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Hair Regimen For Weave Wearers

hair regimen for weave

I have a complete series of posts that details my hair regimen for weave from pre-installation to take down tips but I thought it may be helpful to concisely list my weave regimen.  In a nutshell my basic hair regimen for weave wearers is as follows:

    • Moisturize 3-4 times per week with a natural ingredient based spray (details + video demo here).
    • Wash bi-weekly using a diluted sulfate free shampoo in an applicator bottle (details + video demo here).
    • Deep condition using diluted conditioner also applied via applicator bottle.
    • Roller/rodset my leave-out to avoid using direct heat, flat iron roots if necessary (details + video demo here).


A Few Weave Wearing Hair Tips:

      • No need to seal while wearing a weave due to the scalp’s natural sebum and lack of environmental exposure of real hair.
      • Be sure to COMPLETELY dry your scalp and braids after washing, a perpetually damp scalp is a breeding ground for bacteria and fungus.
      • If you are suffering with an itchy scalp, add a few drops of either tea tree or eucalyptus oils to your shampoo and/or moisturizing spray.

Maintaining your hair regimen while wearing weave is an absolute necessity, you cannot expect your hair to remain healthy if you neglect it for several weeks at a time.  There is some truth to the adage of “leave it alone and it will grow” but not to the point of allowing your hair to become dry and dirty.  Plus, that’s just nasty!

Below are a few product suggestions for those who may be wondering.  In general I spend less on products used while my hair is hidden, but I’ve listed products of varying price points that are readily available at most local stores to make it as helpful as possible for everyone.

  • Shampoos:  Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter, Giovanni Smooth as Silk
  • Conditioners:  ORS Replenishing Pak, Aussie 3 Minute Moisture
  • Moisturizers:  Bee Mine Juicy Spritz, African Pride Braid Spray, Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-In

I hope this post is helpful to someone, if you have any questions as always drop it below in the comments and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.  Thanks for reading!

Ebony C. Princess About Ebony C. Princess

A self proclaimed hair enthusiast and healthy hair advocate, Ebony C, Princess is the chief editor of Longing 4 Length. She shares her personal journey towards growing long, healthy hair while providing hair care tips and information.

  • Georgette E

    Thank you for posting your weave care series on youtube! It has truly helped me through my first sew in install. I am actually in my second install. I have suggested your channel to friends. Thank you so much.

    • http://www.longing4length.com/ EbonyCPrincess

      You are welcome, thank you for letting me know it was helpful – I really appreciate it.

  • From Mrs. to Mom

    I’m afraid to take the leap into weaves although I think I would like the versatility a lot. I’m afraid of it looking very unnatural and it being uncomfortable. When I do decided to take the leap I’m coming staright to you first, lol!

    • http://www.longing4length.com/ EbonyCPrincess

      I cannot believe that as long as we’ve been friends, you’ve NEVER done a weave! Girl, come on over to the dark side! lol

  • Stella Jackson

    This is really helpful, I don’t wear weaves anymore but will adopt the regimen when I wear my u-part wigs. Thank you for sharing xxx

    • http://www.longing4length.com/ EbonyCPrincess

      You are more than welcome and thank you for letting me know it is helpful!

      • Stella Jackson

        Just wanted to let you know I’m going to post a link to this article on my blog…I hope thats okay??

        • http://www.longing4length.com/ EbonyCPrincess

          Sorry I missed this but that is absolutely okay!

  • http://www.curvesandconfidence.com BajanBeauty

    Very helpful, I should probably follow most of these steps but once again being the laziest hair person ever that won’t happen. Now that I have my hair in Senegalese twist I will stay on top of keeping them moisturized and oiling my scalp, can’t stand flakes.

    • http://www.longing4length.com/ EbonyCPrincess

      LOL! Yeah protective styles are the way to go if you’re lazy because slacking won’t have such detrimental effects. I loved your twists over the summer BTW!

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  • LadyyAye

    What is a good moisturizer for dry hair? I am about to get weave but my natural hair is releaxed n my hair get real dry I try to use pure coconut oil

    • http://www.longing4length.com/ EbonyCPrincess

      Hi Ladyy, a great moisturizing spray to try is Jane Carter Moisture Mist – http://amzn.to/1mtgsWf

      • LadyyAye

        Will that moisturizer help with dandruff to? I think I am g onna try that shea moisture shampoo and ors replenishing pack is that the best way to go? See I have a perm I just wanted to try a weave for something different and my brother’s wedding

    • LadyyAye

      Will that moisturizer help with dandruff to? I think I am g onna try that shea moisture shampoo and ors replenishing pack is that the best way to go? See I have a perm I just wanted to try a weave for something different and my brother’s wedding

  • LadyyAye

    Has any used the Organix Moroccan shampoo? I heard it was great but I really don’t waste money

    • http://www.longing4length.com/ EbonyCPrincess

      I don’t recommend it, if you are going to try the Organix line – use the Coconut oil (white bottle) kind. Good luck!