Weave Hair 101: How To Co-Wash Your Weave

Co-Washing is a simple way to refresh your weave when it starts looking dull and lifeless.

When wearing a weave out and about, you might find that it loses its original luster and full body after some time. But have no fear! It can easily be brought back to life with an easy, breezy co-wash! We spoke with hairstylist @SnatchedMane to get her favorite co-washing tips to share with you.

What is co-washing and how to co wash your weave hair tutorials tips

Step 1: Start off by wetting the hair with water. Apply a moisturizing conditioner from weft to tip. Don’t be afraid to be generous!
Step 2: Comb through the hair with a wide tooth comb and let the conditioned hair sit for a good 5 minutes.
Step 3: After your weave is rehydrated, be sure to rinse out all the conditioner from the hair.
Step 4: Finally, gently pat the hair with a towel to remove excess water from the hair, and let it air dry. Never rub the hair together because it will create unmanageable tangles and frizz.

And that’s it! In just 4 easy steps, you will have your refreshed, luscious locks again!

Note:  If you use heavy, oily products on your weaves (like mousse, gel or hairspray), we recommend rinsing it out thoroughly with a sulfate-free shampoo, instead of co-washing.  Adding conditioner to hair with heavy build-ups will only weigh the hair down even more.

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