HAIR CARE

When Going into the Water, Pool or Ocean

​It is recommended to wear a swim cap made of latex to protect your weave from water with saline or chlorine.  Before putting on the cap, carefully comb out any tangles & lightly apply conditioner on the surface of the hair.  Then create two large braids to secure the hair and tuck them neatly underneath the cap.  It is recommended to wash & rinse thoroughly and apply deep conditioner immediately after you get out of the pool or the ocean.


Trimming Split-Ends

It is highly recommended to get professional help from your stylist.  Cutting the hair on your own
with dull shears or razor can cause more damage to the hair ends, resulting in more split-ends.  


Treating Damaged Hair

To treat damaged hair from frequent heat styling or chemical treatments, use acid-based shampoo for cleansing and follow with deep conditioner and special hair care treatment.  If the damaged is severe, see your stylist to have the damaged part cut off.


When Storing Left Over Hair

Always store remaining weave hair in its original box after the hair is completely dried.  Wrap hair
with protective tissue papers included in the box or wrap with newspaper to retain moisture level before storing it in the package.

When Static Occurs

Static may occur occasionally depending on the weather & the material of your clothing fabric. 
When it happens, restrain from using oil-based hair products and use water-based serums with high moisture level or add few drops of water to the styling product and mix well before using. 


REGULAR SHAMPOOING IS ESSENTIAL 

It is highly recommended to shampoo weekly to keep the weave hair healthy and in stylish condition as well as your natural hair & scalp.  Washing your weave hair is absolutely necessary to extend the life of your weave.  Like natural hair, your weave hair needs regular maintenance, other wise your weave hair will tangle and become unruly.  Any unwashed residue will cause the weave hair to mat.  

Shampooing removes residue that can harm the hair & scalp.  It eliminates dry flaky skin, oily build-up
from the scalp, dirt, pollution from the air, and hair styling chemicals such as gel or oil.  It is essential to keep your weave hair clean and your natural hair and scalp clean & healthy as well.

If you sue hair styling chemicals such as spry, gel and mousse for daily styling, it is better to shampoo and wash off the residue more frequently.  When washing, make sure to use lukewarm water to lift off residue and work up a full lather.  Rinse thoroughly using lukewarm water. 


Use Premium Quality Shampoos

Premium quality moisturizing shampoos or acid shampoos are highly recommended for cleansing. 
Premium quality shampoo can help your weave hair last longer.  Low quality shampoo can't help your weave hair last longer.  Low quality shampoos contain more detergent that will dry out your weave hair, making it susceptible to damage & tangling.  In addition, make sure it is alcohol-free; alcohol also causes hair to dry out.

 It is important to avoid elements that dries out hair: Since the weave hair does not get any moisture or nutrients from the scalp like your natural hair, it needs extra care to keep it moisturized.  


Before Shampooing

Before shampooing, brush gently to get the tangles out.  Be careful not to pull the weave.  Detangle your wefts from the bottom all the way up to the top of the weft.  As you are detangling, make sure to remove all the tread and inspect your wefts for any damage and repair them before shampooing to prevent further damage and loosening of the weave during washing.  


Shampooing

It is recommended to section your weave hair into two parts and make into loose pig tails.  Loosely
tie one section and wash the other section first then switch off to the other part to minimize pulling.  When shampooing hair after spray or gel is used, be sure to make a full lather and stroke the
wave hair gently to remove residue completely.  Do not scratch your scalp with fingernails.  Never rub, scrunch or agitate the hair while washing. 


Regular Conditioning

It is essential that you use conditioner every time after cleansing.  Applying conditioner is a
must to replenish the elasticity and moisture level.  Apply conditioner evenly to the hair surface
and let it penetrate for approximately 5 to 10 minutes.  Apply and massage in gently to stimulate the
circulation and penetration.  Use cold water at the final rinse to wash off the conditioner.  Using cold water helps to add shine and silkiness.  It also helps to minimize static and any comb damages when brushing.


Light Conditioning

If you feel like regular conditioning weighs down your weave hair and gets build-ups, using leave in conditioner is recommended.  Spray or apply evenly when hair is still wet and let it dry naturally.


Deep Conditioning

When treating damage hair, or for periodic deep conditioning, acid shampoo is recommended for cleansing before applying deep conditioner.  Healthy hair’s pH is slightly acidic (5.5 – when 7 is neutral) and mildly acidic shampoo will work better without any additional weakening of the weave hair while washing. After cleansing the weave hair with acid shampoo, follow by applying deep conditioner.  Make sure to start with the hair ends where the damage occurs most easily.  Gently pat in the conditioner from the air ends and apply upwards to the scalp.  Leave in for a minimum of 15 min.  For maximum penetration, cover with shower cap and place steam towel over your head or use heat to promote deeper penetration.  Rinse thoroughly.  


To Condition Your Natural Hair

Take a Q-tip and cover with conditioner.  Apply directly to your natural hair underneath the extension between each layer. 


Rinsing

Make sure to rinse thoroughly.  It is important to lift up residue while shampooing, but it is more important to clear it off completely.  It is crucial to wash off any residue to prevent any over population of bacteria & fungi which can cause scalp itching & irritation.  The temperature of the water is critical when rinsing your hair.  If the water is too cold, dirt & residue will not wash off completely.  If the water is too hot, hair will stretch out and becomes thin and brittle.  Therefore, it is best to use lukewarm water for rinsing and cool water for the last rinse.  For more precise rinsing into your natural braided hair & scalp, carefully lift the base of each extension and apply water directly to scalp and braids using shower head to remove dirt and residue that are hard to reach.  


Regular Brushing is Essential

Like your natural hair, regular brushing is essential to keep the tangles out and to maintain the weave hair in a manageable condition.  It is best to make regular brushing into a daily routine. 


Brushing

When brushing, start with the hair ends.  Hold the hair in the middle and work out any tangles.  Then go upwards toward the weft.  Be careful not to pull hair when working out the tangle.  This may lead to
shedding, loosening of the sewing, and hair breakage.  Loosened hair from braiding can be tangled
with the hair from the weft and can create an environment for bacterial growth.  Make sure to brush gently.  When too much pressure is applied, you can scratch the hair and cause damage to the cuticles.  When brushing curly hair, use fingers or a wide-tooth comb.  


Drying

Hair is vulnerable and easy to damage when it is wet: it is best to let it naturally dry at room temperature or use a hair dryer with low temperature setting while keeping about 8” distance from the hair.  Do not stay on one spot to dry but blow around to dry hair evenly.  When towel drying, press down with the towel and let the water penetrate into the towel and gently pat the hair down and pressure to get the remaining water out.  Do not rub in and squeeze water out by twisting the hair which can lead to hair damage and pulling of the hair.  Avoid using hot air to blow dry your weave hair which can damage the keratin in the hair: If you use hot air to dry the hair while it is wet, it will do double the damage to the hair.  When using a hair dryer, use a low temperature setting to minimize damage.  

Always dry your hair completely before you go to bed.  It is recommended to wash your hair early on
it the day, so your hair will have more time to dry off completely.


Coloring / Perming

Weave hair is NOT made for coloring or perming unless the hair you are buying is UNPROCESSED VIRGIN hair. 


When Removing the Weave

It is highly recommended to visit your stylist to remove your weave safely without damaging
your natural hair.  Your hair will most likely grow about ½ to 1 inch in about 8 weeks. 
It is recommended to remove the weave after six to eight weeks, but let your hair stylist advise you on how long to leave a weave in.  IF you leave the weave on for too long, it will begin to look old and ragged.  In addition, it will also begin to mat and tangle.  
 If you kept your premium remi hair weave in good condition, you can re-use it by re-installing it onto newly made braids.  Wash & nourish your weave before re-installing.  However, it is recommended to give your natural hair and scalp a few days break before starting fresh braid and re-installing the weave.  


Care During Bedtime

It is highly recommended to loosely braid the weave hair and secure neatly tucked under a satin cap or scarf.  


Sewing Tips

When installing the weave hair by sewing, it is recommended to make base braids as small as possible. Bring the needle through the weft once, then palce the needle under the weft line to wrap around the weft and hold, then repeat the process.  This will prevent the weave hair from shedding and create a flat-finish for a natural looking style.  In addition, it will be easy to care.  


Prevent Sun Damage

UV radiation from the sun can cause gradual, but critical damage to the hair by drying out the hair
and making it brittle.  This will cause hair breakage and/or discoloration.  Especially after using hair chemicals, damage with the sun is greater.  This will eventually lead to more tangling.  Make sure to use a deep conditioner every time you shampoo to replenish the moisture level.  It is highly recommended to use leave-in hair conditioner or sun protection lotion/gel when you are exposed to the sun for a
prolonged time.
 
When Using Heat Styling Tools

Electronic curling irons and flat irons are highly recommended for styling.   Keep in mind the following facts and control the temperature when using the electronic iron: When temperature reaches 280
F, the heat starts to damage human hair cuticles.  However, on premium quality human hair, using
heat up to 400F is manageable with extra care.  When you use marcel iron designed for stove or strong heating tools, make sure to use a heat protection hair product to protect the cuticles before& after styling.  

 

12 TIPS ON EFFECTIVE USE OF BRAID1.AVOID BRAIDING WHILE HAIR IS STILL WET 2.DO NOT APPLY TOO MUCH TENSION WHILE BRAIDING 3.STRAIGHTEN CURLY HAIR WITH AN IRON OR DRYER BEFORE APPLYING THE PROCEDURE 4.WAIT AT LEAST 2-3 DAYS TO A WEEK AFTER USING RELAXER 5.USE MOISTURIZER REGUARLY AFTER BRAIDING 6.CLEAN THE SCALP AT LEAST EVERY OTHER WEEK AND MAINTAIN THE HAIR MOISTURE WELL
7.USE EITHER OIL OF LIGHT DENSITY OR A CREAM TO MANAGE THE SCALP.  AVOID THICK OIL 8.RINSE ALL THE SWEAT WITH CLEAN WATER AFTER EXERCISING 9.RINSE WELL AFTER SWIMMING IN OCEAN WATER OR POOL 10.DO NOT SCRATCH. INSTEAD TAP OR USE A SCALP CLEANSER WHEN ITCHING BEGINS 11.LOOSELY TIE TO FIX AND WRAP WITH A SLEEP CAP OR SCARF WHILE SLEEPING
12. USE A CONDITIONING SPRAY UPON DISSEMBLING. AVOID DISSEMBLING WHEN DRIED.

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