Detangle With ConditionerAfter shampooing with a moisturizing cleanser, apply a generous amount of a moisturizing conditioner and comb through your hair entirely at this point while it's saturated. As always, begin at the ends of your mane and slowly work your way up toward the scalp. Don't be alarmed by the amount of shedding hair. Remember that you usually shed 50 to 100 hairs each day, so there will be a large amount. When you can easily comb through your conditioned tresses, rinse completely.
Immediately follow your shampoo and conditioner session with a good deep conditioner. Again, your product should be formulated for dry hair.
Some deep conditioning suggestions:
- M&M Milk Protein & Olive Oil Deep Conditioning Treatment
- NuNAAT Karite Special Intensive Mask
- ORS Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner
Leave the deep conditioner on for the recommended time, using heat or not as the directions suggest.
Let Your Hair Rest
As tempting as it may be to retouch your new growth or put in another set of extensions right away, don't. Your scalp and hair need to rest. When you wear a weave, a small amount of stress is placed on the scalp from the extra weight of the extension hair, and your scalp needs time to recover. Some women don't want to walk around with untouched new growth, but it's important to find a style or styles you can rock for the next couple of weeks that don't rely on chemicals or added hair. This ensures a healthy scalp and hairline; without a healthy hairline, wearing hair additions becomes much more difficult.
Wearing a hair weave can have benefits, but you won't realize them if you practice bad habits while wearing it or once you remove it. While extensions shouldn't be solely relied on 100% of the time, if you wear them and treat them properly, they can be a fun, stylish addition to your style arsenal.