How to Wash a Curly Weave

by Monica Patrick ; Updated September 28, 2017

A curly weave will give you long, wavy hair.

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A curly weave can give your short to medium hair extra length with curly style. Caring for your weave should not be a chore; it should be easy. Protect your hair’s “natural curl” by using the right products and proper shampooing techniques. Without the necessary extra care, you curls could end up looking like a puffy mess instead of a careful coiffure. Learn how to take care of your weave so your new look will last a long time.

Items you will need

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Towel
  • Leave in conditioner
Step 1

Wash your curly weave in the shower where it can hang loosely.

Step 2

Apply salon-quality shampoos to your hair. Squeeze the shampoo into your hand; a quarter-sized amount is fine. Massage the shampoo into the weave to wash it. Avoid washing along bonding area.

Step 3

Rinse the weave with cool or warm water. Gently squeeze the water from the hair and apply a quality conditioner. Squirt a dime-sized amount into your hand and then massage it into your hair.

Step 4

Leave the conditioner in your hair at least 1 minute. Rinse the conditioner from the hair with cool or warm water. Wring the water from the hair gently.

Step 5

Step out of the shower and gently towel dry the curly hair.

Step 6

Squirt a leave-in conditioner into the hair. Work it into the curls with your fingers. Allow your hair to dry completely before going to bed.


  • Avoid using hot water on your weave bonds.

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About the Author

As a former senior sales director with Mary Kay and the co-owner of a renovation company, Monica Patrick has firsthand knowledge of small business operations. Besides start ups, she has extensive skills in recruiting, selling, leadership, makeup artistry and skin care.