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12 Tips for Maintaining a Natural Textured Weave

• Jan 2, 2012

By Cipriana of

1. Bulk

Watching the bulk of wefts you place on your strands will prevent unnecessary hair loss. The bulk of the weave should never feel heavy or weighed down. The amount of tracks you invest in varies for each individual and should be based on the health, density, individual strand size and porosity of your hair.

2. Quality of Track

If you feel persistent irritations on your scalp from the track of the wefts do not simply push this matter to the side. The irritation could be caused by the materials used for the track to hold the weft in tack. This is especially the case with tracks that are hard and stiff to touch. Look for tracks that are more pliable and soft. Constant irritation can cause scabbing and scarring where hair loss could be permanent.

3. Take Note of Material

If you are wearing synthetic hair make sure you take all the necessary precautions to care for it (for example, no heat). 100% human hair allows you flexibility with heat based appliances.

4. The Right Stylist

For weave wearers finding the right stylist is the Willy Wonka golden ticket! The key to ensure you have found a natural hair expert stylist who knows how to correctly put in a weave is to ask a natural who . Yes this may involve doing your homework but there is nothing like the reassurance of finding a stylist who knows what they are doing.

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10 years ago

yup did this closer to the end of my transition. it was big curly and I loved it.

Adrienne Michelle
Adrienne Michelle
10 years ago
Reply to  tenisha

What kind of hair did you use? I’m so interested in trying this and I love big hair. I ahd big hair… then I cut it all off. I want to grow it back now, but I want to protect it and have some fun too.

10 years ago

I used kinky curly weaves when I was transitioning as a protective style (I also used straight weaves when I first started transitioning until I cut off my straight ends). I used one that matched my curl pattern the most and no one knew it was a weave. My ends were protected and I hair grew A LOT. I would recommend getting a higher quality weave that lasts (I used Bohyme Brazilian Wave, for various reasons), make sure it matches your hair, taking care of your own hair underneath, and taking care of the actual weave. Voila.

10 years ago

I just purchased a half wig that looks almost exactly like my natural hair. People have asked me what products/techniques I use to create the style and when I tell them it’s a wig, they can’t believe it! I think having a wig is more cost effective and sanitary than a wearing a wig, but that’s just my opinion. 🙂

10 years ago
Reply to  RoyalBlue

*more cost effective than wearing a weave

filmy porno
9 years ago

At last, something nice and clear. I’ll check back here often many times. Yours

Ashley Turns
4 years ago

Thanks for letting us know that if you have synthetic hair, you don’t want to use any sort of heat on it. My friend is planning on getting a full weave soon and is wondering how she should take care of it. I’ll be sure to tell her that if her full weave has anything but 100% human hair, she should make sure not to use any heat on it.

4 years ago

It’s good to know how to take care of a hair weave. My wife is looking at getting one because she wants more volume to her hair. I’ll tell her that she’ll want to find a stylist who knows what they’re doing, even if it takes some research!

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