Did you drop a hefty amount of "coins" to get your latest style? Did your install go flawlessly? I hope it did. Because now it's time to map out a plan to care for your investment.
Caring for your virgin hair investment is a big priority that you shouldn’t take lightly. Between the cost of your hair extensions coupled with the daily maintenance of the hair, you should have a plan of action to get the most life and manageability from your extensions.
Let’s start with installing your hair bundles. To make sure your bundles don’t shed after your install, please follow these golden rules.
- Sew in the wefts by looping and tying the weave thread under and over the weft in a blanket stitch method.
- Do not put a needle through the wefts or pierce the wefts.
- Do not split the wefts.
- Avoid cutting the wefts. If you have to cut the wefts, seal each cut weft with an acrylic sealer.
Always take the time to detangle your hair bundles before and after they are washed using a wide tooth comb or a detangling brush. Start from the bottom of the hair and slowly work your way up toward the top. Being gentle is key. Your hair bundles will thank you in return by lasting a lot longer. Which is an excellent return on your hair investment.
Curly Hair Extensions
I don’t recommend brushing your curly extensions. Instead, run your fingers through the curls to detangle the hair. Brushing curly weaves when dry will cause the hair to completely frizz out on you! To avoid that, use a wide tooth comb to detangle the hair when its wet. This will help to maintain the life of your curls. And please, please take it easy with the conditioner. Why? Because over conditioning will cause dirt to cling to your tresses like a moth to a fire! You don’t want that, smh...less is always more anyway. The right amount of conditioner will leave your hair extension looking good, shiny, and soft. Curly kinky weaves which tends to be drier than other texture of weaves will require a good amount of conditioner. A good moisturizing or hydrating conditioner should be used for this texture of hair.
Sulfate Free Products Are Best To Use On Your Hair Bundles.
Sulfate strips hair of natural oils, as there is no direct supply of nutrients from your scalp into the extension strands, its vital that you use a no sulfate shampoo to avoid drying the hair out. Natural oils do the work of most conditioners without the added chemicals and silicone. Natural is always best.
Examples of hair conditioners and shampoo products that are silicone and sulfate-free are:
- Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla or Carol's Daughter Tui Moisturize
- OrganiX Argon Oil of Morocco or Organix Brazilian Keratin
- Organic Root Stimulators Curls Unleashed
- L'Oreal EverCream
- Shea Moisture
Night time Routine
Put your hair Up. Pin it Up. Put it Up in a pineapple at night for curly hair. Just don't lay down without doing some type of prepping . Now if your planning a special night out with that special someone, then give yourself a pass. I get it. Trust me. But then it's back to putting it Up! Lol...
You can braid or pin curl your hair before going to sleep. This is prevents all kinds of tangles and matting. And never ever sleep with loose wet hair. You'll be very upset in the morning.
- Brush or comb through to style.
- Apply an alcohol-free hair serum for shine as needed.