Monthly Archives: August 2013

MAINTAINING HAIR WEAVES, SYNTHETIC AND HUMAN WIGS

In today’s society wearing weaves and wigs are no longer taboo. More and more women of all ethnicites are wearing hair extensions. So, it is important to maintain healthy hair and scalp, while wearing gorgeous wigs and weaves. “Remember, a women’s HAIR is her GLORY! Whether it’s real, or purchased!” -Trina Nichole Hair Designer

MAINTAINING HAIR WEAVES, SYNTHETIC AND HUMAN WIGS

How long should you leave a hairweave in?

To maintain a healthy scalp and hair. Hair weave should never be left in the hair for more than 2 months. It is not healthy leaving a weave in more than 2 months, due to sanitation of the hair and scalp. Which can possibly lead to scalp disorders. In addition, the braided hair underneath the hair weave can possibly start to lock. Depending on how thick or thin the hair is. It is very important to maintain your natural hair, whether wearing a weave or not.

How do I maintain my hair weave when I can’t   make a salon visit?

Always shampoo (Luke warm water) hair weave in the shower, this will avoid tangling.

Step one:  Sanitize the scalp with an antiseptic (such as sea breeze), use an applicator bottle. (Pour the antiseptic into the braided scalp area).

Step two: Always use a moisture shampoo and cream conditioner (Dove intensive care shampoo and conditioner) works very good. Never shampoo the hair vigorously. This may cause tangling to the weave.

Step three: Use a paddle or vent brush. Start brushing hair weave downward from the bottom up towards the top of the hair weave.

Step four: It is best to sit under a hooded dryer to allow the braids and scalp to fully dry. Also sitting under the hooded dryer will keep hair underneath the hair weave from smelling like mildew. I would suggest roller setting the hair weave. This will allow even distribution throughout the scalp and the weave. And to make sure that the hair, scalp, and weave is fully dried.

It is important to keep a weave free from buildup of oils and hair sprays (hair products containing alcohol as the first ingredient can dry the hair weave).  This will keep the weave looking natural and full of body. In addition, the less heat you use on the hair weave. The less shedding and longer luster you will get from the weave hair.

Finally, always use ceramic flat irons and curling irons. The heat setting should not be adjusted higher than 350 degrees, along with a heat protector such as (Chi thermal protection spray). It is always great to invest in flexi rods and heated rollers, to help keep the body and bounce with your hair weave. Following these simply guidelines will help give you a fabulous and more natural looking hair weave!

How do I maintain a synthetic hair weave or wig?

While wearing a synthetic weave or wig, you want to shampoo every 2 to 3 weeks with a moisturizing shampoo in cool water; following with a cream rinse conditioner. Avoid letting hair become tangle with paddle or vent brush and let hair air dry. Also feel free to use hair rollers to style the wig to your liking. You can use hair care products such as, mousses and setting lotions; then style to your desire.

Maintaining Healthy Hair and Scalp

You always want to make sure that you are using the proper    products to maintain a healthy scalp. Certain things you must haves; hair clips, bobby pins, silk scarf, or satin cap. In addition, you can use a silk or satin pillow case. If you can’t make it to the salon, never curl or style dirty hair. This will cause hair breakage, split ends, and shedding. You want to start with products such as Kera Care, Mizani, Design Essentials, or Aveda. These products are always a great choice to use. You should never apply your own relaxer or permanent color. When applying your own relaxer and color, it is possible to overlap previous relaxer, or color and this will cause breakage, split ends, and shedding. Please seek a professional hair stylist and colorist.

Always select a style that is suitable for you. Never use harsh styling products with alcohol as the first ingredient. Never buy hair products out of the dollar store, family dollar, dollar general, or grocery stores. You never want to use products such as; Suave, Herbal Essence, White Rain, etc. These products have high volume of alcohol (which is very harmful and harsh on hair.) These products cause discoloration to color, it causes breakage, and split ends. It is always important if you have a relaxer and color to maintain your hair care need with a salon professional.

Read more

MAINTAINING HAIR WEAVES, SYNTHETIC AND HUMAN WIGS

In today’s society wearing weaves and wigs are no longer taboo. More and more women of all ethnicites are wearing hair extensions. So, it is important to maintain healthy hair and scalp, while wearing gorgeous wigs and weaves. “Remember, a women’s HAIR is her GLORY! Whether it’s real, or purchased!” -Trina Nichole Hair Designer

MAINTAINING HAIR WEAVES, SYNTHETIC AND HUMAN WIGS

How long should you leave a hairweave in?

To maintain a healthy scalp and hair. Hair weave should never be left in the hair for more than 2 months. It is not healthy leaving a weave in more than 2 months, due to sanitation of the hair and scalp. Which can possibly lead to scalp disorders. In addition, the braided hair underneath the hair weave can possibly start to lock. Depending on how thick or thin the hair is. It is very important to maintain your natural hair, whether wearing a weave or not.

How do I maintain my hair weave when I can’t   make a salon visit?

 

Always shampoo (Luke warm water) hair weave in the shower, this will avoid tangling.

Step one:  Sanitize the scalp with an antiseptic (such as sea breeze), use an applicator bottle. (Pour the antiseptic into the braided scalp area).

Step two: Always use a moisture shampoo and cream conditioner (Dove intensive care shampoo and conditioner) works very good. Never shampoo the hair vigorously. This may cause tangling to the weave.

Step three: Use a paddle or vent brush. Start brushing hair weave downward from the bottom up towards the top of the hair weave.

Step four: It is best to sit under a hooded dryer to allow the braids and scalp to fully dry. Also sitting under the hooded dryer will keep hair underneath the hair weave from smelling like mildew. I would suggest roller setting the hair weave. This will allow even distribution throughout the scalp and the weave. And to make sure that the hair, scalp, and weave is fully dried.

It is important to keep a weave free from buildup of oils and hair sprays (hair products containing alcohol as the first ingredient can dry the hair weave).  This will keep the weave looking natural and full of body. In addition, the less heat you use on the hair weave. The less shedding and longer luster you will get from the weave hair.

Finally, always use ceramic flat irons and curling irons. The heat setting should not be adjusted higher than 350 degrees, along with a heat protector such as (Chi thermal protection spray). It is always great to invest in flexi rods and heated rollers, to help keep the body and bounce with your hair weave. Following these simply guidelines will help give you a fabulous and more natural looking hair weave!

How do I maintain a synthetic hair weave or wig?

While wearing a synthetic weave or wig, you want to shampoo every 2 to 3 weeks with a moisturizing shampoo in cool water; following with a cream rinse conditioner. Avoid letting hair become tangle with paddle or vent brush and let hair air dry. Also feel free to use hair rollers to style the wig to your liking. You can use hair care products such as, mousses and setting lotions; then style to your desire.

Maintaining Healthy Hair and Scalp

You always want to make sure that you are using the proper    products to maintain a healthy scalp. Certain things you must haves; hair clips, bobby pins, silk scarf, or satin cap. In addition, you can use a silk or satin pillow case. If you can’t make it to the salon, never curl or style dirty hair. This will cause hair breakage, split ends, and shedding. You want to start with products such as Kera Care, Mizani, Design Essentials, or Aveda. These products are always a great choice to use. You should never apply your own relaxer or permanent color. When applying your own relaxer and color, it is possible to overlap previous relaxer, or color and this will cause breakage, split ends, and shedding. Please seek a professional hair stylist and colorist.

Always select a style that is suitable for you. Never use harsh styling products with alcohol as the first ingredient. Never buy hair products out of the dollar store, family dollar, dollar general, or grocery stores. You never want to use products such as; Suave, Herbal Essence, White Rain, etc. These products have high volume of alcohol (which is very harmful and harsh on hair.) These products cause discoloration to color, it causes breakage, and split ends. It is always important if you have a relaxer and color to maintain your hair care need with a salon professional.

Read more

Maintaining Healthy Hair While Wearing Weave, Braids and Wigs

I find that African American women wear hair weaves, extensions, braids and wigs without caring for their own hair. Maintenance is an important part of this process. It’s imperative that you clean your hair and scalp on a regular basis.


Many women get these services for convenience; worry-free workouts, vacations pregnancy or hectic schedules. Whatever the case may be, haircare must be a priority to have a healthy hair and a nourished scalp.

When wearing weave, extensions, braids or wigs, leave the chemical straighteners alone!

When wearing weave, extensions, braids or wigs there’s usually no need for a chemical straightener, your natural hair is either braided or molded down to accommodate the addition. When using a chemical straightener along with these techniques it causes excessive stress to the hair. The hair is braided with a tightness to allow the addition security, adding more tension and stress to the hair follicle, usually pulling it out of its growth pattern. Excessive pressure on edges is one of the greatest problems I find with women, regardless of age with braided hair.

We’ve been conditioned to having six week touch-ups on top of our chemically straightened hair allowing no time for ample new growth which then creates and over- processed procedure. Over-processing causes the hair to lose all elasticity and tensile strength making it weak and unable to withstand any tension. When this process continues frequently baldness will occur due to the drying of the scalp from hydroxides or aldehydes in the straightener.

So, to maintain a healthy head of hair and to avoid hair-loss from weaving and braiding; It is important to:

Shampoo and condition once or twice a week depending on physical activity and lifestyle.
Leave all straighteners alone while in braids or weaves which will allow the hair a time to strengthen.