Weave Care: Relief for an Itchy Scalp

Weave Care: Relief for an Itchy Scalp

weave solutions for an itchy scalp

weave solutions for an itchy scalp

If you have ever worn a weave, you know what Bey was talkin’ bout when she sang Pat yo weave ladies! Having an itch that you can quite reach to scratch is one of the worst feelings in the world and a lot of times wearing a weave causes that exact sensation!  Below I demonstrate a few ways to relive an itchy scalp while wearing a sew-in weave.

  1. Moisturize your hair.  Aside from the relief of an itchy scalp, moisturizing your hair beneath the weave is a necessity for maintaining healthy hair.  Weaves do not equal NO maintenance!  Keeping your hair and scalp adequately moisturized with sprays that contain mostly natural ingredients will prevent dryness which will lead to itchiness without causing buildup.  Some suggested moisturizing sprays are African Pride Braid Sheen Spray, Bee Mine Juicy Spritz, Obia Naturals Curl Enhancing Spray.
  2. Add essential oils to your shampoo.  I’ve demonstrated how to make a shampoo, oil, water mixture to wash your hair.  Oils are not necessary but if you have noticed itchiness, adding a few drops of peppermint, tea tree or eucalyptus oil will give your scalp a refreshing tingle as well as ward off bacteria and fungus.
  3. Use an astringent.  I like to use the original formula of Sea Breeze, applied to my scalp with a q-tip to quickly clean and refresh my scalp.  This works really well when you don’t have time for a full wash and condition session and after working out.
  4. Try a dry shampoo.  There are a several brands on the market and I have tried a couple over the years, but don’t have enough experience to recommend one over another.  Dry shampoos are great to absorb sweat and excess oils and work in a pinch to add body to weighed down hair.  They even have drugstore versions now from brands like Tresemme and Dove.

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As I said in the video, these tips work not only to relieve and itchy scalp beneath your weave but in any long term protective style such as braids or twists.  Check out this post for a full regimen for caring for your hair while wearing a weave.  Also, I recently purchased a fantastic tool called the Luxe Therapy Scalp Soother, which is specially designed to relieve an itchy scalp beneath your weave, braids, locs or twists.  The item is amazing and retails for only $9.95.  Check out my full review and order your own today – it is a must have for weave wearers!

  • TC

    Thanks. Just put in my first weave and the itching has begun so this was well needed

  • mandy

    great video and helpful tips.

  • From Mrs. to Mom

    Girl, that pic made me crack up laughing! I can’t watch the video while at work so I have to do it when I get home. I currently have cornrows and my scalp is itching the heck out of me…i need some serious itch relief.

    • Hope this helped you girlie! I know my reply is super late BUT that Luxe Therapy Scalp Tool I reviewed recently is the BOMBBBBB!!! For the next time you’re in braids! 🙂

  • Micky Brathwaite

    check out the weaveeezzz,its a scalp sanitizing tool kit,specifically for weaves,check it out .this post is helpful will try it out.

  • Great tips! When I was a kid and had braids in, my mom used rubbing alcohol to clean my scalp twice a month and it always got the job done!

  • blutifulblaq

    I tried the astringent and I just washed my hair. I hope something helps and soon or this sew in will be coming out next week!!!

  • glamhairbox

    I use the Basic Hair Care Carbon Tea Tree Scalp treatment. It has the essential oil Tea Tree in it to soothe the itch and great if your suffer from eczema or psoriasis.


  • Tweets

    Ladies, I love my sew in. I do however hate the itch that follows a week or so later, my remedy is a dab of essential and natural oils and an over the counter anti histamine.

  • Natasha Alston

    I also have worn weaves for years and had to pat my weave my share of the time. A new product that just came on the market which I have tried (recently started being sold on Ebay and Amazon) is a product called allay. It has a special applicator on it that allows it to get to the scalp easier and only takes a few drops on the scalp. This stuff works great and is good for the hair. It’s got all kind of good oils in it including tea tree and lavender which gives it a nice smell! It would be worth checking it out and investing in a bottle.