Women have come to embrace the wide use of hair extensions such that protective styles are very popular now and it’s no longer a taboo. As more and more women are opting for sew-ins, there’s more of a need to be educated on how to take care of them. A lot of times, different hair rules may apply when it comes to keeping your weave or extension intact. It has no choice than to surely be one of those amazing hairstyles whenever you wear it so here’s how to take care of them;
Keep your extension fresh with these simple tips;
1. SHAMPOO YOUR EXTENSION:
Shampoo your weave and ensure you rinse it properly. Depending on your weave you should wash it at least once a week. Wash the weave starting from top to bottom by gently massaging the shampoo into the weave.
2. APPLY CONDITIONER:
Also apply a leave in conditioner to your hair extension after using a shampoo on it; you can also use an anti-bacterial weave spray on it to prevent bacteria growth on the weave. Leave the conditioner sitting on the weave for at least three minutes. This allows the conditioning agents to go to work and soften the hair. Rinse out the conditioner thoroughly.
3. DRY THOROUGHLY:
Allow it dry thoroughly and don’t try to towel dry it. Let it air dry if not you can use your blow dryer, use the lowest heating setting possible on such tools. Ensure that your weave is left to dry properly to prevent bacteria and mold growth.
After the third stage, moisturize your weave; you should do this often and treat your weave just the way you treat your natural hair this would help the weave to last for about one to five years depending on how well you take care of it even though its recommended to wear weave two to three months.
Let that glow still be on your extension with the above tips!
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