I have kept a weave in for the first time in my life for more than 3 weeks. Its actually 4 weeks plus a few days. I am so excited. The funny thing is my sister did it for me in Boston and I used some cheap hair that I bought in New York. It was 14 inches for 11 bucks or something like that. I have washed it 2x a week and its still going, The cornrows are going back and she did not braid it tight so I did not have any issues in the beginning. I have not had pat your weave syndrome at all! I am trying to keep it in as long as its still wearable.