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OK, so you've had your sew-in weave in for about six weeks to two months, maybe even three (be honest, girl), you're ready to take it out and you're wondering what to do next. Well, Queens, we're here for you... 


Taking a sew-in weave out

It's possible to remove a sew-in yourself however if aren't comfortable taking a pair of scissors to the back of your own head (and we don't blame you!) definitely enlist the help of a friend or family member. 

Beauty Empire Tip: Remove your sew-in during the day or early afternoon so that the natural light makes it easier to determine what's your hair and what's black thread. 


The cornrows are out, now what? 

1. Detangle your hair with your fingers – Do this gently, your hair has been in braids for a while and the tension from your weave may make your scalp a little more sensitive than usual. If you're going to wash your hair straight away then you may want to use conditioner to help detangle. 


2. If you have time, apply coconut oil to your hair and leave it in overnight – Coconut oil is great for breathing life into hair that's super dry, and it also has anti-fungal properties so an overnight treatment will work wonders for your hair.


3. Wash and deep condition your hair – Use a clarifying shampoo to remove any build-up from your hair and follow it up with a replenishing or moisturising conditioner. We recommend putting a plastic bag on your head and letting the deep conditioner soak into your hair and scalp for at least 45 minutes, if you're pressed on time you may want to use a blowdryer on a low-medium heat instead for 15 minutes.


4. Trim your ends – Though your ends have been protected whilst having the sew-in installed, it's good practise to trim your ends every so often to get rid of fairy knots, splits ends and just to keep your hair looking healthy! 


5. Let your hair rest – This is very important, if you can, avoid heat and any chemical treatments including relaxing your hair for at least a week. 

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