How to remove excess oils and dirt build up to promote healthy hair while wearing braids. Prevent shedding and breakage during your braid take down.

EWWW...Build Up & Dirt Happens!

Despite the pushback that braids and locs are dirty and unprofessional, wearing Braids and Locs is the ultimate form of self expression.  Although braids and locs are known for its low maintenance care, you still need to take good care of your scalp.  Those with braids and locs should cleanse their hair just as often as everyone else.  

Factors that tend to collect odors in Braids and Locs

No one wants smelly hair.  There are many factors why braids and locs tend to collect odor quicker than other styles, but the most common are

  • Chemicals and products used during styling process
  • Build up to excess condition use such as oils and serums
  • Dirty natural hair
  • And scalp infections 

Fortunately all of these can be avoided.  Even though braids and loc styles require minimum maintenance, there are some things you need to do to keep them in good condition and to keep them free of unwanted odors. 

While our natural hair can take more products and frequent washing, that is not the case with braided or loc’ed hair.  It's important to use suitable products that won’t leave a build up.  Leave in conditioners and dry shampoos can easily leave your hair sticky and create a white cast on top of your hair leaving a dull look.  Oils will indeed keep your hair from drying out but too much of these products will get trapped and can cause unwanted odors.  Like many other things, when not dried properly, your braids and locs will eventually start to smell.  Adding artificial hair can also get that moldy scent that we all try to fight, but don’t worry it happens to all of us.  

Cleansing your braids and locs once or twice a week will ensure they are fresh, clean and most importantly, smell free.  Of course this usually means an all day wash routine, considering you must dry your hair completely which can take hours.  It's also vital not to style damp hair, as this too will also cause unwanted odors, which is never the intention.  Many of us avoid washing our braids and locs between washing and changing our style due to the lengthy process and the shaggy fuzz that make them look older and unkept sooner than wanted.  Besides the many hours it takes to do these styles, it’s also costly and have a high price tag attached to this service.  


Tress Clean has created a new, on-the-go, way to cleanse and refresh your braids, locs & scalp that will protect your investment all while increasing the longevity of your desired style.  Now you can save time and coins!  Not having time to thoroughly wash and dry your hair is no longer a dilemma.  There is now an impregnated wet wipe with all natural ingredients that allows you to refresh your braids and locs for an in between clean. 

Its best to stick with oils and products that have natural scents.  Tress Clean selectively chose ingredients such as Sea-moss, Apple Cider Vinegar, Melatonin, Biotin, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Chamomile and many other Essential oils that are beneficial for your hair and scalp.  The Braid, Loc & Scalp wipes are an all inclusive product that is suitable for all hair types.  The wet wipes are also Alcohol, Sulfate, Paraben and Tree Nut free. 

There is now an innovative way to refresh braids and locs.  Even if you have this problem, you now know how to fight against it.  All braids and locs need is care and love.  Cleanse your hair regularly, apply good quality products that won’t leave residue and avoid keeping your braids and loc styles in for more than 6 to 8 weeks without washing.  

The worldwide popularity of braids and locs are undeniable.  They will forever be a nostalgic historical, cultural staple; yet a trend that will always and forever grow.  Many wear braids and locs as their main hairstyle.  The style changes but the braids and locs stay! 

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