How To Protect Your Hair While Wearing A Weave
After removing your weave
- Please do not keep your weave in more than eight weeks. A weave is meant to be a temporary style, not a permanent solution. You start to compromise the health of your natural hair if you leave your weave in for too long.
- Be gentle when removing your braids or wefts. If done incorrectly this step can cause breakage. Use a bit of oil to loosen up your braids to make removal smoother. Here’s a good reference video for those removing a full net weave sew-in.
- Once the hair is removed, you need to gently detangle your natural hair before washing it. Spray water mixed with a conditioner or a bit of water and oil and detangle with your fingers before going back with a wide tooth comb. And remember to always detangle from the ends up to eliminate knots and tangles.
- Shampoo, condition, and deep condition with a moisturizing DC like
Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque.
- Determine if you need a trim. Ideally your hair has been nursed and protected for weeks. However, you may have dry ends or want a trim even things up.
- Let your hair rest. Weaves, braids, and extensions place stress on your hair no matter how much care is taken. I suggest waiting at least two weeks before installing another weave.
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