How To Take Care Of Your Weave Before Bed
It's A Really A Big DealYou may not realize how big of a deal it is to care for your weave before bed, but sis...it is! According to Daly Mail, the average woman will spend an average of $55,000 on hair products and treatments. That's a lot! Then imagine how much money you spend on your extensions and the average $100-$300 on an install. We spend so much money on our hair, so why not take care of it? Usually, high-quality extensions can last up to 2 years with proper care, which involves cleansing, moisturizing, and proper storage. However, improper care leads to a way shorter lifespan. Dull, dry, stiff, hair is not cute and is entirely avoidable. A great night time routine will not only add to the longevity of your weave but will also save you money and styling time.
Keep Your Straight Hair...StraightA straight weave is so hard to keep straight, and it's just as hard to maintain the leave-out. We all fear burning our hair into oblivion and it STILL not staying straight through the night and into the next morning. Avoiding heat damage is key! Here’s a sure fire way to save yourself lots of time in the mornings and some inches, every night before bed.
- Dry Oil (Argan is the best)
- Satin Bonnet
- Large Flat Plastic Clips
- Paddle Brush
- Soft bristle brush
- Satin Scarf
No More Frizzy BedheadIt's so easy for curly textures to look untamed and “bushy, whether you love a smooth loose wave or a bold Brazillian afro kinky install the nightly maintenance is a major key. Avoid mornings full of knots, dry frizz, and the dreaded shedding with this super easy nightly routine.
- Metal clips
- Argan Oil
Don’t Worry; Your Frontal Is SafeFrontals are a semi-permanent way to rock your favorite wig, so it would make sense that you would want to keep it in tack as long as possible. A great way to keep your style as beautiful as when you left your stylist is a solid nighttime routine. The worst thing that could happen is the edges of your lace start to peel back. Every night all you have to do is tie your hair down with a satin scarf.
Step #1Lay your scarf out flat.
Step #2Connect one corner across to the other, and it should create a triangle.
Step #3Next fold the longest side three inches up
Step #4Continue folding all the way across to the pointed corner
Step #5Lay the center of the scarf directly across your hairline and over your ears
Step #6Tie in the back along your nape securely
Step #7Tuck the rest into a satin bonnet This will keep you frontal down, AND your edges laid! Thank me later or leave some frontal tips down below in the comments.
Don't Do It!Now that I've given you some tips on great nightly routines, here are some things you should never do.
Tip #1Sleep with your hair wet. Wet extensions are a breeding ground for rancid smells and all kinds of gross bacteria like mold. Dry your hair all the way through any time you get it wet.
Tip #2Sleep on cotton pillowcases. Satin is the better way to go because the fibers are smooth. Cotton fibers are rigid and tend to snag hair causing breakage.
Tip #3Tying your hair up too tight. Its a rule of thumb, if its too tight take it down. Having your hair too tight leads to traction alopecia, thinning, and extreme breakage.
Tip #4Not brushing Brushing your extensions with a paddle brush before tying it up at night is a must. Not only does it detangle and smooth your extensions, but it also sloughs off a thin layer of any products recently applied.
Wrap It Up LadiesTying your weave up at night is just one routine you shouldn't avoid. We spend big money on hair we expect to last us years, so we have to do our part. Quick and easy routines like the ones in this article are sure to help you get your monies worth. If you have a helpful nighttime routine tip drop it in the comments below!
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Thanks for these tips on how to take care of a weave before bed. I am trying to help my daughter take care of hers. I will have to tell her not to sleep with it wet like you suggested. http://www.akbeautysupply.com/
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