Posts Tagged ‘weaves’

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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Wigs and Weaves and More Weaves! RHOA

Monday, January 12th, 2015

If you follow the Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) you know that the show does not disappoint when it comes to drama and style among Atlanta celebs. There is no shortage of inspiration for hair styles either. Some cast members like Cynthia, seems to wear different wigs and weaves in each episode. Last night, we even got to see Claudia with and without her weave. Of course, there has been much chatter about Nene’s varying blonde wigs and weaves as well. Each lady has their own style and they sure do love to use wigs and weaves to switch up their look.

What we love about wigs, in particular, is your ability to change looks very frequently and easily without any stress to your scalp or hair. Our lace wigs look just as natural as a well installed weave without all the stress on your scalp from the sewing or the expense of the installation. Who do you think can benefit from a quality lace wig on the RHOA? Out of all the wigs and weaves, who wears it best?

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Amen Hair Designs…Ask for Chaunteese!

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Sometimes it can be so hard to find a stylist you can trust and who’s reasonably priced! One such stylist, Chaunteese, has gotten a lot of experience working at the Hair Cuttery and is bringing her skills to Amen Hair Designs, 7439 Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130. 773-827-0772. We definitely think you should check her out! If you’re in the Chicagoland area, you’ll be happy to know that Chaunteese works with all hair types (Asian, Caucasian, Latin, Mixed Races, Natural Afro, etc.), and also with men and women. Her specialties include healthy hair care, hair extensions, facial waxing, individual eyelash extensions, and more. Many of her prices are inclusive of several services. For instance, instead of charging extra for something as important as a deep conditioner, this step is included in most services. For a limited time, first time customers can receive $5 off hair style services by mentioning this post!

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