I’ve covered how to wash your weave and braids underneath in a previous blog, if you have any questions contact through my contact form on Hairnparis.com. If you take anything from this, make sure you focus on the braids underneath your weave and your weave is perfectly fine air drying. First, and for most, dry your hair completely when wearing a weave after washing it. When you wash your hair and your braids get wet underneath, if your braids do not dry completely, your hair will begin to have a mildew like smell. Ladies, this is not a good look. You cannot have your hair blowing in the wind smelling like mildew. Sitting under a dryer and letting your hair completely dry will combat that scary smell. Like most people who wash their weave, but who cannot afford to see your hair stylist every week or bi-weekly, please follow this steps.
- Detangle your hair / weave using your fingers or large detangling brush (avoid harshly pulling on your wet hair)
- Using your fingers part your weave following along the track, starting at the lower back of your head.
- Using a hand held blow dryer, but not touching the dryer directly to your hair. Blow directing the heat towards your braids / track.
- Complete these steps until you have dried your braids.
While wearing a weave you can’t wash your hair like you normally do. You want to ensure that you care for your extensions as well as your natural hair. First, we will cover washing the braids under which the weave is sewn to. Washing your natural hair while wearing weave is easier if you use a bottle with a nozzle attachment. Add your favorite sulfate-free shampoo and mix with water, you could also do this with conditioner as well. With the nozzle attached to a bottle you can get the shampoo mix into all the different crevices and in-between your braids. After applying the solution to your braids that are under the sew-in, lightly massage your scalp with your fingertips. Rinse and repeat at least twice. Okay! Know that you’ve washed your braids, time to focus on your extensions. Rather you have your weave parted in four section, 2 section, or not parted at all. It is very important that you apply your shampoo and smooth in one direction. A downward motion is best. Never do a front to back, back and forth motion, this causes extreme tangling. Rinse using the same downward motion.