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Tips on caring for your sew in weave/extensions

on Nov 14, 2010 in Bella Blog | 6 comments

TIPS on How to Care for your weave/Extensions:


  • Wrap hair at night with a silk scarf and Stocking to hold down the scarf.
  • If your weave is curly then braid 4 sections of the weave at night to ensure no tangling
  • Depending on the quality of your extensions wash as leats as possible.
  • If extensions are Indian remy or top quality,aim to wash once a week.
  • If your extensions are yaki or average grade of human hair i recommend not to wash at all, this is because cheaper extensions have a silicone coat over the hair so once you wash it it will become very hard, course and matted.
  • Remember that extensions, as well as they are done are never your real hair. You must treat them with a lot of care and be very gentle.
  • Try to only style weave using heat maximum twice a week
  • When sleeping ensure closure piece is held down firmly, closure will flatten with time
  • As extensions have been cut  at the track, a little bit of shedding is normal
  • Try not to pull your weave back into a pony tail too much or too tightly, always be conscience of your front baby hairs
  • At least once a week go through the rows of your braid base and gently apply moisturising hair and scalp cream (eg, Mizani cream, Coconut oil, Shea butter, lotion)
  • Dont put any form of grease of or oil on your weave ( eg olive oil sheen, polish) This will make it look cheap, synthetic and very heavy.
  • If your weave is curly apply small amount of lotion in palm of hands and rub all over hands so it’s a thin layer of product, Loosely apply to hair to maintain curl
  • Full head weaves should be kept for max 6 weeks
  • Natural part weaves should be left for 5 weeks ( try not to straighten your top natural hair too much)
  • Track Extensions should be re done every 6 weeks ,but if you want to keep them for a 2 months you can just ensure the root is not tangling.
  • When removing weave get a girlfriend of partner to do it so you’re not cutting your own hair
  • See my video on youtube on how to remove tracks safely
  • Lift thread with an end of comb and then cut, do not pull out weave.
  • Once again be very gentle
  • When removing braid base take your time and be patient ( always remove hair on your day off)


  • Steps of washing Full /natural part weave:


  • Have a shower and let the warm water soak through your scalp to relax and clean. Avoid rubbing the hair in a rough motion.


  • If the extensions are a good quality use shampoo and conditioner, if average quality just small amount of conditioner


  • Always avoid rubbing the base cornrows as it will cause the weave to drop faster and may cause breakage


  • Once conditioner has been applied rinse out, again do not rub hair
  • Towel dry hair is a down wards motion and always brush hair with a paddle brush
  • When brushing hold the train firmly with your palm , then brush from ends up
  • Ensure all under braids are completely dried, if they haven’t dried in 1 day get a blow dryer and apply hot air over braid to dry
  • If hair is top quality blow wave dry after a few hours and proceed to styling with iron


  1. Question ,

    Why can’t yaki hair be washed ?

    Why can i use to make sure my hair stays straight ??


    February 25, 2014

    • Hi Bella is it your real hair?


      February 25, 2014

  2. Hi,

    On another website it said not to let water soak all the way through to your scalp bc it can cause mildew. I was told to have get your hair wet on surface as much as possible. Is this true? Does anyone ever have a problem not getting all the shampoo/comditioner out given we cant scrub and it can get soaked into the braids?

    Thank you!


    April 29, 2014

  3. Thanks a lot for your post. Getting the quality hair extension is only 60% of the process to beautify your hair. The span of your gorgeous hair depends on how you maintain it. Glad that I found your blog on caring your hair extension. Expecting more such posts from you.

    Cindy Campbell

    December 4, 2014

  4. i didnt know i was supposed to use oil sheen in my unprocessed hair. what do i do?


    March 3, 2015

    • HI bella, Virgin hair needs treatment and serum just like normal hair. I wouldnt suggest Oil sheen as its too oily , i would suggest an argan oil like loreal mythic oil :)


      August 6, 2015

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