SEW & GROW LONG

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by SouthernTease, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. ajacks

    ajacks Well-Known Member

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    My siggy shows my one year progress with weaves. I am doing it again this year and hoping for the same results!
     
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    I pay $25-40. My weavologist...ME! Its worth learning to do yourself. Trust me.
     
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    I know Ateeya (youtube) goes to someone name Twee in Houston. Check out one of her Virgin Indian videos and she gives more info. HTH
     
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    I've used sew-ins in the past but not to grow my hair. I usually change them up often because I do them myself. The key to finding a good stylist is to consult with them first. If them mention the IMPORTANCE of leaving your edges out AND take the time to explain to you HOW to properly condition your own hair then they are a keeper.

    This is what I do (I net weave)...

    Once a week I have one of those hair dye tinting bottles (with the pointer on top) and I fill it with 1/3 shampoo and 2/3 water). I squeeze it onto my scalp and wash my scalp by moving my weave around (hands on head and move up and down). Then I rinse for a good 5 minutes. It's VERY important to get all the shampoo off your scalp or else your head with ITCH LIKE NOBODY's BUSINESS!

    Then I do the same thing with the conditioner (but I don't concentrate on my scalp). I put the conditioner on my weave as well and smooth the weave out (from top to bottom, then detangle). Then I rinse for a good 5-10 minutes in cool water.

    When I have to deep condition, I follow the "condition rules above" and go under the dryer for 30 mins OR put a plastic cap on my head, warm my towel in the microwave 30 seconds and place it on my head. I re-warm it every 10 mins..

    Every other day, I oil my hair and scalp using the same type of pointy container, making sure not to get any on my weave. This is a very important step b/c it keeps my hair nice and moist when I take down.

    I keep my weaves in anywhere from 2 - 6 weeks. I DEEEEPPP condition (heat for an hour or overnight) in between weaves and let my hair "breath" for at least 2 days before re-weaving.
     
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    i am using weaves to grow my hair for the 2nd time...last time I went the whole year 2007 w/weave and my hair went from 4" to 12", however, I had a problem w/thyroid and lost about 5 of those inches..so i am back to weaves for 2009 (and I take RawThyroid to keep my thyroid under control)...
     
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    thats what i do. i wear a weave for about 3 or 4 months then i relax to check my progress and then i'll wear my hair for a little bit and then i'll weave it right back up
     
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    I have been using weaves for 1.5 years back-to-back for growth.
     
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    Gurl im in ur area, can u do mine's or gimme a youtube link or something so I can try to learn...thanx:)
     
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    To the ladies who go at Reniece salon can you please answer these:
    - is she doing a specific braiding pattern?
    - is the braiding pattern horizontal or vertical?
    - does she uses only your own hair to braid or some extensions?

    Sorry to ask all these questions but as I live in France and therefore am not able to see her I would like to know more about her weaving technics :eyebrows2
     
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    What's the best way to protect your edges when in weaves? Are you ladies getting full weaves or leaving out the perimeter of your hair.
     
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    LOL! ...or, some new tires...or, enough Indian Remy hair to do 5 heads of weave...or, enough to pay this old utility bill on my credit report...or, enough to make a down payment on a cruise :lachen:...I'm wit u, that is WAY too much money!



     
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    Everything u stated, I do EXACTLY. Down to the homemade spray :yep:
     
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    Any weveologist in the Los Angeles area?
     
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    bumping again......good thread ;)
     

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