5 SAVING GRACES TO AVOID MILDEW GROWTH ON YOUR HAIR WHILST WEARING WEAVES
Use an anti bacterial shampoo – This one is more so important for your scalp. An anti-bacterial will help to reduce and eliminate the possibilities of scalp pimples or fungi that may cause dandruff or other skin conditions that may occur whist in a weave. Keep it fresh and clean to avoid any scalp fungi.
Dry scalp & braids thoroughly – Letting the natural hair air dry is very popular amongst those on a healthy hair journey. This is popular for a number of reason, including minimising heat and or just simply not having the time to heat dry hair. Whereas this may be something plausible if the natural hair is open to the fresh air, when covered under a weave, it is not a good idea. Use a blow dryer on the cool blast directing the air on to the braided sections below. Ensure that the scalp and braids below the weave wefts are not left moist. You can then go a head and leave the actual length of the weave to air dry throughout the day. Alternatively, sit your behind under a hooded dryer to dry the hair, braids & scalp. Air from a hooded dyer is not direct heat so gentler on the strands.
Don’t mask the Musk – We have all walked past a lady in a weave and experienced not so pleasant odours wafting out from the direction of her hair. Are you that lady? If others can smell it, you can too! Do not ignore any bad odours coming up from under your weaves. If you notice any musty smells, cleanse the hair thoroughly with an anti-bacterial shampoo, condition and execute previous tip.