Do you ever wonder how your hair is doing under a weave? And how can you keep your natural hair healthy and moisturized? Well, the good news is that it's super easy! Let's learn how to take care of your hair when wearing weaves.

Step 1: Getting Ready

Before putting on a weave, you need to prepare your hair. This means doing things like deep conditioning, using a protein treatment, or a clay mask. These treatments make your hair strong and healthy. Leave-in conditioners are not enough, so remember to use treatments that work well for your hair. 

Step 2: Trim Those Ends

Even though your hair will be hidden in the weave, it's important to trim your ends. Damaged and split ends can make your hair tangle a lot. So, when you take the weave down after 6-8 weeks, you'll still have healthy ends. Make sure to trim your hair if it's time.

Step 3: Clean Hair

Before putting on any kind of weave, you must have clean hair and scalp. Just using a co-wash is not enough. Use a good schampoo.

Step 4: Getting the Weave Installed

When you go to a stylist to get your weave installed, make sure they care about the health of your hair and scalp, not just how it looks. They shouldn't braid your hair too tightly, which can cause pain. Some stylists like to use rose water and oil sprays to keep your hair and scalp hydrated. This is good for your hair. Also, they should sew the wefts securely but not too tight. Nylon thread is better than cotton thread because it's less drying.

Maintenance Taking care of your weave is easy! You don't have to do much.

  • If your scalp is normal to oily, you don't need to add any products to it every day.

  • If you have a dry scalp, you can make a mixture of rose water and a light oil like Jojoba, Argan, Black Seed Oil, or Grapeseed Oil. Apply this to your scalp 2-4 times a week using an applicator bottle. A dry scalp can be itchy and scaly, but it's different from dandruff. If you're not sure, ask a dermatologist.

  • When you wash your weave, massage your scalp between the braids. This helps with blood flow, which is important for healthy hair growth. We recommend washing your hair once a week when you have a weave.

Step 6: Removing the Weave

After 6-8 weeks, it's time to take the weave down. You can do it yourself or ask someone for help. Use small scissors or eyebrow scissors to carefully remove the weave. If someone else is helping you, they can use seam rippers. Keep a cheap conditioner handy, like Tresemme Moisture Conditioner, which makes it easy to detangle your hair with a wide-tooth comb and a detangling paddle brush.

Step 7: Taking Care of Your Hair

Now that the weave is out, it's time to wash and condition your hair. Remember, it hasn't been touched for two months! Treat it with care and use treatments to keep it healthy.


Congratulations! You've learned how to take care of your hair when wearing weaves. Good luck!

June 24, 2023 — Josephine Oyat Halvorsen