Tips for taking care of your hair extensions or weaves

A weave is a hair extension inserted into human hair by sewing, gluing or clipping.

According to, weavings have been around since 3400 BC. AD and are from Egypt.

They can cost a few a lot of money, depending on the quality and length.

Weaves have many benefits, including:

– Weaves give you the flexibility to change your style.

– Weaves can save you money because you buy it once and can rock it often.

– They require little maintenance.

– Weaves help protect your hair from heat damage.

– For those with hairline issues, weaves can conceal areas of thinning.

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However, whatever weave you have, it is important to know how to take care of it.

Let’s see some tips to take care of your weave:

– Shampoo your weave every 7-14 days. This will give it a fresh look and also help keep your scalp clean.

– Deep condition your hair with every shampoo and cover with a towel and let air dry. Blow drying is not advised as it can damage your weave due to the constant application of heat.

– Hydrate your weave with an oil-based serum to keep it looking shiny, vibrant, manageable and easy to style.

– Use a flat brush to brush your weave. Brushing your weave helps make it less tangled. Avoid using fine-toothed combs as this can break the hair.

– Wrap your hair in a silk or satin bonnet before going to bed at night. This will help keep it untangled.

– Make sure your hair and scalp are protected by moisturizing with hair food or moisturizer. Failure to do so could cause your scalp to itch and ruin your weave.

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David R. Brewer