24 August, 2015

What To Do Before You Get A Weave On

What do you do before you get a weave on? I'm answering more questions that pop up every now and then as someone who dabbles in extensions a lot. Here are my tips for you.
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**Chelate or Clarify your hair before you weave up. Getting rid of build up on the scalp and hair will ensure that you don't have itchy scalp within days of installation. When you allow your dirty hair to be braided, you are only creating a breeding ground for bacteria too.
***Do a protein treatment whether mild, medium or hard. This strengthens your hair for the tension from the cornrow beneath the weave. Also, you give the hair the nourishment you can't provide when it's weaved up. Even if you wash your weave and the hair under the weave, the products won't penetrate as much as when your hair is lose.
***Get a braid spray or make your own. This is to keep your hair moisturized under the weave. It's better to have it on hand prior to getting the weave so you can start the moisturizing process as soon as possible.
*** Soak the hair in vinegar diluted with water if possible to kill bacteria in the hair and also get rid of chemicals in the hair that can irritate your scalp like I've experienced before.
***Less tension in the cornrows and your edges. You don't want to end up struggling to regrow your edges like me.

That's the bit I can share about preparing your hair for a sew in or weave on. All the best!

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