Sunday, September 4, 2011

Is it okay to wear weaves while doing Cathy Howse's 365-day challenge?

The answer to this question depends to a large extent on the type of weaves you use and the result you are aiming for. First, let me explain my 365-day challenge. This involves using the Ultra Black Hair regimen and products during the course of one year to grow your hair 6” more or longer.

If you are familiar with my method for growing longer, healthier hair you know that keeping the hair clean, moisturized and conditioned with products that improve the hair are critical for successful growth. But what do you do if you just don’t feel comfortable wearing your own hair in the interim? Some weaves may be an option. The most common hair weaves are: sew in, glue on, and clip on. Sew in and glue on can actually prevent the hair from getting the full benefit of the cleansing, moisturizing and conditioning it needs. For example, because the hair is braided beneath sew-in weaves, products needed to keep hair clean and healthy are wasted on weave hair, by preventing sufficient product penetration to your own hair. As a result, important conditioning and strengthening benefits that the hair needs are wasted on hair that will be taken off and thrown in the trash.

So, if you feel the need to wear weaves while taking my 365-day challenge, I see clip on weaves as the best alternative. They are easily removed and re-attached so you have continuous access to your own hair and can provide it with the proper moisturizing and conditioning it needs to grow strong and healthy. For this reason, wigs are also a good alternative.

So it’s okay to wear weaves while taking the challenge as they can provide instant beauty and fullness to your hair. But, I believe that for the best results choose an option that will not block your hair from receiving the products needed for healthy hair growth. After all, the beauty and fullness of our own hair is what most of us are trying to achieve.

For more information on clip on weaves see the video below.

1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    I would love to know, did you wear a weave while transitioning?

    Thanks for replying.


    Joyce A.