As soon as the weave is removed, a scalp evaluation should be done and if the scalp is dry, do a hot oil treatment or prepoo before shampooing and conditioning the hair.
The conditioning treatments should include a protein treatment followed by a moisturizing treatment or additional hot oil treatment. A clean scalp and conditioned hair is the best foundation to create and sustain your hairstyle! It is like giving an artist a clean canvas!
2. Collect pictures of styles you like or save DIY YouTube tutorials
Consider your lifestyle before deciding on the best style for you. Do you go to the gym frequently? Or do you work in an office environment? It would be ideal to select a low manipulation style that allows you to tuck and pin your hair daily so that sweating at the gym or the environment will allow you to maintain a sleek look.
If you have a difficult time selecting at least two styles to try, ask your hairdresser to assist you. She or He knows your hair and the type of maintenance required for each selected style.
For those that want to transition slowly, consider putting your hair in two-strand twists that allow versatility in both styling and maintenance.
3. Reintroduce yourself to your hair again
Weaves allow us to forget what our hair likes and doesn’t like. We can be distracted by other’s hairstyles that our hair cannot successfully maintain or adhere to.
This will also give you time to see what type of daily maintenance is required to maintain the moisture level in your hair. I would advise that you use the hair products that you used prior to wearing the weave.
It isn’t a good time to try new products but if you must, try one at a time to see how your hair reacts. If you use too many products and your hair reacts badly it would be difficult to determine which product needs to be eliminated.
Originally posted 2015-03-04 15:00:25.