3 Ways to Tell It’s Time for New Weave Install
Your Braids are No Longer Attached to your Scalp — If your tracks feel like they’re holding on to the edge of a cliff because your braids are no longer attached to your scalp – it’s time to start over. You’ve retightened as much as your stylist will allow and probably have just as much thread in your hair as you do weave. But yet and still, your tracks are justa dangling on, hoping they don’t get snatched. You can literally pick a braid up off your head and conceal some stuff up under it because your hair has grown out so much. In fact, your own scalp is starting to form rows of locks because there’s so much new growth that it’s beginning to mat up! (Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but still). Basically, if you’re at that stage where you have to wear a headband or scarf everyday just to keep your sew-in securely in place – it’s time for a new one.
The Weave Has Lost It’s Life — If your poor, abused, weave has been in so long that it’s losing it’s overall liveliness, it’s time to start over. If tracks are shedding just as much if not more than your own hair – let it go. If the hair is starting to lose it’s wave or curl pattern – let it go. If the original luster, shine, and bounciness are disappearing with each wash – let it go. BUT, if all of these signs occur within the first few weeks – you bought some cheap ass, fraudulent hurrr. Oopsies! =