Maintaining A Synthetic Curly Weave0September 11th, 2011Curly Weave
If you have opted to purchase a Curly Weave that is made entirely or partially from synthetic hair fibers then you need to be sure that you know how to take care of it properly so that you do not accidentally do something that could ruin it. Although the manufacturing process for making synthetic hair fibers is constantly improving, most synthetic Curly Weave products are not heat resistant and could melt when styled with any of the regularly used heated styling tools such as flat irons, curling irons and even hair dryers.
While a human hair Curly Weave is more versatile in how it can be styled, including using heated styling tools, the style of a synthetic will generally be set by the manufacturer and cannot be easily altered. However, as time passes you might need to touch up some of the curls on your synthetic Curly Weave where they have become compressed from sleeping or undone from natural elements such as wind. Even though there are some synthetic hairs that are supposed to be able to withstand low heat settings on styling tools, most people do not even attempt it. Instead, to touch up the curls, you can simply use regular rollers and water. Wetting the strands of your synthetic Curly Weave and then rolling it in curlers is quite simple and as the synthetic hair dries, it will usually take on the shape that it was put in when wet. Afterward, you can gently unroll the hair and arrange it the way you prefer. There are even some people that say this method can be used to make a straight synthetic weave into a Curly Weave, but the curls do not generally last as long as the ones on a synthetic weave that starts out curly.
It is often recommended that people who wear a synthetic Curly Weave use a detangling spray whenever they comb it out because synthetic hair fibers are more prone to tangling and matting than human hair fibers. It is also a good idea to use a shampoo and conditioner that are meant for synthetic hair fibers whenever you wash your Curly Weave to be sure that it will stay looking great for a longer period of time. In addition, if the ends of the synthetic hair fibers start to look frizzy, you can have your hair stylist trim off the very tips and treat the new ends with a special oil to make them last longer.