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TAKING CARE OF YOUR HAIR

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Weaves

How to Wash Your Weave

For Straight and Wavy Weaves

  • Step 1: Gently brush or comb the hair from the tips to the roots before washing.
  • Step 2: Apply a small amount of the Sulfate-Free Hydrating Shampoo to the hair, or in the water basin.
  • Step 3: Rinse hair thoroughly in lukewarm water, letting the water run down the hair.
  • Step 4: Apply conditioner to the hair, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Step 5: Rinse the hair thoroughly in lukewarm water, letting the water run down the hair.
  • Step 6: Gently squeeze the excess water, and allow the hair to air dry completely.  Avoid twisting or rubbing the hair. Never use a brush or comb on wet hair.
  • Step 7: When hair is completely dry, style as you desire.

For Curly Weaves

  • Step 1: Gently brush the hair with a wide tooth comb from the tips to the roots before washing. Spray a mixture of conditioner and water to help the detangling process.
  • Step 2: Apply a small amount of the Sulfate-Free Hydrating Shampoo to the hair, or in the water basin.
  • Step 3: Rinse hair thoroughly in lukewarm water, letting the water run down the hair.
  • Step 4: Apply conditioner to the hair, and let it sit for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Step 5: Rinse the hair thoroughly in lukewarm water, letting the water run down the hair.
  • Step 6: Gently squeeze the excess water, and scrunch the hair to help define the curls.
  • Step 7: Allow the hair to air dry completely. Avoid twisting or rubbing the hair.
  • Step 8: When the hair is completely dry, just finger comb the curls to style.

How to Prevent Shedding

  • Please check for loose hairs before installing the hair. For extra security, we recommend using a weft sealer to reinforce the durability of the weft. This will prevent loose hairs from slipping out of the weft tracks.
  • When installing your weave, it’s important to maintain the integrity of the weft by not cutting the weft during an install.

How to Prevent Tangling

  • Loosely twist or braid your hair and wrap it in a silk/satin bonnet, or sleep on a silk/satin pillowcase to minimize friction on the hair.
  • Avoid heavy styling products. Products like gel, cream and mousse will weigh down the hair and cause tangling and matting issues.

How to Detangle Your Weave

  • To detangle your weave, you will need a wide-tooth comb or paddle brush, and a mixture of conditioner and water.
  • For straight and wavy hair, click here for step-by-step instructions on how to detangle your weave.
  • For curly weave, click here for step-by-step instructions on how to refresh your curly weave.

How to Color Your Weave

  • To achieve your desired color, we recommend consulting a professional colorist to do the work.
  • if you decide to do the bleaching and coloring work by yourself, head to OutreTalks for step- by-step instructions on how to bleach and dye non-processed human hair weaves.

How to Care for Colored Weaves

  • Wash hair in lukewarm or cool water. Heat is your colored weave’s biggest enemy.
  • Brush your weave gently. Dyed hair is ore delicate than undyed hair. Make sure you don’t brush or comb it too harshly to avoid breakage.
  • Keep heating tools minimal. Using heating tools on your colored weave will cause the color to fade away quickly. Heat will also dry out the hair, leaving the texture rough, and the tips dry.
  • Use color-treated shampoo & conditioner. They are excellent for keeping your newly colored weave looking vibrant and shiny for longer.

Wigs - Human Hair

How to Wash a Human Hair Wig

  • Step 1: Always gently detangle your wig before washing.
  • Step 2: Mix a mild hydration shampoo in a basin of cold water.
  • Step 3: Turn the wig inside out and immerse it in the water.
  • Step 4: Gently swirl the wig around the basin, without rubbing the hair together, and let the wig soak for about 5 minutes.
  • Step 5: Rinse the wig gently in cold water.
  • Step 6: Spray a light leave-in-conditioner on the hair and place the clean wig on a wig stand.

How to Store a Human Hair Wig

  • We recommend using a wig stand or mannequin head. They will keep the hair from tangling and will help to maintain the shape of the wig cap.

How to Care for a Human Hair Wig

  • Do not use heavy styling products such as hair mousse, sprays, and oil sheen. Alcohol-based sprays will dry out the hair and cause build-up over the time. It is best to keep the wig in its original condition without applying any products.
  • Finger comb or gently brush through the hair to keep hair strands aligned.
  • Apply a dime size of natural oil or a light essence spray or compatible wig products for moisture without the stickiness of sprays, or the heaviness of oils.
  • Washing and conditioning your wig is also a very important step to make your human hair wig last longer.

Wigs - Synthetic Fiber

How to Restore a Synthetic Wig

For Straight and Wavy Wigs

  • Step 1: Spray a mixture of conditioner and water on the hair, and use a wide tooth comb to comb the hair from the tips to the roots gently to detangle the curls.
  • Step 2: Gently scrunch the hair to help define the curls. For more defined curls, you can also use a perm rods or flexi rod to set the curls.
  • Step 3: Lay down the wig on a dry towel and allow it to air dry completely. Avoid twisting or rubbing the hair.

For Curly Wigs

  • Step 1: Spray a mixture of conditioner and water on the hair, and finger comb from the tips to the roots gently to detangle the curls.
  • Step 2: Gently scrunch the hair to help define the curls.
  • Step 3: Lay down the wig on a dry towel and allow it to air dry completely. Avoid twisting or rubbing the hair.
  • Step 4: When the hair is completely dry, just finger comb to style the curls.

How to Care for a Synthetic Wig

  • Avoid heavy styling products. Products like gel, cream and mousse will weigh down the hair and cause tangling and matting issues.
  • Finger comb or gently brush through the hair to keep hair strands aligned.
  • Before going to bed, take your wig off and put on a wig stand to prevent friction.

Braids

How to Prepare your Hair for Braiding

  • Apply a deep moisturizing treatment to your natural hair prior to installation. This will prevent your natural hair from drying out and breaking while wearing braids.

How to Maintain your Braids

For X-pression, Batik Ultra Soft Yaki, & Jumbo Braid

  • Apply a moisturizing treatment to your scalp as needed.
  • Wash the braids once every two weeks.
  • Wrap hair at night in a satin scarf or bonnet.

For X-pression Cuevana Twist & Batik Reggae Braiding Hair

  • Apply a moisturizing treatment to your scalp as needed.
  • Cowash the braids once every two weeks.
  • At night, pineapple your hair OR twist your hair into 4-5 big twists, and wrap it in a satin scarf or bonnet.

For X-pression Crochet Collection & Batik Bundle Braiding Hair

  • Apply a moisturizing treatment to your scalp as needed.
  • Twist hair into 3-4 big twists, and wrap it in a satin scarf or bonnet at night.
  • Trim ends occasionally as needed.

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