Whether you like adding some luscious length to your tresses or experimenting with crazy hair colors, wigs and even weaves can give you the freedom to transform your hair without the fear of any long-term commitment. However, there is nothing worse than an unkempt weave. Visible growth and tracks on matted hair can give you an untidy and disheveled look. Whether you use your weave as a style statement or to simply save yourself some time on doing your hair, it is important that you keep it in good condition. You must also take care of your hair underneath the weave to ensure that you experience healthy natural hair growth when the weave is removed. Here are a few tips to help you with it:
Shampoo and condition at least once every week.
It is essential to regularly wash your hair even when you are wearing hair weaves. Apply the shampoo on your scalp and gently work it down the weave hair. To prevent tangling and matting, try not to agitate the hair too much. Let the water wash the shampoo off. Use a leave-in conditioner to add some moisture to your hair. Regular shampooing also helps prevent the buildup of styling products on your scalp.
Be careful when applying oil on your hair.
Even though a weave may be protecting your hair and scalp, they still need to be kept nourished. Apply the oil directly on your scalp and massage it in. If your weave contains synthetic hair, try to apply the oil with a nozzle drip to prevent it from getting on the hair. With weaves made of natural hair, getting some oil on it will not cause any problem. Use light oils like jojoba and coconut to ensure that the weave does not become too sticky.
Do not overdo it.
One of the most common causes of permanent hair loss among African American women is wearing weaves that are too tight. Tight weaves exert too much tension on the hair follicles, which can lead to hair fall. When getting extensions, if you feel like they are getting too tight, ask your hair stylist to loosen them up slightly. It is also important for you to remove your weaves after around seven weeks so that it does not start to mat. It is best to seek your stylist’s advice for how long you should leave your weave in.
Take care of the weave itself.
Just because the weave will be eventually removed does not mean that you neglect it altogether. The key to maintaining a healthy looking weave is to clean it and comb it regularly. Combing prevents tangling and matting. When you sleep at night, cover the weave using a satin scarf or a nightcap. Just like your natural hair, it is also advisable to not use too many styling products on your weave. There are also a variety of products that you can use to keep your weaves smooth and shiny.
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