How To Care For Your Brazilian Hair Bundles?
Posted on December 30 2019
How To Care For Your Brazilian Hair Bundles?
To take care of your Brazilian hair bundles, the most important thing to do is have the weave applied professionally. To apply your hair bundles properly, it will be easy to care for and looks wonderful. If your human hair bundle is not applied properly, it may come out earlier than it should or it will tense your natural hair which will cause excessive hair damage and breakage.
Keep chemical processing and heat like curling, flat irons, and other excessive use of heating appliances to a minimum to keep the hair strands strong and supple. If you plan to use an iron on the hair, make sure you apply a thermal protection spray first.
Apply a conditioning treatment and wrap up the hair weave and bundles in a silk scarf at night before bed.
Cleaning Virgin Brazilian Hair Bundles
If you have virgin Brazilian hair bundles, you should clean your scalp and the hair bundles as well. You can wash your hair bundles weekly with a mild shampoo starting with the scalp down to the hair edges. Wash slowly so that you do not tangle the hair bundles anymore than you have to. Make sure that you washed out the shampoo and conditioner thoroughly so that there is no product build-up which will negatively impact your scalp.
Wide Tooth Comb
Dry your Brazilian hair bundles using a thick towel. To pat it dry rather than rub it.f you have to use a dryer, do so when you absolutely have to as frequent heat will destroy virgin Brazilian hair bundles. Use a wide toothed comb or a weave brush to carefully comb and style your hair bundles. Work slowly from section to section to avoid tugging or pulling which may lead to breakage. If the bundles or your scalp is dry, apply a light oil or moisturize your scalp as you comb it out.
Weft Extensions Installation
- One key aspect of caring for your weft extensions is the installation method. To ensure that your weft extensions do not shed after installation, we strongly recommend that you instruct your stylist to observe and follow these key points:
- Do not put a needle through the wefts or pierce the wefts. If installing a sew-in weave, sew in the wefts by looping and tying the weave thread under and over the weft in a blanket stitch method:
- Do not split the wefts
- Do not cut the wefts. Avoid cutting the wefts. If you have to cut the wefts, seal each cut weft end with weft glue.
Post Installation Maintenance
- Once hair is cut from a donor's head, it stops receiving much-needed nutrients that nourish and keeps the hair soft, shiny & tangle-free. It's therefore vitally important to maintain and treat your natural hair extensions with the appropriate maintenance products that will restore/maintain its natural softness, silk and keep it tangle-free.
- Proper maintenance care using the appropriate product range will ensure that your hair extensions keep its luster and last you for a long time. We recommend you use mild shampoos & conditioners; preferably sulfate-free and silicone free hair care products.
Coloring and Bleaching Hair
- All of our weaves are made out of 100% Virgin Hair, which means that they are able to be colored or bleached to virtually any color at all. At the same time, it's important to remember that coloring and bleaching are both chemical-type processes that can remove moisture from hair, including hair extensions, which will make them dry.
- If you are someone who has either natural wave or straight hairstyles, you will have more freedom to undergo either of these processes since these particular weaves do not undergo any form of processing.
Use light-based conditioner
- Distribute conditioner with wide tooth comb evenly and thoroughly before washing. Do not use your fingers!Leave on for the duration of bath or shower, then rinse.Always comb your hair from the bottom up.
- Always keep your extensions tangle free. Brush or comb gently and avoid any excess tension. Always comb or brush hair from the bottom up, small sections at a time. The more careful you treat your extensions the longer they will last. Support your attachment when brushing or combing your hair.
Drying Brazilian Hair
- The most general rule of thumb states that it's best to allow your hair to naturally dry instead of using something such as a hairdryer. This is especially the case if you are wearing a weave that is either curly or wavy. Use a clean towel to pat your hair dry after you wash it. Afterward, you should let the rest of your hair dry naturally. If you absolutely need to use a hairdryer, use a medium setting to minimize heat exposure.
Sleeping With Weaves
- If you have either natural wave or straight weaves, be sure to tie these down and use either a silk or satin cap to cover your hair before going to bed at night.Before going to sleep, you should:
- Braid your hair into a large loose braid at the back of neck;
- Undo braid after waking up and dampen it by spraying it with a water bottle;
- Comb through the hair, starting at the ends and moving upward;
- Let hair air dry, then style as you wish.
Do's and Dont's
- DO always seal your wefts. This is not an option but rather a priority and should be done prior to any install.
- DO not split the weft. Although many stylists like to do this - please know that splitting wefts are not necessary and will do more harm to the hair than good.
- DO clip the ends of the hair every 6/8 weeks or at time of re-install
- DON'T cut the wefts. If you cut the wefts, seal each end with weft glue right away.
- DON'T use bristle brushes as they tend to latch onto hair fibers and rip them from the weft.
- DON'T tie your hair back or pin up too tightly and never when it is wet. This pulls and stretches the hair wefts, causing it to shed and split.