For many women, and some men, getting a Brazilian weave restores a certain sense of confidence. These types of weaves are usually made with real human hair, making them feel beautiful, smooth, and lush. Taking proper care of your weave will keep it in like-new condition for a longer period of time, maximizing your investment. There are a few things that can be done at home, in between visits to the salon, to prolong your weave’s natural lifespan. Here are a few care tips for your Brazilian human hair weave.
Tip #1: Have It Professionally Applied
The best way to ensure that your weave lasts is to have it applied at a salon or hair studio. This way you can be sure that it won’t be too tight, resulting in stress placed on your own hair. This can in turn cause breakage, weakening of your hair, and even pain. Applying it too loosely can also cause damage to your hair, as it will tug and pull, and may even partially come out prematurely. A professional will be able to apply the weave perfectly, given your own hair thickness and type.
Tip #2: Washing And Conditioning
When you have your weave applied, ask the stylist about the frequency with which you should have it washed and conditioned. Generally speaking, it is advisable to condition it twice per month, and shampoo it once. Be sure to brush your weave prior to getting it wet, and again after it has dried. Use a wide toothed comb for the job, as smaller combs and brushes can damage the weave. As it dries, apply a bit of oil to the base of your scalp and work it down, to help keep moisture in.
Tip #3: Be Careful As You Sleep
Before going to bed, be sure to brush your weave, and wrap it in a silk or satin cap each and every night. Going to bed with your weave loose will inevitably result in tangles, and potentially permanent damage. Using a silk or satin cap will keep your hair as tangle-free as possible. Avoid using cotton or polyester, as it will trap in sweat and make your weave harder to work with the next day.