Archive for October, 2015

Protect Your Hair When Wearing Weaves

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Sew-in extensions or weaves are considered a great way of protecting your natural hair while displaying a variety of looks. However, there are a few things you should know before getting your installment. Among the factors that may actually damage your natural hair are an exceeding number of extensions, improper maintenance and faulty aftercare. Before you conclude that weaves can do a lot of damage to your natural hair instead of protecting it, make sure you do your part during the installation and after to truly make weaves protective and worth the time and expense. Weave Care

Limit the number of extensions
Choosing the ideal amount of hair is the first step in opting for a protective sew-in technique. Too much hair can mean too much pressure on your scalp from the weight of the extra hair. The last thing you want to do is to make your weave uncomfortable and damage your natural hair and scalp because you have too many extensions installed. Also, think about how tightly the braids are done. Tight braids lead to headaches, excessive shedding and scalp damage. So, opt for looser braids and a sufficient amount of hair extensions.

Maintain your weaves properly
When your extensions are installed, you should leave your hair alone for a few days. Your hair should be washed and deeply conditioned prior to the weave installation, so washing and conditioning immediately after an install may loosen the install prematurely. In order to maintain your hair and scalp while wearing weaves, you can prepare a special mixture of essential oils and water to spritz on every now and then. Combining the mixture in a diffuser bottle will make application to the hair and scalp easier. Lots of different DIY moisture combo recipes can be found online and many brands are offering already made moisture boots as well.

Emphasize on the aftercare
Depending on your hair type, you can keep sew in weaves for 4 to 6 weeks before having to remove them. In case your hair is thin, you should schedule an appointment after 4 weeks. A medium to thick type of hair can usually sustain the weaves for 6 weeks or more, depending on hair growth rate. Even so, you shouldn’t keep them in for very long because you can’t avoid product buildup that’s going to settle between the braids. Washing your natural hair is the first thing you should do after extension removal. Next, you should use coconut oil and other deeply moisturizing hair masks to infuse as much moisture to your hair as possible. Try not to rush the process and leave the hair treatment in for a longer period of time. Your stylist will probably recommend a deep conditioner- don’t skip this step. Follow these 3 main tips for weave care and you’ll have more success with hair care and hair growth.

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Kim Zolciak-Biermann’s Wigs – A Style Choice, Not A Necessity

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Kim Zolciak-Biermann is a mother, an actress and a singer. She is known for many things, including for her choice of wearing wigs. There was a big fuss around her big reveal, when she showed her real hair to the world for the first time. In order to prove that she actually had natural hair and she was only wearing wigs because she loves voluminous tresses, she revealed herself without a wig on. That moment was quite emotional for her although her natural hair looked great and had the same color and bangs as her wigs did. In fact, Kim doesn’t really need wigs, but she chooses to wear them to enhance the glamorous looks she has become accustomed to.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann with dance partner Tony Dovolani & Wendy Williams. Courtesy of ABC, Getty

Kim Zolciak-Biermann with dance partner Tony Dovolani & Wendy Williams. Courtesy of ABC, Getty, People

Kim is best known for her appearance as a cast member on the reality show, the Real Housewives of Atlanta, which catapulted her into unprecedented fame. Since then Kim has gone on to star in her own reality show showcasing her family and career life and has even been on Dancing With the Stars. Kim Zolciak-Biermann is an admirable woman who built her own way in television and who was never ashamed to admit that she wears wigs or that she has plastic surgeries. She is a very confident and open person. Kim thinks she looks more feminine and sexier with her full wigs on. Having a collection of more than 8 natural and amazing looking blonde wigs makes Kim’s life much easier.

Kim is well known for her wigs but she was not always honest about why she wears them. At one point, she declared that a sort of illness was affecting her real hair, so she was hiding it under full, glamorous blonde wigs. Over time, Kim stopped using medical reasons and simply said that wigs are part of her and that she prefers to have her wigs styled by her hairstylist while she spends time with her kids.

Perhaps, this is why she became a target of Wendy Williams accusing her of faking her mini stroke while training for Dancing With the Stars? Wendy Williams is well known for her wigs as well and these two big wig wearers came to odds over the whole ordeal. Was it fair for Wendy to attack Kim regarding her serious health issues? Kim certainly didn’t think so and had a few choice words for Wendy in response! Kim has since been forced to withdraw from the Dancing With the Stars competition and will return for the finale. Take good care, Kim, and keep on having fun with those wigs!

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