This Is How To Prevent Your Edges From Breaking When You Do Ghana Weaving.
You might be considering Ghana weaving as your hairdo for the festive season. It’s a great choice because it’s beautiful, gives your face an instant lift and comes in lots of different styles to choose from. The only downside is the effect it could have on your edges.
Ghana weaving has been the death of many edges. Can I get a witness? We can all relate to the pain of having our edges fall off as a result of it. But never again! We’re going to show you how to prevent your edges from breaking the next time you do Ghana weaving.
1. If you’re going for a relaxer touch-up prior to braiding, don’t relax your edges
Most women who have relaxed hair prefer to retouch their hair before they braid because it gives the finished look a sleeker appearance. If you’re going to do this, don’t relax your edges. Relaxing your edges will make the hair really weak and less likely to withstand the pressure of the Ghana weaving.
2. Don’t allow your stylist to weave the tiny hairs around your edges
Instead, opt for styles where you can have a little ‘brush‘ in front. Pulling the tiny hairs from the front of your head all the way to the back will certainly make you lose your edges. Nigerian stylists will try to convince you that the hair won’t fall off and that it will even grow when they weave it but don’t believe that lie. Politely decline (actually scream if you have to) and insist you want a little brush in front.
3. The hair should not be woven too tightly
This is where you’ll really have to put your foot down because left to those over-zealous Nigerian hair stylists, we’ll all go bald. If your hair is pulled too tightly, it’ll stress your delicate front hairs and they will fall off. So if you feel that the hair is woven too tight speak up!
4. Don’t have the style on for more than 3 weeks
To be on the safer side, don’t leave your Ghana weaving on for more than three weeks. The longer it stays, the more stress you’re putting on your edges. And the more likely they are to fall off.
5. Go easy on gels and edge controls
We know that gels and edge controls give your hair that perfectly snatched look. Who doesn’t like baby hairs? We get it. But the problem is that these products can cause a buildup around the base of your hair- where the weaving starts. And then over time, the hair will form tiny knots that you won’t be able to unravel when you loosen the hair.
You might not like this but you’re going to have to choose between perfectly laid edges now or zero edges (later).
Now you’re probably reconsidering that Ghana weaving style you’ve been wanting to try. That’s OK, check out these crochet braid styles you can do instead.
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