Your scalp isn’t able to breathe
This issue is prominent in women who wear improper closures, too much weave and caps made of cotton and nylon. You’re simply suffocating your scalp and without oxygen, nothing lives or grows, not even your hair.
If you’re wearing closures with a sew-in, make sure that you are still able to get to your scalp — after all, you still need to clean it regularly.
This will also prevent mold from growing on your scalp (yes, it can and does happen!) due to sweat or hair that hasn’t dried properly after cleansing. For wigs, opt for a cap that isn’t going to absorb the moisture from your hair. You also need to make sure that you properly moisturize your hair, but not too much as buildup from products clogs your pores.
You fold your hair underneath wigs and weaves
Your hair isn’t something that you just tuck away beneath a wig. Thinking this way will eventually make it so that you’ll have to rely on wigs, since you’ll be too embarrassed to wear your broken, damaged hair.
Rather than folding up your hair into wigs and weaves, you should either neatly wrap your hair or braid it. Also, make sure your hair is dry when installing weave to avoid mildew and other bacteria.
You’re neglecting your real hair
It’s easy to forget about your real hair when you’re wearing wigs and weave daily. Out of sight our of mind, right? Make sure that if you’re wearing wigs, that you remove them as soon as you can and make sure to wash and condition your hair regularly.
If you’re planning to wear a sew-in, which lasts quite a long time, make sure you shampoo and deep condition your hair beforehand and afterward. Neglecting your hair can lead to buildup, dry hair and scalp (causing hair fall) and even fungal growth.
You’re wearing glued in weaves
This is an obvious no-no, or at least it should be. Common sense tells us that glue sticks, which can lead to it ripping out your hair. The amount of damage it does to your scalp can be quite extensive, leading to hair loss or permanent traction alopecia.
If you’re planning to start or continue wearing weave in your natural hair, make sure that you give it a break every now and then. Your natural hair is beautiful, so why not wear it proudly?
Even with all of the necessary precautions taken, wearing weave too often can still cause stress that leads to hair loss. Wigs are the best alternative in this case, but again, your hair needs to breathe to grow!
Hopefully, you will find this information helpful in preventing or stopping your issues with hair growth while wearing weave.