3 Hair Weave No-no's
1. Never Washing Your Hair
Just because your hair is hidden away beneath a weave doesn't mean "out of sight, out of mind." Unfortunately, some women neglect their own hair in favor of the weave. The average life span of a weave is anywhere from six to eight weeks. Considering that most hair experts advise that black hair should be shampooed or cleansed about once per week, think about the dirt and buildup that accumulates over eight weeks if the hair is never washed. It's unhealthy for your hair and scalp to not be cleansed for such a long period of time. Don't make this costly weave no-no.
2. Choosing Too Much Hair
Full and bouncy hair is gorgeous, but you can have too much of a good thing. Hair that's too long and/or too voluminous not only looks fake, it can take a toll on a delicate hairline. The extra weight of weave hair pulls along the scalp and edges; if your edges are already in poor shape, a heavy weave will only make them worse.
3. Attaching Too Tightly
If you're attaching weave extensions to a cornrowed base, it's important to begin with a base that's not braided too tightly. This is especially important around your hairline. Attaching the extra weight of weave hair to a hairline that's struggling is a recipe for thinning edges and breakage. While you want a secure base so that your weave stays in place well, it should never be so tight that it's painful or you notice bumps along your hairline.
Instead of simply being a way to add inches and volume to your style, hair weaves have become a way to introduce variety to your style repertoire. Avoid these weave no-no's, your hair extensions will last longer.
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