Day 2 - Caring For My Hair Under The Weave

By | Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Leave a Comment

I am obsessive about keeping my hair under the weave healthy and strong. There is no point of wearing a protective style if your refuse to care for your hair. I will be going through some of the tasks I believe are so important while wearing a weave.

  1. Moisture - I am obsessive about keeping my hair moisturized underneath a sew-in weave. My go to choice of moisturizer is a braid spray. I will use a braid spray generously on the hair every other day. This takes care of my scalp as well, and it ensures that I won't have dry/brittle hair when I remove the braids.
  2. Oiling - My scalp can get very dry under a weave and it isn't uncommon for me to experience a few flakes. Oiling my scalp nightly is something a try to do faithfully. Purchasing a bottle with a thin nozzle, or a spray bottle and filling it with your favorite oil will do the trick. Apply this this oil liberally to the natural hair only. You don't want to get your sew-in weave greasy as this will ruin the quality of hair.
  3. Washing - The natural hair and weave hair must be washed weekly no matter what. Healthy hair grows out of a clean and healthy scalp. Being in a weave is no excuse to not wash the hair. I am careful to use a sulfate-free shampoo during this time.
  4. Deep Conditioning - After shampooing the hair and weave, I apply a deep conditioner on both hair and sit under a hooded dryer for at least 30 minutes. The natural hair and weave love this process, and it also helps to keep the hair moist.
  5. Hairline - I protect my hairline by massaging castor oil into them every single night and while styling if I remember. Weaves and braids can wreak havoc on the hairline if you are not careful. Take the necessary precaution by massaging and applying castor oil as often as possible.

How do you care for your hair under the weave?

Have a Good Hair Day!!!
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