Black Hair Media Forum Homepage
BHM BHM BHM
California Lace Wigs and Weaves
Forum Home Forum Home > The Archives > Natural Hair Care - Archives
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - braids smell like mildew
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login
Extensions Plus
 

Forum Lockedbraids smell like mildew

 
 Post Reply Post Reply
It Always Begin With Beautiful Hair

Premier Lace Wigs

Mynx Hair

Author
bracelet View Drop Down
Junior Member
Junior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 16 2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 495
Direct Link To This Post Topic: braids smell like mildew
    Posted: Sep 18 2007 at 4:40pm

um k, this is a lil embarrassing but I washed my braids the other day and I woke up this morning and let them down ( I sleep in a bun) and they smell like mildewDeadAngryDead.  Why? and will the smell go away after I rewash?

Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
Gigi-07 View Drop Down
Guest Group
Guest Group
Avatar

Joined: Dec 30 2006
Location: US - Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 2954
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 18 2007 at 5:56pm
That can happen if you washed your braids with HOT water.
Heat+Moisture=Mold, and so, you don't want to wash your hair, especially your braids, with hot water. Instead, wash with the coldest water you can stand, and see if that helps any.
If you did wash with cold water, I suggest maybe going under a medium heated hooded dryer after washing your braids next time, to dry up some of that water so your braids are not just soaking and letting that water just sit, and see if that helps.
Back to Top
bracelet View Drop Down
Junior Member
Junior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 16 2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 495
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 18 2007 at 6:34pm
thanks
Back to Top
tru_blu09 View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar

Joined: Aug 31 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 16061
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 18 2007 at 9:00pm
washing your braids and wrapping them up soon will cause them 2 smell like mildew..... i advise you 2 re-wash and air dry.. That has happened to me too... I dont wash my hair in real hot water, more like warm-cool HTH
Back to Top
Wildfire View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: May 27 2006
Location: Kingston, JA.
Status: Offline
Points: 90836
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 19 2007 at 10:00am

I agree. Never go to bed with your braids wet/damp

Back to Top
Miss_Pepa256 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: Mar 08 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 2111
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 19 2007 at 7:59pm
Originally posted by Wildfire Wildfire wrote:

I agree. Never go to bed with your braids wet/damp

 
ITA! I suggest sitting under a hooded dryer until your hair and braids are dry.
Back to Top
Get Longer Healthier Faster Growing Hair
iLace Wigs
Get Healthier Stronger Longer Hair
Netwurks Xcel21
Human Hair Wigs
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down