Why not follow our simple 5-step plan?
Gently wash, condition, towel dry and thoroughly moisturise your hair. Comb through from the tips to the roots; never comb from the roots to the tips. Your hair may be tight but vigourousness and excessive friction can be damaging and gentleness is key. Avoid fine tooth combs at all times, and use brushes when untangling smaller or tighter curls.
We recommend cornrows because we have found that hair grows faster when plaited, but you may prefer to keep your hair loose. Plait large (@8) but flat cornrows from your forehead to your neck. Plait the ends together too - do not use thread or elastic bands. Less is more so leave only a small amount of your hair loose at the front, for the parting (about the size of two fingers, that's all).
Wear a SimiWeave™ U part wig daily*, allowing it to protect your hair from all the elements. Have at least two on the go so that you have one to wear while you wash the other one. If your hairline is fragile, do not close the clips: using the slide combs function of the clips should be secure enough (as described and illustrated on all of our packaging). If you need to use a hot comb / GHD on your hair at the front to match your SimiWeave™ hair, ensure you use a ceramic-plated appliance. Always use some pressing oil and do not pass the appliance over your hair more than twice. Avoid pressing your hair more than once a week, so always carry a hat, umbrella, etc. with you! Remove your SimiWeave™ every night to let your hair breathe and to mositurise your hair lightly, every other day. Avoid wearing a scarf or net at night since they can rub too much on the your hairline. Use a towel on your pillow if there is too much residue from your moisturiser. If you prefer to wear a scarf, make sure it is made of silk. Yes, we know that all of this can wreck your love life, but it is worth it! *Recommended for up to @90 per cent of the time you need and want to wear deliberately-protective styles.
Loosen your cornrows and repeat the above steps frequently - weekly if your scalp perspires a lot and / or produces a lot of natural oils.
Always avoid harsh conditions like smoky environments, bright lights, extreme weather, etc.; and, maintain a balanced and healthy diet and lifestyle - it all counts! Always practice good hair etiquette too (do not use chemicals (including relaxers, perms, dyes, etc.), abrasive or sharp items and materials on your hair and avoid excessive tugging, force, weight and tightness).