Helpful Hints

Helpful Hints

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General Maintenance
  • Hair must be washed at least once a week – Twice a week is preferred to prevent build up.
  • Brush/comb hair gently. Use a Denman Brush or a wide tooth comb
  • Wash hair with conditioner only or use dilute shampoo with water to wash.
  • Comb conditioner through hair to make sure that product is saturated throughout the hair.
  • Comb hair from the roots to tip.
  • Try to dry hair naturally or use a diffuser
  • Deep condition at least once a month – Your hair has cuticles and its not getting moisture from the scalp like it should so it’s going to get a little dry.
Curly/Wavy Hair care
Curly hair is not an easy texture to manage. Curly hair will always crave moisture! Wash with moisturizing shampoo and condition with a moisturizing conditioner. It’s recommended that you deep condition your curls weekly or bi-weekly. Curly hair is best handled when wet (esp. K. Kurls) – comb hair in the shower when wet with lots of conditioner in it.

Recommended Products for Washing and Conditioning:

  • Suave Humectress Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Nexxus Humectress Conditioner
  • Queen Helens moisturizing shampoo
  • Aveda
  • Diluted Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Baking soda for clarifying.
  • Aphogee Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Cream of Nature Detangling Shampoo (original formula)

Recommended Products for Washing and Conditioning:

  • Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment
  • Aphogee 2 minute Reconstructer
  • Keracare Humecto
  • Silicon Mix
  • Joico Moisture Recovery
  • Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner
  • Aveda Dry Remedy
  • Ors Replenishing Pac
  • Queen Helene’s Cholesterol Conditioner ( add a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

Recommended products for straightening hair:

  • Chi Silk Infusium
  • Biosilk Silk
  • Fantasia IC heat Protectant
  • Sabino Moisture Block
  • Mizani Humectant

Additional tip: Add Glycerin to your conditioner.
Check out this link on how to take care of curly hair!
http://www.wikihow.com/Follow-the-Curly-Girl-Method-for-Curly-Hair

Recommend Products for Curls and waves:
In order to maintain your gorgeous curls and or waves try these products:

  • Sunsilk De-Frizz
  • Tigi Catwalk- Curls Rock
  • Beyond the Zone- Noodle Head
  • Nexxus Gorgeous curls moose
  • John Frieda Products (Frizz ease, serum etc)
  • Glycerin and water – more water than glycerin mix
  • Curl Free Curl Gold – add after wash before hair dries.
  • Humectress Luxe Ultimate Moisturizing Leave-In Spray.
Straight hair Care
  • Use a straightening serum/heat protectant when flat ironing or using heat on the hair.
  • You must be gentle when washing and brushing because hair will tangle with excessive force.
  • Wash with a moisturizing diluted shampoo
  • Condition with a deep conditioner- brush out any tangles
  • Use a diffuser to blow dry hair- It will distribute heat evenly through the hair
Sleep
When going to sleep braid hair in one or two braids or put hair in a bun. Upon waking up, finger comb the hair. You can wear a silk bonnet or cap or a silk scarf to sleep. Also, you can use rollers or flexi rods overnight.
Do's & Don’ts
  • Do not use hard water on your hair (this is bad for your natural hair also) – try installing a water filter in your shower
  • Do wash hair with cold water- cold water seals your hair
  • Do not use products with Alcohol or Sulfate in – it will damage your natural hair and your Remy hair
  • Do not use oily products – Oil Sheen is a No-No’s
  • Do not use too many products on your hair – as it will get weigh down and become greasy!!! You want the hair to be free flowing and moisturized.
  • Do not rub your hair with a towel. Gently squeeze out excess water from the ends or use a white t-shirt to squeeze out excess water.
  • Do not over use Silicon Mix – once in two weeks is enough
Wefts
  • Do not allow your stylist to sew into the wefts. This will compromise the integrity of the wefts and will prompt shedding which will lead to tangling. Hint: regardless of the hair, the wefts should not be sewed into; it’s always advisable to sew around the weft
Sealing your closure/frontal and lace wigs
Sealing will prolong the life of your investment; whether it’s a closure, frontal or Lace wig.

We recommend the following products for sealing your closure, frontal or Lace wig.

Read the label instructions on sealants and choose whichever one you prefer.

Recommended Products:

  • 3M77 Super 77 Spray Adhesive
  • TDI knot sealer
  • Patricia Nimocks Clear Acrylic Sealers

Hold the spray bottle about 2 feet away from your closure or Frontal- spray lightly – avoid spraying heavily as it will turn white and sticky. Let the first coat dry for about 15 minutes, and then spray another coat. Allow 30 minutes or more total drying time.

Tip: attach your closure/frontal on a wig head while sealing knots.

Sealing your wefts
Sealing your wefts will ultimately prolong the life of your wefts. Its advisable to seal all hair wefts – hand tied wefts must be sealed – machine wefts should be sealed.

Recommended products:

  • Fray Stop.
  • Fray Check
  • Aleene's Stop Fraying
  • Hairexetension101 weft sealer

Lay wefts flat, use paper or towel to protect the hair – use your preferred sealant to seal wefts.. Sealants will be applied as you would apply nail polish.. spread all over wefts.. let dry ; turn hair over and use on the other side.

Tips: To avoid wefts from turning white as a result of sealant; mix a little powdered Rit dye in the sealant.

Baking Soda Everyday Beauty Use
How I use it:
~ I personally use baking soda to wash my hair, replacing shampoo
~ To brush/whiten my teeth- I mix with Glycerin and Peroxide
~ Scrub my face/body
~ Deodorant.. When I ran out.. I use baking soda.

Other uses for Baking soda:
Tip 1, Tip 2
Aloe Vera
You will find this in most of your body lotion etc. Here are some uses for it :
~ Lots of people use Aloe Vera as an alternative moisturizer for face, body and hair.
~ I would just mix with water and glycerin!

Here are some sites that explain more
Aloe vera uses, Aloevera.org
Glycerin
I love Glycerin- you can purchase at any local store.
I personal use glycerin to brush my teeth (mix with baking soda and peroxide)
~ I add it to my hair conditioner
~ I add to my skin lotion
~ I add to my face moisturizer.
Glycerin can not be used alone, if you want moisturizer, you have to mix it with water.

Here are some sites that explain how glycerin works.
Glycerine uses, What is the use of glycerine?
Healthy Natural Hair Care
This is important for me to share, since I learned about taking care of my natural hair while I was looking for hair extension care! So, this is my regime, its not written in stone, I do what works mainly for my hair, I alternate products, and regime base on time, availability, and hair status.

Using extensions has helped tremendously; my hair is protected using extensions (My extensions are sewed onto my braided hair, so my hair is protected under the extensions)

The biggest thing is moisture- I keep my natural hair moisturized. And, I make sure that I maintain a delicate balance between protein and moisture. I do what works mainly for my hair, I alternate products, and regime base on time, availability, and hair status.
There are several articles and blogs on taking care of your natural hair, no matter what texture it is, I personally believe that protein and moisture are the number one items you need.
If you have additional tips and tricks please send them to us.
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