Can I use shampoo to wash my weave?
Apply a small amount of shampoo and work through the weave, smoothing your hands over it to minimise friction. Rinse out and repeat until your hair feels clean and the water runs clear. Apply a conditioner and leave in your weave for 15 minutes. Rinse and air or blow dry.
How often should you wash your weave?
Just like your natural hair, your weave needs to be cleaned (once every two weeks; every week if you work out a lot). It can easily pick up bad scents, dirt, and debris, much like your real hair. So when your hair, the extensions, or both start looking stringy, it’s time to give them a good scrub-down.
How can I make my weave look new again?
Soak it for 20 minutes in 4 parts water and 1 part apple cider vinegar.
- Apple cider vinegar has a lower pH level than your weave, so soaking the weave in vinegar helps restore pH balance and reseal the hair’s cuticles.
- Don’t worry about the smell!
How can I treat my weave at home?
Mix 3 parts water with 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar in a larger bowl and fully immerse your extensions. Leave the rinse in for 45 minutes to 1 hour and then rinse it out with water. Proceed to deep condition the hair.
What can I moisturize my weave with?
Spritz a light leave-in conditioner over your weave from root to tip. Run your hands over the hair to distribute the product. A light conditioner moisturizes without weighing down the hair. Avoid using heavy creams or butters as these can cause your weave to look oily and dirty.
How do I keep my weave from getting stiff?
Cut back on styling products to avoid a stiff weave. When possible, avoid them entirely. If you need to reduce unwanted frizz, try a dime-sized dab of leave-in conditioner. The less you use, the better when it comes to maintaining volume.