Dea Gbortoe

Posted on October 04 2019

Wefts are the basis of beautiful hair extensions. Sealing your wefts is guaranteed to be the best way to prevent your hair from shedding. If your hair has been installed for a while, you may need to have your hair re-wefted professionally first. While it is nearly impossible to totally prevent shedding, sealing your wefts properly will dramatically reduce the amount of shedding that you might expect from your hair extensions. Before getting started, you will need to start with quality wefts that have a minimal amount of shedding.

Co-Wash You Hair Before Sealing
Co-washing means to wash and rinse your hair with a high quality conditioner only. This process cleans your hair and conditions it without damaging the hair. Co-washing is a quick and simple solution that will not keep your hair healthy fro root to end. Co-washing helps to retain the moisture in your hair eliminate dullness. You will want to seal only clean and healthy hair that is not brittle or dry at the weft. Wait for the hair to dry prior to sealing the wefts. If you plan to color or dye your hair, you will want to dye your hair prior to sealing and after co-washing but before sealing.

Sealing The Wefts
After Co-washing and drying your hair, it is time to seal the wefts. Choose a weft sealant that bonds quickly, is flexible and does not leave any clumpy residue.  Make sure to apply the sealant to both sides of the weft. This guarantees a tightly sealed weft that will minimize shedding dramatically.

Choosing The Sealant
There are some weft sealants that are made specifically for hair wefts and provide a good bond without leaving residue or a white crust along the weft. A very reasonable alternative to hair weft sealants are fabric glues. Fabric glues tend to be moisture proof and also dry clear. Some of the fabric glues do not dry clear but leave a white or gray film once dry. I recommend looking at the bottle to see if it dries clear.

Place cloth or newspaper on a large flat surface such as a counter top or dinner table. Lay the extensions on the table. Try to use something sturdy to anchor the ends of the hair down to the surface so that your can clearly see the wefts and prevent bunching up as you apply the sealant.  Make sure to use a sealant that has a nozzle or an applicator brush. Apply the glue directly over the stitches of the weft. For a tighter seal, especially with double wefted hair, turn the weft upward and glue from the top covering both stitches at once.

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