The latest COVID-19 concerns has caused businesses to come to a screeching halt, and unfortunately, that includes hair salons. Many women are experiencing hair disasters and are chronicling their lockdown hair looks as they try to practice self care and maintain their hairstyles from home - often unsuccessfully.
In this article, She's Happy Hair will share eight DIY tips that will help you maintain your hairstyles. Wig, traditional sew-in, partial sew-in or quick weave - We got you!
The key to maintaining its quality and features is preventing dryness and tangles. Routine washing, deep conditioning and heat protectant sprays can go a long way in maintaining hair extensions.See tips and techniques below:
To avoid breakage and excessive shedding, detangle your Peruvian hair extensions only when damp/wet or drenched in conditioner. When the hair is wet and conditioner is applied, it’s in an ideal state to easily remove tangles. The water and conditioner renders lubrication to the hair, in which makes it effortless to detangle. It’s also best to use a wide tooth comb or paddle brush to remove tangles. Be sure to detangle from the ends up to the base of the weft, another best practice to prevent excessive shedding.
Wash your Peruvian Hair extensions with a clarifying shampoo. Simply wet your hair extensions with Luke - warm water, gently work the shampoo into the hair with your fingers with light strokes, in a downward motion. Do not rub hair together, as this will cause it to possibly tangle. Rinse hair thoroughly. Next, apply conditioner.
Conditioning your hair extensions helps it remain nourished, soft and most importantly... moisturized. You can apply a regular conditioner or deep conditioner – either one will serve the purpose. Apply a generous amount of conditioner or treatment on each bundle from top to bottom, using a wide tooth comb or paddle brush to distribute evenly. Soak and rinse thoroughly. We recommend to leave conditioner in for 30 minutes to 1 hour; this will help seal in the moisture.
When rinsing conditioner out each bundle, we suggest running cold water on the hair for the last 10 - 20 seconds. We know, no one likes cold water, but cold water will close the cuticles of the hair, giving a shiny and more healthier look.
Avoid blow - drying your Peruvian hair extensions, as you run the risk of heat damage due to high heat exposure. We recommend letting it dry naturally or using hooded hair dryers.
Sprays If you use heat styling tools such as a straightener or curling iron, apply a heat protectant spray and a medium to low temperature.
When sleeping, cover your hair with silk scarf or wrap to keep it from tang ling and frizzing while you sleep. This also help your hair extensions remain in its original state.
Always use a wide - tooth comb or paddle brush for your Peruvian Hair extension to prevent hair breakage and shedding.