How to look after a colour-treated weave

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It's fun to add some colour on your weave, but you still need to maintain the shade and look after the extensions. Here’s how. The bob is going to be a huge trend this spring, so why not add an electric colour like blue, green or even electric red if you're bold enough? Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 11.59.37 AM Although it may be fun to try these colours on your weave, you still need to maintain the shade and look after the extensions. Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 12.04.48 PM We spoke to expert celebrity hairstylist Jawad Maphoto who gave us the break down on how to do just that: We spoke to expert celebrity hairstylist Jawad Maphoto who gave us the break down on how to do just that:

  1. Use shampoos and conditioners that work best with colour-treated hair. Opt for products that shampoo and condition at the same time.
  2. Use good quality virgin human hair extensions. They have not been chemically treated and will be less prone to damage.
  3. Buy human hair extensions that are as close to your desired colour as possible. Choose a good quality, permanent dye on your hair. Make sure you get good coverage the first time around because you don’t want to have to do it again later. Dyeing is a chemical process that can dry out the hair causing damage, so it’s not something that should be performed twice on extension hair.
  4. If you’re going to leave some of your own hair out when you’re wearing the weave, then you’ll have to match it to the colour of the extensions.
  5. If you need to dye your own hair to match the desired colour of the hair extension, dye your own hair before installing the extension. That way you can ensure proper coverage of the dye on your own hair.
  6. To be safe, use an experienced hairstylist to colour the hair so that it’s done correctly the first time.
Pictures: Lajawi Salon Instagram
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