What do I need to know before getting a weave?

What should I do to my hair before a sew-in?

So to keep your hair healthy, follow these tips before installing your sew-in:

  1. Wash Your Hair. Clean hair is the basic starting point for any sew-in weave hairstyle. …
  2. Protein Treat Your Hair. Hair is comprised of protein, which provides its strength and tensile nature. …
  3. Trim Your Ends. …
  4. Wait Two Weeks After Chemical Usage.

Should I wash my hair before a weave?

Before you get your weave, cleanse your hair and your scalp thoroughly. With a weave, a stylist braids your hair in a particular pattern and then sews the extensions on top of the braids. … Rub your scalp free of any product buildup or environmental debris and wash your hair until it is squeaky clean.

Should you flat iron hair before sew-in?

No, you do not need to flat iron your hair for a sew-in. There are a few ways to prep your hair for a sew-in if the styler would prefer your hair to be straight or stretched without using a flat iron.

Will my hair grow with a weave?

Your hair will likely grow about ½ to 1-inch beneath the weave, and as the time to uninstall your beloved style nears, you will feel the difference in the tightness of your braids underneath.

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Why does my weave hurt?

It is important to speak up if you experience scalp pain or soreness while your weave is being fitted as your stylist may be unaware of how tight they are pulling. Pain from a weave that has been sewn in too tightly is not normal, and the stylist should never dismiss your concerns.

Do you put the longest bundle first?

It should be pretty straightforward really, the longest layers always go at the back!

How long does a sew in last?

A sew in can last 6 to 10 weeks we recommend you come to the salon for maintenance service every 2 weeks for a shampoo and 4 to 6 weeks after install for tightening. Matting, tangling, and dreading (which leads to hair loss) may result if you leave your weave in too long.

Can you go swimming with a sew in weave?

It is important to be careful when swimming with a hair weave, especially if glue has been used to help hold your extensions. Chlorine and other chemicals in the water–as well as salt from the ocean–can break down the glue and build up in the braids. This is not healthy for your hair and it can loosen your weave.

How much does it cost to have a weave put in?

Hair Extensions Prices By Type

Type Average Cost
Tape-in $200+
Sew-in $275+
Weave $100 to $600
Fusion $200 to $1,000

Does weave thin out your hair?

Tight braids,weaves and excess heat are causing our hair to thin and in many cases fall out. A recent study confirms what many of us already knew, but were afraid to admit. Tight braids, weaves and excess heat are causing our hair to thin and in many cases fall out.

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