Growing long hair can prove to be a challenge especially if yours just doesn’t develop as quickly as you’d like. Some hair may be suffering from breakage if you are working with a harsh styling routine as well. If you are looking to protect your hair while allowing it to recover or grow longer on its own, consider using a weave while you wait. You might find that you can have the look you want now until it’s ready to have it naturally.


Sew-in weaves are a great benefit to protect new growth from styling habits that cause length to break off before you get the chance to enjoy it. A partial weave will incorporate sections of your own hair to provide a natural look. A full weave will cover your braided hair completely to allow for more even growth however.


One thing you will want to do is to keep conditioning your natural hair through the entire process. Having a sew-in weave isn’t a guarantee that your natural hair will grow out well. Make sure your stylist has experience with these types of weaves. She has to keep an eye on how things are progressing to make sure you are reaping maximum benefits from the weave. Deep conditioning several times per month will help maintain a healthy environment for your hair to keep growing and preventing breakage.


It might take a few attempts to get your hair growing strong, even with a weave to help things along. Your braids will most likely go slack after a few months and then it’s time to let your hair breathe for a few days. Change out your weave then and you should see growth anywhere from 6 months to a year into the process.


Source: Type F