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How to Keep Scalp Clean When Wearing Protective Hairstyles, Scalp Antiseptic Tips

Updated on June 24, 2018
Scalp Antiseptic - Scalp Hair Growth
Scalp Antiseptic - Scalp Hair Growth

Scalp Hair Growth

Different races of people wear 'protective hairstyles,' especially Black women, these hairstyles don't require combing your own hair everyday, which can eventually lead to shedding. Protective hairstyles will need to be kept clean without ruining the hairstyle, mainly cleaning the scalp. Some protective hairstyles last for about 1 week or longer, these protective hairstyle are worn to relieve your own hair from stress. Sometimes our own hair needs a break from all the stress we put on it, such as flat ironing, pressing, combing, brushing, washing, and perming.

Wearing protective hairstyles will make your hair stronger and it will grow faster. Protective hairstyles are: braids, two strand twist outs, locks, kinky twists, braid outs, weave, crochet braids, ponytail bun, etc. These hairstyles will definitely show progress in your hair growth.

Other ways to make your hair grow while wearing a protective hairstyle is to clean the scalp with an antiseptic, once every 2 weeks. Cleaning the scalp with an antiseptic will get rid of dandruff. But after cleaning the scalp with an antiseptic such as rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball, then the next day add a small amount of 'oil sheen spray' to your hair and scalp. This is common with African Americans to keep the hair moisturized in preventing dry brittle hair.


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Protective Hairstyle Scalp Antiseptic - Citrus Hair Spray Moisturizer
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Scalp Antiseptic

Using a scalp antiseptic will prevent the scalp pores from being clogged with dandruff. This is why it is necessary to keep the scalp clean with an antiseptic once every week, which helps with maintaining unclogged scalp pores. Scalp antiseptics can be used on a cotton ball to wipe the scalp by sections, especially when wearing weaves and other protective hairstyle.

A scalp antiseptic is a highly effective treatment that destroys the growth of bacteria, on the scalp. It removes dirt, dandruff, and odor-causing bacteria from the scalp.

Scalp antiseptics should include natural ingredients such as water, essential oils, herbal extracts, plant extracts, seed extracts, and fruit extracts.

Some of the antiseptics used for skin can be used for scalp pores as well. Using scalp antiseptics will also help your scalp not form mildew due to wearing hair weaves and protective styles; an antiseptic will prevent scalp fungus. Some women get scalp-mildew from wearing hair weaves in hot summer weather, and wearing head scarves at night. This is why applying an antiseptic to the scalp once every week is important in preventing mildew-buildup and a smelly scalp.

When using tea tree oil, you spray it on your scalp with a small spray bottle; tea tree oil is an actual antiseptic for fungus. And with the antiseptics listed above you can either wipe them on your scalp with a cotton ball, or spritz your scalp once a day with a spray bottle until the fungus is gone. If you wear protective styles you may also want to spray your scalp with lemon-water before going to bed a night, this promotes hair growth and moisture.

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      Ann810 

      5 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Danielle, when used in moderation the scalp antiseptic should also prevent dry scalp as well, and keep the scalp clean until an actual shampooing. Thank you

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      Dani Norris 

      5 years ago from Virginia Beach

      Does using an antiseptic dry out your scalp in any way? Do you feel like it gets your scalp as clean as it does with washing? Thank you for posting this!

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