How To Take Care Of Brazilian Hair
You could say the internet is already saturated with a lot of articles on how best to take care of your Brazilian hair but you should know every woman is looking for something different. Buying a Brazilian hair unit does not end with the purchase as there are a thousand and one things to know about these weaves. Just like your natural hair which maybe deteriorating due to lack of appropriate attention, every piece of hair whether artificial, natural or synthetic is subject to depreciation without suitable care and attention. Your relationship with your hair extensions or your natural hair can be better understood with the law of cause and effect. So if you treat it right and take absolute care, you get a healthy hair that looks and feels absolutely beautiful. Let's quickly look at some hair care tips that are peculiar to Brazilian hair.
Top 10 Brazilian Hair Care Tips
Since we're here, let's look at how best to take care of out Brazilian hair weaves or wigs.
The Correct Way To Open The Brazilian Hair Weft
Do you know the correct way to open the Brazilian hair weft when When you get the hair?
First off you should know that patience is a virtue, with people and most definitely with human hair extensions.
Let me tell you the correct way to open the hair weft step by step.
Step 1: Cut off the bands that are used to hold them.
Step 2: Open the hair weft for a little bit. Combing the ends first, then the middle part and finally goes to the root.
Step 3: Combing to open the rest and comb the hair weft in the same way.
How to comb Brazilian hair
Just like your natural hair, combing Brazilian hair has its own technique and this should be adhered to. The best way to Using a wide tooth or a brush, gently comb out your Brazilian hair extensions. Always comb or brush the hair from the bottom up, small sections at a time. The more careful you treat your extensions the longer they will last.
How to wash Brazilian hair
Just like your natural hair, Brazilian hair equally needs to be washed and tended to. When looking to wash Brazilian hair, be sure to get the basic things right like the need for warm water which will remove all amount of hair products that may have been used on the hair.
Wash your extensions three to five times a week. it isn't like your natural hair where you get to wash everyday. Just like your normal hair, they'll become dried out if you over-wash them. On days that you don't wash your hair, give it a gentle rinse and use some conditioner.
- How often you should wash your hair depends on its thickness, oil content and how much product you use in it.
- For example Someone with thick, dry hair who doesn't use too much product wouldn't have to wash as often as someone with thin, oily hair who styles it daily.
- Before shampooing, please use the correct method to comb the hair throguh gently the wide-tooth comb, if the hair is excessively tangled, a spray on conditioner should be used. Alway use a shampoo or one specifically for chemically threated hair.
- Run the hair under warm water and after placing a small amount shampoo on your fingers, gently work the shampoo into the hair, strocking downwards from the weft base to the ends. Do not trist, scrub to rub the hair. Use the shampoo saringly.
- When clean, rinse thoroughly unde warm running water until the water runs clear. Be sure to rinse until all shampoo is cleaned, as improper rinsing could results in damaged.
- After cleaning the hair with shampoo, then please conditioner the hair so that we could keep the hair healthy shine and promote styling ease. (PS. please deep-conditioner the hair if it is too dry.)
- Place a small amount of conditioner in your hand. Gently work into the hair and let sit for there to five minute. Rinse thoroughly in warm water. Gently towel blot to remove the excess water.
Tips: When you wash the hair, please keep the weft from water, just hold the weft and press the hair repeated gently, don't rub the hair, don't comb the hair when it's will wet.
Brazilian Hair Weft Extensions Installation
Just like every other weave, Brazilian hair also has hair Weft Extensions that ought to be taken care of especially when installing. Usually you could install weft hair extensions at home but you only need remember that they ought to look seamless and undetectable. One of the reasons weft hair extensions came into business was that it was meant to be used to increase hair volume and not draw attention to itself which is why it is usually the same color as your natural hair. You could create a tiny 3 strand weave in the section you want to apply the weft extension and just clip it in or you could have it clipped on a section of hair. Usually, creating some sort of weave in the area helps keep the weft hair extension in place and you could be sure it is secure.
One key aspect of caring for your weft extensions is the installation method. To ensure that your weft extensions do not shed after installation, we strongly recommend that you instruct your stylist to observe and follow these key points:
Do not put a needle through the wefts or pierce the wefts. If installing a sew-in weave, sew in the wefts by looping and tying the weave thread under and over the weft in a blanket stitch method:
- Do not split the wefts
- Do not cut the wefts. Avoid cutting the wefts. If you have to cut the wefts, seal each cut weft end with weft glue.
Deep Condition for Brazilian hair
Natural hair is lucky since it receives all the oils your scalp produces, which (usually) keeps it healthy and hydrated. Unfortunately, this oil doesn't reach your hair extensions, so you have to work a bit harder to keep them hydrated.
Well, with all the benefits that deep conditioning gives to natural hair, it is no surprise that it should be used on Brazilian hair too. Here we will tell you how to deep conditioning your Brazilian hair step by step:
Step 1: Wash your extensions with a clarifying shampoo. These shampoos are formulated to strip away any gunk, oil and styling product build-up on your extensions. Work the shampoo through the extension from root to tip and rinse it out with lukewarm water.
Step 2: After washing your Brazilian hair and rinsing off the shampoo, you could decide to deep condition. Here all you need to do is to apply a generous amount of conditioner onto the hair and detangle with a comb or brush from the ends all the way up. Most treatments should be left in for about 5 minutes, but always consult the bottle for the proper application method!
Step 3: Rinse thoroughly with cool water and squeeze the excess water from your extensions with a towel. to prevent damage, don't vigorously rub your head or the loose extensions.. If need be, Apply a leave-in conditioner to your extensions and work through any snarls or tangles with a wide-tooth comb. Make sure the treatments are sulfate and alcohol free, since those ingredients will dry out and damage the extensions, which is exactly what we don't want!
Let clients know that they can use deep-conditioning hair masks once or twice a week. The mask should be applied to the extensions and left on for around 30 minutes, then rinsed out. Then they should follow with their regular shampooing and conditioning regimen.
Coloring and Bleaching Brazilian Hair
There are times where you would want to color your natural hair probably to change your look or to suit the season. The same applies with your Brazilian hair. All of Luvs hair weaves are made out of 100% human virgin Remy Brazilian hair weave, which means that they are able to be colored or bleached to virtually any color at all.
Changing colors on your Brazilian hair isn't really a problem especially if it is done within 4 or 6 weeks interval. The challenge seems to be with bleaching Brazilian hair and most often than not this applies where you want to use a lighter dye color your Brazilian hair. Brighter colors would require you to bleach the hair before applying the dye. The problem with this is the fact that bleaching strips the hair of its natural nutrients and leaves it bare. The coloring process is enough hassle on its own so let's not add bleaching to it. As much as possible try to avoid the bleaching process.
Styling Brazilian Hair
The good thing about styling Brazilian hair is that just like your natural hair, Brazilian hair has the capacity to withstand heat styling and this is important. There are a lot of ways you could style your Brazilian hair and they range from heat styling to heatless styling. If you want it straight, you'd have to use a straightener but be sure to use some protective hair products so your hair does not get damaged in the process. For wavy and curly styles, you could use a tonging machine or make use of rollers. Heatless styles make use of plastic rollers that can be used on the hair and left overnight. Amazingly, this brings out the same curl or wave pattern as a regular heat style.
Sleeping with Hair Weaves
Sleeping with hair Weaves does not have to end with you almost ripping the weave out because of knots or tangling that happened while you were asleep.
- First of all, when you're about to go to bed, brush your hair to remove all kinds of knots and to detangle.
- Be sure you can run your fingers comfortably across the hair before you secure it in a low pull through pony tail or a braid.
- It could be three or four strand braid but you should make sure it secures all the hair and keeps it intact so you could sleep comfortably.
Tips: If you have either Brazilian body wave or curly weaves, be sure to tie these down and use either a silk or satin cap to cover your hair before going to bed at night.
Never wrap your hair in any kind of cotton material, as this will only absorb oils from your hair that can make it much less manageable. You also should not use any elastic bands since these can cause various amounts of stress.
Sleeping without using any of these techniques will have the hair running around on the pillows or the covers and may just pose a problem once you awaken.
How to care for your hair while swimming
So this is yet another thing you ought to look out for when you go swimming. While it is advised to use a swimming cap when you go swimming so all your hair is tucked underneath the cap, a lot of people want to feel their hair cascading onto their necks while at the beach.
Well first of all you should wash your hair with shampoo and conditioners that have UV protection. You should also make sure to use your SPF so that your hair is not damaged under the sun. If you don't want to wear a swimming cap, as much as possible avoid getting the hair wet. There are reasons why we have styles like updos that could easily prove useful at the beach.
After a swim, make sure to use protective products on the hair and do not brush your hair while it is wet. You could use a wide toothed comb to separate the strands but as much as possible dry it out with a hand dryer but do not let it air dry. While at the beach, you could prevent a sunburn with the use of hats and bandanas. This limits the amount of sunlight that your hair is otherwise exposed to.
Brazilian Hair Care Products
When dealing with your natural hair, you gravitate towards products that improve hair growth and ultimately allow you to maintain your hair. With Brazilian hair, this is not the case. You can't possibly be gurning for hair growth oils or serums. Brazilian hair needs are different from natural hair and as such, you should concentrate more on getting products that can protect the hair, keep it in a perpetual silky state, keep the texture soft and also help it shine. Your products should be aimed more at maintaining the quality of your Brazilian hair. So you could buy shampoos and conditioners, products that are protective for heat styles, sun protection products and essential oils that will help to retain moisture and seal in every other product already applied. The need for products would suggest a daily care of the hair whenever you wake up. Products need not be applied in excess as this is a problem on its own.
What's different between Brazilian straight hair care, wavy hair care and Brazilian curly hair care?
It is safe to say that there are different strokes for different folks. While Brazilian hair could be straight, wavy and curly, the mode of maintenance for different hair types may not necessarily be the same. A lot of times what distinguishes them are the hair products. Hair products that are peculiar to straight hairs may not be suitable for curly Brazilian hair and the same goes for wavy hair. When it comes to hair care there are some tips that are universal and will apply to any hair type but some others may just be peculiar. Keeping the hair clean and neat always obviously applies to all hair types as this is important. Something else that's a bit more universal is the need to stay away from too much products. When hair products are too much on your Brazilian hair whether straight curly or wavy, you should know it affects the longevity of the hair. When applying hair products, as much as possible avoid over using them and stick to the ones that are light.
Caring for straight hair is pretty much the same as every other hair type. You would however need to keep it looking shiny as straight hair could look very thin and scanty without the right product type. You could use a blunt haircut to give the illusion of a full hair.
Wavy hair on the other hand tend to have a lot of frizz if not properly taken care of. So you must look for products that can help contain frizz and still help the hair shine. Styling mousse is a great addition to the hair while it is still wet and you could add oils too to seal moisture into the hair as these are the common problems you may encounter. As much as possible, try to avoid too much product so the hair does not turn out greasy.
Curly hair also shares the same challenges as wavy hair. The problem is the frizz. This can however be controlled with letting the hair have enough moisture. Your hair products for curly hair must include moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. You should also keep mousse close as it helps to control the curls and oils define them. With curly and wavy hair, the trick is in the haircut as this would determine how curly your hair looks. If it is shorter, it appears more curly or wavy but length weighs down the curls a bit more.
What are the differences between washing Brazilian hair weave and Brazilian hair wigs?
When it comes to quality and texture of the Weaves and wigs, they are pretty much the same. The only significant difference is the fact that a wig has a wig cap on which a weave has been sewn in
When washing Brazilian hair Weaves, the procedure is as already stated above. It involves the use of warm water and hair products and deep conditioning if you're interested. It's pretty straight forward and simple.
Brazilian hair wigs on the other hand need more attention and care especially during wash days. This is because a wig absorbs a lot more than a weave. The wig cap will definitely have a lot of dried sweat on it and makeup products too. To take all these off, you would need to immerse the whole wig in warm or hot water and thoroughly wash with shampoo before deep conditioning. When washing, pay close attention to the wig cap just so you wash out any discoloration that maybe caused by makeup or sweat. Wigs are to be washed a lot more often than Weaves because they definitely absorb a lot more. Even when coloring or bleaching Brazilian hair, care should be taken when working with wigs so as not to bleach the wig cap in the process. Apart from the need to wash it more, wigs are similar to Weaves.
When people purchase Brazilian hair, their immediate plan is to use it for a period of time usually not short term. If you're in this category, it is pertinent to take proper care of your hair so that it meets your long term goals.