Best Scalp Oils and Sprays For Braids
We’re all too familiar with the irritation that accompanies a protective style.
Whether you’re picking at the braids underneath a wig, or praying that your twists will start to feel lighter, an itchy scalp is one of the unfortunate side effects of a look that doesn’t necessarily require day-to-day maintenance.
Although the hair follicle needs daily nourishment, it’s important to remember that treating the root is where you’ll see and feel relief almost instantly.
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These sprays not only bring luster back to a weeks-old style; they also eliminate product build-up and bring moisture back into the scalp.
Vernon Francois Scalp Nourishment Braids and Locs Spray
The secret weapon in this fragrant spritz is ubuntu mafura oil, which provides essential fatty acids to the scalp and hair follicle.
Carol's Daughter Lisa's Hair Elixir
Revive your hair from the inside out by spraying this miracle worker directly onto the scalp. A mix of five different oils as well as biotin and wheat protein will polish away that nasty buildup around the root of your braids.
Klorane Leave-In Spray with Magnolia
Technically, this isn't an actual scalp spray, but magnolia wax, its star ingredient, provides an intense shine that will make your weeks-old braids look brand new again. You can also incorporate this into a leave-in treatment once you've taken out the protective style.
It's A 10 Miracle Dry Oil Spray
After you've been wearing braids or any protective style for a long time, this argan-infused spray will revive their luster. Added keratin will also bring much needed nourishment to the scalp after weeks of pulling.
Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey Calming Tension Spray
If you're sick and tired of tapping your head to relieve itchiness, this spray is a godsend. The peppermint oil in this formula will instantly soothe your scalp when it's been tugged and tapped one too many times.
Motions Nourish and Care Indulgent Oil Spray
The name says it all! Indulge and heal your achy scalp with a seriously luxurious blend of five oils when it's been irritated by braids or protective styling. The added shine is just a bonus!
African Royale BRX Braid & Extensions Sheen Spray
An alcohol-free formula that won't sting or leave your scalp feeling sticky and dry. It's also safe for human AND synthetic extensions--#winning.