SEW IN HAIR CARE TUTORIAL
1. Put hair in a high ponytail
2. Finger comb one track out of the ponytail, starting with the very last row, the very last track, at the back of the head.
3. Make sure you are just working on one track at a time, and no other tracks.
4. Take the one track and paddle brush from the ends up to the top of the track.
5. Repeat this process until all hair is out of the ponytail and all tracks are paddle brushed.
6. You should have big brushed out hair at this point.
7. Use a clarifying shampoo to remove all dirt and products from the hair.
8. You don’t need to add conditioner, this process is to clean the hair and remove product.
9. Towel dry with a microfiber towel.
10. Air Dry, and DO NOT "play" with the hair until dried to avoid frizz.
LACE HAIR CARE
INCLUDING CLOSURES, FRONTALS, FULL LACE, AND ALL LACE BASED PRODUCTS
Closures and Frontals both have lace bases. Lace is just as described, it is a piece of lace with tiny holes. Inside those holes, we take a 2 to 3 hair strands and loop through the lace hole and make a double knot. This is called ventilation. The hair is knotted onto a lace, not wefted, glued, etc. It is crucial to know the following:
1. Holes or patches in closures or frontals are a result of excessive tugging, scratching, or pulling on the hair which yanks the hair strands from the base.
2. Shampoo and Condition 1"-2" away from the base.
3. If hair is removed, please locate a professional stylist who specializes in ventilation or re-ventilation.
4. Tie on a bonnet or scarf at night to lay the frontal or closure down.
5. As your natural hair grows, and through daily styling the frontal will lift. Please reinstall every 3-4 weeks.
6. Hold the hair tightly while brushing so not to disturb the knots.
THE LAST TRACKS IN THE BACK
IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD
The very last rows in the back of the head is the MOST NEGLECTED ROWS.
It's no secret when the front of the hair is in great care, but the very last rows in the back of the head get tangled with kinky curly hair extensions. When styling hair extensions, it becomes so easy to brush the hair around our face, and the crown and back of our head. You know.. The parts we easily see.
According to research of wearing hundreds of bundles over 15 years and owning a hair extension company, the very last 2 rows (the wefts touching the neck) are the most neglected hair extension rows.
Easily care for these rows by putting all of your hair in a high ponytail, and pull out the last row BY THE WEFT, and brush or detangle. Move on to the next row, and so forth until complete. The key direction is to style the hair BY THE WEFT instead of randomly brushing everywhere as if treated like hair is growing from the scalp.
AND OTHER EXPERIMENTS
(ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS NOT JUST WITH OUR HAIR, BUT A RULE OF THUMB FOR NATURALS GOING BLONDE, PERIOD.)
Please note that we color lift the hair color for days, up to weeks, depending on how high to lift the hair color BEFORE THE CURL IS MADE.
Due to us already coloring the hair, if we already color the hair and you do additional at home or professional chemical processing, this can compromise the integrity of the hair.
How to Lift
Use a low developer, and understand that this is a slow process. True bottled blondes always go back to their stylist after 2 weeks to complete another lifting process. The blonde process is lift, wait, lift, wait, and keep going until it’s the shade that you desire.
Between the waiting time, do protein and deep conditioning treatments on the hair. When lifting our virgin hair, the process can take around 4 hours to lift to platinum. This will ensure your curl pattern will stay natural and healthy.
Lifting the hair INCORRECTLY, will have the curls lose up to 2 centimeters in the curls diameter, but the hair WILL STILL HAVE ITS CURL.
You just have to make sure that either you or your stylist really understands how to change the level of developer when it comes to going blonde.
We are not responsible for your hair coloring experiments. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you’ll need to just go see a professional because there are no refunds or exchanges for more hair if you mess up.