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How To Wash Your Hair While Wearing A Sew-in Weave?


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Lack of air circulation while wearing a weave creates a moist environment which can cause bacteria such as mold to grow under the sew-in human hair weave. Ensure your hair is completely dry any time that you shampoo your hair.

Also, applying antibacterial oils like tea tree oil, or apple cider vinegar rinses on the scalp, can help prevent bacteria from growing. Maintaining clean hair, while wearing a weave is not a difficult task. If you know the various tricks and routines that work to keep your hair looking neat and tidy after a wash, it’s fairly easy to do. Keep reading, this blog will help you.

About Sew-in Weaves

What Are Sew-in Hair Weaves

Sew-ins are a form of weave for the hair that you can actually sew into your hair rather than glue onto your scalp. If you’re going to wear a sew-in while you transition, you’ll want to wear one that covers all of your hair and leaves none of it exposed. This will also save you from having to worry about blending the sew-in with your natural hair color, type and texture.

The Benefits Of Sew-in Weaves

Choosing to wear a sew-in while transitioning has many benefits.


    • If you recently did a big chop, you might be self-conscious about short hair.
    • A sew-in weave will let you “hide” behind the façade of having longer hair.
    • In addition, sew-in weaves are available in a variety of colors, textures, and hair types. This means you can change your hair color or type without the risk of over-processing your natural hair and stunting its growth.
    • On the other hand, if you think you might like to start getting used to curly hair, go for a curly virgin hair sew-in!
    • Since you’ll want to change your sew-in every couple of months at least, feel free to try a straight one the first time and go curly or wavy the next time.

How To Wash Hair Under Sew-in Weaves?

Here are steps in order to keep your own hair moisturized, clean and protected while you weave it up: A sew-in weave can give the best of both worlds - giving you creative styling options and protective hair care during the harshest winter months.

What You Will Need

    • Shampoo
    • Condition
    • Clips
    • Wide-tooth Comb
    • Brush
    • Olive Oil
    • Hooded Dryer

Step By Step On How To Wash Your Hair While Wearing Sew-in Weave 

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Step 1: Separate Your Hair Weave

  • Separate hair into 4 quadrants, twirl each into a bun and use clips to hold each in place.

Step 2: Use Shampoo

    • Use a shampoo specifically made for sew-in weaves. These shampoos help to keep detangling to a minimum, while also maintaining your hair’s natural moisture balance. 
    • Use a spray bottle/applicator bottle with diluted shampoo. Spray/squeeze the bottle to apply to your scalp. Rinse thoroughly.

Step 3: Moisturize Your Hair

    • Olive oil is a perfect hair moisturizer that mimics your hairs natural oil secretion. Put a small amount of olive oil into a tiny container and dab your fingers in it.
    • Then apply the olive oil along each scalp part on your head. Also, grab hair weaves and also dip it in your olive oil solution and then apply it on the scalp – under each braid or track that lies beneath your sew-in-weave.
    • It is critical that you moisturize your scalp to ensure that it is getting the right moisture balance.

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Step 4: Use Warm Water

    • Run your head under warm water fully saturating your hair.
    • Apply a small amount of shampoo to a small bottle mixed with water.
    • Shake the bottle so that the shampoo mixture is evenly diluted.
    • Slowly pour your shampoo mixture along each track. Massage your scalp and track gently using the tips of your fingers. Avoid using your nails as this will damage your scalp.

Step 5: Washing Your Hair

    • Washing your hair under your sew-in by running your hands and fingers from the roots of your hair to the tips of your sew-in-weave. This helps to move any dirt away from the scalp so that it can easily be removed and washed out.
    • As you’re washing, use webbed-fingers to pull the shampoo through the hair. This helps to detangle while carefully cleansing the hair.

Step 6: Condition

  • Use a spray bottle/applicator bottle with diluted conditioner. Spray/squeeze the bottle to apply to your scalp. And then release the clips and use a wide tooth comb to detangle your weave. Have this solution sit on your hair for at least 3 minutes, then rinse your hair with warm water.

Step 7: Dry Your Hair

  • Use a hooded dryer or air dry completely.

Video Tutorial

Watching this video you can learn how to wash your real hair under sew-in hair weave quickly.

Warm Tips

    • 1. Wash your hair every two weeks. The rule for all hair types is to wash and condition your hair every 3 days. 
    • 2.Never wet your hair without conditioning.
    • 3. Always comb any natural hair or curly hair wet to prevent unnecessary breakage. (Including Curly Weave
    • 4.Hair that is relaxed and left out should be combed dry.  
    • 5. Don’t wear a dirty weave. When you Shampoo your hair pay special care to focus on getting to your own scalp and scrubbing your scalp with the balls of your fingertips.
    • 6.Don’t go to sleep with wet hair. Allow your hair to air dry or get underneath the hair dry until your hair is completely dry.

Above all, you need to take good care of your natural hair while wearing sew-in weaves. Yes, you can keep a virgin hair weave bundles in for about three months if necessary, but I would recommend leaving it in for one-month maximum. This gives your scalp time to breathe every four weeks and enables you to treat your hair in order keep it clean and healthy.

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