How To Prevent Buildup on Scalp around the Base of My Braids: Washing Cornrow Braids and Box Braids

How To Prevent Buildup on Scalp around the Base of My Braids: Washing Cornrow Braids and Box Braids


Hello everyone this is Breanna Rutter author
of the book the natural hair Bible and founder of howtoblackhair.com and for these special
videos I love to answer all of the questions you all send me via email so of you have any
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additional information so this video is inspired by a lady named Rose who emailed me a question
about braids she specifically wanted to know how to actually clear the build up around
the base of her braids like cornrow braids and box braids so is really excited to answer
this question for you because I know a lot of you always ask me how to wash my hair in
braids are why keep my scalp fresh and clean it moisturized and this ties back it’s also
how to release build up around the base of your braids so my first tip that I want to
give you Rose when clearing that build up around your braids is that specifically I’m
going to talk about cornrow braids first so when you want to clear the build up you want
to make sure to use a warm (wet) washcloth to wipe the edges of your hair now you will
prematurely have build up on your braids if you use a lot of products like gel or mousse
and things like that because sometimes I like to gel down my edges or my baby hairs with
a little bit of hair gel and if I continue to do that every day I will have build up
around my hairline so if you see build up around your hair line but not around the rest
of your hair that’s probably because you have product build up and in that situation what
you want to do is use a warm (wet) washcloth you want to gently wipe down your edges and
then when you finish clearing off your build up you want to apply a little bit of oil to
keep your hair moisturized now in regards to box braids if you have build up around
the base of your braids that means you need to wash your hair sometimes it can be product
build up and sometimes this is the buildup of dead skin cells which over time can cause
or actually lead to dandruff so what you want to do is make sure you wash your hair not
really easy to wash her hair especially in individual braids or twists you specifically
want to know how to clear build up around your box braids so what you want to do is
use your regular shampoo that used to wash your hair your regular conditioner that use
the wash your hair as well and you want to dilute the to so get some kind applicator
bottle and fill it with probably one part shampoo two-part water and then the same for
your conditioner because you want the shampoo and you want the conditioner to be loose so
that it can really wash your braids thoroughly and it won’t have a lot of thick shampoo that
you have to get out because it’ll to keep sudsing up your hair you have a lot of product
left in your hair if you don’t make sure to dilute your shampoo and conditioner for doing
so so when you dilute your shampoo your applicator bottle you squirt all of your parts you are
gonna gently use the pads of your fingers and run them down your part you don’t want
to scrub vigorously as if you were washing on hair and you definitely don’t want to use
your nails just use the pads of your fingers and gently massage her scalp around the base
of your braids and then rinse out that shampoo with warm water and then also when you go
with your conditioner you want to do the same thing make sure its diluted applicator bottle
squirt all over your part and then you want to gently massage and rinsed out as well you
just have to make sure that everything you use all of your products using to wash and
condition your hair have been diluted so you can easily rinse it out of your style so when
it comes to actually drying your hair after you released all this product build up or
dandruff and things like that what you want to do is gently pat pat dry your cornrow braids
or your box braids depending on which one your way you want to make sure to pat them
tile dry and then what you want to do is take a little bit of oil in your hand lubricate
your hands and run them down your parts and down your braids to further lock and moisture
which is water so I hope that’s help you Rose so what you just want to do if you prematurely
have build up around the hair line is probably because of product build up so use a warm
cloth as I stated to make she wiped it down and if you have product around the base of
your braids specifically like box braids you want to wash and condition your hair so I
hope those tips help you in any of you this watching as well because I know a lot of you
always ask me about how to help this particular situation and before you go make sure to sign
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