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Secrets to Natural Hair Care When Wearing Extensions

Secrets to Natural Hair Care When Wearing Extensions

How to properly take care of your natural hair underneath your sew-in hair extensions

Are you new to wearing hair extensions? Don’t have a clue as to how to take care of your natural hair underneath it all? I’ve put together a simple guideline Secrets to Natural Hair Care to help you protect your hair and keep it healthy while wearing your favorite Mink Indian Hair, Brazilian Hair or Malaysian Hair extensions.
Secrets to Natural Hair Care
First thing first. A few must haves when wearing hair extensions is a good spray bottle, an applicator bottle with a narrow nozzle (this will help to control the amount of oil you are using), a moisturizing oil and / or leave in conditioner.
 
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After having your weave installed you want to make sure to moisturize your scalp every 2-3 days. If you have extremely dry hair then you may want to moisturize your hair daily.

Secrets to Natural Hair Care: Moisturizing Your Hair

Step 1
Fill a spray bottle with your favorite liquid moisturizer. I normally use a leave in conditioner mixed with water or a conditioning braid spray. Lift up each track and spray the mixture directly on to the braids.
Step 2
Next, using an applicator bottle apply an oil on to the braids and the scalp. This will help to seal the moisturizer into the hair. Repeat this process for each layer of tracks until you have covered your entire head.  Be sure to get the oil on your hair and scalp and not the weave. Nobody wants greasy hair
Side Tip:
I suggest do this in the morning instead of at night to avoid product and oil from getting on your pillow cases/sheets. As well as to prevent the products from getting on to the hair extensions which may cause matts/tangles and cause the extensions to become weighed down or over saturated with product buildup. However, if you prefer to do this at night style as usual and cover with a silk or satin scarf or bonnet for bed.

Cleansing and Washing Your Hair

Cleansing your hair and scalp is vital for maintaining optimal hair health.
Be sure to Wash Your Real Hair Underneath your sew-in AND make sure to wash the Weave.
Step 1
Start by combing through the hair with a wide tooth comb or paddle brush. Be sure to remove all tangles. If you are wearing a curly weave, I recommend using your fingers to detangle. Always start from the ends and work your way up to the roots.
Step 2
Fill a spray bottle up with diluted shampoo and water. Begin by spraying your scalp in between each track. This will ensure you are getting as close as possible to the scalp for cleansing. Massage/ lightly scrub the scalp to lift any dirt, soil or product build up. Wash the hair extensions very gently to avoid mats and tangles. Rinse the shampoo out of the hair like normal using warm water. Make sure to rinse the scalp thoroughly to remove all of the shampoo from the scalp and hair.
Step 3
Repeat step 2 but instead use your favorite conditioner. Allow the conditioner to sit for a while.  At least 5-10 minutes. I prefer to use a conditioner that is designed for dry hair just to give my tresses a little extra love. Rinse the conditioner out with cool water as per usual.
Step 4
Moisturized your natural hair underneath as describe earlier and allow your hair and the weave to air dry.
Please note that this process should be done weekly! Wearing hair extensions can be very taxing on your hair if you are not properly taking care of your hair. Although, your Mink Brazilian hair extensions may look gorgeous while you are wearing them, you should also want your natural hair to look just as gorgeous and healthy when you take out your sew-in.

 


Top 3 Best Edge Control for Hair Extensions

Top 3 Best Edge Control for Hair Extensions

Top 3 Best Edge Control for Hair Extensions

No matter if you are an afro puff wearing natural sistah, rocking a fresh relaxed style, or slaying those 26 inch Mink Brazilian bundles, there is one thing we all have in common. And that’s laying those edges and baby hairs hun’ty!

I for one, feel as though slicked edges are a must when it comes to any style. It just completes the look and gives your style a nice finished and polished appearance. However, there is one problem when it comes to doing so. You have to pick the right edge control. Otherwise, you get that greasy, white-casted residue left behind, or your baby hairs starts curling up and you get that “I just sweated out my perm look”. And ain’t nobody got time!


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When picking out an edge control, you need a product that’s actually gonna control those edges. An edge control that will lay and smooth your edges without it curling back up on you. Lucky for you, I’ve come to save the day and put together a list of my top favorite picks. So that way you don’t have to go through the trials and tribulations like myself, and believe me, the struggle was real!

 Top 3 Best Edge Control

1.    Design Essentials

When I say I LOVE this formula, I mean I LOVE this formula! It gives you a great hold for DAYS! And yes, that does apply to natural hair. Even though it’s a water based product, the consistency doesn’t make your hair revert back to the kink, curl or wave. And on top of all of that, it smells like heaven in a jar.

2.    Keracare Edge Tamer

OMG!! Talk about AMAZING!! I can go on and one, but we’ll be here all day. Let me give you the run down. Non Greasy, perfect for smoothing and sleeking down them baby hairs, great for molding relaxed / natural hair, and doesn’t cause your hair to revert back. I was sold after non greasy. This is just an all-around fantastic product.

 

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3.    Gorilla Snot or Moco de Gorilla

Before you going jumping down my throat… I know, I know! This is technically not a traditional “edge control” but Baby, when I say, if nothing can get those edges and baby hairs in line, it would definitely be this. This stuff is like magic. It will lay even the roughest of edges. No questions asked. This stuff is like heavy artillery. It takes the criminal down. Your edges won’t budge with this product. No matter what the weather it like.

When I say I have been on the hunt for years trying to find the best edge control products and these are 3 products I swear by! They are my holy grail of all edge controls, these products will keep your edges laid like nobody’s business. I recommend trying each one to determine which product works the best for you and your hair type and texture.

I would love to hear from you! Please let me know if you have tried any of these products and if so, how did it turn out for you?


Mink Hair Extensions – Instant Sexy-Looking Long Hair

Mink Hair Extensions - Instant Sexy-Looking Long Hair

Mink Hair Extensions – Instant Sexy-Looking Long Hair

Various surveys and researches show that men are easily attracted to women with long silky hair. Men find long haired women very feminine and sexy. Indeed, for some women, wearing their hair longer makes them feel attractive. This is why many women today are very much into extensions.
Hair extensions come in different textures, lengths, colors and materials. Some are made from real human hair, some from animal, and some are even made out of a combination of human and animal hair. Of course, there are also synthetic extensions that are used nowadays.
The application of extensions, however, is a tedious and long process. It has to be done with utmost care and preferably by professional experts. Extensions are normally intertwined with natural hair and bonded by a special adhesive and then sealed by heat. It is imperative that this is done properly to avoid unevenness in the length and to prevent possible damages.
Most extensions can be kept up to four months. It becomes a part of your natural hair and should be maintained and handled like it was real. As your natural hair grows, the extensions may be affected and eventually fall off. It is then necessary to get them removed professionally.
A properly applied extension will give you the benefits of having instantly longer hair without having to wait for the time your natural hair takes to grow. Some people use extensions for special occasions, as it can really be very attractive if done correctly.

Mink Hair Extensions

There have been known disadvantages of getting extensions though. One of these is the unavoidable damage to your natural hair caused by the chemical in the adhesives and the heating seal. It is also very expensive. Extensions are not cheap to get and definitely not cheap to maintain. Longer hair needs more shampoo and probably more visits to the salon. Some extensions may tangle, stiffen, and fall off in a few weeks. You will then find yourself spending more time in fixing your hair than normal. It can be a painstaking task.
There have also been reports of headaches and stiff necks due to extensions. The weight of the extra hair might cause strain to scalp and neck. Some people had to quickly get accustomed to the instant long hair and the pains in the first few weeks.
If an extension is not done properly, it may even cause severe damage to your natural hair and may result in falling hair and eventually balding or hair loss. That is why hair extensions are not recommended for people who have hair loss problems or those who are taking chemotherapy.
This is why it is extremely important to find a professional to properly apply and maintain your hair extensions. Special moments deserve an excellent crowning glory. Extensions to your hair may be the answer to your need for confidence and self-esteem. Enjoy sexy looking hair through extensions if you do not have the time or the patience to wait for your natural hair to grow.


Whаt Dо Men Think оf Hаіr Extеnѕіоnѕ?

Whаt Dо Men Think оf Hаіr Extеnѕіоnѕ?

Whаt dо men think оf hаіr еxtеnѕіоnѕ ALSO known as artificial hair integrations?

Fоr mаnу women, hаіr extensions саn bе uѕеd аѕ a confidence-enhancing tool, еѕресіаllу іf they have thіn, fіnе hair.  Here аt DGH HAIR BLOG, we believe thаt уоu ѕhоuld bе аblе tо wеаr hаіr еxtеnѕіоnѕ wіthоut thе fеаr оf саrіng whаt other реорlе think.
Onе оf the ԛuеѕtіоnѕ we gеt (а lot) іѕ whаt dо guуѕ thіnk аbоut hair extensions.  Wе dесіdеd to dо a ѕосіаl mеdіа ԛuіz and find оut thе truth.  Brace уоurѕеlf, wе аrе аbоut to еntеr the mіnd of “thе dudе.”
Wе ԛuісklу fоund оut that men dіdn’t knоw that hаіr оnlу grоwѕ about 1/2″ per mоnth аnd can tаkе years tо grow tо thе dеѕіrеd lеngth.  The majority оf mеn wе polled said thаt with thіѕ іnfоrmаtіоn thеу fіnаllу undеrѕtаnd whу a woman wоuld wаnt to gеt hаіr еxtеnѕіоnѕ.
Whеn іt соmеѕ tо mеn аnd what thеу thіnk of hаіr extensions уоu wоn’t be ѕhосkеd tо fіnd оut thаt mоѕt mеn don’t think аbоut thеm at аll.  Thе only tіmе they wоuld thіnk about it іѕ if thеу had a rеаѕоn tо, ѕuсh аѕ іf уоu were talking аbоut thеm оr your hаіr extensions сlеаrlу dіdn’t mаtсh your natural hаіr.

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 Whаt Dо Men Think оf Hаіr Extеnѕіоnѕ?

Sоmе men соnfеѕѕеd thаt they are OK wіth hair extensions аѕ lоng as they appear nаturаl, аnd уоu саn’t ѕее thе panels, tracks, еtс.  It dіdn’t ѕееm to mаttеr tо thеm as lоng as the girl knоwѕ hоw tо соrrесtlу ѕtуlе her hаіr and dоеѕn’t haphazardly juѕt thrоw еxtеnѕіоnѕ into hеr hair.  Bаѕісаllу, they dіdn’t wаnt tо know аbоut thе “bеhіnd the ѕсеnеѕ,” so to speak.
Some guys thоught that wоmеn hаvіng fаkе hair wеrе a соmрlеtе deal breaker.  Thеу dіdn’t care іf іt wаѕ lоng or ѕhоrt, аѕ long as it wаѕ “rеаl.”
Thе guуѕ wе spoke wіth ѕаіd that the tіmеѕ whеn thеу hаd соmе іntо соntасt wіth hаіr еxtеnѕіоnѕ thеу were not аblе tо detect whеthеr thеіr lаdу had thеm оr nоt.  On the other hand, іt wаѕ a соmmоn соnѕеnѕuѕ thаt іf thе man саn ѕее the extensions іt wаѕ a huge turn-off fоr thеm.
Surрrіѕіnglу, there wеrе ѕеvеrаl mеn thаt told us thаt thеу bеlіеvе hair extensions аrе becoming mоrе and more соmmоn.  In fact, mоѕt mеn thаt wеrе ѕurvеуеd dіdn’t find it ѕtrаngе аt all.  It appears that all hair еxtеnѕіоnѕ hаvе finally become mаіnѕtrеаm.
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 Whаt Dо Men Think оf Hаіr Extеnѕіоnѕ?

Kеер in mіnd thаt if you are looking fоr a lооk thаt is genuine аnd dоеѕn’t lооk “fake” then you ѕhоuld соnѕіdеr rеаl humаn hаіr vѕ. ѕуnthеtіс hаіr еxtеnѕіоnѕ.  Yоu should аlѕо think аbоut the amount of tіmе thаt you wіll hаvе them in уоur hаіr.  If уоu рlаn on uѕіng thеm fоr one night, then уоu can use clip in еxtеnѕіоnѕ or a flip in system. 
But, if уоu аrе соnѕіdеrіng hаvіng thеm fоr аn еxtеndеd реrіоd уоu wіll want to vіѕіt a salon and have them аррlіеd professionally.
Bottom line – уоu ѕhоuld wear hаіr extensions, your hair extensions shouldn’t wеаr you. 
If a man dоеѕn’t аррrесіаtе уоur muсh-lоvеd hair extensions, whісh give уоu confidence аnd соmfоrt, hе may nоt bе thе реrѕоn fоr you.  It іѕ іmроrtаnt thаt уоu are bеаutіful іn уоur еуеѕ first (аnd оnlу thеn) thіnk аbоut whаt аnуоnе else thinks.

 


Black Hair In Corporate America

Black Hair In Corporate America

Black Hair In Corporate America

By definition Natural Hair Discrimination: is a form of discrimination based on a person’s hair texture. It is a form of injustice resulting in human beings being treated differently based on the stigma attached to hair texture in society. Recently, the Perception Institute partnered with black-owned hair and body products company, Shea Moisture, to conducted the “Good Hair Study”.

The “Good Hair Study” asked over 4,000 participants to take an online implicit association
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test (IAT). The test involved rapidly-changing photos of black women with smooth and natural hair, with alternating words associations with each hair type. According to the study, “a majority of people, regardless of race and gender, held biases towards women of color based on their hair texture.

The study discovered that black women suffered more anxiety with issues correlated to their hair. The study also showed that black woman spent more money on hair care and hair care products than their white peers; and were twice as likely to experience social pressure at work to straighten their natural hair.
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Black Hair In Corporate America

There are countless stories about various employers asking black women to wear weaves at work to cover up their natural hair. Employers have even been bold enough to ask woman of color to cut off their dread locks. Why are cornrows, afros, dread locks and kinky hair deemed as unprofessional. As long as your hair is neat, well-kept, and does not interfere with your job performance one should have a choice in the matter. You have to ask yourself, what difference does it make how I wear my hair as long as I do my job and I am good at it?
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This bias has made many African American woman opt to straighten their hair or wear a weave to appear more professional at the work place.
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If one was to search google for “unprofessional hairstyles for work” vs “professional hairstyles for work”, the results would baffle your mind.  The results illustrate blatant prejudice and unfairness. The search results for “unprofessional hairstyles” displayed a large number of black women with natural curly/kinky hair. Whereas, the “professional hairstyles” results revealed mainly white women, with blonde and straightened hair.
Why do black woman have to walk on egg shells and be extremely conservative about their hair. All to appease corporate American and make white people feel more comfortable. This is the way my hair grows out of my head! If you don’t like it take it up with God. Lol
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