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Why You Should Soak Kanekalon Hair in Apple Cider Vinegar.

Have you ever been so excited to get Kanekalon or synthetic braiding hair installed just to dread the daily itch and irritation? Well, your not alone. Many of us have an allergic reaction to the coating sprayed on synthetic hair. I promise, it’s not the way your stylist braided your hair nor the brand of hair you purchased. Learn more about how you can enjoy your braiding styles longer by treating your hair first.

What causes the hair to itch: If you’ve ever gotten a protective style with added hair only to have your scalp itch and for small red bumps to appear a few hours later, you’re not alone. Synthetic hair is coated with an Alkaline Lye. Akaline Lye is coated onto strands by hair manufacturer to produce a wear or heat resistant product. The overall goal is to create hair that would protect you with a high thermal resistance. However, this added component can cause our scalp to become extremely irritated, dry and itchy or form small hairline bumps. But don’t despair, it can be avoided by pre-treating the hair with a simple solution: apple cider vinegar.

Learn more about how synthetic hair is made here: Composition of Synthetic Hair. 

How to make the hair less itchy: Option 1: Soak your hair in a solution of water and apple cider vinegar. 1. Fill your sink or a bowl large enough to fit your braiding hair in with warm water. 2. Add in a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar 3. Let the hair set in the solution until you see a white film appear. 4. Take the hair out of the solution and rinse with water. 5. Remove the excess water and let the hair air dry until you are ready to use. Option 2: Wash the hair with regular shampoo You can just opt to use a shampoo to help remove the Akaline base. Option 3: Spray your scalp with a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar Have you already gotten your hair installed? Well you can opt to spray your scalp a spray bottle filled warm water and 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar.

Watch Breanna Ruter Explain: How To Make Your Braids Stop Itching?

If you have encounterd this with our hair. Please let us know, ASAP! We will also be adding the pre-treated service to our hair in the coming months. Stay Tuned.



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