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How To Care For Sew In Weave?

Jan.08,2018

sew-in human hair weave

Sew-in hair weaves are a great protective style. For those who have natural hair and are looking for ways to keep their hair protected, nourished as well as reduce the need to style it, this is a good option. Sew-in human hair weaves can be done to different styles as long as you choose the weave of choice.

Installing them is straightforward and they can stay in for a long period of time as long as you know how to take care of the weave. Follow these tips on proper ways to care for your weave that’ll protect it and even help promote fullness and length!

Sew-in Weave Daily Care

What You Will Need

    • Natural oil
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Towel

Regular Cleaning Sew-in Weaves

When you are wearing a weave you still need to cleanse your hair regularly. Diluting the shampoo in the applicator bottle will allow you to remove it easier. Gently massage with the sew-in hair weave. In order to prevent matting and tangling. Wash the weave starting from top to bottom by gently massaging the shampoo into the weave.

Deep Conditioning Sew-in Weaves

It is important that you condition your sew-in weave, especially with curly hair sew-in weave. Conditioning helps with detangling, define curl pattern (if any), and adds moisture to the hair.

Drying Sew-in Weaves

Pat your hair dry after getting out of the shower, because rubbing it dry with a towel with roughen the hair cuticles and cause messy hair shafts. Always allow your hair weave to dry before you go to bed; sleeping on wet hair extensions can damage them.

sew-in wavy hair weave

Daily Moisture

We must provide extreme amounts of moisture to our hair on a daily basis. Being that we had a wet and wavy style, we sprayed an activator-like spray on the weave daily after wetting our entire head in the shower. So, moisture was never a problem. In fact, we had too much moisture and not enough protein as stated earlier. If you are wearing hair that is not wet and wavy and you wish to keep it dry, you must use a moisturizer that will not wet your hair, but still get the job done.

Styling Sew-in Weaves

Style your hair carefully. When detangling your hair after a shower, start with the bottom of the extension and work your way up to reduce pulling at the hair. Never perm or color hair extensions on your own. If you want another style or color, your stylist can sew in extensions that already have the style and color you want. Use heated styling tools sparingly to prevent extensions from becoming dry and brittle.

Natural Oils Sew-in Weaves

After the cleansing and conditioning, you need to seal in the moisture with an oil. Some naturals like to oil their scalp, so if you prescribe that then place a few drops of your favorite natural oil on your fingertips and run them along with your scalp in between the sew-in weave tracks.

Maintaining Sew-in Weaves

We worry that our hair may not keep its style throughout the day so you carry in your handbag a collection of combs and tools to attack the hair with every 30 minutes without realizing. Stop it! Stop brushing it so much, stop running your hands through it all the time just leave it alone and let it look pretty. 

Tutorial Video: How To Care For Sew In Weave?

Sew-in Weave Nightly Care Tips

For short to medium styles with straight hair:

    • 1. Brush out any tangles or knots with a wide tooth comb.
    • 2. Use a light moisturizer to re-hydrate the hair.
    • 3. Use a moisturizer on the nape and edges of your hair, if you have any hair out, be sure to gently moisturize that as well and try to reach your scalp at least twice a week. 
    • 4. Wrap the sewn-in hair weave in a circular motion using a large paddle brush around the head and secure with pins if necessary.
    • 5. Secure with a silk or satin scarf or tight satin bonnet and will give your body wave hair and protect the style while you sleep.

sew-in straight hair weave

For All Lengths with Curly Hair

    • 1. Avoid brushing and combing as much as possible, use your fingers and a wide tooth comb to remove tangles.
    • 2. Rehydrate the hair with light moisturizers.
    • 3. Use either a daily moisturizer nothing too thick or heavy.
    • 4. It is best to maintain curly looks with pin curls using small bobby pins.
    • 5. These styles should be protected in a loose-fitting bonnet. Tying them down with a scarf or tight-fitting cap will flatten the curls. Alternatively, consider pinning them up towards the crown of your head and wrapping the scarf around the head, leaving the curls untouched on top.  
    • 6. After removing pins or taking down twists, use your fingers to position the hair into the desired style. 
    • 7.Use any finishing or holding products you wish to use! You’re back to beautiful you!

sew-in curly virgin hair weave

General Care Tips

    • 1. After the stylish braids your hair, look in the mirror to see the pattern. Once the hair is sewn in, you will not be able to see your scalp that well. If you know the pattern that your hair was braided in, this will help you with moisturizing or if you wanted to oil your scalp directly.
    • 2. A protein treatment should be done once every two weeks. We like to do our protein treatment before we wash, but you can do it after you wash if you wish. When I do my protein treatment on dry hair, it just seems to make my hair that much stronger versus when I do them on wet hair. Either way, do not skip this step!
    • 3.Deep condition using saran wrap and a plastic cap under a dryer. I put my conditioner on, making sure it is through my braided hair and scalp and I carefully massage to ensure proper distribution. 
    • 4. Take care of your ends - trim them regularly so any split ends do not travel up and damage the rest of the hair.
    • 5. Wash the conditioner out and sit in your dryer until your braids are dry. Check under your braids to make sure that deep within the braid is dry and not just the top layer of your hair.
    • 6.Spray your styling product on your weave and your braid spray on your braids to moisturize. Style as usual.

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