Is your natural hair getting rough and damaged under that weave? If yes, then you better do something about it!
Are you guilty of being careless with your real hair? Getting weaves or hair extensions is all fine and dandy. But you can’t forget about the real locks hiding under them. That’s because no matter how much you hide them. Your natural hair is still a part of your hair care equation.
Most women forget this simple rule and then wind up with dry and damaged hair. This is why we’ve created a checklist of sorts for your hair care regime.
Without further ado, here’s all you need to know to maintain your natural hair when you wear a weave:
1. Nourish and Shine
Wigs are a great way to protect your hair from the elements. But let’s not forget that they still need nourishment to grow. So if you want strong and healthy hair, then you’ve got to oil them.
We suggest that you massage your scalp regularly with some natural oil. Coconut oil and olive oil are some great options to get naturally shiny black hair.
What about that weave? If you wear human hair extensions then getting a little oil on it won’t cause any harm. However, synthetic weaves should be kept away from your oily fingers.
Pro tip: Apply oil at least twice a month for better results!
2. Clean and Clear
When was the last time you washed your hair?
Did you just say you don’t remember? Then go take a shower asap!
Proper hair care means proper hygiene. This is why it is necessary that you shampoo and condition your hair regularly. Your shampoo will help clear that sweat and dirt off your natural hair. Whereas the conditioner, will provide it with the much-needed nutrients. Plus, this prevents your natural hair from becoming a clumpy and dirty mess.
3. Protecting that Cover
Lastly, always set your hair in a protective hair do when you wear your wig. You might want to put them in nice tight cornrows, twists or braids. Opting for these protective hairstyles is the best way to prevent hair damage, hair fall and breakage. Just make sure to let those natural locks down sometimes. This helps give your scalp a breather.
Remember these three essential rules―oil, clean and protect. This is the mantra for your natural hair whenever you’re donning your weave of the month. These hair care tips are the only way to ensure that your real hair doesn’t get ruined under the weave. Plus, it helps you to rock those luscious natural locks when you decide to stop wearing weaves.
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