The best way to avoid an irritated, itchy scalp is to — of course– keep your scalp clean. But what do you do in between washes with an elaborate protective style in your hair? Whether you choose to wear weave, twists, twistouts, buns, or other updos, there are times when you are not ready to wash your hair… but your scalp needs to be soothed. I will admit that I’m guilty of vigorously scratching my scalp. I know that I should use my fingertips, but my nails feels so much better. The irritation ensues. So when Luxe Therapy — a vegan and organic hair care line — asked if I would like to try their patent pending Scalp Soother, I jumped at the chance.
According to the product description, the Luxe Therapy Scalp Soother:
- Helps detangle hair and effortless soothe and massage the scalp
- Reduce irritation and stimulate hair growth by promoting blood flow to the scalp
- Safer alternative to using pointy objects to alleviate “weave itch” (this can injure the scalp and cause hair follicle damage!)
- Can be used on natural hair, including Type 4 (kinky) without disturbing twistouts and other hair styles
- Flexible, yet sturdy, it is great to use for shampooing scalp under hair weaves and other braided styles
I tried the Luxe Therapy Scalp Soother for a week, while I wore a [fabulous] twistout after wearing twists for two weeks. So, without question, my scalp was dirty. True to their claims, the ergonomic design, was a great way to “soothe” the scalp without scratching it. It basically hugged the scalp as you pushed it through the roots. The typical comb isn’t curved in this manner, thus it is actually a unique product on the market. I never used it to detangle my hair, but I did use it to lift my roots on my twistouts for a fuller look. If you have a sensitive scalp like mine and are constantly resisting the urge to scratch, I recommend this for in between washes.
Here are some other remedies for cleansing your scalp in-between washes:
- Mix one part apple cider vinegar to three parts water in a dye applicator bottle. Use the dye applicator bottle to apply to the scalp then rub with your fingertips.
- Apply witch hazel to a q-tip and apply to scalp as needed.
- If you are wearing braids or twists, try cleansing your hair and scalp with diluted shampoo.
- This tip is not for in-between washes, but if you have scalp issues in general try a bentonite treatment with apple cider vinegar. It will keep the itchy scalp at bay in between washes.
So there you have it… a few remedies to soothe your scalp in between washes.