids/twists
    1. Oil will prevent dandruff and stop hair from breaking off when the style is new
    2. Individual braids/twists: moisturize up to your real hair
  8. If in traditional crochet braids, don’t add conditioner and moisturizer
    1. It will go onto your scalp which defeats the purpose of trying to get it on the hair

Sew-In:

  1. Fill 1/3 of an applicator bottle with shampoo and the rest with water
    1. I use Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo, because it leaves my hair smooth when I wash my hair outside of protective styles.
    2. Dilution- will reduce the strength of the shampoo, which is helpful if it is one that is drying
  2. Apply diluted shampoo, through the gaps of the net and braids
  3. Massage it in and rinse
  4. If you add products to the weave, add some diluted shampoo to the weave
  5. Rinse
  6. Apply conditioner to weave
  7. Let it sit for a few minutes and rinse
  8. Towel dry with microfiber towel
  9. Oil scalp