A Simple Guide To Your First Weave

Joy Liasu

Posted on March 03 2018

A Simple Guide To Your First Weave

So you have made the decision to get a weave. Wearing a weave does not mean your own hair is not beautiful. Women with amazing, healthy hair wear weaves too for convenience, added volume, added length, colour or simply a more glamorous look. When getting your first weave there are a few important things to consider. 

1. Buy Good Quality Hair

Human hair is an investment. Speak to a trusted or reputable hair supplier to advise you on the best hair for you if you are having difficulty deciding. You want hair that will last you several installs whilst retaining its beauty and health. No shedding, no tangling and no matting. 

2. Find a Good Quality Stylist

Find a stylist with a good reputation. The best often have several pictures on Instagram or other forms of social media to showcase their work. If you are unsure then ask a friend or visit a popular salon. A good stylist is your best friend. 

3. Care For the Extensions 

Contrary to popular belief, human hair extensions will not maintain themselves. Wash and condition regularly, avoid sleeping without wrapping the hair. Use great quality products to style your hair. Ask your hair supplier how to care for the specific hair you have purchased.

4. Care For Your Hair 

Don't forget the hair underneath the weave. Make sure your weave is not installed too tightly and don't tag at it to prevent ripping out your edges. Massage your scalp regularly and spray between your tracks to provide it moisture. Do not keep the weave in longer than 6 to 8 weeks. 

What other advice can you give to first time weave wearers?

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