Is it that time again where your weave is desperately seeking an exit? Is your scalp incredibly itchy and flaky? Can you see your tracks from a mile off? Well, it’s probably time to call it a day, and finally remove that weave.
Believe it or not, the way that you remove your weave is important. It can be slightly tedious, but if you want to keep a full head of hair on your head, and you can’t afford to go to the salon to get it professionally removed, you’ll want to find the best way to remove your weave. In today’s post, we give you the essential weave removable tutorial that you would be foolish to ignore.
What You Will Need:
Small scissors or seam rippers ( Recommended) Towel
Mirror ( front and rear mirror if possible)
Bin or a bag for used thread & hair extensions. Hair clip/ sectioning clips
Brush or comb
Your favorite shampoo & conditioner Castor oil
A second pair of eyes! You need to get a good look at what you’re doing, so either grab a friend to have a look or get hold of a second mirror and place it at the back of you.
Step 1: Preparation
You’ll want this process to run as smoothly and as quickly as possible, so preparation is everything. Make sure your sitting down comfortably on sofa or chair. You’re going to have your arms above your head for the most part, so you will definitely want to be as comfortable as possible. Have a bin or bag close by for the thread and unwanted hair extensions. If you’re wearing your best clothes, pop a towel around your shoulders. Removing weave can be a messy task!
Step 2: Take Your Time
First you will need to detangle the hair. Split the hair into sections and comb or brush through properly. If your going to re-use the hair extensions, take care when combing them through, and don’t apply to much pressure to the wefts of the hair.
Again, separate the hair into the sections that the hair was sewn, starting from the nape of your neck. You will need to tie the rest of the hair up using a hair clip.
Now you really need to take your time with this next step, so be patient. Make sure your mirror is good view so you can see exactly what you’re doing. Feel or look for the thread and carefully cut it with your scissors or seam ripper. If you think you feel your hair, don’t cut it. Take a closer look in your rear mirror first. Go through each divided section in the same way.
Step 3: Shampoo & Condition
It is vital that you wash your hair after removing weave. Your hair will most likely be damp, smelly and ashy (dandruff), plus you will have bits of thread in your hair too. Comb through your hair, and yes, it will be knotty!
Once you’ve combed all the knots out of your hair, finally wash your hair with a good shampoo, and a moisturizing deep conditioner. Towel dry and massage in a small amount of castor oil. Using castor oil on your post-weave hair is perfect, especially if you’ve experienced any thinning on the sides or shedding.
Give your hair a break!
Let your hair breathe for a couple weeks before you think about hopping off to the salon for a fresh weave. Your hair needs time to adjust, to grow a little and just simply be. Let it. If sporting a natural do is not your thing, wear a wig or better still, a u-part wig. With a u-part wig, you get to protect your hair, leave some of your hair out and be able to rock long hair at the same time. Do it!