Obtaining a weave is a way for a woman to make her natural hair longer or fuller. A weave allows you to experiment with different hairstyles and can make you feel more attractive. Your beautician may apply a weave to your hair with techniques such as sewing, gluing or fusion. Whatever method she uses to apply the weave, you must maintain it properly or it will develop an unpleasant odor. You can take some steps to make your weave smell better.
Wash the weave before applying it to your hair. This removes residue that has built up in the hair during processing and can cause an unpleasant odor.
Wash and condition your weave every seven to 14 days after applying it to your hair, to prevent bacteria buildup. Use salon-quality products rather than cheap products that contain detergents.
Use spray-on conditioner between washings to keep the weave smelling fresh.
Rinse and condition the hair after a workout if you sweat heavily.
Apply witch hazel to your scalp to keep it conditioned and moisturized between washings. Scalp odor can transfer to the weave.
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