Hair Care

The Ultimate Guide To Washing Your Weave

While wearing a weave is beneficial and can improve the confidence and the appearance of a person in an instant, not caring for and properly maintaining a weave can leave the hair looking dull, unnatural and frizzy. This is a common problem that people experience when they forget to wash and condition their hair properly, when they use the wrong products or when they do not follow the correct procedure to properly wash, condition and treat their weave hair. In this post, we would like to discuss why it is important to take care of your weave, as well as how you can properly care for your weave without causing damage to the hair, or making the hair excessively dry or oily.


The Benefits Of Caring For Your Weave

If you buy a high-quality weave, then the hair that is attached to the weave came from a real human. This means that, just like your own hair, the hair can become oily or dry, it can also frizz and become unmanageable. The only difference is – while your natural hair gains nutrients from your body, the hair that is attached to the weave is not attached directly to your body, which means it does not benefit from the nutrients your body provide your hair with. For this reason, properly caring for your weave is essential and can offer you the following benefits:

  • Weaves last much longer when they are properly taken care of.
  • Weaves are much less likely to become excessively dry or too oily when taken care of.
  • Weaves are more manageable when the wearer regularly washes and conditions the hair.

How To Wash Your Weave

Now that you know just how important it is to properly care for your weave, let’s consider the correct procedure for washing your weave without causing damage, and without causing it to dry out. Black Hair Kitchen recommends splitting the hair into a total of two sections prior to washing them, and then to de-tangle the hair first. Once you have completed these steps, you can start the washing process:

  1. Use warm water to make your weave hair wet. Start wetting the weave at the top and work downwards. Be gentle while wetting your weave as you do not want to damage the tracks.
  2. It is now time to apply shampoo to your weave. Be gentle and use a moisturizing shampoo to avoid the hair from drying out. Ensure the shampoo you use is suitable for use on weave and extension hair as some brands cannot be used on this type of hair.
  3. Rinse the hair with water until there are no traces of shampoo left.
  4. The next step is to apply a conditioner to your weave hair. It is vital that you choose a conditioner that can be used on a weave as some conditioners might make your weave hair look very oily. There are many brands that manufacture conditioners that are specifically made for weaves – if you can find such a conditioner, then it would be the perfect option.
  5. After about 15 minutes, you should rinse the conditioner out of your weave hair. Be sure you rinse out all of the conditioner as product build-up can be nasty and may also be detrimental to your weave hair.
  6. The next step will depend from one person to another. You will need to dry your weave hair. Some people prefer to use a hairdryer, while others prefer to let their weave air dry.


Cring afor your weave is vital if you want to make it last as long as possible and look as good as possible at all times, but with so many different instructions circulating the internet, it can be hard to determine what the most appropriate procedure really is. The guide we’ve compiled will help you properly care for your weave without causing unnecessary damage.