How to Care For Your Extensions
How do I care for my virgin hair? It is very important to take good care of your hair extensions for expanding their life expectancy. Treat the hair weave just as if it was your own hair. Human hair extensions need not be washed as frequently as our own hair; wash only when they start to look dull and lifeless. Use good quality shampoo and conditioning products. Wash and condition the hair in one direction, from top to bottom. Avoid washing hair upside down in the sink or scrunching on top of your head. Use shampoos and conditioners that hydrate and add moisture. Conditioning your hair is very important to keep it soft and manageable, so use a leave-in spray conditioner in between shampoos. Daily use of a leave- in spray conditioner is a must for curly weaves, especially on the ends. As much as possible, try to avoid heavy oils, crèmes, moose, gel and hairsprays as they will weigh down your weave and cause build up which can lead to tangling & odors! Be sure that your hair products are alcohol free as alcohol is a drying agent. With proper care, virgin hair will stay soft and beautiful wash after wash.
How do I wash my virgin hair?
When shampooing, finger comb through hair. Do not massage. Rinse thoroughly. Apply Conditioner. Comb conditioner through hair with wide tooth comb starting with the ends working towards the roots. Rinse thoroughly. Let hair air dry naturally. Style by using a medium heat ceramic flat iron or blow dryer. Virtually any good conditioner will suffice when trying to moisturize your hair. There’s no need to use expensive or salon grade products on your hair once you’ve found a good quality drugstore brand that works for you and your hair extensions type or texture. As long as your hair gets continuous moisture, you choose the right styling products, and you keep your hair clean, it will look and feel great!
What oil/serum can you recommend for virgin hair?
Extra virgin olive oil is a fantastic conditioner for hair, but there are many other things about this essential oil that make it a great go-to for hair care. It’s also one of the top emollients that can penetrate the hair better than others, and its lightweight nature makes it great for moisturizing. Olive oil also contains anti-inflammatory properties that promote scalp health and prevent dandruff. Extra virgin oil is also rich in high levels of mono-unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E, an antioxidant important for hair growth. Olive oil is not likely to cause an allergic reaction, making it ideal for sensitive skin and hair. You can also use extra virgin olive oil as a detangling treatment for weaves, wigs and natural hair. When you apply it to your weaves and wigs, it detangles the hair, nourishes and moisturizes the hair for a silkier feel for longer period. Give it a try and you will ditch all your store brands
How do I brush/comb my virgin hair? Always brush your hair with a paddle/wig brush or wide toothed comb, starting from the bottom and working your way up to prevent tangling and shedding. A comb is probably better as it’s less likely to rip hair from the weft. Curly hair textures should not be brushed as they can get frizzy. It is best to use a wide toothed comb or just run your fingers through the hair. Keep the hair tangle free by moisturizing daily.
Hair Tip: Whenever you need to give your hair a little moisture and bring it back to life, co-washing is your best bet. Co-washing also known as conditioner washing is a way to clean hair without using shampoo. A co-wash is easy to do, just wash your hair in a moisturizing conditioner instead of shampoo and you’re good to go. For curly hair, use a little water daily for a natural look or a mixture of water and leave in conditioner for a wet look.
Avoid using shampoo too often especially if your hair is dry unless it’s necessary. Shampoo has a tendency to be drying-especially with curlier textures.
Is it ok to blow dry, flat-Iron, tong or curl virgin hair? You can absolutely treat your new hair just as you would your own. Curl it, straighten it and most of all, enjoy it! Use heat in moderation as excessive heat dries out your hair and shortens its lifespan .For durability, it is advisable to buy the pattern you want directly and not change the existing hair pattern back and forth. If you prefer to wear your hair straight or wavy, then the wavy textures will be best for you since they offer the most versatility.
Does virgin hair shed/ tangle? Virgin hair should not shed or tangle if properly cared for. However, if your extensions start to tangle then it could be as a result of any of the following factors: dryness, oil & dirt build-up, salt-water, chlorine, improper dying techniques, low quality dying products or simply not combing your hair out daily.
Can my new hair be colored? Virgin hair can be colored. Our virgin hair of premium quality has never been chemically treated and it can therefore handle the coloring process very well. Use good quality dying products as low quality dye products will damage the hair. We recommend consulting a professional if you wish to color your new hair.
What should I do with my virgin hair when sleeping? It is always best to make a loose braid or ponytail for sleeping & wrap your hair every night. Silk, polyester or satin caps work best. Cotton, on the contrary, is horrible for edges and hair in general due to its drying properties, especially when combined with the friction and pressure caused from changing sleeping positions. Never go to sleep with wet hair. Make sure your hair is always completely dry when you go to bed. Sleeping on wet hair can tangle your hair and over time may cause hair odor.
Is it safe to go swimming with my extensions? Yes, but you might want to braid your hair or pull it into a ponytail before you go swimming in order to prevent tangling. Wash the hair afterwards and make sure it is well conditioned. We recommend using a spray-in conditioner when you get out of the water to keep the hair soft and manageable.
How long will my new hair last? The longevity of our virgin hair depends on how well the hair is maintained. Our hair will last for a long time, and will be healthier and stronger when you take good care of it. Due to its natural strength and durability, virgin hair will last longer than any other product available in the market of hair extensions. The only time you will need to purchase additional hair is if you desire a longer length, or different texture.
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