Tips for Keeping Your Sew-In Weave Gorgeous

By . - Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Anyone who follows this site knows that I have no issue wearing a sew-in weave, especially now that we are moving away from unrealistic lace-front wigs. There is honestly nothing worse than a weave that doesn't move and has a ton of new growth and visible tracks. I will stop you in the streets to tell you about the atrocity off the top of your head. Have several seats!

I thought it was essential for me to share my tips for keeping your weave looking fly. The first tip goes without saying but I'll say it anyway...Get Your Weave Done By A Professional! A properly installed weave is everything! You'll be able to put your hair in a ponytail, not be scared when the wind blows possibly exposing your tracks and it will look realistic. What a concept?!

1. Wash your sew-in weave
Both your hair and your weave need to be cleaned with a clarifying shampoo every 7 to 14 days. No excuses! Wet the hair with lukewarm water and smooth shampoo in the direction of the cuticle. Don't scrub the hair unless you like matting and knots. Rinse the hair well and proceed with the next steps.

2. Condition your situation
Our natural hair has natural oils that travel down the hair shaft (sometimes), but the weave doesn't have that luxury, so you need to put that moisture back in with a conditioner. Apply the conditioner in a downward motion, detangle it with a wide-tooth comb, and rinse thoroughly.

3. Serums are your weaves friend
Using a small amount of anti-frizz serum on your weave will keep it from tangling as the wind blows. It's a small step but it can make all the difference in the end. Try it!

4. Use a heat protectant on your hair and the weave
If you are rocking a straight style or a curled style, heat will most likely be involved. Make sure you apply a heat protectant on your hair and the weave.

5. Dry your hair thoroughly.
Whether you choose to air dry or heat dry, it's imperative that your hair and your weave are dried completely. Damp and dark places are breeding grounds for bacteria and fungi. This can lead to uncontrollable itching and a terrible smell. Make sure your scalp, hair, and weave are dry.

5. Night-time routine
Always set your weave for bed. You may decide to braid it, twist it, pin-curl it or use rollers. Whatever you decide make sure you set your hair and don't leave it loose. A satin or silk bonnet is your friend to top your situation off. When you awake your hair will be neat and look amazing!

How do you take care of your sew-in hair weave? Let us know in the comment section below!

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