Protect Your Investment
Virgin Hair is REAL hair, and thus requires a certain level of attention and sensitivity. We eat food to feed our bodies with nutrients which eventually make their way through our system to feed our skin and hair. We cannot feed hair extensions in the same way so we need to use alternative methods.
Use organic and no sulfate shampoo's to regularly feed, moisturize and treat your hair extensions. Remember, colored hair goes through a chemical process, especially when lightened to blondes and special colors, this is unavoidable to achieve the colors we all desire. A little moisturizing oil (we prefer Almond) each week is key.
Avoid shampoo and conditioning products that use Sulfates, Isopropyl Alcohol, Formaldehyde, and Propylene Glycol, these are strong chemicals that will strip the hair of natural oils and leave them dry, and sometimes damaged if used for a prolonged period of time.
Brushing Your Hair
You need to regularly brush your hair to keep away knots and tangles. To brush your hair use a brush designed for extensions or a wide-tooth comb. Always brush from the roots to the tips of your hair. To keep your hair from knotting uphold it together as to form a ponytail, and brush it. Following this technique will keep your hair from tangling up.
Shampooing and Conditioning
You need to pay very close attention to what you put in your hair. Using the wrong hair products can cause damage faster than you can imagine. It is recommended to use products that are alcohol-free and do not contain other harmful components. You can shampoo and condition your hair with a high-quality product, preferably organic. Gently massage the conditioner into your hair while taking a shower. Do not use hot water to rinse your hair instead use lukewarm. It is recommended to shampoo and condition your hair at least once a week. Also, try to use products that are specifically made for your hair type.
Drying Your Hair
After washing your hair, you can use a towel to gently dry it. Blow drying your hair is not recommended, as it can damage your hair. But if you must blow-dry, make sure you use it on low heat. You can also use a leave-in conditioner while your hair is still damp, as it adds extra moisture to keep the hair healthy. You can use the leave-in conditioner every two weeks or once a month to avoid build-up.
Styling & Maintaining Your Hair
After your hair is dry, you can style it however you like it. But refrain from using hair spray, gel, or mousse because they will cause harm to your hair and create split ends. As stated earlier, it is recommended to use organic products as they contain no harmful ingredients, and will keep your hair naturally gorgeous. Organic products also help with wavy and curly hair textures.