#2) Treat and Cleanse Your Scalp in Braids
One of the biggest reasons why people experience excessive shedding and hair loss while wearing braids is because they completely neglect their hair while wearing them. Maintaining a healthy scalp is vital to protecting your hair in braids. It's important to ensure your scalp is free of debris and product buildup prior to your braids install.
To do this, you should use a gentle clarifying shampoo, such as the Quench & Cleanse Shampoo to give your scalp and hair a clean base to work with. Try to wash your braids every 2-3 weeks if possible as excessive buildup on your scalp can also lead to increased hair fall and shedding.
After you cleanse your hair you should follow up with a conditioner to replenish the moisture back into your hair. You want to use a conditioner that is full of nutrients and botanical extracts, like the Quench & Repair Conditioner. However, the best way to apply your conditioner while wearing braids is to dilute it in a water bottle and spray it onto your braids.
This will help make the rinse-out process even easier while giving your hair the moisture it craves. Also, try to add the conditioner to your braids and not your scalp; that way you will keep your scalp clean and avoid product buildup that can irritate the scalp.
Finally, after washing and conditioning your hair you will want to dry your braids completely either by sitting under a dryer or allowing your hair to air dry. Once your hair is dry, apply a natural and nourishing hair oil like the VoiceOfHair PureFix Hair Elixir to your scalp and distribute it throughout your braids. This will help seal in the moisture into your braids.