How to keep a curly weave looking nice

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How to keep a curly weave looking nice
Hair extensions are available to match your colour. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

A weave describes hair extensions that add volume and length to your natural hair. Natural human hair is the most common material for extensions. The extensions are sewn or wove into your own hair to be indistinguishable. The weave lasts for up to one year, as long as you care for your hair and keep the extensions healthy. Curly weaves are particularly difficult to keep looking nice, as curly hair is naturally dry and frizzy.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Towel
  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Anti-frizz leave-in conditioner spray
  • Hairbrush

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  1. 1

    Wash your hair gently, every other day, with a sulphate-free shampoo. Sulphate-free formulas will minimise the amount of dryness in your curly weave to keep it looking soft and smooth. Check the ingredient list on the back of a shampoo bottle to see if it is sulphate-free.

  2. 2

    Use a hydrating conditioner on your hair after each shampooing session. Select a thick, moisturising conditioner specifically formulated for curly hair. Massage the conditioner into your hair after rinsing the shampoo and leave it in for 10 minutes. Rinse the conditioner thoroughly with cool water to keep your curly weave shiny.

  3. 3

    Dry your hair by patting with a towel; never use a blow dryer, as they cause the weave to become frizzy and dry. Gently pat your wet hair with a towel before allowing it to air dry.

  4. 4

    Detangle your hair gently using a wide-tooth comb. Wait for your hair to dry before separating the length of your hair into four or five sections. Work with one section at a time, combing from the tips and up to your scalp. If the comb pulls on your hair, detangle with your fingers instead.

  5. 5

    Spray a thin, even coating of anti-frizz leave-in conditioner over your hair after detangling it. Brush your hair smooth after spraying to work it in. Anti-frizz conditioner will leave your curly weave looking healthy and natural.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are going out in harsh sun or wind, wrap your hair with a scarf to protect your weave.

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