4 Important Things You Need to Know Before Getting Weft Hair Extensions in Australia

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Fashion industry insider, Arieta, shares her Afro hair tips with Cosmo…

Though my natural hair is away most of the time in a weave or in braids, it is of particular importance that it is not exposed to the harsh winter weather — or it breaks. Therefore with the cold temperature setting in, its time for a new weave.  I change my hair every 4-6 weeks as I love the versatility having Afro hair allows, I’m especially partial to having hair extensions put in.

To explain, weaves are extensions and are also a protective hairstyle if you’re trying to grow your hair longer or are working to give your hair a rest from harmful heat styling. Your real hair is put into braids, and the weave is then sewn into them.

I like using human hair extensions as they are of course the most natural. Human hair extensions can be dyed, bleached, straightened, curled, etc., just as you can do with normal growing hair. Good, ethical human, high-quality hair extensions are on the expensive side, but they last for a long time if shampooed, conditioned and taken care of properly.

However, if you’re not careful, weaves can also damage your natural hair underneath as much as protecting it. For example, if the hair extensions are glued in, or your braids have been created too tight, this will cause breakage. Hair underneath needs to be looked after with the same care you’d give it without your weave on top.

Four crucial weave tips:

  1. Spend more for good quality hair

You get what you pay for, especially when it comes to cheap synthetic hair extensions. They can actually cause damage to your real hair and can scalp irritation. Be alert for human hair extensions which are mixed in with synthetic hair and animal hair like Yaks or horses. (It is true, this happens.) I buy Jadore Tape Extensions which are ethically sourced from all over the world. Ensure that you check the extensions thoroughly and make sure you wash them before use to ensure that no insects are hiding in the wefts that can irritate or damage your real hair follicles.

  1. Stay as far away from bonded weaves as you can!

A bonding glue is used to attach these extensions to your scalp. The result is a suffocated scalp which creates breakage from the root of the real hair due to the fact that it can’t breathe.

  1. Change it up

You should only wear weaves for 4-6 weeks; this is so your scalp has time to breathe! Wearing the same weave style for more than this time period without washing can lead to unsanitary conditions that can also result in hair loss.

  1. Don’t forget your scalp

Wrap up with a silk scarf before bed, sports or any activity that would cause sweat and be sure to wash and blow-dry if there is excessive sweat. Also, treat your natural hair to deep conditioners and scalp treatments as much as you can and let your scalp breathe from time to time.