One of the main purposes of wearing a weave or sew-in is to help your natural hair grow underneath. From personal experience, I’ve learned that it’s extremely important to wash your own hair underneath while the sew-in is in your head and to know how to do it properly. Listed below are 6 steps to washing your natural hair beneath weave.
Step 1: Detangle.
Comb through the hair with a wide tooth comb starting from ends to roots. For curly weave, it is best to finger detangle.
Step 2: Spray
Grab a spray bottle and fill it with diluted shampoo. Try to spray in between each track. Spray the scalp first followed by the rest of the weave.
Step 3: Rinse
Use warm water and a wide tooth comb to rinse the shampoo out of the hair. Wash thoroughly to make sure ALL the shampoo is washed out.
Step 4: Condition
Using conditioner, follow the same method in step 2 but allow the conditioner to sit on the hair for a while.
Step 5: Rinse Again
Rinse out the conditioner and allow the hair to air dry.
Step 6: Repeat
Make sure to follow these steps weekly.
For additional help and steps in washing your natural hair beneath weave, check out this video: