Keeping a weave looking just as nice as the day it was done can be a challenge. Weaves and hair extensions can be just as much if not more maintenance than your own hair. Now you have 2 sets of hair to take care of! But with the right know-how and the right care, you can have beautiful hair no matter what.
Hair – the best tip is to start with good quality hair. You’ll avoid so many problems and so much irritation if you find remy quality human hair to use for your weaves and hair extensions.
Products – keep the products to a minimum. Some sheen spray, a bit of serum, and maybe some light gel, mousse, or curl creme for more defined curls is all you need. Remember the KISS method- Keep It Simple Sweetie.
Detangling – this is especially important for curly hair. Make sure you use a detangling comb or detangling brush regularly on your hair extensions to prevent tangling or matting, which can cause other damage like split ends. Don’t handle the hair harshly- be gentle with your extensions but at the same time don’t be afraid to get the job done. quality hair should be strong enough to withstand daily maintenance. Keep your hair braided or wrapped up under a scarf at night to prevent tangling while you sleep.
Conditioning – give your own hair and your hair extensions regular conditioning treatments. This will help to replace any lost moisture and help repair damage from normal wear. By using good products with beneficial oils and conditioners, you can renew the life of dry and thirsty tresses.
Styling – using as little heat as possible from styling tools is a great way to extend the life of your hair. Using a hooded dryer with rollers or using flexi-rods, or air-drying the hair are the best options after washing and conditioning extensions. If you use heat styling tools like blow dryers, flat irons, or curling wands, be sure to use a heat protectant and stay away from the maximum temperatures.
If you follow these guidelines, you’ll have a head start when it comes to maintaining the freshness and flyness of a new ‘do.