10 ways to Care for Natural Hair at Home

Hair Care Tips|Virgin Hair

Although our virgin hair products allow you to blow dry, curl with curling iron, straighten with flat iron, dye with hair dye and style it as you would your own hair, there are some important care considerations you need to keep in mind about how to care for virgin hair if you want it to look great for longer.

In order to keep your virgin hair  tangle free, shiny and soft, you will need to nourish it with appropriate hair products. We recommend Dove Intensive Repair conditioner, One ‘n Only Argan Oil moisture repair conditioner and oil treatment, Miracle 7 leave-in conditioner and Suave clarifying shampoo. Above all, you will want to avoid using alcohol-based products, as these can damage your hair extensions .

Also read; How to use Shea Butter on your skin effectively

Pre-Installation

Continuously wash your hair expansions first before establishment. You will actually want to identify any issues with your packs as of now. In the event that you do, if it’s not too much trouble, get in touch with us promptly to examine the issues and we will settle them likewise.

Installation

Use the over and out method when installing your hair. Although our wefts are custom made, we still advise that you care for them the best you can. Not required, but you may seal your wefts using a good quality weft sealant. Also, cut your wefts only when absolutely necessary. After your install, brush your hair out thoroughly to remove loose hairs.

YUMMY DEEP/LOOSE CURLY/SOFT KINKS

MAINTENANCE

  • Apply a moisture rich Conditioner and comb hair, starting with the ends working your way up to your scalp.
  • Leave Conditioner in for at least 15 minutes or more
  • Do not massage the hair.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Scrunch hair gently to enhance the curls.
  • When damp, apply a dime size of an anti-frizz alcohol free hair serum.For soft kinks, a curl cream may be required for a more tamed look,
  • Let air-dry
  • Do not use oil products or excessive products on curly hair, it will cause matting.
  • Do not brush or comb hair when dry, it will cause hair to frizz and may cause hair to tangle.
  • Important NOTE: Conditioner only wash is recommended at least 3 times a week

Bed Time Care

  • Before going to bed, put your hair in one big high ponytail (pineapple), wear a satin scarf or bonnet.
  • After waking up, untie ponytail.
  • Spray hair with a water bottle and comb through section by section using a wide tooth comb starting from the roots to the top.
  • Scrunch hair gently.
  • Let air-dry.
  • Do not touch when wet. This causes the hair to get big and frizzy.

STRAIGHT OR NATURAL WAVE

MAINTENANCE

  • Wet hair completely.
  • Apply a moisturizing conditioner and brush hair, starting with the ends working your way up to your scalp.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Let air-dry.

Daily Care

  • Brush or comb through to style.
  • Apply an alcohol-free hair serum for shine as needed.

Bed Time Care

  • Before going to bed, braid your hair into one loose large braid and wear a satin scarf or bonnet.
  • After waking up, undo braid and comb using a wide tooth comb (or paddle brush)through beginning at the ends and working your way up to roots.
  • Style as needed

RAW CAMBODIAN WAVY & LAO COLLECTION

Maintenance

  • Important NOTE: Conditioner only wash is recommended at least once a week
  • Do not massage the hair.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Apply a moisture conditioner and comb hair, starting with the ends working your way up to your scalp.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Let air-dry
  • For extra wave, hair can be set in rollers.

Daily Care

  • Brush or comb through to style.
  • Apply an alcohol-free hair serum for shine as needed.

Bed Time Care

  • Before going to bed, braid your hair into one loose large braid and wear a satin scarf or bonnet.
  • For bouncy waves, style with flexi-rods.
  • After waking up, undo braid/remove rods and comb using a wide tooth comb (or paddle brush)through beginning at the ends and working your way up to roots.
  • Style as needed

10 ways to Maintain Natural Hair at Home

1. The scalp massage

“A scalp massage is always a good thing to do,” says Price. The gentle pressure and light motions immediately increase circulation, amplifying the amount of red blood cells, which helps to promote growth and rejuvenation. Hair massagers, like Vitagoods Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush, can also aid this process and offer a gentle alternative to scrubbing and exfoliating your scalp with your fingers. To add extra nutrients to your massage, try applying a bit of coconut or olive oil.

2. Sulfate-free shampoo wash

“Always be sure to use sulfate-free shampoo,” says Price. “Just in case you didn’t get the memo, hair does not have to squeak to be clean.” Sulfate-free shampoos help to retain the natural moisture in your hair, providing a healthy shine. If you are looking for a new and quick way to shampoo, Price recommends Carol’s Daughter’s Wash Day Delight; its unique micellar water formula acts like a magnet to attract and lift away buildup, for a thorough hair and scalp cleanse.

3. Cold water rinse    

“Always finish shampooing your hair with a cold water rinse,” Spiller recommends. “Although it’s not the most comfortable process, using cold water to rinse your hair will help close the pores on your scalp and seal your cuticles, giving your hair a luscious shine.”

4. Conditioning treatment

Conditioning after you shampoo helps to reduce breakage and is essential for healthy hair. Conditioners smooth and detangle by replacing moisture and vital proteins into the hair shaft. For dry and damaged hair, Spiller recommends a honey and coconut oil mask: “The coconut oil binds to the hair, helping to reduce keratin loss and. And since honey is a humectant, it helps to impart moisture retention.” To make this mask, mix one tablespoon of coconut oil with one tablespoon of honey. Transfer the mixture into a pot and heat on the stove until the honey and the coconut oil melt into each other. Allow the mask to cool, then apply to your hair and cover with a shower cap for 20 minutes. Finish the treatment by rinsing your hair with warm water.

If you don’t feel like making your own conditioner, Price recommends Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture and Shine Hair Smoothie. Packed with a rich blend of cocoa, shea butters, and pro-vitamin B5, it helps to restore your hair to a healthy texture, giving it a natural shine. 

5. Bagging method               

The bagging method is a popular moisturizing technique that can be used to help hydrate your hair and boost moisture. “Simply apply moisturizer or a leave-in conditioner to your hair, seal it with a natural oil, like olive oil, and cover your head with a plastic bag or shower cap for two to three hours,” says Spiller. “Covering your head with the plastic bag straight after moisturizing helps to trap in heat, which re-activates the moisturizer, promoting growth and restoring dehydrated, split ends.”

6. Tube sock drip guard

Trying to do a treatment at home can get pretty messy, especially if the product keeps dripping down your neck and onto your shoulders. To avoid this discomfort, grab the longest tube sock you own and tie it around the edge of your conditioning cap or plastic bag. “The tube sock will act as a drip guard, absorbing any water or product that leaks out,” says Spiller. “Make sure the tube sock is halfway on the plastic bag and halfway on your skin to catch any liquid.” 

7. Detangling solution             

Is your hair tangled after taking it out of braids or wearing it up for too long? If so, Price recommends making your own detangling milk. “Mix one-part conditioner with two-parts water and transfer the solution into a spray bottle.” Apply to dry hair before you shampoo and start detangling with your fingers. Separate any knots starting at the bottom of your hair strands and working your way to the top (tip to the root). Always use a wide-tooth comb or a detangling brush when detangling.

8. Two strand twist trim

“The first step to achieving the perfect home trim is investing in a good pair of cutting shears,” says Spiller. “Household scissors are not suitable for trimming your hair and will only create more spilt ends. Use professional hair cutting shears only.” Trimming your own hair can be intimidating, but according to Spiller, the two-strand method is one of the easiest ways to spot split ends. “Start the two-strand method by separating your hair into 1-inch sections, brush each section smooth and twist the hair tightly. After setting your hair into approximately 20 twists, cut the ends of the twists that are thinning or have a diagonal slant.”

9. Black tea rinse

Wondering how you can cut down on shedding and breakage? Spiller recommends a black tea rinse.“The caffeine helps to stimulate new growth and block Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the hormone responsible for causing hair loss and shedding.” Brew a strong cup of caffeinated black tea using three to four tea bags and two cups of boiling water. Allow the tea to cool and transfer to an applicator bottle before applying to your scalp. Cover your hair with a plastic cap, and let the tea sit for up to 45 minutes before rinsing with cold water. Follow up with a deep conditioner. “I recommend using this treatment every three to six weeks, until you see improvement, as caffeine can dry out the hair.”

10. Aloe vera juice and water spritz

Aloe vera helps to seal your hair cuticle, which leads to increased shine and retained moisture. It also contains natural polysaccharides which help to strengthen and thicken hair. “Spraying aloe vera juice on your scalp can help balance the pH level of your hair and fight dandruff,” says Spiller. Fill a spray bottle with two-thirds of water and one-third of aloe vera juice, and use the solution to spritz your hair every morning and night. After lightly spritzing with the solution, follow up with your favorite oil-based hair product to seal in the moisture.