Even though human hair weaves are very very expensive, there comes a time when they start to look really horrible.
Let’s be honest. Buying virgin human hair is really an investment. What’s the point of buying “quality” hair if it’s going to dry up like rubber market bundles?
The truth of the matter is that, after a while, all virgin hair will become something else but no worries! With proper care and a little TLC, you can revive even the most lifeless of weaves.
Just like how you would your own natural hair, you need to detangle with a wide-toothed comb and wet the hair. You need to add a little conditioner to the hair before you detangle. Always start detangling from the ends and slowly work your way up to the roots. When you come across a knot, use your fingers to loosen the knot and continue detangling with your comb.
Once you’re done detangling the hair, you need to deep condition it. Deep conditioning opens up your hair cuticles and allows product to deeply penetrate the strands bringing back the softness your weave once had.
You need to shampoo your weave at least every two weeks using a mild shampoo and lukewarm water. Do not rub or scrub the shampoo on the hair but smooth it on the weave. Avoid any kind of friction when you wash a weave.
It’s best to air dry; not even towel dry and you should absolutely avoid using any form of heat to dry your weave after shampooing.
You can always apply the leave-in conditioner to a dry weave to freshen it up in-between the shampoos. Avoid applying oils as these weigh the weave down, causing matting and tangles.
The trick is to treat your weave like you would your hair and you’ll be fine.