Weaves require a lot of care and maintenance to stay shiny, healthy and looking good. When it comes to weaves, you always want to keep them looking as natural as possible, and when you do not care enough for the weave, it can become dry and brittle, causing it to lose its natural look. Fortunately, there are several methods that can be used to take good care of a weave and maintain its natural look. A lot of people don’t realize that they are not supposed to wash their weave too often. Hair Factory recommends washing weaves on weekly basis to ensure they don’t get damaged or lose their shine. More importantly, weaves should be kept well conditioned. You don’t have to wait till after washes to condition your weave.
Quality conditioners that really get the job done can be very expensive. Since you have already spent hundreds of dollars on the perfect weave, you may not have enough money left in your budget to also afford a good conditioner, even if that will help you take good care of the new weave. Instead of pulling out another hundred bucks for a treatment product, we recommend giving a DIY deep conditioner a shot. There is a good chance that you already have many ingredients in your house that you can use to condition and care for your weave – without having to go out and buy an expensive product.
Coconut Oil Deep Moisturizing Conditioner
Coconut oil has a variety of benefits, hit is one of the best natural oils that are used on natural hair. Taken orally, the oil helps to keep cholesterol levels intact, prevents blood pressure levels from rising too high and may even help to reduce your risk of developing heart disease. On the outside, the oil is just as beneficial. Hair Critics explains that the only ingredient you need to make a coconut oil DIY deep conditioner is coconut oil. There is no need to add any additional ingredients as this oil is already enriched with essential nutrients that the hair needs to stay healthy – even if said hair isn’t attached to your own head.
Simply take about a full tablespoon of the oil and work it into the hair. Ensure that you get the coconut oil to spread all over the hair – from beginning to tip. You can apply the coconut oil to your natural hair, as well as your weave in the same treatment. Some people take their weave off and apply this deep conditioning mask to their weave separately, but you can do it while your weave is installed as well.
Once you have worked the coconut oil into your hair, you need to leave it for at least one hour. After the hour has passed, rinse the oil from your hair. Make sure you rinse it off properly as coconut oil has a very greasy texture, which means it can sometimes be quite difficult to thoroughly remove. If you find that the oil makes your scalp too greasy, then do not apply it directly to your scalp or your hair roots the next time you use that DIY deep conditioner.
Conditioning and regularly treating a weave are vital to making it last longer and maintain its appearance, but conditioners are often very expensive. It can also be difficult to find an effective conditioner that works on weaves. Instead, try out a DIY deep conditioner, which will provide effective moisturizing, ensure hair stays healthy and help you maintain the natural look that you are after.