Which Hair Weave Products Should I Use?
(Part Four - Conditioning)

"Which hair weave products should I use to condition my hair extensions?"

Finding the right hair weave products to condition for your human hair weave is part of maintain your hair weave.

Human hair weave maintenance can be divided into three areas; daily styling (which includes combing and moisturising), washing and lastly nourishing (which includes using hair oils).

All hair outside the skin (not in the follicle) is actually dead - the living part is beneath the skin... if you don't believe it, then check out this article: http://www.hairfinder.com/hairquestions/hairgrowth.htm. This (dead) hair is mainly made up of protein and it's the protein in hair that makes it strong.

Protein rich conditioners repair hair protein, but protein has another attribute which works against hair.

Protein dehydrates hair.

Dehydrated hair becomes brittle which is why conditioners should contain oils to seal in the moisture.

If that's not possible then hair should be moisturized after deep conditioning - this is especially the case for very curly hair textures as the hair is more porous.

Conditioning Hair Weave Products for Sew-in Weave Hair

All human hair (whether growth, wig or extension) needs moisture (water), lubrication (oil) and conditioners (protein); all these elements care for and nourish hair to keep it healthy - supple, soft and strong.

This is where conditioning comes in:
Good conditioners contain proteins that are absorbed by the hair and help rebuild each hair strand internally.
Great conditioners also contains oils to make the hair supple and seal in moisture
Grand conditioners will contain all of the above and ingredients like Aloe Vera to stimulate the scalp by increasing the blood circulation around the hair follicles (on the scalp).

There are two ways to condition your hair weave to give it the protein it needs to remain strong.

Option One
Use a leave-conditioner and lightly mist your hair every few days (this should be in addition to your moisturizing regime).

Option Two
Deep condition your hair after washing it; apply conditioner to damp hair weave (and growth hair if you want to condition that as well), distribute it with a shower comb then towel wrap and leave for up to two hours and then rinse. 

If you want to go deeper with conditioning, then instead of a towel, put on a shower cap and use a hair dryer on a warm setting for about 15 minutes and then rinse.

Hair weave should be deep conditioned at least twice a month and remember to moisturize after deep conditioning as protein can dry out the hair.

As your hair weave is sewn into your hair you can pretty much use everything in this section on both your human hair weave and your growth hair.

Conditioning Hair Weave Products for Glue-in Weave Hair

You can use all of the products listed above, however the main thing to do is avoid getting any hair styling products directly on glued area of the hair weave.

There are different types of bonding adhesives but your bonding glue may be affected by the ingredients in moisturizers, hair oils, serums and conditioners - by the way conditioners are frequently used to help remove glued-in hair extensions.

Spray hair weave productsUse hair extension products from mid length on glue-in hair weave

So unless you're planning on removing your glued-in hair weave, it's best to avoid getting any hair conditioning products on the glued track.

When you spray any hair weave products onto glue-in hair weave, try to work from the mid length downwards or lift each track so you can see the attachment point and apply products a few centimetres from the glued section.

You can deep condition from the mid length to the ends of your glue-in hair weave by applying conditioner to damp hair weave, distributing with a shower comb (or fingers), towel wrapping and leaving for up to two hours and then rinsing. 

Righto, conditioning products and methods for hair weave sorted, but you can check the links at beginning of the guide to find out about daily styling products, washing methods and nourishing oils that you can use on hair weaves.

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