1. Keep the hair clean. We suggest that you wash the hair at least once a week with warm water.
2. Use mild shampoos and conditioners *Dove is a Favorite with our Customers*
3. Please wash the hair immediately after swimming, spa, exercise, and etc. When dirt and sweat accumulate, hair tangles.
4. Too much leave-in conditioners and other hair care products will create a build up on the hair and will cause it to tangle faster.
5. If the hair feels dry or heavy with build up, wash it with shampoo & conditioner. Shampooing and conditioning your hair is NOT like shampooing your natural hair.
6. Do not rub shampoo or conditioner into hair. Rubbing shampoo or conditioner into your hair as if it were naturally growing out of your scalp will cause the hair to tangle.
7. When swimming, always wear a cap to prevent prolong exposure to chlorine or salt water which causes the hair to tangle.
8. Always wash the hair right away with shampoo and conditioner after swimming in both types of water.
9. When going to the spa, the hair should be brushed out completely and should be wrapped in a warm to cold wet towel.
10. Make a couple of big braids when going to sleep, swim, or exercise (please untangle the hair before making the braids).
11. NEVER SLEEP ON WET HAIR
12. Make sure the hair is completely dry before going to bed.
13. You can also make a leave-in conditioner at home by diluting conditioner (10%) with water (90%). Do not use Daily! Apply the mixture lightly onto your hair and brush the hair from the end to the top near the scalp.
14. Although it is important to apply leave-in conditioners to keep the hair from dryness, it is important to keep the hair clean by washing the hair about twice a week so that it will not create a build up.
15. It would be advisable NOT TO TINT, COLOR, PERM OR DO ANY EXTRA CHEMICAL PROCESSES. Please be extra careful with blonde and other light colored hair. They are more chemically processed than the dark hair. Therefore, we will not be responsible for the outcome.
16. DO NOT Split your WEFT!
The best way to achieve shiny, healthy, frizz-free curls and/or waves is by looking after your locks and tailoring your hair care routine so it works for your curls/waves.
Notorious for its dryness, unpredictability and lack of control, curly hair is one of the most difficult to manage.
Never brush curly/wavy hair as it will promote frizz and damage the cuticle. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to gently detangle the hair. Avoid any styling products that contain alcohol or ones that will weigh the hair down.
It is not a good idea to only use hair-dryers unless absolutely necessary as the heat will zap curly/wavy hair of moisture and is the fastest way to create frizz and fly-aways.
Whenever styling, always moisturize the hair first with a simple moisturizer before applying styling products. The moisturizer will keep the hair protected from damage and reduce static and frizz.
To get your hair to fall into a curly/wavy shape, style when wet and then leave your hair to air dry and try to resist scrunching or touching.
Sleeping in wet hair will guarantee out-of-control curls/waves. Combat this by braiding or plaiting your hair in three separate sections and by resting your head on a satin pillowcase so that your hair doesn’t rub. *Depending on your curl/wave pattern we do not recommend braiding all hair textures*
Wear your hair with a soft side parting that is not too defined for a flattering look.
Using a sea salt spray is a great way to redefine curls/waves texture and revitalize styling products.
To care for curly/wavy hair, washing is important, but washing everyday can strip the hair of its natural oils, which is the best way to keep your curls/waves healthy. It is a good idea to use a shampoo and a conditioner that is designed specifically for curly/wavy hair and that is full of moisturizers but also has frizz reducers.
Cutting curly/wavy hair every 4 to 6 weeks will only keep your tresses in top shape, it will also stop the ends from losing their curl/wave and going straight. Layering curly/wavy hair can make it easier to handle and achieve hairstyles, but make sure the hairdresser doing the layering understands curly/wavy hair and how your curls/waves will fall when layered. A good stylist will be able to advise you on a haircut that will make the most of your curls/waves.
Before You Start! Tools to use include Wide Tooth Comb & Loop Brush Before washing the hair, spray mixture of conditioner and water and brush the hair from bottom up.
You must gradually wet the hair down and brush it gently before you completely wash the hair.
If the hair is very dry and a lot of water is added at once, hair will swell up like sponge and tangle! Therefore, it is important to condition the hair, gradually wet the hair and comb the hair with a wide tooth comb.
Steps to Follow:
Step 1 : Use the brush to comb out any tangles that may still be left in the hair itself.
Step 2 : Rinse Conditioner out of hair. Next, fill a spray bottle with a mixture of water and shampoo. Make sure the mixture is thin enough to spray effectively (try a 50%/50% mixture).
Step 3 : Spray the shampoo/water mixture onto the hair system.
Step 4 : Then comb the shampoo into the hair making sure you are combing all the hair into the same direction. NO rubbing! Repeat the process as needed.
Step 5 : Finally, rinse the shampoo out of the hair with lukewarm tap water making sure your hair is all going into the same direction and you are not rubbing the hair.
Comb out any remaining shampoo with the brush. Now that you've shampooed your hair system, we can begin conditioning it.
Step 6 : Fill a spray bottle with a conditioner/water mixture. Again make sure the mixture is thin enough to spray easily.
Step 7 : Spray the conditioner/water mixture onto the hair system.
Step 8 : Then comb the conditioner into the hair making sure all the hair is going into the same direction. NO Rubbing! Repeat the process as desired.
Step 9 : Rinse the conditioner out of the hair with lukewarm tap water making sure all the hair is going into the same direction. No Rubbing!
Step 10 : If you're wearing the hair, use a towel to blot out (not rub out) the excess water. Comb and style the hair and let it sit to dry. If you want to use a hair dryer make sure it's set on a gentle setting and isn't too hot.