Invest in yourself
Too many women [try to cut corners] by going to cheaper salons that could really care less about hair care. These salons are more about getting women in and out.” Though it can induce sticker shock, a good sew in will cost you anywhere from $350-$800.
Your weave should be done by a professional hairstylist with a proper consultation. Don’t take the shortcut. GO somewhere where they’re going to give you 100%.” With the right stylist on your team, your weave can last up to three months.
2. Get Good Hair, and make sure it matches your natural strands.
You don’t need to spend a fortune on the hair you will use to get weaved in, but please make the investment! Opt for Virgin Remy Human hair. This hair has a natural shine, is tangle-free, and can be styled and treated like natural hair. Plus, it stays lustrous wash after wash!”
Also, chat with your stylist to make sure the color and texture match up to your tresses. Expect to spend between $89-$200 for a bulk (a full head can run you 4-6 bulks).” Yes, it’s a splurge, but you can hold on to your hair for at least a year if you treat it right.
3. Just Say No to Glue.
“The chemicals in glue can lead to allergic reactions and most people ignore signs like inflammation and itching.
Glue also has an adverse effect on the follicles of your hair, especially if you visit a stylist who doesn’t know how to remove glued tracks properly. You can rip strands out repeatedly until you have bald patches. The best way is to braid your hair and get a sew in, but make sure the braids aren’t too tight. If the braids are tight before the sewing process begins, it will be even tighter one you’re done. This can lead to traction alopecia.”
4. Wash your hair.
the professionals say a good wash every 10-14 days is very necessary. Your scalp needs to be exfoliated and cleansed properly. Make sure you shampoo thoroughly, and rinse out all residue. With conditioner, focus on the ends of the hair. Also seek out shampoos specifically made for weaves at your local beauty supply store.
At night, tie your strands with a silk/satin scarf or sleep on a silk/satin pillowcase.
5. Can’t afford a weave? Get a good wig or clip ins.
If you’re looking for easy, quick, long hair, invest in a quality wig or clip ins. You can remove clip ins every night. A high grade wig will cost you $200-$400, but you have it much longer because it’s not on your head all day every day.”
And there you have it!