Regardless of how your hair is styled, keeping it clean is of upmost importance, especially to maintain protective styles. Many start their hair journey and reduce the amount of shampoo they use or cut it out altogether. This is particularly common with protective styles since washing braids or locs can be difficult and take long to dry. However skipping wash day can cause dirt, product and sweat build-up, and even be the catalyst for infections, dandruff and a dry itchy scalp.
Cleaning your hair while in protective styles doesn't need to be difficult.
One of the best ways to cleanse your scalp while wearing a protective style is using a cleansing foam. This is a foam dry shampoo. Cleansing foam is convenient to use because it keeps the hairstyle dry while still cleaning the scalp so it doesn't require drying time which can be long if you are wearing hair extensions. Also washing your hair the traditional way while wearing extensions can cause breakage as the hair extensions ( braids, twists, etc) will be pulling your natural hair when it is in a weak state from being wet.
To use our No Rinse Cleansing Foam, apply 3+ pumps of your foam into your palms and massage directly into your scalp. This will help to remove sweat and residue as well as freshen your scalp. This is particularly effective after exercise. If there is excessive build up, use a damp cloth to wipe away any residue or dirt and oils. An alternative to dry shampoo is to use traditional shampoo, dilute it with water and apply to your scalp using a washcloth. .