Choose the cut and style
Once you determine what kind of weave you will want for the summer, the cut and style are very important for the duration of your weave. Do you want some leave-out or a full sewin?
Do you want long or short hair? Would you rather have hair to do multiple styles or a set style? Make sure you answers a few questions about what you are looking for in your style before you get it installed.
Note that the longer the hair, the more you will need to deal with the style. This is the summer! Opt for a bob or short curls rather than your regular 18 inch weave that will still to the beach chair and your body.
Keep your style as light and wispy as you can make it. The last thing you want to do is to be cooped up in your hotel room because you have to maintain your weave.
Shorten the duration of your install
You may see many women say that they tend to keep their weaves* in from 8 to 12 weeks, which may work if it wasn’t so hot and humid.
As I have said before, you tend to sweat more in the Summer than other months. No long-term style can last forever, so try not to keep your sew-in longer than you usually would in the fall or winter months.
You may have cared for your hair underneath and your weave as often as you could do so, but you will want to give your own hair a full cleanse more often in the hotter months than you would in the colder months.
Try other weave styles
This has nothing to do with caring for your weave but if you decide that the high maintenance is not for you, you do have other options.
Box braids, twists, corn row styles are all super cute and very versatile options for the Summer. You still have to maintain a clean scalp but at least your are able to get to your scalp if you need to.
These styles aren’t as ‘hot’ as a full sew in and you have the same styling versatility as you would loose hair. In addition to twist and braid extensions*, clip ins* for temporary styles are also a great option for those of you who just need a quick change up for a night on the town.
This way you can still keep your natural hair healthy but change your style at the drop of a dime! Comment below and let us know how you have been wearing your hair this Summer.
Originally posted 2015-08-02 15:12:36.