In my last post I briefly mentioned how I’m hardly experiencing any extreme itching since I installed my marley twists. I’m absolutely loving them. I’m trying to keep them in for a month or until the beginning of September. Then I plan to rock my real hair for a little bit and put these right back in. Anyways before doing this protective style I came across an article about people experiencing severe itching, redness, & bumps due to having allergic reactions to synthetic hair. I discovered that there is an alkaline base coat on synthetic hair which can lead bad reactions, especially those with sensitivity. After all my time and effort putting these twists in, I wasn’t about to take the chance of possibly having a bad reaction because of the marley hair.
So just to be on the safe side, I soaked all my packs of hair in white vinegar because I ran out of my apple cider vinegar, either of them will get the job done. I filled a large bowl or fill your sink with hot water and 1/2 to 1 cup of vinegar in the water. Let the synthetic sit in the water with the rubber band it came packaged with still keeping the bundle together, for 15-20 minutes or until you see a film lifting from the hair. Then rinse the hair off and let it completely air dry before installing.
There it is guys! I let you in on the secret! I really believe pre-treating my marley hair has really been combating the itching I could have been dealing with. To be honest I am experiencing some itching now (2 weeks after installing my twists), but that’s because my scalp isn’t used to going more than five days before being washed. I do plan on cleansing my scalp soon. I’ll let you know how that goes.
I hope this was helpful! I would totally recommend this to anyone.
Until next time,