Caring for your own hair while wearing Hair Extensions
Try to always keep your natural hair trimmed and in great shape. I always get a good protein moisturizing treatment on my real hair before getting my weave done. It will assist in keeping your real hair healthy and strong.
It is important to shampoo and condition your own hair while wearing extensions. I suggest using a gentle moisturizing shampoo and conditioner such as Dove or Crème of Nature Moisturizing products.
There are a lot of nice moisturizing products to choose from. It is important to keep your real hair moisturized under your weave. It is winter and the weather tends to keep your scalp dry so make sure to take care of scalp and hair.
Remember a healthy scalp promotes healthy hair. Hair tends to lose some of its moisture during the winter months. Your scalp does sweat and hair tends to have product buildup and dirt over time. Your hair can become brittle and dry if not cleansed and moisturized on a regular basis.
I use Raw Shea Butter mixed with Infusion 23 Leave in Conditioner, Olive oil and Coconut oil on my scalp between the braids to keep my own hair moisturized. If I don’t have that mixture available I use Organic Root Stimulator Shea Butter Hair Softening Lotion.
I would suggest leaving installs in for 2-3 months only before reinstalling to prevent extreme matting and tangling of your own hair.