Friday, April 4, 2014

MAINTAIN HEALTHY HAIR WHILE WEARING A SEW-IN

Sew-ins are great.  They keep your hair away so you don’t have to style it.  They give your hair a break from the elements.  However, it is not a hairstyle that allows you to be lazy.  Neglecting the hair underneath is a big mistake many women make when wearing sew- ins.  Not paying attention to the hair underneath the weave can leave you with a mess once you take the weave down.  However it’s not that easy to access the hair underneath the weave.  Washing your hair, moisturizing your scalp and of course scratching become ten times harder when wearing a sew-in.  How can you take care of your hair without your weave becoming greasy and product heavy?  I have some tips that may help, especially if you maintain your sew-ins without the help of a beautician.




  1. Leave the oils alone.  Oils can be really good for your scalp, but they’re your weave’s worst enemy.  Oiling your scalp almost always leaves you with a greasy weave because they are runny.  There are alternative ways to get moisture to your hair and scalp.  Leave in conditioner is one option.  Lightly push the conditioner into your braids.  Another product I recommend is Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 Miracle Worker.  This is a great moisturizer you can use for your scalp and braids.  It’s very light and it’s a thin cream so it isn’t messy.
  2. wash the braids underneath when you shampoo your weave. we don't like washing our hair when we have weave because of the  fear  of our braids getting lose and old but never neglect the health of your hair, for the sake of maintaining  a hairstyle longer
  3. Take out your weave. Never leave your weave in for more than two months.  Two months is even pushing it.  At this point your braids begin to matte and tangle and so all that length you obtained while you wore your sew-in will break off when you have to detangle your hair.  Remember your hair will be very dirty underneath at this point also.  It will probably itch all the time at this point because your hair and scalp need a good, real wash.  Don’t hold on to an old weave; when its time, its time.
  4. Fix the issues before the next sew-in.  If you’re experiencing a lot of shedding or breaking once you take down your weave, find the source of the issue and fix it.  Getting another sew in will only complicate things further.  Wigs will give you the chance to fix any damage if you aren’t comfortable wearing your hair.  If you use a wig, take full advantage of the fact that it is removable.  Pamper your hair back to health and when you’re at home take the wig off and let your hair get some air.

43 comments:

  1. Another great tips. Thanks. Can u do a post on how to maintain braids?

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  2. The too much oil thing is so tue. Great tips
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  3. True talk my dear. Weaves can be the best and worst thing that ever happened to any of us ladies that wear them. Great post.

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  4. thanks for sharing this..as usual, twas needed

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  5. Couldn't have being said any better. I still worry about washing my hair with weave on, i just take it out and let my hair breathe. That why we loose so much hair

    Thanks for sharing!

    xx

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  6. Spraying plain water on the tracks can help too. I love this post.

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  7. Your tips are always so helpful. I'm now trying to achieve longer and healthier hair and i also follow ur tipps as well. Thnks for sharing n for ur help.

    xx Lori
    http://fabeau-trends.blogspot.de

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  8. Thanks for the tips,now I know better than to sprinkle oil in my hair while wearing a weave.
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  9. Thanks for the tips! I was a victim of putting oil in my weaves!
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  10. Many thanks for this lovely tips.
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  11. I love this post very much. I am guilty of number 2, lol!! Thanks for the great tips sis. :-) Have a great week.

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  12. I love how you talk about all hair concerns! You are so knowledgeable!

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  13. Thanks for sharing and for your lovely comment! x

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  14. Brilliant!! I learn from here everyday.
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  16. i love, your posts, i love everypost you write and this one, is one of my best on your blog uchenna.

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  17. Great advice my dear friend. I personally prefer wigs to weaves for all the reasons you mentioned above. I like its ease and versatility too; you know, a different look without having to go through the stress of sew-ins, glue and all that...

    Great Post.

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  18. 2 months is way too long to wear weaves. Great tips.

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  19. That's exactly what I do with my wig. I take it off when I get home and moisturize my natural hair. I'm wearing the wig now in order to keep me from messing with my hair too much.

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  20. Thanks for the tips. Tend to just avoid thinking about these issues and later suffering the consequences :/ typical :D

    xoxo Gozika
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  21. Have a lovely evening,kisses..
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  22. i wear my weaves for not more than a month and wash it with the weave after 2 weeks. its frustrating tryin to get at the tracks beneath, and you cant reach every inch of your scalp, but washing really helps the health of my hair and in hot weather, it prevents itching and my hair smells great.
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  23. Thanks for this lovely tips.
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  24. Wigs are the best protective styles for me. I used to do braids but i decided to stick wigs now, i will no longer have to deal with haidressers Who do not understand How to be gentle when combing or parting natural hair. Lol

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  25. Nice tips dear, two months is too long, heat and oil can react on the hair and moulds would grow

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  26. These are great tips for those who have these...I've never had them, I couldn't sit long enough to do it. Love the tips though. Have a wonderful week doll xx

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  27. Have a very sweet Monday. Kisses..

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  29. Great tips!!' Love this post especially because I have a sew in presently and I have a hard time washing very well because its not like braids which is much more accessible. I like the tip of using leave in conditioner more than using hair oils! That for sharing:)
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  30. Cool tips. I love to sew in too,very easy to maintain.

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  31. Great tips as always

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  32. Many women spend a lot of money buying hair extensions, install weaves and don ´t know how to take care of it. great post, my friends should read this.

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  33. I love wearing weaves, I also love taking care of my natural hair. These tips are always so helpful.


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  34. I have read the post and the information which you have shared that is really good and useful.

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  36. Are u okay? Haven't 'seen' u in ages?

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  37. Wud up NNE. Hope you are good you've been mia for over 2 months, hope all is well.

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  38. Yes ladies, please don't leave your weave in for long. You would die id you knew what actually goes on in there during that time.

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  39. Maintaining healthy hair while wearing a sew-in is important. Nice post.

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  40. How are we???
    Just stopped in to say hi..since April no post? Or you've moved?
    Hope you are good though?

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