I love a good sew-in weave. I didn’t actually get my first one until I was 31, but since then I do it about twice a year when I’m really feeling like changing up my hairstyle. They give me flexibility to go short, platinum, coily, straight, or long without needing to manipulate my own natural tresses.
But I’ve learned over the years that even weave hair needs to be taken care of. Curly hair will knot if the proper products aren’t used on it. Straight hair will break off if you’re ironing it with no protection. And curls and coils of all kinds will look dull and dry if you don’t give them proper moisture. All of this is true even if it’s a sew-in.
Simply put, weave hair should be treated like hair that grew out of your scalp. And the hair underneath the protective style especially needs to be treated well. So the products you’re putting in your weave need to be just as nourishing for your own strands.
NaturallyCurly is a destination for all things products and tips for curly girls, so I find myself browsing their pages often. Check out some must-haves from the site for caring for your weave and the hair underneath it.
Girl + Hair Biotin Infused Hydration Milk
This line of under hair care is made specially for protective styles. This hydrating milk is healthy for both your added locks, and the hair underneath your weave, wig, or braids.
No matter the texture of your hair, if you're going to apply heat you need to protect it. And if you've spent a decent coin on your bundles, you will especially want to salvage them for later. This heat protectant will help you do exactly that.
Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves, & Naturals The Great Detangler
If you don't put the right stuff in a curly weave the hair will get tangled, especially if it's not 100 percent human hair. Get longer wear from your hair by using this lightweight detangler a few times a week.
It's all about moisture for our curly strands, so I love a 360 spray bottle to help me keep my hair hydrated. Sometimes I add water and my favorite leave-in conditioner just to give a light spritz daily.