5 tips to a great looking weave

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What is a sew in weave? A sew in, is a form of weave for the hair that you actually sew into your hair instead of glueing onto your scalp. They last for at least 3 months before it should be taken out. It is a protective style, meaning that while you have your sew in installed, your hair underneath should grow and get healthy as long as you take care of it.

Some tips on how to take care of your weave:
1. Wrapping your hair at night with a silk scarf/bonnet.

  • Silk scarves and silk pillow cases help keep moisture in.
  • Cotton pillow cases cause friction and can lead to hair loss.

2. Heat protectant. ALWAYS!

  • Weaves can only take so much stress before they start looking worn down.
  • Keeps hair from looking dried out and has your ends looking luscious.

3. A wide tooth comb is your new best friend.

  • Helps prevent breakage and damage to your weave.

4. CONDITION CONDITION!

  • Will leave your hair feeling and looking lustrous.
  • Try to deep condition every two weeks.
  • It’s best to use a suave conditioner because some other conditioners may leave a wax coat on your hair making it look worn down.

5. Invest in your hair!

  • I don’t mean break the bank but it’s quality over quantity when it comes to buying “bundles”.
  • The type of hair you buy is the most crucial step because how can you maintain a weave that was never great in the first place.
  • Also, what I mean by invest in your hair is to purchase hair that you can reuse time and time again, this means good quality human hair.

Comments

  1. Sometimes I wish I could get a weave just to see what it would feel like. It perplexes me that they don’t ever really have to wash their hair! Would that smell after a while?

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