You should wash your scalp and braids at least once a week, it’s important to wash and maintain them at least once per month.
Begin by selecting a clarifying shampoo to help remove excess product build-up from the scalp.
Apply a generous amount of shampoo on to the scalp, remembering to cover the nape and hairline. Gently massage every inch of the scalp, paying close attention to itchy areas.
Saturate hair completely with water then squeeze mixture on to scalp. Gently rub scalp using the pads of your fingers and run the product down the length of the braids/twists. Repeat as necessary, then rinse thoroughly. Condition: Apply generous amount of conditioner to hair and down the length of the braids/twists
Using a water based conditioner on the hair and an oil based light moisturizer for your scalp will help keep your hair both healthy and shiny.
Air dry or use a microfiber towel to pat your hair dry. Do not rub as you may cause undue stress to your hair and scalp.
Or, you can wash them in the shower with diluted shampoo, condition afterward and then oil, after that put on a silk or satin scarf and tie it down flat as you can and let your hair dry that way.
Use Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil to Strengthen Grow & Restore Loc & Braid Butter,this keeps braids soft and smells really good.