Hair extensions are useful for creating length, volume, or both in your hair. One way to wear hair extensions is with weaves. To create them, the hair dresser sews extensions into the tracks or braids. The hair is braided in cornrows underneath. The weave lays over those braids so that you do not see them. There are both synthetic weaves and ones made of natural hair available. Take care of it properly and learn how to make your weave soft and not greasy.
Wash your weave using a gentle shampoo. Shampoo starting at the top and going to the bottom. Always wash in one direction. After washing out the shampoo, apply a moisturizing conditioner going from top to bottom. Focus on the ends. Leave the conditioner on for five to seven minutes and rinse out thoroughly.
Mix together two parts distilled water and one part rosewater. Put it in a spray bottle and mix it up by shaking it. Spray it on the weave, focusing on the ends. Spray it two or three times, depending on the length of the weave. Work into the weave with your hands.
Apply a small amount of styling cream if your weave needs further detangling. Comb through it with a wide-tooth comb. Allow it to air-dry if possible. Blow-dry it on low heat if necessary.
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