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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Caring for WEFT hair and Frontals

REMEMBER I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL... THESE ARE MY PERSONAL OPINIONS!!!!

I love the shampoo and conditioner and the curl enhancer!

I also use a little Moroccan Oil whenever I wash the hair; it helps to speed up the drying process.
I wash my hair every two to three days to avoid product buildups and to further define curls

To wash:

  • Brush hair while dry
  • Wet hair completely before applying shampoo
  • Apply diluted shampoo ( mix some water with your shampoo)
  • Do not mix hair all over your head as it will cause tangles
  • Brush the shampoo through the hair to make sure its distributed all over
  • Rinse, Rinse, Rinse, Rinse, make sure you rinse all the shampoo out! Rinse with a brush to make sure all product are cleaned.

To Condition:

  • Once you have rinse the hair completely; apply conditioner
  • Apply conditioner from roots to ends, in sections,
  • Brush conditioner through the hair to make sure product is distributed
  • Let the conditioner sit for about 5-10 minutes
  • Brush through
  • Rinse the conditioner thoroughly

To Style:

  • Once the conditioner is rinsed out.. Use your hands to wring out excess water
  • Apply a little Moroccan oil or any Frizz ease product – I also like Chi Silk Infusiumaveda
  • Bend your head towards a towel- wrap the towels on your head – let the hair sit in the towel for about 15 minutes
  • Apply the Aveeda Curl Enhancer while scrunching hair up to define the curls - before hair is completely dry
  • You can either allow hair to air dry or use a diffuser to dry the hair ( when using a diffuser i normally tilt my head down and scrunch the hair)

Days when I do not wash or completely wet the hair, I have a spray bottle with apple cider Vinegar and distilled water that I spray completely on my hair.

To purchase Aveda products go here:

www.aveda.com

Color Tips

There are tons of ways to lighten/ darken your hair — here are some advice and recommendations

1. Consult with a professional colorist -
2. Also do a test – color a small sample
3. DO NOT use box colors- the colors on the box are hardly what you will get

I strongly suggests using a demi-permanent hair color to color your extensions. This type of color is softer and gentler on your extensions.
We recommend (available at Sally’s):

1. L’Oreal Color Gems

2. Wella Color Charms

3. Clairol Complements

ceylon-cinnamon
Here is a tip I found online..
Lighten your hair with Cinnamon!
You can lighten your hair using cinnamon and condition your strands at the same time.

Tools:

  • Cinnamon of course!
  • Conditioner (use a moisturizing Conditioner- I recommend Abba or Giovanni)
  • Olive Oil or coconut oil – as an added conditioner
  • Plastic cap
  • Scarf

Steps:

  • Dampen hair with water
  • Brush thoroughly
  • Mix conditioner and cinnamon to a paste
  • Apply the paste on your hair
  • Seal with the oil
  • Cover head completely with plastic cap
  • Use a scarf to secure

Results:
The process takes about 6-7 hours to work, you can sleep on it and watch hair in the AM.
You may have to repeat the process a couple of times to get your desired color
Cinnamon will tingle but will not burn, test the mixture on your hands before you proceed to do your whole head

If you start out with:
Blond: lighter blond with brown highlights
Black: lighter brown with red tints
Light Brown: lighter shades of brown with red tints
Red: red highlights, brown tints
Light brown: lighter brown with red tints.

Have a fab hair day!

What do I use to seal my wefts?

I’m often asked about weft sealing and the products I prefer. So here they are (in my personal order of preference)
  1. Hair Extensions 101 sealer
  2. FrayBlock and Fray Check

Both of these products work well for sealing wefts. The Hair Extensions 101 product is my favorite because of it’s fast drying and because it requires no additional cure time once applied.

Once either of these products dries, the wefts are secure and still very flexible.

What about using other glues as a weft sealer?

I would be careful of using any other glues as a weft sealer for the following reasons:

  • Not all of these glues will stand up to exposure to oils, heat, or water (in my opinion a good sealer must stand up to all three)
  • I am SUPER cautious about using some of these toxic glues next to my hair/scalp (This is ESPECIALLY true for me if they cannot withstand exposure to heat, oils, or water)
Bonding Glues as a Weft Sealer

Additionally bonding glues should not be used as a sealant as nearly all of these glues will wear off over time, and the black bonding glue in particular will eventually turn to a sticky mess on your wefts..

Straightening Curly

Straightening Curly Hair

(I do not advise that you straighten process curls like Kinky Kurls)

Most people are afraid of straightening curly hair,however, the task is not as daunting once you know what you are doing.. a few tips!

The most important thing is that you do not want to damage
your pretty curls! And you do not want to end up with a
head full of frizzy straight/wavy/curly hair!

The Tools:
Ceramic Iron – To get your curls super straight without
damaging the hair you need a ceramic flat iron.

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Recommendations:

  • GVP at Sally’s is very effective and goes for about $60!
  • Chi Ceramic Iron
  • FHI Ceramic Iron

Heat Protection: this is to protect your hair from the heat.
Recommendations:protectant

  • GVP Heat protection at sallys
  • Nexxus Heat Protectant
  • IC Hair Polisher Heat Protector Straightening Serum

Humidity Control- this is so that your straight hair lasts
you!

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