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Tips on caring for your sew in weave/extensions

on Nov 14, 2010 in Bella Blog | 2 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

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