There are heaps and heaps of information out there on taking care of, managing, washing, and wearing hair systems. Some of that information can be an amazing help for you and your clients, and other information can be completely terrible.
How does one discern what information is useable and what information belongs in the trash can?
Here are the Do’s and Don’ts of Hair System Care.
DO Use Conditioner Regularly
Sun, heat, hair products, chlorine, and low-quality water are just some of the factors that can cause hair system fibers to dry and crack. Dry hair can then lead to shedding and shedding leads to the hair system wearing out quicker.
Luckily, there is an easy solution to that problem!
Conditioning the unit regularly, with professional products made for the hair systems, will keep the hair soft, moisturized, smooth, and lasting longer.
DO Use the Correct Tools and Maintenance Products
Choosing and using the right system tools and products is the key to getting the most wear out of their hair system.
Be sure to use a vent brush which will glide through the system, ridding tangles and preventing the hair from dragging.
Use color-safe shampoos and conditioners and detanglers to keep the system at its peak performance, fibers in shape, and knots tight.
Avoid heat (blow dryers, hot sun, etc.) if possible. If not, use a heat protectant spray before heading into an arena for a battle against heat.
DO Use Silk Sheets When Sleeping
Friction is one of the leading causes of tangling, frizzing, and hair loss for hair system wearers; and one of the top offenders for friction is the wrong kind of pillowcases and bed sheets.
Certain types of pillowcases, such as cotton, can cause friction when a wearer constantly moves their head during the night. This can cause the cuticle of the hair to open and prime it for tangling.
To prevent certain disaster, make sure to use satin or silk sheets and pillowcases. Satin and silk allow the hair to slide across the surface without generating tension.
Securing the unit with a silk bandana, silk headscarf, or silk bonnet is also recommended as extra measures for sleeping.
DO Take Care of Their Natural Hair
Taking care of your natural hair is vital to their health, the system’s bond, and to achieve an all-natural look.
Washing your natural hair and scalp regularly can help keep them healthy by getting rid of sweat and bacteria that could potentially lead to dryness, itching, thinning, and a plethora of other potential problems.
Proper care of your hair can also help them to achieve a longer and more natural look for their hair system when it is applied!
DON’T Overuse the Hair Dryer
Heat, no matter the source, is not friendly whatsoever for hair systems, especially your hair dryer. The heating from the hair dryer can split knots into the hair fibers and cause shedding.
This is especially the case for synthetic hair systems, as the heat can melt the fibers in the hair system and cause serious damage.
It is highly recommended that you air dry your hair system as often as possible.
DON’T Use Kitchen Soap to Clean the System
Kitchen soap has become pretty popular these days to clean gunk and residue from hair systems, but it causes more harm for the hair system than it does good.
The harshness of the soap can damage and dry out the hair fibers, even washing out the color of the hair itself. If you have a dry scalps or dry hair, it could be made even worse by the soap.
DON’T Use Hot Water to Clean the System
Like hot air and heat itself, hot water also brings its fair share of problems for hair systems.
Hot water can damage the roots of the hair (which, if using a Remy hair system, can be devastating) and lead to the system dealing with lots of unwanted and unneeded frizziness.
We recommend washing your hair system with warm water to achieve the best balance of system-safe and effective cleaning.
Use this tips and you will get the most out of your hair systems!
Source: The Walker Tape Company