I have some friends whose weave always looks good. Shiny, healthy, natural looking and not a strand out of place no matter the day, time or season.
It seems like the lowest maintenance hairstyle ever…besides a shaved head.
Since I decided to stop wearing relaxers, I figured a weave would help me with the transition. Plus, being as hot as it is, I figured a weave will hold up better in the heat than my hair will.
So I bought the most expensive packs of Remy I could afford and my friend sewed it in.
Three weeks later, I’m over it. Maybe I just don’t know how to take care of it but this weave is tooooo much!
For one, it gets tangled from nothing. It’s easy to comb out but who wants to be combing their hair all the time? Plus it comes out a LOT. My brushes, combs and bathroom floor are filled with hair. My mom saw one of my brushes and called me at work to make sure I was okay!
To make matters worse, my hair frizzes in the heat so the top of my head (that is my hair) clearly separates from the weave.
Even worse, the weave is long and has a permanent dent – undoubtedly because of the way I wear my hair at night or from the time I wore it in a ponytail all day.
I may have bought the wrong weave or I may just not be taking care of it correctly but this weave is a lot of work! !!!
I miss digging my nails into my scalp and running my fingers through my hair and whipping my hair back and forth while dancing around my room and getting dressed in the morning.
I planned to keep this in for about 6-8 weeks, but it’s been three weeks and Im dying!
Honestly though I think I’m just not taking care of it correctly.
My cousin suggested I stop putting oil sheen in it, so I just brush it out in the morning and occasionally curl or flat iron it. At night I gather it in the back, twist it up and put a scarf on. On a rare night, I take the time to wrap it.
Sometimes I like it because I want my hair to be this long so it’s fun to play pretend. And I think it looked okay in our engagement photos, but overall I think I need to take it out and try it again with less of my hair out this time and a better grade of weave.
Sigh. This relaxer to natural transition is NOT my friend.