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Hair CARE

 please note hair care instruction is sent with all orders.

All hair is 100% virgin unprocessed, No chemicals . 

You should treat this hair how you would your own hair growing out of your scalp!


  • Co-Wash your extensions once a week.
  • Shampoo every other week with clarifying shampoo.
  • Use oils at a minimum, please DO NOT use grease! (These will weigh your hair down and cause matting)
  • If the hair is weighed down it will begins to tangle due to product build up.                                                                                                                     
  • Please shampoo your extensions with a sulfate free shampoo and  light conditioner.
  • Use heat protectant when Flat ironing or styling your hair. to much heat styling on high settings will cause heat damage. (Similar to how your own hair can have heat damage and break off)



Shedding! 

All hair sheds, but we reinforce our wefts and recommend that you seal your wefts to prevent shedding.

Products: seal wefts with fray check or hair extensions 101


All hair is measured straight. sometime you may get some bundle that may be longer in inches but We will never ship shorter lengths.



Sulfate free shampoos would be best for your extensions than normal shampoo and it  helps your extensions last longer and Unlike your natural hair, weaves and extensions can't restore themselves.  But here is a list of product that can help keep your extensions clean and moisturized .


    Recommended Products  




Shampoos & Conditioners:


Agadir Argan Oil 






Organix Coconut Milk



Herbal Essences Hello Hydration



 


One N' Only Argan Oil 





How to care for your Hair

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You should wash your extensions every week or every other week. This will keep the moisture in from shampooing while at the same time not drying them out from over shampooing!
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Deep condition once a week, carefully put your extensions in lukewarm water and put some conditioner all over, leave in for 15-30 minutes then rinse and let them dry naturally,      using a blow dryer will damage them if used too much, if necessary put the dryer on a cool setting, almost as if it was wind!                                                                                       
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If you use heat products on your extensions definitely use a heat protectant!                                                                                                                                                                  
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Of course this can seem like a lot of care for just some extensions but think of it as because your extensions are not getting natural oils from your scalp to keep your hair in good condition. Treat your extensions like you would with your own hair.    



Steps to Washing your Extensions: 

1.Start by brushing and combing your hair to remove any tangles.
2. Gradually add water to moisten the hair. If the hair is dry and you soak it with water, it can swell and create matting and tangles. This can lead to damage for the extensions.
3. Comb or brush the hair as you moisten it to keep it from tangling.
4. Add an appropriate amount of a good quality shampoo.
5. Wash the extensions from the top down while gently working the shampoo into the strands.
6. Rinse thoroughly with clean water, again working from the top down.
7. Apply a conditioner,  leave it in for 10-20 minutes or longer .
8. Wrap your hair in a towel or  T shirt and gently press the excess water out.
9. Comb through the extensions and allow them to air dry.
Style as usual. 


Shampoo

When wearing extensions , it needs more careful care than your own hair because it’s missing the natural oils that come from your scalp. Every seven to 14 days (depending on whether you workout and/or sweat a lot), wet the hair first with lukewarm water and use a mild shampoo. Add a dime-sized amount of shampoo to your palm and rub it into your scalp with your fingers. Make sure to smooth the shampoo *don't rub* onto the hair weave. Never turn your head upside down while washing, as this can tangle the weave permanently. Scrubbing or bunching your hair could also tangle it; avoid friction whenever you have extensions. Rinse well and allow the weave to air dry thoroughly.

Leave-in Conditioner
Apply a leave-in conditioner to the weave, and your natural hair, after each shampoo. A dime-sized amount of product should be enough. Massage it in with your fingers, coating the gently. For freshening up during these in-between times you don't have to wash again, just apply the leave-in conditioner to the dry weave. Avoid oils because they weight the weave hair down and will cause tangles and matting. If the hair looses it’s luster, especially after a few washing's  you can use a small amount of argan oil.

 Shedding: When we comb our own hair everyday ,we have shedding that occurs; this is natural. We lose approximately 50-100 strands of hair per day. Extensions are no different. Shedding can occur more because it is sewn on a weft. It is not realistic for a hair weft to never have shedding. To reduce the amount of shedding it is a good idea to seal your wefts with a weft sealant prior to your installation to reduce shedding. You can seal your wefts with fray block or Aleene's stop fraying . You can purchase this from your local craft store, walmart , CVS or Target.


Heat and Styling Tools: 
Heat is your hair is your biggest enemy. The more you use on it, the shorter the life span of your hair. Use heat in moderation. Do not use high temperatures. High temperatures can damage the hair, including permanently altering the hair texture. 

Chemical processing your extension once you receive it.
If you perm, tint, bleach or cellophane the hair, you do it at your own risk. We do not guarantee any hair that has been chemically altered. If you must chemically alter it, then be sure to do a test strand first. This will allow you to test how the hair will hold up to the chemicals. 

 


Hair Care Tips:

How to maintain your hair under your sew-in

Moisturize
Get a good oil/moisturizer to apply to your real hair underneath. Weaved up or not, hair needs moisture  don't ever deprive it.

Clean Scalp
A dirty scalp with tons of product build up can stunt growth. To avoid  stunting, apply shampoo to your fingers and gently rub your scalp, use a spray bottle to rinse and apply a leave-in conditioner. Or try the newly popular no-suds shampoos on your scalp. Either way be sure to cleanse scalp weekly or bi-weekly.

The Right Brushes/Combs
When combing human hair weaves, de-tangle from tip to root using a wide tooth comb.  When combing or brushing, don't tug. Too much tension can damage your real hair.

Cover Hair At Night

Sleeping with a satin scarf or bonnet will keep weaves from getting tangled and prevent breakage of any hair left out in a partial weave. Stay away from all cotton coverings. If you have braids or twists, you can also add a little moisturizer before covering your hair at night, to penetrate in your real hair.


Expiration Dates
Don't keep your extensions  in your hair past its time. Even if the hair still looks fresh, leaving it in longer than 6-8 weeks can cause matting and hair damage. This goes for both weaves and braids.

Let It Rest
When taking your hair out, give your hair and scalp a rest for a couple of weeks. Make sure to pamper your real hair and give it plenty of TLC, which includes deep conditioners, trims, and no harsh chemicals.

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ACV RINSE (Apple Cider Vinegar)
Rinsing with apple cider vinegar will help balance the pH of your hair and remove the buildup that can result from the use of these styling products and inexpensive shampoos.

Rinsing will also close the numerous cuticle scales which cover and protect the surface of each hair shaft. This imparts a smoother surface which reflects more light and as a result leaves your hair shinier, smoother and easier to manage.


Rough hair shaft with open cuticles compared to smooth hair shaft with closed cuticles.

Make your own healthy after-shampoo hair rinse by mixing 1/3 of a cup (75 ml) of ACV into a quart (1 liter) of water. You can then store this mixture in a plastic bottle and keep it in the shower for ready use.

If you would like to prepare a smaller batch of this vinegar hair rinse recipe to experiment with, try mixing 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of apple cider vinegar into 1 cup (250 ml) of warm filtered tap water.
Apply the vinegar rinse after shampooing and then rinse it all out, or for extra conditioning, you can leave the rinse on your hair. This natural hair care product can be used once or twice a week or more often as needed.

Don't worry about the slight vinegar smell you will notice after rinsing . It will disappear completely as your hair dries.



Reviving your natural hair after a Sew-in
After months or rocking your sew-in many woman our left with issues of shedding, product build up, and dry hair, problems that can make even the most careful woman freak out.

First,thing is to remain calm, and understand that some of what is happening is to be expected.  Without brushing or combing your natural hair on the daily basis, shedding will occur. Considering we loose about 100-125 hairs a day, you can imagine the amount when our hair is weaves and braids.

When beginning the removal of your sew-in, give yourself a deep conditioner or hot oil treatment.  This will soften the hair and avoid breakage while upbraiding and combing hair.

If you have a weave, be sure to get the help of another pair of hands to cut tracks out of your hair.  If you must do this step yourself be very careful not to cut the length of your hair. Before undoing braids apply a oil or moisturizer to for easier removal. The key is keeping your hair as moist as possible.
Keep a small amount of hair oil handy after you braids are removed to help dissolve  little balls of product that has bonded onto your hair. After combing through your hair first with a wide tooth comb, or vent hair brush use a cleansing  or neutralizing shampoo to get rid of product build up and oils. Use a deep conditioner with heat, to soften hair and prepare it for the detangling process.

If you made sure to comb through your hair before washing, the detangling process shouldn't be super difficult  If it is, after shampooing, use a wide-toothed comb  combing from root to tip. Try a leave-in detangler like KINKY CURLY Knot Today, or use a leave-in conditioner by MISS JESSIE's. When it comes to detangling, take your time and be patient.
All shedding should  slow down as you detangle, if your hair is falling out days after taking weave  out then you have hair damage and may need to seek the assistance of a professional.

Now that your hair is detangled it is time for a trim to catch and cut split ends. Be sure to do so after your hair has been washed completely and is dry. Never cut wet hair.

Lay off relaxers or hair dyes immediately after this process. Your hair needs time to breathe and should not be braided or weaved back up immediately after taking weave or hair out.

Most importantly remember to care for your hair while in a sew-in