Hair: The 7 “Deadly” Weave Sins and Their Solutions

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This is not attractive!

For every weave that is openly admired, there seem to be a dozen more that are worthy of a criminal offense! Let’s be honest.

As much as we might love flaunting our Brazilian hair (when we step out of the salon) what happens when the silky smooth texture suddenly turns unruly or the length starts to look limp and lifeless?

This is where our solutions to the 7 “deadly” weave sins will help you ride through the storm (looking as hot as ever) until you return to the salon. Now ladies, this advice might sound harsh but it needs to be said:


Leaving your house with wild, matted hair will lead people to believe you are unkempt even unhygienic – God forbid. Thoroughly assess the image you are projecting to other people before stepping out of your front door, otherwise you run the risk of being disrespected – even when you are dressed to kill.


Take a toothcomb and start to unravel the knots from the bottom up or use a blow dryer to run heat through your hair while brushing the knots out. You might find carrying a small hairbrush in your handbag handy if your hair starts having a mind of its own through the day.


People will subtly avoid you if your weave smells foul! It can be hard to detect a bad odor when it lingers too long, as our airwaves get used to it. So sniff your hair once in a while to check your weave smells fresh.


Wash your weave at least once a week, especially if you cream your scalp and work out regularly. Just imagine all the sweat, grease and dust that gets trapped under the hair. The grime has to be removed so we can smell rosy again.


If you can afford synthetic hair, there is no reason you can’t buy human hair. Good quality human hair only costs a few extra bucks in the long run and it lasts for years. It can also be worn numerous times. On top of that, it can be washed and colored without compromising the quality plus it won’t shed or tangle excessively.


A cursory glance online or a quick enquiry to your girlfriend will help you source a hair supplier that will change your life. Always read or listen to their reviews if the supplier isn’t being recommended firsthand. However once you try good quality hair you’ll never look back.


Three months is the absolute maximum any weave should be left in your hair. So if you have a forest growing under your extensions, take your hair out, as there is nothing worse than a tired looking weave. In any case, taking it out will allow you to give your hair a trim and treatment.


If you are short of cash (we’ve all been there) why not consider making an appointment with a cheaper hairdresser and reuse your human hair. If you insist on leaving your weave in past the 3 month deadline then by all means request to have your weave retightened at the front but always ensure to have a deep treatment when you take it out.


While there is nothing wrong with being adventurous, there are certain hair colors that don’t belong on our head! We should use those pigments on our fingers and toenails instead. A hair color is a statement and people will judge you according to the hue you choose.


Forget fashion. Consider choosing a hair color that compliments your skin tone. When you suffer from a bad dye job on your hairline, wait at least 2 weeks before attempting to rectify the damage otherwise your hair is certain to break.


There is no point wearing a bone straight silky weave when your hairline is kinky. Leaving the hairline out is meant to help the weave look more natural not highlight the fact the weave isn’t your hair.


Thank goodness DIY relaxer kits aren’t costly. You can apply the relaxer to your hairline in a matter of minutes and style your weave to blend seamlessly.


Why invest in the best hair if you’re simply going to sew it on without so much as a hair cut? Of course it’s glamorous to have long hair, but not lank long hair that just hangs there with no definitive style. Good hair is not cheap and it deserves to be cut in the most elegant way to reflect its inherent quality.


Ask your hairdresser to cut some layers into your hair in order to give it movement and a sophisticated appearance. Subtly graduating the front will also soften your features.

Can you think of any other weave sins?

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  1. It is so hard to get the right balance sometimes because the salons that are great at sowing weaves are not always so good at cutting them.

  2. I haven’t worn a weave in a while but I still haven’t forgotten what they should look and smell like. The pic of dear, sweet Naomi is a sin for sure. Good ticket warnings! Saw you on Twitter.

  3. I don’t wear weaves anymore but the article was informative.

  4. Bequoted your comment made me laugh out loud!! Naomi is an extremely beautiful woman but all those weaves plus having to live up to her public image has left her with a damaged hairline. It would be awesome to have your company on Twitter!

    Yay! Raquel, so good to see you on the blog! Thanks for your support!

  5. The sin of colorful weave!! Please ladies don’t it, it’s not attractive at all. The point of a weave is to make it look like your real hair do why color it to try to look like Nikki Minaj? Again its not attractive lol ijs

  6. Joelle ha! Thanks for your feedback – glad we agree!

  7. Nana Ekua says:

    This is a very educative speech. Combining the advice of how to present yourself for people to respect you. I love this message

  8. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who has been doing a little homework on this.
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  9. It’s actually a cool and useful piece of information. I am happy that you simply shared this helpful information with us.
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  10. For the girls who are natural and don’t want to relax their hair, use a closure, and lay your edges with a scarf!

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