Best Peruvian hair weave
I have been known to keep weaves for a long time, so long that I’m a source of wonder amongst my friends. I currently own some weaves I have had since 2010 and what is my secret?
I wash my hair.
I’m not even trying to be funny here. Those girls you see, with the candy floss looking hair and the pungent smell that follows, we all know they don’t wash their hair. However, I know people who in 2013 insist that you don’t have to wash your your weave often and quite frankly this makes me want to weep. In my opinion, if you paid good money for the weave, it follows that you should take good care of it too.
Nonetheless, this isn’t a rant. I know a lot of ladies have problems with washing their hair while its in a weave, and whether your hair underneath is relaxed or natural, the following guide should make the process a lot quicker and easier to understand.
Virgin Hair (e.g. Brazilian, Peruvian, Indian Hair etc.)
This is probably the easiest type of hair to wash and condition. Please note that if your weave is glued in as opposed to a sew-in, you need to be extra careful to prevent the glued wefts from dissolving.
- Divide your hair in to two sections as if you were putting it in a pony tail and rest them over your chest. Gently de-tangle with a paddle brush or wide toothed comb.
- Wet your hair with warm water in a downward motion, starting close to the top of the weft where the tracks are. I find this much easier to do while in the shower, but you can do it over the sink or the bathtub with a bowl of water. Be very careful as we don’t want to saturate the tracks beneath the weave.
- Once the hair is wet enough, apply a small amount of moisturising shampoo in a downward motion to remove the initial dirt and excess oils from your hair. I recommend Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo, because it stops my weave from feeling brittle and dry. You’ll find that the hair is very hard to lather up at this stage, but this is normal. Rinse, then repeat this process again until the water runs clear.