Beneath The Weave: How To Care For Your Hair & Scalp

A smiling woman with long, weaved hairWhile a weave affords you a lot of versatility, and protects your hair at the same time, you can’t neglect your own hair while wearing one. Taking care of your hair when it’s weaved away will ensure that once the weave is removed, your new growth is healthy and lush.

Anyone can wear weaves and still have healthy hair. You just have to take the time to show your natural hair and the weave some TLC.

Here’s how to do it.

Prepare Your Hair and Scalp

Get your hair in good shape before adding extensions. Take a break from the weakening chemicals in curl relaxers or dyes to get a head start in avoiding breakage. Make sure your hair is clean, well conditioned, and free of buildup from dead skin cells and styling products like hairspray. These can cause dryness, flaking, and itching.