I get emails all the time from readers who have stumbled across L4L at various points in my hair journey asking if I still wear weave, how I care for my hair while wearing weave and exactly how they can grow long hair with wigs. Although I have quite a few articles covering weave and wig care, I’ve learned many of you are visual. This inspired me to create yet another series called L4L Hair Tip Tuesday, during which I will post some type of image, pictorial or infographic related to hair care. These posts will be short on words but hopefully will be helpful to all those visual learners and Pinterest fanatics! So…without further adieu here is my suggested regimen for how to retain length and grow long hair with wigs and weave:
In step two, I suggest applying a “stimulating” oil for accelerating your hair growth. This can be anything from a purchased growth aid such as Liquid Gold Hair Growth Oil (use code L4L for a 15% discount) or even an essential oil such as rosemary, peppermint or tea tree. It is completely optional – your hair will grow regardless and if you follow the rest of the regimen, you will retain length as well.
The only deviation between my regimen when wearing wigs versus a sew-in is that I leave my weave in for 6-8 weeks not four. I’m always asked how long I recommending leaving weave in and my answer is no longer than 8 weeks. Any longer and you run the risk of your hair matting, tangling and the wefts pulling on the hair which all leads to breakage. Other than that my weave and wig regimens are identical. It does not matter if I am rocking a sew-in, synthetic half wig, u-part wig or full lace wig – the regimen is the same. Don’t forget to browse through the weave archives for additional information. I’m always for rocking fabulous fake hair but never neglect your hair beneath! Healthy hair is always the priority whether you choose to wear it out or not.