Friday, January 25, 2013

How to Reduce Itching when Using Kanekalon Hair Extensions

Many women experience acute itching of the scalp after the application of kanekalon hair. Itching is even worse in styles like cornrows/canerows where the hair is closely touching the scalp.  Ever wondered why your hair itches less after several washes? The itching is often due to the alkaline base coating used in the preparations of Kanekalon hair and other hair fibres used for extensions.

Kanekalon Hair

As a result of the coating getting on your scalp, you could have adverse reactions to alkaline base in kanekalon extensions. Try to prepare the extensions hair by removing the alkaline base before it is applied to your hair. Here is how you can reduce the chance of an itchy scalp even before you apply extensions to your hair.

How to Remove the Alkaline Base in Extensions

You will Need

  • Distilled White Vinegar
  • Warm Water
  • A Bowl or sink
  • Towel
  • Elastic Bands

Watch the video below to see how it is done of follow the steps listed below.

Step 1
Secure hair with hair band in at least three places to reduce the possibility of tangling.

Step 2
Add warm water and 1 cup of inexpensive vinegar to a very large bowl.

Step 3
Immerse hair (with bands secured) into water for 15 minutes. Hair should be fully immersed. You will see the film of alkaline base forming a film on the top of the water.

Step 4
Drain the water and keep rinsing the hair in the bowl until you believe that most of the vinegar is washed out.

Step 5
Lay the hair on a towel or better, hang to drip dry. Avoid using a blowdryer without a diffuser so that hair is not frayed out which would make it harder to be used post-treatment.

Now you can do your box braids or senegalese twists without wondering if you will be itching your scalp raw and having to wash before it's time.