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I hope all my darling lovely readers
are doing well. I am afraid that I have not been as consistent with blogging as
I would have liked. However never fear because I have a lot of new and
interesting posts in store for you all.
I currently had a weave on
installed for a close friend’s wedding – which is something I have not done in
a long while. I have had it in for about two weeks and I must say that the
versatility it gives is wonderful and bad hair days are almost non-existent.
This leads me to my next wonderful conclusion – weaves are a very easy way to
grow our hair. They are also very helpful in terms of allowing us to stretch
the period before our next relaxer. This
is mainly due to the fact that they are longer term protective styles; if you
love wearing weaves or if you are willing to consider trying them out as a
means to growing your hair out then here goes:
In wearing weaves for the purpose of having longer and healthier hair
there are certain things to avoid during the installation process:
1. Avoid bonding glue: It is absolutely vital that you do not use any
kind of glue when your weave is being installed. This is because the glue itself
contains chemicals that are quite harmful to the hair which may cause breakage.
Also when the weave has been glued to your hair, the process of taking out the
weave usually results in breakage if it is done gently. I have actually witnessed a lot of people loose
most of their hair line to bonding glue. The glue may also get stuck in your
hair and taking the glue out is usually a tedious process that results in hair
2. Avoid tight weaving/braids (The detail is in the braid): In my
opinion a good way to ensure hair growth with weaves is to have you hair braided underneath. It is however crucial that the braids/corn rows under the
weave are done properly. They must not feel tight, painful or uncomfortable in any
way neither should you experience any type of headaches from the braids. Also
if you start feeling little bumps or sores/wounds this is usually a sign that
the weave is too tight. If you
experience any of these then it is important to take the weave out as soon as
possible to prevent further damage and breakage to the hair.
Also it is important when weaving
the hair to make sure the braids/corn rows are evenly spaced out this will allow
for easier product application. It is wise to use a bit of hair extension when
braiding the hair to ensure that your hair is even more protected. No matter
how thick your hair is using a little bit of extension is generally more advisable.
3. Avoid a wig cap: I believe that wig caps should be avoided because they
make it more difficult for the hair to breathe which may be detrimental to
those who live in warmer climates. Also the wig cap makes things like washing and
moisturising the hair more complicated.
4. Dirty hair should be avoided prior to installation: Hair should have
been washed and conditioned prior to installation. Weaves are usually kept on
for periods longer than two weeks. It is therefore important to ensure that you
do not attach a weave to hair that has not been washed and conditioned. Before installing
a weave ensure that your hair has been
properly washed, conditioned and moisturised and sealed. It is advisable to do
a protein treatment before installing a weave this will ensure that your hair
is re-enforced and strengthened to withstand the weave process.
Now in order to get the most hair growth out of your weaves this is
what you should do:
1. Moisturise (Seal) your own hair
underneath: It is important to ensure that you moisturise your own hair
underneath the weave at least two – three times a week. This ensures that your
hair remains well lubricated and prevents damage ensuring that your hair does
not dry out. It is always easier to moisturise your hair using some sort of
spray moisturiser that way you can get to your hair better. A spray leave in
conditioner is also a good way to ensure that you hair stays moisturised.
However if you are one who does not wash your weave and you intend to keep it in
for about 3 – 6 weeks it is better not to over moisturise as this may lead to
build up on the hair. You may also choose to seal in the hair with a light
weight oil such as Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil
and so on. This is however optional because I believe that since the hair is
covered with weave the moisture does not have a chance to escape as fast.
2. Oil your scalp frequently: A very significant reason why it is
necessary to oil your scalp frequently while it is in a weave is to promote
growth by improving circulation to the scalp. Natural oils are a great way to
encourage and promote hair growth. To achieve maximum growth oil the scalp
underneath the weave at least every two to three days. Excellent oils to use
include Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil, Coconut Oil, Grape seed oil.
It is quite common to see a lot of
ladies patting their weaves due to itchiness. It is therefore advisable to
ensure that you oil your scalp about three times a week this will help to keep
the scalp supple and moist and will prevent dryness which usually results in
3. Wash/Condition the hair underneath (optional): Applying various
oils and moisturisers to the hair and scalp may result in build up and a
wonderful way to remove said build up is by washing and conditioning your own
hair as well as the weave. Please note that not all weave do well with washes
(especially the synthetic variety) and that some people may experience severe tangling
and matting from washing very often.
A popular method of washing hair
underneath a weave is by diluting the shampoo with water say in a ratio of
50:50 and then gently massaging the scalp with the pads of your fingers. When
conditioning the hair you can try diluting a rinse out conditioner with water
as well. Make sure the hair underneath dries properly to avoid mould. You can
use a hooded dryer however do not forget to use a heat protectant prior to
this. There are however various methods to washing your hair with weave this is
merely one of them. I must state that I do not usually wash my hair while it is
in a weave however I know a lot of people that do so and get positive results.
Finally my lovelies:
* Do not forget to comb/brush the
weave frequently and protect it with a satin scarf while sleeping to keep
tangles at bay.
* Do not neglect your hair under a
weave. Don’t think you can just put a weave in and forget about your hair.
* Do not leave it in for more than
three months at the most however I recommend anywhere from three to six weeks.
* Do not forget that weaves give
versatility and there are so many options to choose from.
When taking out the weave ensure
that you detangle your hair thoroughly first. At this point it is necessary to
get out all of the shed hair before water touches your head. It may be advisable
to detangle with a moisturiser in sections. If you do not detangle properly first
it is likely that you will experience serious matting and tangles when washing the hair.
Then wash and deep condition your
hair (you can try a moderate protein treatment), you can also do a hot oil treatment
prior to washing to allow your hair receive proper benefits.
Who has experienced positive results
from wearing weaves? Also are there readers who have had some bad experiences with
weave kindly share. Many thanks to all my lovely subscribers and do stay tuned for the weave
challenge coming soon my lovelies.
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