8 Great Tips For Maintaining Your Weave

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More and more women are opting for weaves, both for protective and styling reasons. There are different hair rules for weaves depending on what kind of weave you have.

Here are some great tips on how to take care of your extensions:

1. Picking your extensions.

It all starts with picking the best extensions for your hair. Look for a texture that mimics your own hair and pick great quality hair that can look good for the duration you want to have it on.

2. Get a good hairdresser.

The first step to having a great looking weave is to get somebody who knows what they are doing. A hairdresser who knows what they are doing will make your weave look good for a long time.

3. Combing & detangling.

Do not rip your comb through your weave, it will damage your hair. Remember that the weave is sewn onto your hair and the tugging can make your hair cut. Detangle from the bottom up as you would do with your own hair preferably when wet.

4. Drying.

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Experts say it is best to let your weave air dry. But if you must use a blow drier stick to the lowest heat setting when drying or using heated styling tools. For straight hair use a wide toothed comb for extensions and for curlier weave use your fingers.

5. Washing your weave and your hair.

Use a sulfate free shampoo and mix it with water. Make sure you get the shampoo mix in between your braids and into your hair. Lightly massage your scalp in between the braids. Rinse and then go through the steps again.
Wash your hair every 7-14 days depending on whether you are working out or sweating a lot. Wet the hair with lukewarm water, and use a mild shampoo.

6. Drying your hair.

Make sure you dry your hair completely so that it doesn’t smell like mildew or get mold. You can sit under a dryer or sit in the hot sun and let your hair dry completely.

7. Leave-in conditioner.

After every shampoo, apply leave in conditioner to both the weave and your natural hair. Massage it in gently. You can also apply the leave in conditioner to the dry weave.

8. Anti-bacterial weave spray.

You need to use an antibacterial weave spray to kill bacteria, detangle it and keep it fresh. You can use it once a day especially for a weave that’s twisted, worn in locks or braided.

Originally Posted: http://omgvoice.com/lifestyle/great-tips-maintaining-weave/

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Why Most Hair Extensions Won’t Last Long and How Avoid Them

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To be fair, saying most hair extensions won’t last is a bit of an exaggeration. Even the cheapest set of hair extensions found at the dollar store will last for longer than you’d expect if you take care of them. With that said, there are some hair extensions that will never meet your standards even with the utmost hair extensions care. So, if keeping your long, luscious tresses has been more of a chore than a luxury, let’s find out what’s going on with your human hair extensions.

Your human hair extensions aren’t authentic

Uh oh! There’s nothing worse than forking over a nice chunk of change for high quality human hair extensions only to discover they’re covered with silicone and far from authentic. If this seems like the problem you’re experiencing, do some research.Internet stalk the company you purchased from, search Google for reviews, and find out what’s really going on. If it turns out that your human hair extensions are synthetic, avoid that company like the plague, tell all your friends, and report them so other ladies don’t have to go through what you have.

Your human hair extensions are processed with chemicals

Buying process human hair extensions is like buying organic food that’s been sprayed with chemicals – it simply doesn’t make sense. Unfortunately, there are some companies that sell processed human hair extensions and the chemicals essentially break down the human hair you paid a higher price for. So, if you can’t seem to keep your tresses looking flawless, this could be the problem.

You place too much stress on your human hair extensions

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Human hair extensions can take a pretty good beating. They have the same properties as your normal hair, so you can dye them, flat iron them, chemical-treat them, sleep on them, swim with them – whatever. However, because they have the same properties as your hair, they will get damaged with too much of anything.

Your hair extensions are not of Remy quality

While human hair extensions are higher quality than synthetic versions, not all human hair extensions are high quality. If you’ve ever seen the vast array of price points within the industry, that’s because some are better than others. Of course, with the higher quality ones you do pay more but they also last longer – and remy hair extensions is at the top of the list. Remy hair is the finest quality of human hair that comes with the cuticles intact. They’re the best of the best.

Lastly, your hair extensions may not last long if they are installed incorrectly or are just generally bad quality. It’s important to opt for quality in both the hair extensions, hair extensions care products and hair stylist you use to install them. For the first two, we have you covered. Shop our high quality human hair extensions and sulfate-free hair care products!

Sources :https://www.perfectlocks.com/blogs/all-tressed-up/why-most-hair-extensions-won-t-last-long

Common Myths About Hair Extensions

Rebehair: You’ve seen the way hair extensions can elevate a look by giving fullness to otherwise lifeless hair. Perhaps you’ve even looked up some articles online or talked to a stylist or friend about getting hair extensions. Still, some concerns may be holding you back from trying out hair extensions, from fusion hair extensions to skin wefted hair. Those concerns are probably valid – it’s important to take good care of your hair – but here are a few myths about hair extensions that may help you make your decision.

They are Painful

 

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With advancing hair care technology, hair extensions have continued to evolve. If anyone tells you that the application or wearing of hair extensions is painful, chances are that they applied the hair extensions incorrectly or that their stylist may be untrained or ungifted with hair extensions. If you have them applied at a salon and experience any discomfort, it’s important to go back and have them adjusted. Stylists should be trained and certified to apply, style, and maintain hair extensions pain-free.

They Prevent An Active Lifestyle

Hair extensions are meant to be an extension of natural hair, so when applied and maintained correctly, they will not get in the way of even the most active lifestyle. Swimmers, rock climbers, runners, and triathletes can all wear hair extensions with ease. Regular maintenance is important to keep them in shape for these activities as well as day-to-day life, but the maintenance is something your stylist can teach you to do at home.

They Damage Hair

 

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There are a few different types of hair extensions, so it’s important to make the distinction between them. Among them are clip-in hair extensions, heat fusion hair extensions, cold fusion hair extensions, skin weft hair extensions, and microbead hair extensions. Each of these feature a different method of application. Clip-in extensions are the least damaging, but they also offer the least amount of versatility. They’re great for adding volume, highlights, or length and are the easiest to apply yourself. Heat fusion hair extensions are potentially the most damaging to hair, because many types use a wax adhesive and can be messy but don’t have to be if you consult a professional

Originally posted : https://www.perfectlocks.com/blogs/all-tressed-up/3-common-myths-about-hair-extensions