Like I said many times fixing a weave is a good protective style and can be used to grow out your hair. When I first started my hair journey weaves were my protective style of choice and they still are, next to buns.
How to grow your hair with a weave:
- Make sure your hair is washed and deep conditioned the day you fix the weave
- Make sure you take care of your real hair under the weave
- Try to use a weaving net or weaving cap to reduce the stress on your hair
- Try not to keep your weave in for too long, 1-1.5 months maximum
- For those of you that keep your weaves longer than a month wash and deep condition you hair underneath.Use an applicator bottle to apply shampoo and conditioner to your hair underneath. However make sure you dry your real hair thoroughly to prevent mold from growing in your plaits.
- Make sure when you take out your weave; you use a wide-tooth comb to thoroughly comb out all your shed hair. (Note that your hair sheds 50-100 strands a day…. If you multiply that by the number of days in a month, or however long you keep your weave in, that’s a lot of strands). If you don’t comb out the shed hair your hair will mat and tangle…. then its breakage city.
- Make sure when you take out your weave you wash and deep condition your hair again. In fact every time you wash your hair you should deep condition!
- Before fixing another weave try and let your hair rest for a week or two, so that you can get some weekly deep conditioning sessions in.
Weaves are pretty low maintenance. The most important thing, is to keep your real hair moisturized and healthy underneath.