Grow More Hair With a Weave

Black woman long hair
Publish 31 August 2021

Weaves provide style and volume to thin hair. Without the proper technique, you can end up with less hair than you began. Here is how to grow hair.

All or Nothing

Are you ashamed of what little hair remains on your scalp? A trip to the beauty salon for hair extensions or weaves pretty much solves the problem. But you may have heard this expression: “Beauty is pain.”

Weave Longer Hair

The pain in this situation is due to the ignorance of your natural hair. Many people forget their natural hair once they start wearing weaves. This has terrible conse­quen­ces like thin hair, excess hair loss, and scalp damage.

Weaves are incredible. No doubt, they are legit “lifesavers.” But it is also essential to care about your natural hair too. How can you do that? How can you let your natural hair thrive while using weaves?

4 Tips For Growing Hair While Wearing Weaves

Who doesn’t want healthy, shiny hair? If you’re a woman who has suffered excessive hair loss, you won't have to worry anymore. These four amazing cosmetology tips let your hair grow more with weaves.

1. Oiling and Cleansing

Shampoo hair

Even if you have a hectic schedule, always make time for oiling. It is the key to shiny and soft hair. Many natural oils are great for all hair types. Consider castor, coconut, almond, olive, or sesame oil. Massage into your hair once every three weeks.

As with natural hairs, cleansing your weaves is very important. If you have your hair extensions sewn in, use shampoos designed for people with sewn-in extensions.

2. Avoid Tight Braiding

Tight cornrows

Tight cornrows last long. But they’re not good for hair growth. The braids cause headaches and can recede your hair. Have you seen tiny “pimples” along your hairline? Your tight braiding is pulling the roots from the follicles! If you can’t resist braids, don’t pull too tight.

3. Multivitamins to the Rescue

Vitamin pills

Multivitamins are your best friend when it comes to hair growth. Consult a dermatologist or dietitian for specific recommendations. The best vitamins for hair growth are B, and C. Foods rich in these vitamins include grains, meat, fish, green vegetables, oranges, tomato, and other fruits.

4. Scalp Massage

Scalp massage

This is an essential element when it comes to hair growth. It unclogs your pores and increases the blood flow. Massaging your scalp once a week promotes hair growth. Some people find it is great remedy for migraines.

Pro Tips

  • The key to beautiful, healthy hair is proper nourishment and knowing your hair type. Also select the right cleanser.
  • Always use a heat protector before blow-drying or straightening your hair. Otherwise, it will cause gradual hair damage.
  • Lastly, do not leave your extensions in too long! (No more than 6-weeks).

Long Overdue

Now you know how to keep your natural hair healthy, shiny, and long while acing those stunning extensions. Taking care of your hair is as important as taking care of your skin. With these cosmetology tips, you can enjoy longer hair!

Co-author Zarsha Noureen is a writer specializing in beauty, health, and wellness.

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