There’s always that one girl looking like she is carrying a nest on her head, giving the rest of the Beweavers a bad name. This is not cute, you don’t want to be this girl.
Great hair is one part of having a great hair experience, the other is washing your weave. But many Beweavers either fear washing there hair, or simply do not know how to. A good wash should never be feared, in fact great hair gets better with every wash.
Dirty hair is not only unhygienic, but it can be seen by everyone, so if you think you can get away with not washing your weave, think again!
I always tell my clients that you can’t let your weave do all the work, you have to work together with her, because great hair deserves proper maintenance.
I know many Beweavers find it difficult to wash their weave, but honestly the process is very simple and easy to do.
If you are wearing a Virgin Human Hair (e.g. HBS Brazilian Swirl, HBS Peruvian Slick , HBS Indian Wave Hair) then this guide is for you. Other types of hair like human hair or synthetic hair will need different treatment. Virgin Hair is not only the best kind of hair, but it is the easiest to manage (wash and condition). A bad weave experience probably starts with bad quality hair, so always remember to get good quality hair.
1. Divide hair and detangle: Divide your hair into two sections. This is really important because you want to make sure that you can reach every part of your hair. If you leave it in one section, you will simply wash the top of your hair and will not get to those hard to reach places. While you hair is still dry, gently de-tangle with a paddle brush or wide toothed comb.
2. Wet your hair: Wet your hair with warm water, keeping it in its natural downward position. Start from the roots of the weave (the part closest to your track/weft/cornrow), working your way downwards towards the ends of the hair. Be careful not to completely soak your natural hair underneath your cornrows.
3. Apply shampoo: Once the hair is wet, apply a small amount of shampoo again, in a downward motion. Work the shampoo into your hair using your finger tips. Do not aggressively rub your hair in different directions as this can cause unwanted tangling. You need not keep the shampoo in your hair for very long, just make sure that when you rinse your weave the water runs clear. If water is still murky or dirty, repeat this process. Make sure to use shampoo and other hair care products that are specially made for hair extensions. Many products can dry out your weave hair and cause your weave to feel brittle and dry. Try the Hair by Sisi Hair Extensions Shampoo.
4. Rinse and Condition: Ring the excess water from your hair, by creating a ring/circle with your fingers (as if you are tying your hair in a pony) and tightly run your fingers down the hair. Apply the Hair by Sisi Hair Extensions Conditioner to the hair, and again make sure to apply it in a downwards motion, however, this time instead of starting at the roots, start halfway between the roots and tips. Allow the Conditioner to sit in your weave for about 10 -15 minutes and rinse.
5. Dry: Finally, I always recommend air drying the hair as this will increase the lifespan of your hair, if you are in a rush, sit under a dryer (but generally if you in a rush, don’t wash you hair, rather wait a day or two when you have time). Avoid electronic styling tools and direct sunlight when drying your hair.
NB: Make sure your natural hair is completely dry before you leave the house or go to bed. Wet hair will cause itching and can cause an unpleasant odour.
It is very important to wash your hair every 9 days, and more often if you sweat easily, do any sort of physical exercise or use a lot of product on your hair.
Note: The texture of the hair will change the way you wash it. Generally curly textures like HBS BlowOut Kink, BlowOut Coil, Cambodian Curl, Mongolian Bounce and Malaysian Beach Bomb hair, will need to be washed more often to help maintain the curl pattern.
Happy Weaving XXX