Now that you’ve got your new head of hair, you don’t want to lose it. Which is why it’s so important to keep your hair system maintained to a high standard, so that not only does it look great, but feel great too!
Your hair system is exposed to various circumstances and conditions that can wear it out and tear it down. We understand that you value your hair system and want to care for it in the best way possible. Learning to care for your hair system is inexpensive and time saving. By the end of this blog post, you’ll be able to deal with any issue that can arise with wearing a hair system and keep it looking its best at all times!
Shampooing and conditioning your hair system is key to keeping your hair system squeaky clean however shampooing your hair system more often than necessary can do more harm than good. The good news is that your hair system won’t require regular shampoo washes as often as natural hair but on other hand nobody wants to smell or touch a dirty head so cleaning your hair system with shampoo and conditioning is a necessity. Our general rule is to do it only when you need to. We recommend giving your hair system a good old shampoo cleanse once a week. Any more and you risk drying out the hair or causing tangles. A cheeky trick we’d urge you to do is condition your hair system every day. Regular conditioning will help hydrate and strengthen the hair as well as keeping it healthy and softer for longer. In fact, we believe in the power of conditioning so much that we also suggest using a leave in conditioner every day after showering.
A great product we recommend to keep the hair on your piece nourished is Protein Spray by Label M. This spray is great for hydrating the hair, and can be used daily. It is very light and won’t make the hair look greasy or weigh it down.
Now that you’re an expert in cleaning your hair system, we’ve complied a simple list of do’s and don’ts on how to keep your hair system soft because who doesn’t like a velvety mane.
· Excessive shampooing
· Constant swimming and exposure to chlorine
· Blow drying your hair frequently
· More conditioning, you can’t go wrong with some leave in conditioners
· Use hair products that contain SPF
· Air dry your hair
In the ideal world your hair system would stay soft forever, until then all hair wearers will struggle with keeping their hair system as soft as it was on the first day.
The not so fun part about hair is the tangles. When the hair in your hair system gets tangled, it can mean a lot more than just a few extra minutes of combing in the morning. Detangling your hair system the wrong way may inadvertently diminish the condition and life span of your investment. It’s not all doom and gloom however, lucky for you we have some safe do it yourself tips on detangling the hairs.
· Before getting into the shower, wet your head and brush all the hairs towards the same direction. This adds moisture to the hair strands and will ease friction while washing.
· If your hair is tangled before you get into the shower it helps to dilute your shampoo with a small quantity of water before applying. This will also make it easier to rub the shampoo into the hair.
· They might not look like much but a wide tooth comb do wonders when it comes to brushing your hair and safely removing tangles. Wide tooth brushes or a specially designed vent brush in the shower while you shampoo will help prevent hair strands from intertwining and getting caught on each other.
If you’re still with us, we’re not trying to scare you but much like real hair, your hair system is prone to hair loss. Hair replacement systems are vulnerable to friction because they lack a substance called sebum. Sebum is a natural oil secreted by the follicles of your growing hair to lubricate and protect the hair shaft against friction and static.
Friction and bacteria are a dangerous duo that can wreak havoc on your hair system but the good news is that you can fight back! Together or on their own, friction and bacteria can cause physical trauma to your hair. Limiting this trauma will help prevent hair in your hair system from falling out and keep it looking its best for longer.
Major causes of friction comes from sleeping with pillowcases made from coarse fabrics. Constant contact with linen leads to hair breakage. Most times, simply using a satin pillowcase will dramatically reduce the level of friction and extend the life of your hair system but we understand not everyone is a member of the royal family to opt for satin bedding so any kind of bedding made out of soft fabrics should do the trick.
As promised, tending to your hair system isn’t a complicated puzzle so grab a pen and paper because here’s what you’ll need to care for and maintain your hair system.
· Sulphate free shampoo and conditioner (required)
· Vent brush (required)
· Satin pillowcase (recommended)
· Knot sealer (recommended)
· UV protection spray (recommended)
· Leave in conditioner (required)
· Water spray provided (required)
We love a nice hat, especially in the winter to keep your ears warm and cosy or if you’re jetting to Majorca, nothing says I’m on holiday like a straw hat however you should avoid wearing hats and helmets for extended periods of time. This will help to lengthen the time bonding adhesives stay effective.
Friction is also caused by excess combing and brushing. Use a lubricating agent like water or leave in conditioner which will help moisten the hair and reduce friction while you’re in front of the mirror styling your hair to your heart’s desire.
Now that we’ve covered the key points in cleaning your hair system and caring for it, let’s brush up on what we’ve gathered so far with a quick summary.
· Always use sulphate free shampoo and conditioner
· Do not shampoo your hair system everyday but once or twice a week. Consider conditioner and leave in conditioner your new best friend.
· Sleep on soft pillowcases to reduce friction.
· Use a knot sealer to prevent hair loss and any UV protection sprays to help prevent oxidisation when out in the sun.
· Even if you’re not famous Olympic swimmer, use a swimming cap when swimming if possible.
And the most important tip of all, enjoy wearing your hair piece!