Protective styles help you maneuver the summer heat in a stylish way. Unfortunately, braids, crocheted hair, and weaves slightly restrict you from washing your hair as often as you’d like. Because of this, scalp buildup can occur which will make it uncomfortable to maintain your style. With the help of some essential oils and calming sprays, you can clean andy nourish your scalp which will allow you to maintain your protective style for a bit longer. If you’re in need of a product that will clean and nourish your scalp so that you can prolong your protective style, check out 10 cleansers, sheens, and oils that will do the trick.

African Pride Black Castor Miracle Braid Scalp Cleansing Rinse

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When you’re in need of a quick wash while your hair is in braids, African Pride’s Black Castor Miracle Braid Scalp Cleansing Rinse will rejuvenate your scalp with a cleanse, condition, and moisturize your hair.

Girl + Hair Clarifying Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

Specifically designed for curly and kinky hair, the Girl + Hair Clarifying Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse will gently remove build up and repair damaged follicles without stripping hair of moisture. This rinse includes rice water, which is known to actively stimulate hair follicles, and apple cider vinegar, which cleans and detangles your hair.

Cantu Refresh Apple Cider Vinegar Dry Co-Wash

A dirty scalp can be the turning point in a protective style. Cantu’s Refresh Apple Cider Vinegar Dry Co-Wash will help you get your scalp squeaky clean. The combination of apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, and shea butter, will cleanse, condition, and nourish your scalp.

Taliah Waajid Protective Styles Think And Full Bamboo And Coconut Milk Moisturizing Mint Shampoo

Address your scalp before your protective style with Taliah Waajid’s Protective Styles Think And Full Bamboo And Coconut Milk Moisturizing Mint Shampoo. The lightweight cleanser strips your hair of dandruff and build up while moisturizing, softening, strengthening, and conditioning your scalp. This will prepare your hair for it’s new style.

Hairfinity Beneath the Weave Scalp Purifying Shampoo

Dry shampoos are nice, but sometimes you just want to feel the water hit your scalp after you’ve lathered fast-acting shampoo on your head. Hairfinity’s Beneath the Weave Scalp Purifying Shampoo was made to cleanse, detox, and calm your scalp while it is braided up under a protective style. This product will clear irritants and build up.

SheaMoisture Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter No-Rinse Foam Cleanser

SheaMoisture’s Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter No-Rinse Foam Cleanser is a shampoo alternative that removes dirt and residue without the use of water. Jojoba Oil is known to hydrate your hair and combat breakage and the Ucuuba Butter has fast-absorbing fatty acids that increase the elasticity and manageability of your hair.

DevaCurl Buildup Buster

Micellar Water attracts dirt like a magnet to gently remove buildup from the hair and scalp. Unlike traditional clarifying shampoos that contain harsh ingredients, this powerful cleanser won't strip the hair. Plus, it contains Abyssinica seed oil and jojoba to deliver moisture, shine and head-turning bounce.

Alikay Naturals Moisturizing Black Soap Shampoo

If you’re worried about losing your natural moisture due to harsh chemicals, then Alikay’s Natural Moisturizing Black Soap Shampoo will ease your anxiety. This 100% organic shampoo is made from raw natural black soap, tea tree oil and coco seed powder. It will strengthen, cleanse, and moisturize your hair at the same time.

Taliah Waajid Protective Styles Bamboo, Avocado, & Peppermint Dry Gel Shampoo

Taliah Waajid’s Protective Styles Bamboo, Avocado, & Peppermint Dry Gel Shampoo is a deep cleansing shampoo that is gentle on the scalp. It will prepare your hair for it’s protective style by restoring moisture and strength from root to tip.

dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

By now, you’ve noticed that apple cider vinegar is a key ingredient in cleansing your scalp. dpHUE’s Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse will remove all toxins from your hair without stripping you of your natural hair oils. The ACV acts and a natural astringent that leaves hair feeling clean, strong, and moisturized.

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