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Take Care of Your Hair Under the Weave


While a weave affords you a lot of versatility, and protects your hair at the same time, you can't neglect your own hair while wearing one. Taking care of your hair when it's weaved away will ensure that once the weave is removed, your new growth is healthy and lush. So when wearing hair extensions, you need to:

Shampoo and Conditioning your hair. 

Yes, you still need to shampoo your hair on a regular basis. Concentrate the shampoo on your scalp and work it in with the balls of your fingertips. Then work the shampoo down the weave hair, but do not ball it up on the top of your head. Instead, work your fingers straight down through the hair to the ends. Let the water help guide the shampoo down. It's important to keep the weave hair as straight as possible to prevent matting and tangling.
 

Hair Extension Care Guide

1. Brush gently working from ends toward scalp before and after washing.
2. Use a gentle conditioning/moisturizing shampoo for dry-color treated hair.
3. NEVER USE A VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO! Volumizing shampoos raise the cuticle of hair and can cause tangling.
4. Wash gently in cool to warm water. Do no scrub roughly while washing. Gently comb through with fingers in a downward motion  while washing and rinsing.
5. Do not apply conditioner to scalp or bonds. Too much conditioner or very oily hair can weaken the keratin bonds.
6. It's best not to wash more than 3 times a week unless you have a very oily scalp. Over washing will dry the hair.
7. Softly towel dry by patting before blow drying.
8. Recommended products to keep your hair extensions looking great:
   -  Crawley's Cuticle smoothing serum (Cuticle sealer / thermal Protestants) only $5.00
9. If extensions become dry and damaged treat once to twice a week with Crawley's Cuticle smoothing serum, dry hair, follow by smoothing with a flat iron or curling iron to seal the cuticle.
10. Brush gently with one of the following:
  -  Wide tooth comb (ends only)
  -  Loop Brush (med-thick hair)
  -  Boar bristle brush (med-fine hair)
11. Brush 2-3 times a day. Brushing right up to the scalp will keep tangles from forming at the base of the extension. 
12. When blow-drying hair, blow downward with hair, not up into / against hair flow. Dry with fingers then style with a curling iron or flat iron if needed. It is stressful to the hair to do a lot of brushing while blow-drying, causing extension loss.
13. Swimming - Always wet hair with tap water, apply conditioner and braid hair before swimming to help avoid tangling. Avoid salt   water, (the worst for extensions), and chlorine.
14. Braiding long extensions is recommended before bed.
15. NEVER GO TO BED WITH WET HAIR.