Hi people… been a while…. so sorry about being out of touch: I’m in the process of a major family change so all my time has been taken up with that.
Anyways, I had to come out of hiding to respond to a little concern of one of my friends and blog readers. She called me yesterday complaining that she lost a LOT of hair while taking down her weave. A couple of weeks, one of my Sizzelle staff also had a similar issue. And before that, one of our Sizzelle staff bloggers also had a similar issue. Read her post, Introducing MorenikejI by clicking HERE.
To take a weave or braids out with little or less breakage, I recommend that:
- You get someone else to do the cutting of thread and removal of bond glue. Sometimes, when you do it yourself, you might end up cutting your hair.
- When you loosen each plait or braid, detangle each immediately. You can soften the hair by applying an oil i.e grapeseed oil OR spraying some detangler spray. I know it seems a little time-consuming but if you wait till you’ve taken it all out before detangling your hair, you’ll lose more hair.
- In addition, detangle your hair BEFORE you wash your hair. If you don’t do this, you’ll end up with matted ‘dada’ hair which will lead to a difficult detangling session and a lot of hair breakage.
What tips do you use when taking down your weaves and/or braids?
For more weaveon tips, visit Longing for length clicking HERE.