This video of a stylist giving women advice on how long to keep a weave* in is down right gross, but it had to be shown because some women are still keeping weaves* in for six to eight months at a time despite warning.
Check it out:
Attention ladies, Your Sew-Ins Is Not A Baby You Don’t Have To Carry It For 9 Months ?? pic.twitter.com/cjNLcuEFzS
— KEℹ️L⭕️N (@Youknowkeilon) December 27, 2015
The video has since gone viral and is pretty much on everybody’s time line so many of you probably have already seen it.
We think it is of utmost importance to not make light of this and laugh about it but to really urge women who do get sew in’s to do it for two months or less at a time.
The fact that your hair gets matted and will have to be cut is one thing, but to have mold growing on your scalp is very dangerous for your health over all.
I have personally heard women saying, “I do not care about my real hair because I wear weaves all the time” , the thing is at some point you will have to care about your real hair.
The body is not set up to deal with months of neglect without breaking down in some form and that is the same for your hair and scalp.
It is much easier to pay more attention to your own hair and scalp using a weave* as a means of enhancing your healthy hair practices rather than harming it.
The general rule of thumb for weaves* is two months but we want to emphasize that even with wigs* you need to pay close attention to what your hair is doing under there. Additionally before you put your weave in, you should make sure your hair is clean and strong.
What is the maximum length of time you have ever left your weave in for?