1. Keep it clean
There’s nothing sexy about dirty hair ladies. You should wash your weave once every two weeks and every week if you workout. Start by brushing your hair to make sure it’s thoroughly detangled, then wet the hair and apply a sulphate-free shampoo such as the Moroccanoil hydrating shampoo, R300. Focus on the scalp, massage it gently to ensure it’s clean. After cleansing the hair and scalp with shampoo, rinse.
The next step is to apply a moisturising conditioner like the Indique Hair Care Essentials Moisturising Conditioner, R263, (available from Indique hair salon) brushing the hair from the tips to the roots using a wide toothed comb or a paddle brush. Finally rinse off the conditioner.
When it comes to blowdrying the hair, start off by sectioning the hair then applying heat directly to the sewn part. Make sure the tracks are dry to prevent a mouldy smell. Once the tracks are dry, move on to the actual hair and blow dry down the length of the hair until it’s dry. Follow with a straightener.
2. Use the right tools and products
Using argan oil once a week is a must when wearing a weave. It helps with frizz and keeps the natural shine of the hair. We love the Argan oil Hair Treatment, R70, available from Dis-Chem.
A hair dryer, flat iron as well as a paddle brush are great tools to have because they allow you to switch up your look as you please. To avoid tangling, you can spray your hair with water or conditioner (you can even apply mousse if you hair is curly) and use a paddle brush to brush out the hair.
For tangles and knots, try the Tangle Teezer Limited Edition Lemon Sherbert, R240.
Tip: Always brush your hair from the bottom up to prevent tangling. Invest in a paddle brush, it works wonders with all types of hair.
3. Avoid sulphates and using too much product
Avoid anything that contains sulphates as they can make hair dry and encourage tangling. Also refrain from using anything that will make the hair oily or greasy. When using argan oil or other similar products, use a small drop.