Do sew ins damage natural hair?
While a weave or extensions can be a great way to switch up your hairstyle, they can damage your natural hair and even cause hair loss if proper precautions and care are not taken.
How long does a sew in last on natural hair?
6 to 10 weeks
A sew in can last 6 to 10 weeks we recommend you come to the salon for maintenance service every 2 weeks for a shampoo and 4 to 6 weeks after install for tightening. Matting, tangling, and dreading (which leads to hair loss) may result if you leave your weave in too long.
How do you moisturize your hair with a sew in weave?
Spritzing. Spritzing your hair daily or as needed may be another way to maintain good moisture levels, depending on the type of weave you have, especially if you’re wearing a natural weave that matches your curl pattern and natural hair routine. A water-based product is best.
What do you put on your scalp when you have a sew in?
Moisturize your scalp: If your scalp is dry before getting your weave sewn in, it can exacerbate dryness and itching. Apply a moisturizing product such as oil to your scalp before your appointment. Be careful not to apply too much oil because it can attract dirt and irritate your scalp further.
How long does it take for a sew-in to loosen up?
Make sure to hold the hair in a ponytail while you wash it because the water will weigh the hair down, and will cause even more tension. Naturally, the hair should loosen up in two or three days, but waiting this long may cause damage. If there is no loosening up, after two days, then the install has got to go.
How often should you wash your sew in?
“You should wash and condition your sew-in about once every three weeks,” says Ursula Stephen. Stephen recommends a sulfate-free formula that removes build-up without drying out your hair, followed by a conditioner that adds moisture to your hair.
What oil can I use on weave?
Whilst wet, add 2-3 drops of natural oil such as Almond or Coconut by gently applying it evenly over the hair, these oils will penetrate the cuticles and add moisture to hair extensions. Natural oils do the work of most conditioners without the added chemicals and silicones, natural is always best.