I love cheap AliExpress bundles as much as anyone but sometimes, it’s a real gamble and you don’t know what you will get in terms of quality. This is good hair, but it isn’t the best I have had and to be honest, for how much I paid, I can’t really complain much. I’ve had lots of compliments on this hair and the reason I believe it looks good is because I care for my bundles and it shows in how they wear. Whether you’ve gone cheap like me, or spent half your salary (I hope not) on your bundles, you are going to want them to last and look good for a very long time… or until you can afford a fresh lot.
You don’t need to straighten or curl your weave every single day. Your heat tools should be efficient enough to give you the desired look with little effort, meaning if you need to do six passes through one section of hair to get it straight, maybe your straighteners aren’t as good as you think. Invest in good heat tools.
When you do curl or straighten or blow dry your weave, using a heat protectant will help minimise damage and also give you better looking results. Silicone-based heat protectants like the Schwarzkopf got2b Oil-Licious Tame & Shine Styling Oil or the IC Fantasia Heat Protecting Serum are non-greasy and don’t leave a sticky residue in your hair.
If your weave has a looser than body wave texture, you can get away with washing and conditioning once every two weeks, or even longer. If you go overboard on the heat, you will need to condition more often. A moisture rich conditioner like the Aussie Miracle Moist Conditioner, TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Conditioner (my current favourite which smells heavenly and lingers for days after) and Herbal Essences Hello Hydration will help to restore moisture balance and prevent frizz. Tighter curls need to be co-washed every few days, as they go dry and frizzy pretty quickly.