TIPS FOR PROTECTIVE WEAVE STYLES
1. Spend more for good quality hair
Cheap synthetic hair extensions damage your natural hair and can cause scalp irritation. Be alert for human hair extensions which are mixed in with synthetic hair and animal hair like Yaks or horses. (It is true, this happens). Buy hair from a reputable extensions specialists.
2. Stay away from bonded weaves
Bonded weaves use bonding glue to attach the extensions to your scalp. Bonding suffocates the scalp and causes breakage from the roots as the natural hair can't breathe.
3. Change it up
Weaves should only be worn for 4-6 weeks at a time as your scalp needs to breathe! Wearing the same weave style for more than this time period without washing can lead to unsanitary conditions that can also lead to hair loss.
4. Care for your natural hair
It's important to deep condition natural hair before attaching a weave and to look after your natural hair, as traction alopecia can be developed from neglect. It's almost impossible to have an Afro hair transplant because of the way afro hair grows; CURLY.
5. Don't forget your scalp
Wrap up with a silk scarf before bed, sports or any activity that would cause sweat and be sure to wash and blow-dry if there is excessive sweat. Also treat you natural hair to deep conditioners and scalp treatments as much as you can and let your scalp breathe from time to time.
there is excessive sweat. Also treat you natural hair to deep conditioners and scalp treatments as much as you can and let your scalp breathe from time to time.