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If you put braids in as extensions to your own hair they can be very practical and can provide you with an easy to wear hairstyle that needs little maintenance. However, braids often itch. To take care of itching braids and stop the irritation, use a combination of good hair care and anti-itching products, after which your braids will be a lot more comfortable.

Spray a conditioning braid spray or mist with an anti-itch component on your braids every day. This will not only keep the braids in good condition and reduce itching, but will also keep the hair under your braids healthy. You can buy these sprays at a beauty supply store or you can make our own. To make your own, fill a spray bottle with distilled water, add a couple of drops of almond oil and lavender oil and shake well.

Soak a cotton swab with an astringent such as tea tree oil and wipe your scalp. This prevents the build up and residue that causes itching.

Wash your braids once every one to two weeks with a diluted shampoo. Pay attention to your scalp, which is where dirt builds up and causes itching.

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Nicola Gordon-Thaxter

Based in Leeds, United Kingdom, Nicola Gordon-Thaxter has been writing sales articles since 1995. Her articles have appeared in the "Milton Keynes Citizen" and on the ePolitix website. Gordon-Thaxter holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of the West Indies and is completing a Master of Arts in writing from the University of Leeds.