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There is no better feeling than waking up and feeling confident that a good hair day awaits you. Proper hair care and maintenance is a vital part of helping you look and feel your best at all times. Not to mention how much money it can save you after a spendy trip to the salon.

At Parker Trichology Centre & Salon in Carrollton, TX, we want our customers to get the very most out of their extensions.

The following weave maintenance tips will help you save money and take the best possible care of your beautiful extensions. Here’s our guide to how to make your weave last!

Shampoo at least once or twice a week. Shampoo and conditioner weekly, the same way you would your natural hair. This will help remove unwanted oils and dirt that collect from time to time. Use a bottle with a nozzle attachment to help reach areas and crevices in-between braids or in hard to reach places.

Condition your hair. Aside from shampooing, strive to regularly condition your weave, especially if you have curly tresses. Conditioner helps with detangling, defining curls, and adding necessary moisture to your hair.

Dry your hair thoroughly. Spend the time you need to dry your hair completely. As time-consuming as it may be, in the end, it’s well worth it. If your hair or braids aren’t dry, you run the risk of developing smelly mildew or mold. Repairing or replacing moldy hair is costly and uncomfortable. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Sleep with head protection. The most effective method to protect your weave and make it last longer is sleep with head protection. Satin materials, such as a satin scarf and satin pillow, keep your hair moist, soft, and silky.

Nightime braids. If you have curly tresses, braiding your hair at night should be part of your nighttime routine. Sectioning off the hair in braids will help you maintain curl patterns and define waves.

Turn down the heat. Remember that the primary purpose of a weave is to give your natural hair a break. This doesn’t mean you can crank up the heat on all of your styling tools. The last thing you want is a crispy burnt section of hair that doesn’t blend well with the rest of your weave or extensions.

Avoid overloading your weave with products. When it comes to a weave, the less product you apply, the better. The majority of products will leave your hair greasy and stringy. Our stylists will help you find the right product if you feel it’s necessary to use one.

Visit your hairstylist biweekly or monthly. It is always a good idea to have a professional manage your weave. In the end, it’s well worth spending a little bit of time and money for a proper wash and style. When you look good, you feel good.

For all things extensions and weaves in Carrollton, TX, trust the stylists at Parker Trichology Centre & Salon. For more information or to schedule a weave maintenance appointment today, contact our specialists at Parker Trichology Centre in Carrollton, TX.