Hair braids are a style that’s both classic and hip. When your hair is in braids, you need to wash it carefully in order to keep the hair healthy and clean.

Things You'll Need

Wet the braids. It is best to wash your braids in the shower, because a constant stream of water will be needed to effectively wash the braids.

Fill an empty tint bottle or squirt bottle with water almost to the top. Add a little bit of clarifying shampoo to the bottle.

Squirt the soap mixture on your braided hair. Massage your scalp with your fingers. Then rinse your braids.


  • Depending on the texture of your braided hair, you may need to add oil after washing and drying your braids.

  • It is important to dry braided hair thoroughly.