First 2-3 Weeks
Typically, a weave is intended to last 2-3 months (depending on proper maintenance).
Apply glycerin & water based sprays to your edges to help to loosen them as you wear your new weave. Olive oil is also a great option for aiding in loosening extremely tight braids. If all else fails, sprinkle water along your hairline; that always helps!
Slowly pour your shampoo along each track. Massage your scalp and track gently using the tips of your fingers. Avoid using your nails as this will damage your scalp.
Once you’ve finished washing your hair, apply your conditioner. Have this solution sit on your hair for at least 3 minutes, then rinse your hair with warm water. Follow this rinse with a cold water rinse. Use your fingers rake them through your extension hair – again to decrease tangles. Note that this cold water works wonders at closing the cuticles which imparts a great shine on the hair.
Once done, towel dry your hair using a micro fiber towel. These towels are better than cotton towels because they get rid of excess water quickly and easily! But not only that, they reduce frizz and help to maintain curls. So, if your sew-in-weave is curly or wavy, the micro fiber towel will help your hair look that much better! The magic to using it is you have to bend your head down and use the micro fiber towel to scrunch your hair using the palms of your hands to help absorb the water. These towels are also great because they keep the moisture in your hair and keep lint at bay, unlike cotton towels. Make sure not to rub your hair as it will cause tangles!
Next simply air dry your hair or use a warm setting on your dryer to speed up the process.
Don't forget about your hairline!
Before washing, gently massage your hairline with an all-natural oil (coconut, tea tree, or almond oil are great for textured hair) then apply your cleanser. Follow up with a hair and scalp moisturizer, paying attention to those edges! Another favorite tip is to massage your hairline with natural oils such as coconut oil or tea tree oil to help keep them moisturized and encourage the follicles to create new growth.
Sleep on satin or silk
Again, you spend time and effort every day to take care of your hair. Don’t neglect it at night! Make sure you either wrap your hair in a satin or silk wrap or sleep on a pillowcase of one of these two materials. Satin and silk are softer than cotton pillowcases and won’t cause friction and tension that will tug on your strands or hairline.
When it comes to caring for your hair, it requires a care routine that addresses your entire scalp and strands.