Anytime you wash your braids, you need to pay close attention to your scalp by trying to remove any build up of natural oils.
tip #1: add some of your regular shampoo to a spray bottle and dilute it with water!! This will make it much easier to remove the scalp buildup.
tip #2: do not massage your scalp too much. This will only loosen your hair from you braids and make them look “fuzzy”. Gently massage your scalp just enough to loosen the oils that are being dissolved with the shampoo.
If you have cornrows, you might consider using a du-rag to minimize frizzing as your hair dries. For regular braids or interlock, you will need to make sure they are completely dry before putting them in a ponytail or bun to prevent smelly braids. For braids that have loose ends, you will have to add some additional product to the ends to prevent them from turning into a lion’s mane.