I don’t know who needs to hear this but, if your braids are hurting you, take them down!
Taking braids down earlier than expected feels like a loss because you spent time and money, but nothing is worth permanent damage to your hair and scalp. Excessive scratching, bleeding, burning, or painful scabs are examples of your scalp telling you it is irritated.
A little itchiness is normal, but excessive itching is a strong indicator that your braids are too tight or your scalp is aggravated. Another cause of aggravation could be the ingredients in a product. By making a few changes in your hair routine, you may be able to identify what’s making your scalp so itchy.
So, before you grab the scissors, consider some of these modifications below to relieve itchiness and get the most out of your braided style!