8 Great Tips For Maintaining Your Weave

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More and more women are opting for weaves, both for protective and styling reasons. There are different hair rules for weaves depending on what kind of weave you have.

Here are some great tips on how to take care of your extensions:

1. Picking your extensions.

It all starts with picking the best extensions for your hair. Look for a texture that mimics your own hair and pick great quality hair that can look good for the duration you want to have it on.

2. Get a good hairdresser.

The first step to having a great looking weave is to get somebody who knows what they are doing. A hairdresser who knows what they are doing will make your weave look good for a long time.

3. Combing & detangling.

Do not rip your comb through your weave, it will damage your hair. Remember that the weave is sewn onto your hair and the tugging can make your hair cut. Detangle from the bottom up as you would do with your own hair preferably when wet.

4. Drying.

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Experts say it is best to let your weave air dry. But if you must use a blow drier stick to the lowest heat setting when drying or using heated styling tools. For straight hair use a wide toothed comb for extensions and for curlier weave use your fingers.

5. Washing your weave and your hair.

Use a sulfate free shampoo and mix it with water. Make sure you get the shampoo mix in between your braids and into your hair. Lightly massage your scalp in between the braids. Rinse and then go through the steps again.
Wash your hair every 7-14 days depending on whether you are working out or sweating a lot. Wet the hair with lukewarm water, and use a mild shampoo.

6. Drying your hair.

Make sure you dry your hair completely so that it doesn’t smell like mildew or get mold. You can sit under a dryer or sit in the hot sun and let your hair dry completely.

7. Leave-in conditioner.

After every shampoo, apply leave in conditioner to both the weave and your natural hair. Massage it in gently. You can also apply the leave in conditioner to the dry weave.

8. Anti-bacterial weave spray.

You need to use an antibacterial weave spray to kill bacteria, detangle it and keep it fresh. You can use it once a day especially for a weave that’s twisted, worn in locks or braided.

Originally Posted: http://omgvoice.com/lifestyle/great-tips-maintaining-weave/

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How to Start Hair weave Extensions Business

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1.Those are all good questions. FIRST and for most you need to educate yourself on the different types of hair and what texture suits what race or in better terms “hair type“, because when selling hair you will get all types of people. Those who have been wearing virgin hair for years upon years and those who are new and probably want to ask you every question under the sun because they want you to ensure them that they are not wasting their money.

2.Write your business plan down!! expectations you want to meet. expenses…shipping,packaging,if you want to offer services such as dying hair for customer or sealing hair weft for them etc. How much you will have to invest before you see any money. How much you’d like to make per week…month… how much you want to sell the hair for?? etc

3. After you have reassured yourself you know enough to get yourself started next is finding a good wholesale hair supplier!! Do your research!! There are TONS and TONS of ppl offering what you are looking for. You will need a lot of money to sample different suppliers to see what you feel most comfortable with selling. Do your own “quality” test. If it passes then sell it. You don’t want to be selling hair that you didn’t know wasn’t good because you didn’t test it.

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4.You have knowledge and product now you need clientele. Start putting a buzz in peoples ears. Maybe even before you find a supplier so they know you will be coming out with something soon. No clientele means no money. So you need to know who you’re targeting. Caucasian,spanish, african american… EVERYONE…. Don’t get ahead of yourself though. Start small(2kilo-3kilo of hair) and as you grow more business and make more money you can offer different types of hair.

5. After you have begun set a date to re-evaluate and see what improvements may need to be made if any.

Sources:http://www.ayhair.com/how-to-start-my-own-hair-weave-extensions-business/