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    Posted: Aug 18 2011 at 1:56pm
I have crochet braids with loose "MOdel Model Italian wavy" hair. I think its synthetic, and I would like to know if I can wash my hair. It is itching and when I scratch my scalp, dirt gets under my nails. If I can, how do I wash it? What kind of shampoo should be used?

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Ok, someone, anyone tell me something! Forget it, its been 2.5 weeks and I'm just going to wash it in the morning. If it messes up, then I'll just have to take it out. Its driving me nuts!!
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Originally posted by Gia2009 Gia2009 wrote:

I have crochet braids with loose "MOdel Model Italian wavy" hair. I think its synthetic, and I would like to know if I can wash my hair. It is itching and when I scratch my scalp, dirt gets under my nails. If I can, how do I wash it? What kind of shampoo should be used?

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I can't really say how synthetic hair will act once you get it in contact with water but what helps me with itching while in braids is witch hazel. I usually get a cotton pad, saturate it with witch hazel and rub it in the parts.

If you still need to take the shampoo route, I'd go with a sulfate free shampoo. Just make sure get the shampoo on the scalp and don't do a rubbing motion so you could avoid tangling. HTH

Here's the video that gave me the witch hazel idea when I was preparing for braids:


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Thank you Kocoa! Glad you posted before I washed my hair. I will try the witch hazel today.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote khivey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 19 2011 at 12:19pm
Yes you can wash synthetic hair...I usually group my braids into 4 sections and wash the scalp...I also use Dettol if my scalps start to itch too early in the braid stage..I normally don't like to wash until I have had them in for at least a month. 
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yeah
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Babydoll9163 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 26 2011 at 7:00pm
I stay washing mine LOL. I've had them for roughly 2 months and I've washed/conditioned like 6 times. They're fine. You do have to be gentle though.
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I don't cro. but I wear braids and twists. I like to run water over them once or twice a week to keep hydrated. On wash days I use a non-viscous (liquid-y) shampoo and conditioner, diluting it in a cup, with a few drops of my fave oil. I run it over my braids and scalp, massing the scalp to loosen up dirt. Then I rinse under water. Repeat with non-viscous conditioner. Then I use my own braid spray on it to lock in moisture. I think it's important to wash in braids at least once a week to keep moisturized and clean. It doesn't mess up my style, although I rather the style look "fuzzy" bc it looks better that way to me. HTH
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if it can stand high temperture ,it can be wash ,but need you slightly,as the shampoo ,i have no ideas
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When I wore briads, I just shampoo my hair with a diluted clarifying shampoo in a applicator bottle and applied it to my scalp.  I would gently massage the soap on my scalp and let the force of the shower head rinse the residue.  Then I would spray leave-in conditioner for braids.  During the week I would use Sea Breeze or Witch Hazel to keep the scalp clean.
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