5 Healthy Hair Tips When Using Weavon or Sewin

Many women get braids when they want their hair to grow faster or when they just want to give their real hair a break.
Healthy tips when using sew in on hair

When done right, they can help your hair grow significantly. Why? Because
for those months that your hair is braided up, it is not being subjected to the things that are done to it like curling, flat ironing, relaxing, etc. The only thing it is receiving for that time period is shampoo and conditioner (I sure hope you are shampooing your weaves!).

Even if you have a great hair care routine, healthy hair typically grows at a rate of approximately one inch per month so it is hard for us to see significant growth in our hair when we see it on a daily basis. Getting braids or a sew in will allow you to actually see the growth once it is taken down and let you get the instant gratification. There are also some instances where the hair can take a turn for the worst after taking braids and sew ins down.

Therefore, I will give you five healthy hair tips when wearing weaves and braids if you really want your hair to grow.

1. Don't Fix the Weavon too tight!

This is very important. Yes I know that you think that if the braids are tight that they will last longer but for the sake of your edges do not let them get fixed too tight! I have even seen some women who allowed the braids to be put in tightly and some of the braids around the edges completely came out, hair follicle and all! So, if you feel extra tightness when getting your hair braided, whether it is for a sew in or not, please speak up and get that corrected if you care anything about your edges. Trust me, it definitely hurt in the long run.

2. Don't let your edges get braided.
Healthy tips when using weave on hair

Especially if the person who you go to is known for braiding tight, just leave your edges out altogether. The edges are the most fragile part of the hair and if your hair is already damaged, it will only make them worse.The only time this would be ok is if your edges are healthy AND the braids are not, even in the slightest form, tight at all. Even then you are taking a chance but the risk is drastically decreased.

3. Never leave them in for over two months. 

Approximately two months is a long enough time to have your braids or sew in. After that you run the risk of your hair beginning to mat up severely. Remember, your hair is still shedding up to 200 hairs per day even when you have braids. The difference is that since your hair is braided up, the shedding hair has nowhere to go so it accumulates. Leaving your hair braided for more than two months means that you allow all of that hair that is shedding to mix with the hair that has not shed. What you are left with is a tangled and matted mess that can take hours to detangle. If the hair becomes too matted you may have to cut it! Also, at that point, your hair needs be throughly shampooed and deep conditioned. Remember, the point is for your hair to grow, so you have to maintain a healthy hair care routine under the weave for that to happen.

4. Completely detangle after taking the weave on or sew in off.

Healthy tips when using sew in on hair

Remember when I was telling you about your hair still shedding and accumulating when you have braids? Well, when you take your braids down, always completely detangle before shampooing. If you think that the shampoo and conditioner will do all of the detangling for you, you will be in for a rude awakening. If you do not completely detangle your hair after taking the braids down, mixing it with the water will make it become matted, and will cause you to have to cut the mattes out. This is true even for short hair. You can use all of the conditioner in the world but even
Silk Hydration won't be able to help you with that one. And by detangle, I mean that you should be able to get the comb through it from the root to the tip with no problem. When detangling, start with thin sections of hair. It may take a while but it is definitely worth it in the end.

5. Never relax if you plan on re-fixing another weavon.

Healthy tips when using sew in on hair

If you have relaxed your hair but enjoyed your sew in or braids so much that you want to get another one, do not relax your hair in between. Why? Because putting that chemical in your hair does make your hair more fragile and more prone to breakage and combining that with the friction that goes with it being braided can cause damage to your hair. Also, if you plan on leaving the braids in for two months, it will be time for another relaxer by the time you take the braids down anyway. If you are worried about your edges not being bone straight and having trouble blending your sew in, opt to not have any of your hair out and get a closure, or only leave just enough hair out to cover the track. Once you are ready to wear your real hair again and leave the weave alone for a while, that it when it will be safe for you to get your relaxer.

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5 Healthy Hair Tips When Using Weavon or Sewin 5 Healthy Hair Tips When Using Weavon or Sewin Reviewed by Aremu Segun on March 31, 2017 Rating: 5

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