March 25, 2020
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Have you ever wanted to prevent your hair from tangling and your mind wanders away, you start asking why your hair isn’t as flawless as others? Why your hair can’t twirl and dance in the wind? Are tired of horrendously tangled strands? Are you still counting the number of combs you have broken when trying to brush your hair? Well, I am sharing 10 simple ways you can easily keep your hair detangled. But before we dive in, lets first understand what causes tangling.
When your hair lacks hydration, it tends to experience friction and tension. The outermost hair shaft breaks, leaving your hair exposed and very rough. It looks (and feels) tangled. The overall health of your hair is also compromised.
Sleeping without trying your hair up results in tangles. Never go to bed with wet hair, as it is in its most fragile state in this condition. This means it could easily break if not get frizzy. The nightmare that follows the morning after going to bed with wet hair is an experience one would not wish to experience.
Leaving your hair unbrushed for long poses a serious threat to your hair. Eventually, kinks are created. In addition, the hair product build up that comes with not combing your hair could disrupt the natural state of your hair.
Dry, untrimmed ends lead to split ends that are frizzy. Split ends beak easily and their effects cannot be reversed. The longer you harbor split ends, the more your hair frizzes and tangles.
Regular heat styling breaks the hair shafts and damages the hair cuticles in the long run. As a result, your hair becomes dry, and tangles easily. Damaged hair means an exposed and unprotected shaft. As a result, the rate at which your cuticles damage is exponentially increased.
I know this sounds scary, right? There is some good news! There are tips that if faithfully implemented, will help you nature your tresses and prevent them from tangling. Read on to know what you need to do.
Merely shampooing and styling your hair is not enough. In fact, it is far from enough. Finishing off with a moisture locking conditioner increases brush slips through your strands without any obstacles such as tangles and knots. Conditioning makes your hair softer, and smoothens it effectively. Allow the conditioner to sit in your hair for some time before rinsing it off.
Tangled hair and rat-tailed combs never go hand in hand. They tend to tear your hair shafts and accelerate damage. A wide-toothed comb allows you to detangle your hair without pulling it. Always work your way up your strands starting from its ends.
Products such as serums, conditioners, and detangling sprays ease the process of undoing tangles. They effectively eliminate interweaves and soften the strands. If you come across a stubborn knot, simply apply a generous amount of detangler around it. Gently massage the product into your hair before gently brushing it down. You can also use some help with your fingers to ease the process.
Hair masks drastically improve hair texture. If applied once a week, they smoothen hair cuticles, leaving the strands very smooth. The best hair mask ingredients include honey, almond oil, and yogurt. Generously apply a mixture of this three and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Apply hair masks consistently and you will definitely notice a change in a few weeks’ time. If you are the lazy type, a message of a few drops of lemon in two cups of water is all you need. Be ready to notice a transformation in a few days.
Feed your hair with an extra dose of moisture on a regular basis. Show it some love by applying some organic coconut oil. Gently massage warm coconut oil on your scalp and watch wonders unveiling. It’s amazing how coconut oil works wonders on all hair types. For best results, mix the coconut oil with some drops of olive and jojoba oils. This mixture effectively detangles hair as well.
It may sound very simple, but it is a very effective step. Rinsing your hair with cold water helps in closing up any open cuticles and safeguards the strands from breakage. Keep any rough strands at bay.
Tolls such as straighteners, blow dryers and curling irons tend to take a toll on your hair, especially if used frequently. If you really need to heat style your hair, be sure to have the tool you are using at its lowest heat setting. To further protect your hair from damage, generously apply a heat protectant before styling.
Vigorously rubbing your hair with a terrycloth in an effort to dry it up can be disastrous. Besides disrupting your hair’s natural structure, it plays a key role in split ends, breakage and hair fall. instead, you should gently squeeze your hair or better still, let it air dry. For quality results, use microfiber towels.
Your beautiful strands need as much rest as your body does. Silk pillowcases or headscarves are the best as they reduce friction and tangling. Cotton pillowcases tend to rip your hair of its moisture and accelerate breakage.
Detangling messy hair can be such a painful endeavor. Escape from such tortures by implementing the tips shared and watch your hair blossom! Be sure to share with us the tip that helped you most by commenting below!
The new year is just around the corner. Many have already started planning on their resolutions, and I bet fitness ranks high. Everyone wants to keep fit! With metabolisms and treadmills filling up, sweat is also piling up on hair and scalps-something that can be disastrous to your virgin hair extensions. This is why some knowledge on how to preserve your hair while working out comes in handy.
First things first, keep your hair away from your forehead and neck. Sweat is acidic, and can easily dry out your hair extension. Buns, topknots, and ponytails are your go-to style. Alternatively, clip the hair in place, off your neck. If you opt to wrap your tresses in order to keep them dry, use two scarves. One should be satin (to secure your hair in place) and then a cotton one that absorbs the sweat. This is highly recommended in winter, because it helps keep your head warm.
Don’t stress your hairline when styling your hair for the gym. High tension will end up pulling out your hair extensions, and may result in a loosened weaving base and a frizzed out look. You actually might end up wearing your extension for a short period of time that you had anticipated! Do you know what that eventually means? Digging into your pocket way before the time you had intended to! Go for a loose, sexy style that allows your hair to breathe and the sweat to evaporate.
Not only do they give you that “I am ready to kick ass” look, but also keep you in the mood of working out for a longer period- hence more calories burnt! Isn’t that the reason 90% of ladies go to the gym for?
In addition, lengthen your trips to the steam room or sauna. Even while at it, be in a swimming cap to keep away frizz. Moisture tends to ruin hairstyles after some time.
Resist the urge to work out in your clip-in hair extensions, even though many will be doing this. This is one of the simplest ways through which you can exercise extra love (and care) for your hair extensions. Safeguard your hair from becoming dirty, sweaty and matted. This significantly reduces the amount of handling and washing your hair tracks experience, thereby lengthening their lifespan.
Headbands- Still in trend
Avoid chemically bonding your hair if you intend to be active. A reaction between bonding glues and body sweat is not something you’d enjoy going through, hence don’t leave anything to chance. Such styles are best worn over the weekends, or during periods that you don’t plan to exercise.
Alternatively, fusion application is fine for the woman that wants to stay active, provided you exercise extra care when tying your hair into a ponytail. You wouldn’t want to speed up the loosening of the edges of your hair, as they are usually the first ones to loosen out.
These tips are applicable for all kinds of hair extensions, whether net weaves, sewn-in weaves or partial lace wigs. Your hair extension are a beauty investment, just like the hours spent in the gym. So why should one beauty plan ruin the other yet they can peacefully co-exist?
Braided hair is beautiful. It has a natural way of bringing out your beautiful face while providing a low maintenance pretty hairstyle. Taking down braids can be daunting at times, and we totally understand why. Undoing micro-braids or any other type of small braids can take so much time and even damage your hair at times. This happens especially when you have no idea of what should be done. The tips I am going to share in this post are aimed at helping you save your hair from any damage or loss when taking down braided hair extensions.
Do not overstay with your braids, especially if they are micro-braids. This leads to the latching of your hair to the braids as it will have grown in a “comfortable” environment. This applies especially to women with the Type 4 and 3c hair as it tends to be curlier hence locking itself and making it difficult to remove the extensions. Wear your braids for a maximum of 6 weeks as anything beyond that is recipe for disaster.
As mentioned earlier, coarse hair tends to lock easily and requires a particular type of washing and drying pattern. If you have the coarse type of hair, avoid using shampoos and conditioners that tend to dry the hair and encourage locking. Use oil based products as they tend to give your hair a “slippage” that comes in handy when trying to separate the strands. Be sure to check whether the products are sulfate free and intended for hair extensions.
For an oily scalp and finer locks, rinse out the shampoo and cleanse your scalp with a cotton ball dipped in your preferred astringent. This will maintain your scalp in a clean, healthier state free from odor.
Lightweight natural oils such as sunflower, carrot and coconut tend to lubricate your hair and leave it with a natural slip that eases the process of taking down braided extensions. These can be bought from any beauty shop as long as you trust their source.
Use shears to cut off the ends before starting the unraveling process. Cut off as much of the hair extension as you can because this reduces the amount of time you’ll take to undo the braids. Once you start undoing your hair, keep off the scissors as an attempt to cut off any tangles will only lead to trouble.
Make use of your fingers much as you can. This process may be lengthy, but it is worth it. Resist the urge to pull the braids in a bid to hasten the process as this will result in more tangles and unwanted friction.
The brushing will help you get rid of any leftover hair strands that escaped your fingers. In addition, there is a possibility of your hair being restored to its natural shine and having your cuticles smoothened! This will leave your hair ready for the washing and conditioning you have been looking forward to!
When it comes to taking a shower with your hair extension on, many ladies usually have a number of concerns. Some include “Is it okay to get my extension wet?”. We want to address all concerns that you may have, just so that we are sure you understand what is needed to maintain the highest quality of your extension.
Once you tape-in your extension, you will need to give it at least 48 hours if you intend to take a shower with them on. This will allow the extension to hold better hence stay longer. if you need to get them wet within a shorter period, consult your hair stylist to find out if they have any applicable suggestions. Should you need to shower right after your hair appointment, we’d suggest that you move it to a later time. Such investments need to be given the care and attention they need to avoid wasting your time or money.
The frequency of hair wash mainly depends on the type of hair. The ideal number of times would be twice a week unless yours is thick and heavy. For such a type of hair, it is advisable to do it once a week. Should you feel that your scalp is getting too oily, apply dry shampoo to absorb the excess oil. Sulfate-free products are highly recommended as they help in making your hair extension last longer. In addition, you can be sure that your hair’s natural oils won’t be stripped off.
Avoid scrubbing your hair, especially on the wefts. Channel your focus on your scalp and the hair just below the extension’s wefts. Vigorous scrubbing might result in loose wefts hence a shortened lifetime. Do not forget to gently apply some conditioner from the mid of your hair strands and all the way to the ends.
Should you feel that your hair needs some moisture, do not hesitate to apply some moisture treatment at the bottom of the hair extension, not very close to the scalp. Placing it too close to the scalp may weigh your hair down and result in damaged wefts.
Avoid brushing through your hair while it is still wet. We highly recommend that you do not flip it upside down or wrap it in a towel. Gently pat, detangle and start working on your hair from the ends upwards. This will make your extensions to last longer and look as vibrant as when you first installed them.
Even though swimming is not part of showering, we have to mention it because there are some water and chlorine involved. A swimming cup would come in handy should you need to go to the gym or happen to be on a vacation and would love to swim. Chlorine damages hair wefts, making them loose. A swimming cap would protect your hair from any harmful chemicals. If you don’t fancy swimming caps and would prefer swimming without one, do not soak your hair in water for long. Once you get out of the ocean or pool, dry your hair gently as soon as you can.
Repair Damaged Hair : I wouldn’t love to be a bad news bearer, but trust me, strand damage can affect anyone at any time. In case you thought your hair is safe now that summer is gone, you ought to have a strategy in place to protect it from the approaching winter months ahead. You will be surprised to learn that you don’t need to snip a section of it in order to revive it.
How Can you Tell if you Hair is Damaged?
This is pretty easy. The most common indicator is split ends that can be easily visible once you wrap a section of it around your finger. Should you notice lots of shedding when combed, it is high time you set yourself on a mission to rescue your hair. Dryness, dullness and brittleness cannot be ignored. In as much as we all have varying hair textures and types, healthy hair ought to be as soft and supple as it can possibly be.
Rescue your Hair!
Don’t be scared if you notice your hair has any of the indicators I mentioned above. This is how you can go about reviving your hair:
Craving for that glossy shine that will leave heads turning? Take a small amount of hair and massage it into your dry brittle hair. Have it covered in a shower cap for at least thirty minutes then shampoo it the usual way to rinse out the butter. Apply a generous amount of hair food to lock the moisture in.
Rub warmed olive oil into your hair to restore its moisture. Cover tresses with a shower cap or plastic cap then wrap it in a heavy towel. 45 minutes are enough for this essential oil to do its magic before shampooing and rinsing it off.
On your wet hair, apply mashed avocado. Addition of an egg is optional, and the mixture is then applied to wet hair. Due to their rich constitution of minerals, essential fatty acids and vitamins, your hair’s luster will be restored in less than 20 minutes. Rinse it off and style as desired. For extremely damaged hair, be sure to apply this every week and monthly for healthy hair.
Due to their ease of availability, jojoba, olive and almond oils are the perfect elixirs for extremely damaged hair. Coconut oil is ideal for thick, heavy hair. Generously apply botanical oil on dampened hair to ensure it is completely covered. Have it covered in a warm towel for at least 30 minutes then shampoo and rinse your hair.
Don’t forget to have you hair protected from heat should you need to try out heat styling options. If you really love your hair, consider incorporating a repair conditioner in your washing routine, not forgetting a leave-in treatment.
So now that you’ve invested your coins into some beautiful virgin hair bundles, you have to make sure
you are doing all that you can maintaining hair extensions and keep them in tack for as long as possible. The best way to ensure your
virgin bundles will be around for the long haul and to maintain their integrity, is by using quality hair
care products. The right products can help you hair extensions to look gorgeous for years on end.
If you wouldn’t use any ol’ shampoo on your natural hair, why would you think its ok to use on your hair
extensions? After all they are made with real human hair, right?! If you have ever washed your hair with
harsh or heavy shampoos and notice the negative effects or outcome on your hair, just think about what
it will do to your hair extensions. The same exact thing, but worst. Your hair extensions will most
To keep your hair cleanse doesn’t mean you have to use a shampoo. Try opting for a co-cleanser
instead, mainly for those in between washes. And when you do use a shampoo, reach for one that is
gentle on your tresses. I would suggest getting something that is organic or formulated for natural hair
types. Also, try to avoid shampoos with sulfates and alcohols. Some of my favorite brands are
Bobos Remi Wig & Weave Detangle Shampoo
Conditioning is an ABSOLUTE MUST!!! Quality hair conditioner are a necessary part of maintaining
integrity of your hair extensions. No different than your very own natural hair. When choosing a
conditioner look for something that double as a detangler. You also want something that is not too
heavy or too light weight. The perfect conditioner will coat the strands and moisturize the hair without
leaving a nasty residue behind or weighing down the hair.
Some of the brands that I think are perfect for hair extensions are as follows:
Bobos Remi Leave-In Conditioner
Design Essentials Almond Butter Express Moisturizing Conditioner
Design Essentials Bamboo & Silk HCO Leave-In Conditioner
Organix Moroccan Oil Conditioner
We didn’t go through all that work for nothing and we definitely do not want our freshly washed hair to
be greases, oily and lifeless. The best way to make sure you are adding a nice polish or shine to your hair
without losing flow or body is to use a very light oil, hair polisher, or serum. Pick a spray, oil or serum
that is silicone based. To give your hair extensions that extra boost to keep them looking like new I
recommend these few of the best finishing products.
Design Essentials Silk Essentials Serum
Bio Silk Serum
IC Hair Polisher
There is nothing wrong with trying different brands or products for your hair care regimen. However,
when it comes to using different products on your hair extensions you have to be a little more careful.
No matter what brands or products you use, always opt for something that is specially formulated for
hair extensions or products that will be gentle on your hair extensions.
I would love to hear from you! Let me know some of the brands you prefer to use on your hair or hair
How to Make Your Curls Last Longer :Raise your hand if you have ever left the house on a beautiful summer morning with gorgeous bouncy curls just to return home later in the evening without a curl in site! I personally hate it when this happens. I spend time to curl my hair and make sure it looks perfect just for them to lose the good fight to the summer heat and humidity. What a tragedy!!
How to Make Your Curyls Last Longer:
Today I’ll be sharing with you my top 5 secrets on how to make those curlys you worked so hard for last all day. Are you READY? BTW these tricks work wonders on virgin hair extensions as well.
Rule # 1: Allow Your Curyls to Cool
This is by far one of the most important rules, always and I do mean ALWAYS allow your curls to cool down before you release it. You can simply do this by letting the curl drop into your hand for a few second while keeping the shape of the curl. DON’T disturb the shape, just allow it to rest in your hand. This will set the curl into place. This is normally good enough but if you are extra like myself then you can also use clips or bobby pins to do the pin curl method. I let them set in the pin curlys for about 20 minutes or while I’m doing my makeup. This will definitely ensure your curlys last for a longer period of time.
Rule # 2: Invest in High Quality Styling Tools
Ladies this means no more dollar store flat irons and curling tools. And yes, this does mean digging into your pocketbook a little deeper. But wait.. wait.. wait.. Before your bit my head off this means BETTER AND LONGER LASTING CURLS. High quality styling tools are essential in getting those flawless bouncy curls to last all day. And plus there are other pros in getting better styling tools such as less heat damage, better heat distribution, your hair looks and feels more healthy, and they last longer so you don’t have to replace them for at least a few years. It’s a win win situation.
WARNING!!! I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL HAIR STYLIST, but I recommend setting your curling iron heat temperature to at least 300-350 F to get the best possible curl and if you are curling virgin human hair extensions I suggest using a lower setting.
How to Make Your Curls Last Longer Continued:
Rule # 3. Use the Right Size Barrel
My go to barrel size is 1’” or sometime a 1.5”. I use these for any and every kind of curl you can think of. Yes, that includes big beautiful beach waves. I have found that when I use a barrel size that’s too big, often times my curlys loosen faster and drop at record speeds (and ain’t nobody go time for that)! When I use a smaller barrel my curlys look neater and lasts longer. Plus I can manipulate the curls to style them however I please.
Rule # 4: Using the Right Hair Products
First and foremost, I hope you have some type of heat protectant in your curl regimen! Doesn’t make much sense to have nice luscious curls if you are damaging your hair in the process. Next, you should have products that aid in keeping your curlys alive. I always use a setting foam or lotion on my hair before it dries. This helps to give my curlys a good foundation and prolong their lifespan in the summer heat. Also use a good holding spray during and after curling. Make sure to use one that will not make your curls hard and crusty. We want nice bouncy curlys not stiff and rock hard curls.
Rule # 5: Left Over Curls
You can thank me later. So you’ve made it home and your curlys lasted all day. Now what? You can do 1 of 2 things. Use the pineapple method so they will still be popping for tomorrow or use the pin method. Wrap your hair with a silk or satin bonnet. On the next day hit your curlys with a little (just a little) glossing spray and holding spray and you should be good for a least one more day.
I hope these tips and tricks have helped you and your curlys fight the summer heat. Let me know how your curlys held up in your city’s summer weather.