The key to taking care of Brazilian hair weave is regular washing and deep conditioning. This helps to prevent oil and product buildup, which can leave Brazilian hair weave looking dull and limp. Before you begin washing your extensions, comb thorough the hair using a wide-toothed comb to remove any tangles.
After the hair is detangled, thoroughly apply some type of natural hair, such as coconut or olive oil, to your scalp and natural hair. Oil should also be applied to any portions of your natural hair that are left out, especially at the crown, nape and hairline.
Once oils have been applied, you will need to dampen your extensions. Using a spray bottle, begin misting your hair with water in manageable sections. Be sure that all of the hair is damp and wet, then comb through it again using your wide-toothed comb. You also need to comb through any portions of your real hair that are left out.
Next, take your favorite deep conditioning treatment or masque and apply it to both your real hair and Brazilian extensions. You’ll need to use an ample amount of conditioning product to saturate the weave thoroughly. Once the conditioner has been added, clip or pin your hair up and put on a plastic shower cap.
You should wear the shower cap for at least one hour before washing. You’ll have better results if you wash your hair with a pure, or sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.
On towel-dried hair, you will next apply your favorite straightening balm and natural oil. Be sure that these products are distributed thoroughly throughout your extensions and real hair.
The next step is blow drying. This may take you some time as you want to make sure that all the hair weave is dry, especially the tracks. Use a round or paddle brush as you blow dry the hair to prevent tangles and speed up the drying process.
After drying all of your hair, brush through it again to remove any knots or tangles and begin applying your favorite leave-in conditioner to the weave and all parts of your natural hair.
Lightly go over your hair again with a blow dryer. The heat from your blow dryer sets the leave-in conditioner and helps it penetrate your scalp.
Brush your hair weave again and then add your favorite natural oil to the extensions. Place your part where desired and separate your hair down the middle into two sections.
Add your favorite setting lotion or foam and braid each section into a large braid. This step helps to reestablish any wave or curl pattern in the weave. If you’re going for a straight look, don’t braid the hair. Instead, wrap the hair around your head and secure it in place with clips or bobby pins.
Taking care of your Brazilian hair weave is important for beautiful, long-lasting weaves. It is critical to the health of your real hair as well. The process outlined above is simple and will leave both your weave and natural hair feeling clean and refreshed. It’s recommended that you complete this washing routine at night before bed. This will allows your hair to set overnight and will reduce styling time in the morning.