Taking Care of Human Hair Extensions - 7 Ways You’re Doing it Wrong
When you buy a good human hair weave, you expect it not to shed, tangle and basically last longer than synthetic hair. Like any good investment, you need to take good care of your human hair weave. We’ll share a few best kept secrets on what to avoid if you want your weave to look fresh for longer.
- Don’t try to perm or relax the weave
Human hair weaves come with a smooth and fine texture so that you don’t have to apply relaxers. Applying these chemicals can lead to further processing that damages your weave.
- Wait for the weave to dry completely
Having a wet weave is not just uncomfortable but can be a health hazard too. The dampness can quickly cause your scalp to start smelling and you’ll feel like the wet hair is a heavy basket on top of your hair. Dry your weave completely after washing it and touch the weft to make sure it’s not wet before having it installed.
- Don’t wash the weave too often
Washing human hair too often can cause it to become dry and brittle especially if you don’t use a moisturizing shampoo. You can wash it every 8 to 10 days or as recommended by your stylist. Just ensure that you treat the weave using a deep conditioning treatment. It helps to give it a more natural look.
- Don’t untangle the weave when it’s wet
Before you start washing the weave, brush out any tangles. If it’s a curly or wavy human hair weave, you can simply finger comb it to avoid creating more tangles or giving it a fizzy look.
- Washing hair in all directions
When washing your human hair weave, you need to be very gentle. Wash it from top to bottom. Place the shampoo or conditioner on the palm of your hands and then run it through the weave. Make sure the shampoo or conditioner adds moisture.
- Wearing hair extensions for too long
Hair extensions can damage your hairline if poorly installed and left to stay on the head for too long. Have your extensions removed from time to time so that you can wash the hair underneath and treat it. it will help you to maintain a good look and still take care of your natural hair.
- Avoid using the wrong shampoo
One of the common mistakes people make is washing the weave in the shower by directly applying shampoo and lathering. The best way to wash your weave is to have it removed and washed then re-install it.
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