Dos and don’ts to washing braids
5 step guide on how to wash braids
Dilute your shampoo. Mix your shampoo with water in a spray bottle, then shake well to ensure it’s well-mixed.
Spray the shampoo mixture onto your scalp. Part your hair into sections, then spray the shampoo mixture directly onto your scalp, making sure to cover all areas.
Massage the shampoo into your scalp. Using your fingertips, gently massage the shampoo into your scalp, being careful not to tug or pull on your braids.
Rinse your scalp thoroughly. Use lukewarm water to rinse your scalp thoroughly, ensuring that all the shampoo has been washed away.
Apply conditioner to your braids. Apply conditioner to the lengths of your hair, avoiding the scalp as much as possible. Use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb to distribute the conditioner evenly through the braids.
Can you wash knotless braids?
Yes, it’s best to wash your knotless braids every two weeks or as needed, depending on your scalp’s oiliness and your lifestyle. You can also use a dry shampoo or scalp cleanser between washes to keep your scalp clean and fresh.
FAQs washing braided hair
How often should I wash my braids?
It’s generally recommended to wash braids no more than once every two weeks. Washing too frequently can cause damage to your hair and scalp, and may also cause your braids to loosen or unravel.
Can I use regular shampoo and conditioner on my braids?
Yes, you can use regular shampoo and conditioner on your braids. However, it’s important to dilute your shampoo before applying it to your scalp, and to avoid using too much conditioner to prevent build-up.
Can I use hot water to wash my braids?
No, it’s not recommended to use hot water to wash your braids. Hot water can cause damage to your hair and scalp, and may also cause your braids to loosen or unravel. Use lukewarm water instead to ensure that your hair and scalp are clean without causing any damage.
Can you wash your hair with braids in?
Yes, just follow our guide and you’ll have clean and fresh braids in no time 🙂