Taking The ”Itch” Out Of Protective Styles

Itchy Protective Styles Cover Photo

So you just got your hair done, a few days go by and your head still itches! We all have been told the famous line “let your hair grow out some, it will go away.” I have fallen for that line many times and it always resulted in me taking out my protective style out early and losing out on my money!


Now having an itchy scalp is a different problem. If that’s what your struggling with then try the PureFix Hair Elixir, which is also a great scalp moisturizer (while promoting growth).  It has a cooling sensation once you rub it in and it’s perfect for protective styles.

But if you’re whole head is itching immediately after getting your style installed it may be the synthetic hair that’s causing it. Thank GOD for Apple Cider vinegar! It has a ton of uses but I am going to walk you through how you can use it to get rid of the annoying itch. I know what you’re thinking, what does apple cider vinegar have to do with me and my itchy scalp? Well let me explain.

Synthetic hair is often based with alkaline. This meant to keep off mold. The alkaline is the thing that causes an allergic reaction to many of us and we want to get rid of it!


1) Decide where you want to soak your hair; you can use your sink or whatever is available to you.

2) Fill the tub with water!

3) Get your apple cider vinegar and pour one cup it into the water. You don’t have to focus too much on exact measurements! Just measure accordingly, make sure you don’t overdo it!

Picture of apples with glass of apple cider vinegar

4) Place the hair in the water and let it soak for about 15- 20 minutes. I used weights to hold the hair down. After the time is up, a white film will appear at the top of the water and that is the alkaline being lifted off of the hair. Yay!

Hair Extensions Soaking

5) After removing and draining out everything, you want to give the hair one good quick rinse! Just to make sure that everything is removed.

Protective Style Hanging Over the Rack


6) Hang dry and you’re done.

Here’s a brief video to further explain the process, in case you need more details.

I hope this helps! Enjoy your itch free protective style! Have you tried this? Did it work for you? Comment below!

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Brandelyn Green is the Founder of VoiceOfHair, a platform to help women of color find the best hair care products, regimens and hairstyles! Since starting VoiceOfHair in 2014 she has grown the social media platform to over 1MM+ on Instagram and Facebook. As a natural who is also a salon goer, she wanted to create a platform where people could find the best products, hairstylists, advice and trends.
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