When I had hair extensions, I used witch hazel to clean my scalp and roots because I couldn't wash my hair all the time. It worked great. I would just dab it on to my roots with a cotton ball and my scalp felt very clean. I bet it could be used in a spray bottle to clean hair as well. It's a great solution for people who can't wash their hair. I have a friend who just got braids and she's using with hazel to clean her hair as well.