Weave hairstyles are a super convenient styling option for those who want to add length, more body to their hair, try a different hairstyle without committing to cutting (like a bob haircut) or as a protective style to simply to give your own hair a break from daily styling while on your journey to healthy looking hair. On the flip side, though, if you don’t pay proper attention to the hair hidden underneath (or the hair that’s left out), you may end up having to deal with some hair issues like dry and damaged hair, hair loss, heat damage, as well as limp and oily styles. Read on to check out five tips to help you care for your hair (and your extensions) while wearing weave hairstyles.
Hair Care Tips While Wearing Weave Hairstyles
1. Wash and condition your hair as usual.
With a fabulous weave hairstyle, it’s often easy to forget your own hair that’s buried underneath. From the surface, your hair may look like you just left the salon, however, it attracts just as much buildup and dirt as your own hair does. In addition, weaves can become dry if not conditioned well.
Wash and condition your weave hairstyles and don’t forget to focus on the roots to get rid of any buildup. For shine and long-lasting conditioning, wash with the Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Shine Shampoo and condition with the Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Shine Conditioner.
2. Try dry shampoo to refresh.
Whether you need a wash after an intense gym session, too lazy to shampoo, or just need to soak up excess oil to keep your weave looking fresh, use a dry shampoo to refresh your weave hairstyles. A spritz of Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo into your roots will leave you with clean looking (and smelling) hair.
3. Scalp treatments.
There’s nothing like removing a weave and seeing loads of buildup on your scalp before washing. In fact, there’s something you can do to help remove the dead skin cells from your scalp ahead of wash day. Before bed, give your scalp a soothing massage with your fingers to help loosen any dead skin. Women who suffer from chronic dandruff issues can benefit from this while wearing weave hairstyles. On wash day, opt for using Clear Complete Scalp Care Anti- Dandruff Shampoo, followed by the Clear Complete Scalp Care Anti-Dandruff Conditioner to refresh your scalp.
4. Switch up your styles.
Optional, but, we recommend this for those who are wearing weave hairstyles that need to be installed by way of [tight] braids. Give your scalp a break every so often. Tight braids can lead to issues like hair loss over time if abused. To prevent dealing with a situation like this, switch up your tight weaves hairstyle for looser styles instead.
5. Protect the hair that is left out.
We’ve heard so many stories of women blow-frying or curling their own hair on a daily basis in order for it to blend in with the texture of their weave. If you’re wearing a partial weave, be sure to protect your own hair that’s left out. When you need to touch up with a flat iron or blowdryer, be sure to use a heat protectant. Our suggestion: TRESemmé Platinum Strength Heat Spray.
Want more tips for weaves and hair extensions? Here’s how to take care of your hair after wearing braided hairstyles.