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HAIR CARE 101

HOW TO CO-WASHING YOUR HAU EXTENSIONS

Co-washing your extensions before installing is an essential step to not only gently cleanse the hair but to also add luster,shine and bounce back into the hair for a flawless install.

Step 1: Saturate the hair with lukewarm water and apply a sulfate free moisturizing condition i.e Tresses Deep Moisture Conditioner.
Step 2: Comb conditioner through extensions with wide tooth comb or denim brush
Step 3: Let conditioner sit for at least 5 mins
Step 4: Rinse throughly with lukewarm to cool water to close the hair cuticles and lock in moisture & shine.
Step 5: Let hair air dry.
Step 6: Proceed to install (Note: Read How to Prevent Shedding Before Installing)

HOW TO CO-WASH YOUR HAU EXTENSIONS BEFORE INSTALLING

NOTE* We only suggest shampooing your extensions if the hair cuticles have an excessive amount of product build up causing the hair to be weighed down. Regularly, shampooing can dry out the hair and strip it of its natural moisture. Be sure to use only sulfate free shampoo when cleansing and always follow it with a moisture conditioner

HOW TO PREVENT SHEDDING ON YOUR HAU EXTENSIONS

All Extensions are subject to minimum shedding. However, chemically processing the hair, Vigorously brushing, combing and constant wear/tear can cause the hair to shed more than normal. However, you can prevented shedding by implementing these tips.

FOR WEFTED HAIR

TIP 1. RE-SEAL YOUR WEFTS- Before installing your hair, open and un ravel the bundle of hair. Lay it flat across a non stick surface such as counter top or table. Apply a weft sealant of your choice along the top of your wefted bundles. Applying sealant on one side should suffice, as most sealers seep through onto the other side. Allow sealant to completely dry before installing.
TIP 2. Do NOT cut your wefts. If so, use a weft sealer on each cut end.

TIP3. SEW AROUND YOUR WEFTS-It’s imperative not to puncture sewing needle through your wefts. Be sure to have your stylist sew around your wefts. Puncturing through the wefts will cause the stitch along the track to loosen and immediately prompt shedding.

FOR LACE BASE EXTENSIONS I.E FRONTALS,CLOSURES,WIGS

TIP 1: Be very careful and gentle when handling lace base extensions Ex: Closures, Fontals and Wigs as the lace fabric is very delicate. Vigorously brushing, combing and plucking with tweezers can cause punctures within the lace.
TIP 2: Do not scratch your lace with foreign objects i.e rattail combs, bobby pins you will rip the lace.
TIP 3: Avoid bleaching the knots of your lace, chemicals can cause the knots & lace to weaken and may promote shedding. Use a concealer powder in lieu of bleach.
TIP 4:Use a spray sealant such as Knot Seal to help minimize and prevent shedding.

DAILY MAINTENANCE ON YOUR HAU WAVY/CURLY TEXTURED EXTENSIONS WHEN WORN IN ITS NATURAL STATE.

Step 1.Brush out all waves/curls using a wide tooth comb or denim brush.
Step 2:.Generously, apply water using a spray bottle until hair is completely saturated.
Step 3:.Apply a generous amount of Tresses Anti Frizz Leave-In Conditioner for a very soft fluffy hold. For a more define wave/curl pattern use Tresses Curling Cream.
Step 5:.Allow hair to fully air dry before touching and manipulating curls.

CARING FOR YOUR HAU LACE BASE EXTENSIONS I.E CLOSURES,FRONTALS & WIGS:

HOW TO SHAMPOO & CONDITION

Step 1: Detangle by using a wide-toothed comb or detangling brush. Gently start from the ends and work your way up towards the lace.
Step 2: Run closure under warm water and use sulfate free shampoo. Work shampoo throughout the hair in a downward motion from the lace to the ends. Do not scrub the lace, it can cause it to tear or shed.
Step 3: Rinse and apply conditioner. Rinse clean.
Step 4: Detangle once more and let air dry or use a blow dryer on low heat

STYLING TIPS

Step 1: Detangle by using a wide-toothed comb or detangling brush. Gently start from the ends and work your way up towards the lace.
Step 2: To define or create a new part lightly spray base of the lace with water or wrapping foam, part hair as desired and tie down with silk scarf for a min of 20 mins are until dry
Step 3: Style hair as desired. If using heat tools use a heat protectant and refrain from touching your lace with heat tool.

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