How to Take Care of a Hair Weave

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How to Take Care of a Hair Weave

Hair weaves are a great way to change our hairstyle in a minute or maintain them in a look that we prefer. A good hair weave doesn’t come cheap either, so it’s important that we take good care of them to make sure they last for a long time. Here’s how.

  1. Treat it like your own. Treat your hair weave as if it is your own hair. Which means that whatever care you took pre-weave, should be continued with even extra care.
  2. Maintenance. Remember that despite treating your weave like your real hair, it still needs extra attention because it is not real hair. Hair weaves cannot benefit from your body’s natural oils and that is why you should always maintain a routine maintenance work on it. Using a mild and gentle soap and shampoo is the best way to wash and moisturize your hair weave, ones that do not leave your hair weave too dry or too oily. Make sure that you wash your hair and hair weave every 7 to 14 days.
  3. How to wash your hair weave: Brush out your tangles before washing. Wash your hair gradually using a gentle shampoo recommended by your stylist. Use gentle stroking motions to wash your hair weave, and do not scrub, rub or bunch your hair weave while washing.
  4. Avoid tangling. Don’t sleep with a wet hair weave. Wear a swimming cap when swimming to prevent tangling. You also can try wrapping your hair with a towel before sleeping to prevent it from tangling as well.
  5. Avoid hair products. As long as you have a hair weave, avoid using hair products like hair gel, hair spray, styling gel and other similar products.
  6. Avoid treatments. Again, like most hair products, getting a particular hair treatment when you have a hair weave is a definite no-no. These treatment includes perms, hair coloring, ironing or anything that involves chemicals being applied to your hair.
  7. Remove your hair weave. After six to eight weeks after getting a hair weave, go back to your stylist to have them taken out and replaced, if you wish. Your stylist will still have to check if your natural hair and your scalp has not been negatively affected by the hair weave. If both are still healthy, the stylist will put in new hair weave. If not, you will need six more months and a go-signal from a dermatologist if it is acceptable for you to get a hair weave.Remember, getting a hair weave may seem like a quick solution to fabulous hair, but it can also pull at your scalp and cause balding or hair thinning. Consult your dermatologist and your stylist on how often you can have a hair weave.



  1. perfect locks said,

    on May 27th, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Very nice information. Thanks for this. I’m a hair and beauty freak by the way:)