Are You Allergic To Your Synthetic Braiding Hair?

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Are You Allergic To Your Synthetic Braiding Hair?

You want your new braids to be lit right but not LITerally on fire🔥 So what happens when those braids you love to rock cause mad itching, burning ?

Tight braids can often cause bumps as well as irritation and inflammation of the scalp. But being uncomfortable doesn’t need to be a side effect of braids.

In fact, After a wonderful experience you should be able to loosely style your braids however you desire, though it may be widely advised to limit manipulation and tension pulling protective styles for the first week or two.


Ask your Braid Professional for recommendations after getting your new style installed. 


2 Reasons Why You Should Wash Your Braiding Hair Extensions 


Maybe you’re like me and don’t know if you’re allergic to your synthetic braiding hair.

Well, some common allergies are sneezing, itching, runny nose and watery eyes. Buy you’ll see and experience that skin allergies aren’t that much different. 

As a consumer of the African American Culture you will want to know when you are experiencing any and especially all of the symptoms listed below

  1. itchiness
  2. Scalp irritation and bleeding 
  3. rashes and redness

These are all common adverse reactions to braiding hair and are also a sign that you might be allergic to your protective style or your synthetic braiding hair.

In worst case scenarios, the symptoms can result in hair being pulled out from the root to different types of loss hair which could be threatening and irreversible.

I mean ouch… her scalp is on fire. This picture was found online on google but I sure wouldn’t want to be the once experiencing the discomfort here.

Leave a comment and let me know if you would let your stylist or Braid Professional know that their braiding is too tight for you? If you were in the consumers shoes would you remove your braids above or keep them and treat them? Have you ever had any adverse hair reactions? Share your remedies with us below.

By products

Here are a list of ingredients used when making synthetic Hair

  • synthetic fragrances
  • hair dyes
  • alkaline base
  • bleaches
  • preservatives

The items listed above and more are used in certain hair products which can create something called by products after being mixed together.

This means that something else was produced unintentionally while making another product. Yes, it’s true that the braiding hair we put in our heads is not the best thing for our beautiful curls. Unfortunately those are the only options the hair industry have. But here at beautyluxers we’re working really hard to produce a New braiding hair that is not only healthy for our heads but healthy for the environment as well. 

If you would like to Support the cause find our link here.

Up Next, Fixing Those Itchy Braids.


How to Fix Itchy Braids

Your head is on fire But don’t despair — it can often be avoided by pre-treating the hair with a simple solution: apple cider vinegar (ACV).

To care for your hair immediately there are a couple of options for you.

These expert tips will eradicate the risk of follicle damage so you can swing those cornrows with ease.

First an  ACV-mixture can be used to pour over your braids then Co-Wash your Protective Style (yes, we want you to wash your hair with the braids installed) just be gentle and take caution using an anti dandruff or a sulfate free mild shampoo and conditioner.

After washing we recommend using a head dryer to absorb all moisture and reach all areas between the braids. If no head dryer is around then use a hand dryer to remove all the moisture so that mildew doesn’t grow between your strands.

Have neither on hand? Well make today a day you’re going to be outside for a couple of hours to catch a breeze if the weather permits. Either way, don’t forget to cover your hair so that it doesn’t attract extra dirt. After fixing your itchy braids, do not sleep with wet braids in your head. 

Pssst…if you’re the girl who has never washed her braids, then sis no judgement just know that when you’re ready You can just click here and learn how to carefully wash your protective style and still maintain a sleek flawless look for up to 8 weeks.

Next, after a fresh wash and condition you care for your hair using your everyday hair regimen. 

The Other option is to choose between all the discomfort— the burning and itching sensation or taking the hair out and throwing your money and time away to care for your hair and or seek emergency services if needed.

Clean Your Synthetic Hair with Our Quick Steps Guide 

Or Add a Synthetic Cleanse to your Hair Appointment at to guarantee the best protection for your scalp while rocking your braids.

Ask your Braid Professional if a Hair Weave Cleansing Service is available prior to your appointment or use our
Quick Steps to purchase your Braiding Hair and Learn to Do It Yourself (DIY).



Ladies and gents, how do you know when you’re experiencing sensitivity with your protective style? What signs do you look for when contemplating whether or not you should care for or remove your protective style? Does your Braider give you the info in your city? Share your tips/signs in the comments below.

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