How to Moisturize Your Hair Weave

by Ava Perez ; Updated September 28, 2017

Weaves, just like your natural hair, need to be moisturized regularly to stay looking their best.

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A weave can be either sewn or glued to your natural hair and lasts up to three months. During this time, it's important to properly care for both your natural hair under the weave as well as the hairpiece itself. Moisturizing your scalp prevents damage and discomfort due to dryness and irritation while moisturizing the weave hair keeps it looking shiny and healthy. Moisturizing your weave is easy if you have the right products.

Items you will need

  • Squeeze bottle
  • Moisturizing shampoo
  • Towel
  • Castor oil
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Silk scarf
Step 1

Fill the applicator bottle with shampoo, then direct the nozzle down under your weave. Lean your head back and allow the shampoo to drizzle through your scalp.

Step 2

Massage your hair gently using your fingertips. Washing with a moisturizing shampoo cleanses your scalp and reduces buildup while keeping your hair soft and supple. Rinse the shampoo thoroughly after washing.

Step 3

Dab your hair dry with a towel. Avoid using a blow dryer on your weave as this can damage and dry out the hair. Instead, blot wet hair with a towel, then allow it to air-dry.

Step 4

Pour a thin stream of castor oil down under your weave. Lean your head back and allow the oil to drip from your forehead to the nape of your neck.

Step 5

Use your fingertips to massage the oil into you scalp. The combination of moisture and stimulation will keep your scalp healthy, which keeps your weave looking its best.

Step 6

Spritz a light leave-in conditioner over your weave from root to tip. Run your hands over the hair to distribute the product. A light conditioner moisturizes without weighing down the hair. Avoid using heavy creams or butters as these can cause your weave to look oily and dirty.

Step 7

Wrap your weave up in a silk scarf for sleeping. The scarf locks in moisture and prevents hair from becoming frizzy or matted while you sleep.

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About the Author

Ava Perez cut her journalism teeth in 2005 while balancing her university studies with a voracious appetite for fashion, music and beauty. Her music reviews, interviews and editorials have been published in numerous magazines worldwide. She specializes in writing beauty, health and fitness-related articles for various websites. Perez holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from York University.