How to Fix a Nappy Weave

Updated November 21, 2016

A nappy weave is urban slang, meaning a hair piece that is tangled and unmanageable. Fixing a nappy weave is a straightforward procedure -- although you must follow the correct steps to avoid damaging the hair piece. Gain knowledge of the basic rules of how to repair a weave and keep it styled -- without ruining your extensions in the process.

Apply a mild, detangling hair conditioner to your weave. Carefully pull the conditioner through your locks using a wide-tooth comb. Avoid rubbing the conditioner into your hair to prevent further entanglement.

Rinse your hair with warm water. Apply a mild shampoo to your hair in the same manner as the conditioner, to complete the cleaning and detangling process.

Pad and pinch your weave dry with a clean towel. Use a natural bristle brush to pull through any remaining tangles. Tug carefully to avoid damaging the hair extensions.

Use a heated curling iron, blow dryer or hair straightener to restyle your weave. Utilise heated devices only on natural-hair weaves. Avoid using any heated equipment on synthetic hair to prevent permanent damage.

Things You'll Need

  • Detangling hair conditioner
  • Mild shampoo
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Natural bristle brush
  • Curling iron
  • Blow dryer
  • Hair straightener
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Jeffery Keilholtz began writing in 2002. He has worked professionally in the humanities and social sciences and is an expert in dramatic arts and professional politics. Keilholtz is published in publications such as Raw Story and Z-Magazine, and also pens political commentary under a pseudonym, Maryann Mann. He holds a dual Associate of Arts in psychology and sociology from Frederick Community College.