View Full Version : Do you oil your scalp while in braids?


Naemamaz
10-22-2010, 06:40 PM
i know your suppose to spray it with braid moisturizer, but are you stll suppose to oil it

NotXav
10-22-2010, 07:44 PM
I never bothered with oiling back when I did, I just got a spray with conditioning + hold and I'd spritz some on my braids before I wrapped them up before I slept.

eyekandy22
10-22-2010, 08:06 PM
I used melted shea butter on my scalp, which worked its way into my hair, because my hair was so soft when I took out my braids. However, you have to shampoo your hair weekly or you get buildup.

Halibel
10-22-2010, 08:24 PM
yup, I sure do oil my scalp when I feel that its dry or itching. :)

sweets
10-22-2010, 08:51 PM
Yes, but I use a combo of regular oil and tea tree oil.

beebellkel
02-05-2011, 04:30 PM
Yes I oil mine with nettle and burdock oil it is nice and lite!!!

Esther01
05-16-2011, 05:51 PM
yes, even when wearing a weave I "oil" my scalp. I use castor or coconut oil, and not traditional grease.

Starliante
05-16-2011, 06:33 PM
Yes Ma'am

lightly though..don't want the braids to start looking old fast

buckeyeinminn
05-16-2011, 07:06 PM
I used JBCO to oil my scalp when I had braids

Dividir
05-18-2011, 03:06 AM
Yup, oil, not grease helps avoid build up. I wash my hair when its in braids too

Brendita
05-18-2011, 07:31 AM
When I wore box braid extensions, I oiled my scalp w/ olive oil right after I washed/deep conditioned and then again about 3 days later. I was very pleased with the results.

Eelite
05-19-2011, 02:42 PM
When I wore box braid extensions, I oiled my scalp w/ olive oil right after I washed/deep conditioned and then again about 3 days later. I was very pleased with the results.
Olive oil is the bomb! I love it.

1ak
07-04-2011, 10:55 AM
I've started spraying my cornrows with rose water & glycerin and I apply oil after. (a mix of coconut, jojoba, castor & rosemary oil)

HairObsessed
07-04-2011, 12:43 PM
No but I spray the braid length with a mix of braid spray which has glycerine and amla oil with water. The oil dreads my roots and makes it hard to remove the braid when its time. I guess when I spray some of it gets on the roots but no, I don't apply oil directly to them. I also wash & condition them weekly.

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Brendita
07-07-2011, 12:29 PM
The oil dreads my roots and makes it hard to remove the braid

This used to happen to me when I used "grease"... any kind of grease... even the "lite" stuff.

Eelite
07-07-2011, 06:12 PM
In the past when oiled my scalp with braids, it created more buildup. The best thing to put in your braids, is a Mane & Tail Braid spray. This product makes your hair strong and makes it grow alot. You can spray it everyday and the braids always look fresh.

CreoleHonee91
07-07-2011, 06:28 PM
ive tried to but honestly im too lazy for it lol;
i do however add oil to my homemade braid spritz and that helps alot

Scorpdva
07-27-2011, 07:16 PM
I don't oil my scalp but I do use African Royale braid spray. I need to wash and try sone olive oil.

ngozi
08-03-2011, 03:12 PM
I never did before, and hair was really healthy - I always had it in cornrows, singles, etc. I wish I never bought a flat iron.

Esther01
09-02-2011, 12:49 AM
This is the #1 reason why I prefer braids, because I am able to oil my scalp and apply my growth aids. With a weave, it doesn't go as evenly. I'll be braiding my hair in the middle of the month.

sanchia
12-02-2011, 05:20 PM
Good ideas guys.......it's very important to oil your scalp when it's braided; as Dividir said oil prevents build up as apposed to grease!

Ashfast
12-09-2011, 06:50 PM
yes i think its imperative plus it feels good :)

Brendita
12-17-2011, 05:54 AM
yes i think its imperative plus it feels good :)

It certainly DOES feel good! :D

Denae1908
02-06-2012, 09:33 AM
Yes, I am using wild growth oil and castor oil for my edges.