How to co-washing your hair?
Co-washing your hair before installing is an essential step to not only gently cleanse the hair but also add luster, shine and bounce back into the hair for a flawless install.
Step 1: Saturate the hair with cold water and apply a sulfate free moisturizing conditioner.
Step 2: Comb conditioner through extensions with wide tooth comb. Hold hair at the weft and wash in a vertical motion, careful not to create friction, by back and forth movement. This may cause the hair to tangle easily.
Step 3: Let conditioner sit for at least 5 mins.
Step 4: Rinse thoroughly with cold water to close the hair cuticles and lock in moisture & shine.
Step 5: Let hair air dry. DO NOT blow dry your hair extensions, to avoid heat damage.
*NOTE We only suggest shampooing your extensions if the hair cuticles have an excessive amount of product build up causing the hair to be weighed down. Regularly, shampooing can dry out the hair and strip it of its natural moisture. Be sure to use only sulfate free shampoo when cleansing and always follow it with a moisture conditioner.
How to Prevent Shedding Before Installing?
All Extensions are subject to minimum shedding. However, chemically processing the hair, vigorously brushing, combing and constant wear/tear can cause the hair to shed more than normal. However, you can prevent shedding by implementing these tips
For lace base extension I.E CLOSURES, FRONTALS, WIGS
TIP 1: Be very careful and gentle when handling lace base extensions Ex: Closures, Frontals and Wigs as the lace fabric is very delicate. Vigorously brushing, combing and plucking with tweezers can cause punctures within the lace.
Tip 2: Do not scratch your lace with foreign objects i.e rattail combs, bobby pins you will rip the lace.
Tip 3: Avoid bleaching the knots of your lace, chemicals can cause the knots & lace to weaken and may promote shedding. Use a concealer powder in lieu of bleach.
Tip 4: Use a spray sealant such as Knot Seal to help minimize and prevent shedding.