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If you have an itchy or flaky scalp condition, such as seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff, or psoriasis, one of the ways to control the problem is to cleanse frequently. Many of my clients ask if I recommend hair extensions as a style they can wear for low maintenance even though they suffer with a flaky scalp problem like dandruff.

I always tell clients that they should shy away from styles that close their hair and scalp in when they have a scalp problem because they need to control the symptoms by frequently cleansing the hair and scalp. When you have hair extensions and your scalp is closed in, you cannot cleanse the scalp thoroughly or use prescription topical treatments properly. Flakes and dirt buildup on the scalp only worsen the scalp condition.

There are styles that you can wear that are low maintenance but still allow you to regularly address the needs of your hair and scalp. If you are cleansing one to two times a week, you can do any one of these low maintenance styles in between shampoos.

Two Strand Flat Twist

This style can beneficial if you have prescription topical medication that has to be applied to your scalp to alleviate itch, and flakes associated with some scalp disorders because the scalp is open and accessible for you to use your treatments.

Loose Bun or Ponytail


French braid or Dutch braid

Read more: 30 Best Braids and Braided Hairstyles


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