Don’t get me wrong, I love weaves, but good hair care is even better. Women take pride in their looks and strive to keep themselves in good condition. This calls to a weekly mani/pedi, a Brazilian (particularly for love), or a hot new haircut courtesy of the wonders of extensions.
We ladies will pay hundreds of dollars for an installation that we hope will last 2-3 months. Still, most of us will fail to properly care for the let alone our hair, to ensure we get the most out of the installation and avoid negative consequences (hair loss, hair damage, and possibly molding). (Ew!).
Between appointments with your hairdresser, routine care can help you keep the weave hair looking and feeling great. The overall upkeep is the same as whether your weave comprises human, synthetic, or virgin hair.
Continue reading these ways to properly maintain your weave hair if you are a Vixen weave wearer (and your hair underneath).
Shampoo Your Weave Hair At Least Twice A Week
Wash it the same way you would your head of hair (hygiene 101). Oils and dirt clog up the system, which is a no-no. Some women prefer to co-wash (washing their hair only with conditioner), which is acceptable, but you should still use a clarifying shampoo to eliminate all debris. You can switch between regular shampoo and co-washing if you wash your Sew-in hair once a week.
Take Care Of Your Weave Hair
It’s important to condition your weave hair, especially if you have curly hair. Detangling, defining curl pattern (if any), and restoring moisture to the hair are all conditioning benefits (the clarifying shampoo stripped that if you did not co-wash).
Dry Your Weave Hair Completely
There are levels to this weave game, ladies! You can shower and go if you want, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. To ensure that your hair is completely dried, we recommend resting under a drier for at least 1 to 2 hours (even the braids). If your braids aren’t completely dry, you risk developing an unholy mildew odor as well as ugly molding, both of which will severely damage your hair.
Satin Scarf And Pillow For Sleep
This is the most effective approach to keep your hair safe at night. The satin scarf and the pillow are highly recommended (definitely those who wake up with their scarf on the floor). These satin things keep your tresses soft, silky and laid by retaining moisture.
At Night, Braid Your Hair (For Curly Weave Hair)
Unless you wish to wear your straight hair, wavy and curly tresses require an extra step for bedtime routines. Maintaining the curl pattern and shaping waves requires sectioning and braiding the weave hair. After braiding your hair, tie it up with a satin scarf, and you’re ready for bed.
Keep The Heat To A Bare Minimum
Wearing weave hair is mainly intended to give your natural hair a break; therefore, do so. If you want to avoid applying heat every day, wrap your extensions with a few bobby pins at night, and if you want voluminous curls, pin curls are the way to go. Only use heat when necessary, and the same applies to your sew-in leave out! You don’t want a crispy, burnt leave out that contrasts with your smooth extension s (we’ve seen it, and no one has time for that).
Don’t Saturate Your Weave With Products
We do not feel that the more, the better when it comes to weaves and items. Multiple products will make your weave hairstyle strands stringy and greasy, as well as product buildup. It only takes a small bit of oil, about the size of a cent.
Leave Out Should Be Moisturized
Suppose you have a full weave; take a jar of olive oil and rub it into your nape. If you have dry skin, rub your temples, edges, crown, and neck with your favorite moisturizer once or twice a day, sparingly. It is critical that you also maintain the health of your hair the same as you do for your weave hair. With proper hair care comes gorgeous hair results, so flaunt any hairstyles with confidence from various up-dos such as a ponytail weave.
Maintain the Straightness Of The Edges
Use a dab of light-holding pomade on your edges to smooth them down, whether you have fly away or untamed edges. Alcohol is a drying agent, so stay away from it.
See Your Professional Hairstylist
At the very least once every two weeks, If not regularly yes, visit your professional hairstylist. We all enjoy the convenience of weaving because we can do it ourselves (or at least some of us can), but it’s always better to have a professional perform the work properly. Do you like hair that is damaged or that is healthy? Spend $50 or so on a wash and style because, at the end of the day, when you look good, you feel good. A healthy head of hair is appreciated, whether it’s linked to a weft or growing from your scalp.
Take A Break From Your Hair
It’s necessary to change things up now and then. Wear your hair for a few weeks to allow your scalp to breathe, allowing your hair to be less stressed by the braids. Most importantly, take pleasure in the growth that comes from correctly caring for your weave hair extensions!
Make your weaves and your hair look and feel great all the time by following these effective and best ways to protect your weaves. Remember that taking good care of your weaves will help you in the long run and help you achieve gorgeous looking natural hair, weave hair, and stunning hairstyles of your choice.