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Keep Your Weave Clean

Use Good Products and Wash Hair Regularly

Dry Scalp, Itchy Scalp, Flakey Scalp? It Could Be Scalp Fungus.


We cannot stress the importance of using high-quality hair products and keeping your weave clean. Sometimes people complain about scalp irritations from wearing protective hairstyles. The most common cause of these problems is lack of proper hygiene. You should wash your weave as often as you would wash your normal hair. Remember that dead skin and sweat can feed bacteria that grows in moist places. If you notice any of these symptoms you should remove your weave and have your scalp treated with an antiseptic. More proactively, you should take the time once a week to cleans your scalp with a Qtip and a scalp antiseptic like Dudley’s Scalp & Skin Antiseptic.

There are several signs and symptoms that might point to a scalp yeast infection. You may experience one or more of the following:

  • red or purple rash, cracks, or patches on the skin
  • white, flaky scales or shedding
  • areas that appear soft, moist, and white
  • white, pus-filled pimples
Causes of a scalp yeast infection

Candida thrives in warm and moist areas, but you can develop a scalp yeast infection even without these conditions. Sometimes the natural environment of your skin can become unbalanced. This can occur due to:

  • medical conditions
  • unhealthy diet
  • stress
  • certain medications
  • harsh chemicals in some personal grooming products

Small cuts on your scalp may also provide an entryway for the fungus to get below the surface. All of these factors can create favorable conditions for Candida to grow.

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