Ever since i embarked on my healthy hair journey (again) i always try to moisturise and seal my hair everyday whether it is in a weave, braids or left alone. However how i moisturise and seal and with what i use are different. I tend to get a bit heavy handed with my products when my hair is free.
Maintaining healthy hair when in a weave or braids is not so easy but when i think of the benefits, i tend to just follow the healthy hair rules and remind myself that the end would justify the means. I also make sure i do a heavy protein treatment a day or 2 days before i install the braids or weave. It helps strengthen my hair and prevents breakage.
I saw this post on a blog i follow and i thought i should share it with you guys. I know a lot people who tell me that they don't know how to care for their hair when they install braids or weaves. I hope you enjoy the article and learn something. It is a feature post from http://ezechimereuchenna.blogspot.com
MAINTAIN HEALTHY HAIR WHILE WEARING A SEW-IN
- Leave the oils alone. Oils can be really good for your scalp, but they’re your weave’s worst enemy. Oiling your scalp almost always leaves you with a greasy weave because they are runny. There are alternative ways to get moisture to your hair and scalp. Leave in conditioner is one option. Lightly push the conditioner into your braids. Another product I recommend is Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 Miracle Worker. This is a great moisturizer you can use for your scalp and braids. It’s very light and it’s a thin cream so it isn’t messy.
- Wash the braids underneath when you shampoo your weave. we don't like washing our hair when we have weave because of the fear of our braids getting lose and old but never neglect the health of your hair, for the sake of maintaining a hairstyle longer
- Take out your weave. Never leave your weave in for more than two months. Two months is even pushing it. At this point your braids begin to matte and tangle and so all that length you obtained while you wore your sew-in will break off when you have to detangle your hair. Remember your hair will be very dirty underneath at this point also. It will probably itch all the time at this point because your hair and scalp need a good, real wash. Don’t hold on to an old weave; when its time, its time.
- Fix the issues before the next sew-in. If you’re experiencing a lot of shedding or breaking once you take down your weave, find the source of the issue and fix it. Getting another sew in will only complicate things further. Wigs will give you the chance to fix any damage if you aren’t comfortable wearing your hair. If you use a wig, take full advantage of the fact that it is removable. Pamper your hair back to health and when you’re at home take the wig off and let your hair get some air.
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