Step 5: Spray Some Braid Spray
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Braid sprays are available for a variety of uses associated with the well-being and maintenance of healthy looking braids. There are those meant to relieve itching and dryness associated with braids, while others aid in braid removal.
Whichever braid spray you have in your possession, it can effectively offer relief to pain caused by tight braids. What it does is soften the hair making the braids healthier, looser and generally more comfortable.
There are also particular braid sprays that have been formulated to soothe the scalp. These sprays contain ingredients such as Aloe Vera, sulfur, tea tree oils or lavender essential oils.
If you have Aloe Vera gel or spray, you can also apply it directly on your roots. This should be done daily until the pain diminishes.
Step 6: Massage Your Scalp
Want scalp relief from tight braids? Then gently massage the exposed parts of the scalp. This will relax your head muscles and bring a certain amount of relief and relaxation.
You can use essential oils such as tea tree oil or lavender which contain soothing properties. Ensure that you warm the oil before using it, then massage gently.
Be careful not to get carried away and spoil your braids. Ask for help if you can’t do it alone. That way, you can sit back and relax as you experience the relief you desperately need.
Step 7: Take Painkillers For Relief
When all else fails, the best way to get rid of pain is by taking painkillers. However, if the pain is intense and you cannot handle it any longer, the best option is to undo the braids.
The pain indicates that there is immense stress on the hair roots which can lead to traction alopecia (hair loss resulting from stress or over manipulation of hair roots). Beauty comes at a price, but it should not be at the cost of having intense pain or causing permanent damage to your hair.
How To Relieve Pain From Tight Braids
Before I got, here’s one final tip. If you want the great look of braids but don’t want the tightness, you might want to try yarn braids.
As they’re made out of yarn, they’re generally not as painful as when you use 100% of your own hair. This won’t be for everyone, but it’s an option worth exploring.
Now it’s your turn. What are some of the experiences you’ve had with tight braids? What did you do to relieve the pain? Feel free to comment and share about your experience.