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Sew ins and THIN ends!!!
Having a sew in is suppose to protect and help grow your hair to its maximum length. Not damage and cause breakage
First topic thin hair and ends
Main problem is the type of thread your stylist may be using I recommend NYLON thread«< 👈👈 Its gentle and glides through your hair instead of causing friction as with old school cotton thread ! This helps reduce shedding and matting also the nylon thread gives a seamless appearance when weaved through the wefts.
Cotton thread soaks in dirt and oil and swells up when wet It tangles your natural hair as it swells up and when it’s time to take it out your hair and ends can get cut off with it. Plus it’s very damaging to your hair cuticles as the thread weaves in and out of your braid. Ever notice alot of shedding when you take your hair down? Some is very normal especially when having a sew in for more than six weeks! You and your stylist must pay close attention to this👈 excessive shedding is breakage 😤 so be alert
I also recommend a weaving net for clients with fine to thin hair by genetics this ensures proper braid protection. Now for my clients with naturally medium to thick hair I recommend every other sew in with a net that way you can properly get to your scalp to keep it healthy and clean which promotes hair growth. This is why a good braided foundation is a must so that you get just as much longevity from your netless weave as you do your sewin with one.👍
Next up is How you condition an treat your hair after and prior to getting your install☝ You must clarify your scalp and moisturize and condition your hair to its needs!! your hair will talk to you it will let you kno when its thirsty /
hungry for sum good ole hair food!! protein is good but also beware to much protein will cause just as much breakage as having none👈 Again your stylist must understand the science of hair not just how to put curls in and make you cute👀🙊
Also in between breaks are a must!! Get a upart or sum clip ins, bun whatever protective style you choose to just let your hair get a break. Your hair grows best and fastest at its natural state SO please do not relax your tresses then get a weave sewn in your asking for trouble. Proper maintence is a must👉 trim 👈ends every 6 to 8 weeks to keep hair growing trust me🙌 holding on to those raggedy ends will just keep your hair at that raggedy length 👀🙉 your stylist must know the difference between a trim and a haircut💇 i know thats why some of you are terrified to get your ends clipped #just like carfax its ok to ask to see a license atleast youll kno that they took the time to learn there craft!!
Now maintain a healthy clean scalp while wearing your weave!! Wash and condition every two weeks this will also keep your extensions pretty and bouncing by removing product and environmental residue!!
Ok now listen closely👂👂👀👉USE a HEATPROTECTANT on your leaveout 👈 this is mandatory and do not use heat everyday !!
THERE ARE MANY you can choose from pick one and use it!!!! Also use hicks edges or sumtype of growth promoting edge control on those edges to keep them strong and growing #blackgirlshaveedgestoo!!!
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