Properly Wash and Dry Your Hair:
To properly wash your hair, make sure to divide it in sections. Gently de-tangle with a wide toothed comb and wet the tress with water in a downward motion. Be careful not to saturate the hair too much and you should be fine. Do this at least once a week and your weave will remain clean for as long as you wear it. If you do not properly dry your hair after a wash however, it can create mold and mildew between your tracks causing an itch. After washing hair, make sure to dry each track with a blow dryer or with a towel. This will properly dry your tress and prevent the stress of an annoying itch!
Moisturize Your Hair:
It is always necessary to constantly moisturize your hair, especially when you have a weave. With all the layers on top of your natural hair, it is inevitable for your scalp to become dry and coarse, causing the annoying itch, typically developed by flaking scalps or hair that begins to curl. Moisturize each layer of your track with a leave in conditioner or moisturizer. Make sure to apply this between EVERY track to ensure that all parts of the hair are equally moisturized. After doing this, you are bound to relieve that itch, at least temporarily. It is recommended that you moisturize your hair at least daily, particularly if you have not washed it recently.
Although it may sound scary applying an antiseptic, doing so between washes can help relieve all weave itches. It gets rid of bacteria between the tracks and helps for a more cleaner and healthier do. Utilize tea tree oil to tracks after a good wash. Do this to every track and you will kill the bacteria in your hair that is causing the itch and that can sometimes even create a slight stench. After this, your tress will be clean enough to avoid itching. If you are a little fidgety about using antispectics for hair, then utilize an antimicrobaterial hair oil or shampoo to help relieve the itch.
In the end, having a weave requires a lot of time and patience. Don't assume that just because you're wearing one, you don't have to take care of it or your actual hair. Make sure to follow these steps and you are sure to get rid of any itch. If not, it may be time for that weave to hit the road. Until Next Time.
Chermise Permaul, a soon to be Junior at Syracuse University brings an intense admiration for hair and beauty to her role as Beauty Blogger for NewTress. An avid blogger and video enthusiast, Chermise also runs two blogs on Tumblr behind her user, Electricdumdum. Chermise loves doing hair and makeup with plans to one day create a YouTube channel in the light of popular Beauty Vlogging. Most likely, the channel will be called . . . ElectricDumDum. Connect with her on Google Plus.