Take care of your leave out.
When wearing a weave*, your leave out may be experiencing some damage if you’re applying heat to blend your hair or neglecting your everyday hair regimen.
This tends to be a problem when you have a leave out especially if you are going for a style that differs greatly from your real hair or simply forgetting that your hair still needs to be cared for.
Even if you only have your edges and bangs out, always continue to wash, moisturize, and protect your real hair because while the rest of your hair is covered, your leave out is not so it still needs some attention.
If you have to blend your hair with the weave*, try heat free methods before anything. For example, using flexi rods* instead of a curling wand* will give you the curly look you’re going for without use of heat.
Blending your hair with straighter textures may require some heat, but using a heat protectant*, cutting back on frequent flat ironing, and keeping your hair moisturized should be enough to prevent heat damage.
If you want absolutely no heat and/or low manipulation, pick hair that blends effortlessly with your natural hair. Companies like Curl Sistas and HauteKinkyHair offer high quality weft hair that was specifically made to match your natural kinks and curls.
Do not neglect your scalp!
Depending on the style, you may still be able to access your scalp while wearing a weave. If you can, please do not neglect it! Many women don’t know that you can—and should– still wash and moisturize your scalp while wearing a weave.
You won’t be able to get to it like you usually would so investing in an applicator bottle* with a narrow tip would help when applying shampoo and oils* to your scalp. Taking care of your scalp will benefit your hair a great deal after you take your weave out; and like the preceding tips, it is a great way to keep your hair healthy while wearing your protective style.