Hair weaves are good for around 8 months regardless of how you use them, whether they’re Bohyme Brazilian Wave extensions or Birth Remi clip-ons. But, you can make them last much longer with proper care and maintenance. Here are 5 tips to help you out:
Wash Your Weave Occasionally
These types of wefts are made with 100% human hair. But, while you can wash and style them just like your own tresses, it doesn’t mean you have to. In fact, shampooing them frequently makes them dry and brittle, and therefore more prone to damage. Extensions aren’t attached to the scalp, so they don’t produce natural oils that protect, hydrate, and nourish every strand.
You only need to wash your weave twice a month, or weekly if you work out a lot. When it starts looking stringy, then it’s a good time to give it a gentle scrub-down.
Avoid Getting Them Tangled
Your own hair already gets tangled from time to time, and weaves do that even more. They don’t have the oils that keep each strand smooth and silky, so they create friction against your clothes and natural tresses, especially if your locks are dry and damaged.
When your weave gets tangled up, it’ll be prone to matting and shedding that’ll definitely destroy your extensions. You may even have to cut it off if it becomes a thick, untidy mass of Bohyme hair. So, to prevent that from happening, here are some tips to keep it neat and slicked down:
Always Have a Brush on Hand
When you’re wearing a weave, you want to make sure that you always have a brush on hand to keep your locks nice and smooth all the time. This prevents the little knots in your hair from getting tangled even more.
Wrap Your Hair Before Going to Bed
When you’re sleeping, your hair gets tangled every time you toss and turn. So, if you can’t avoid going to bed with a weave, you can at least wrap it with a silk or satin scarf and secure it with a bonnet.
Don’t Rub Your Locks When Drying
Vigorously drying your weave with a towel increases the friction between your tresses and the extensions, making them messy and tangled. In addition, rubbing wet hair causes it to fall out more easily.
Avoid Wearing Them While Swimming
Have you ever noticed that however nicely you tuck your hair under a swimming cap, you come out of the water with a knotted and matted mane? So, you should avoid wearing your weave in the pool or the beach if you don’t want to get it tangled.
Use Styling Products Sparingly
When using styling products in your weave during the day, you eventually have to wash them out the next morning to prevent damaging your luscious locks. But, as mentioned earlier, frequently shampooing your extensions leaves it dry and brittle.
It’s a good practice to avoid using gels, mousse, hair sprays, and the like. You also want to stay away from ironing and curling your tresses, since they strip away your cuticles, permanently damaging the strands of your extensions.
Deep Condition Your Weave Now and Then
Deep conditioning is the only way to repair and restore the beauty of hair extensions. It makes them smooth and lustrous, just like the first time you took them out of the box.
So, after washing it with a moisturizing shampoo, squeeze out the excess water from your weave. Don’t rub your tresses, but just gently pat them dry with a towel. While they’re damp, apply your deep conditioner and distribute the product evenly, avoiding the cornrows. Let it sit for as long as you can and rinse it off with cold water to close the cuticles in each strand, leaving them soft and silky.
Store Them Properly
After you’ve removed your extensions, it’s tempting to just put them back in the box and leave them there until you decide to use them again. But, it’s essential to store them the right way if you want them to last. This prevents your weft from drying out and growing mold and bacteria. Here are some tips for properly keeping your hair attachments.
Wash, Dry, and Comb
After using them, wash and condition your extensions to remove any grease and dirt. And then, air-dry them or utilize a blower to quicken the process. Just set it to low or medium heat. Brush them next to get rid of knots and tangles.
Gather and Twist
If you’re using the original box to store your extensions, start by stacking the wefts on top of each other and securing them in a ponytail. Twist the ponytail in one direction, and roll it up into a donut shape. Put it back neatly into its packaging.
Hang Them High
Wefts don’t always come in a nice box, but you can get an extensions carrier to store them. They look like fancy suit covers, but smaller and they contain hair attachments instead.
Just clip the weft inside the bag, zip it up, and then hang it in a cool and dry place. Carriers also make it easier to pack your extensions when you travel.
Who doesn’t want longer-lasting weaves, right? So, keep these tips in mind when wearing your Bohyme gold extensions. They’ll help make your hair soft, shiny, and beautiful all the time. Get in touch with LUXE Remi to learn more about taking care of your tresses.