There are 3 phases involved in caring for you virgin hair extensions. The first phase is pre-install, the period of time before you have your extensions installed. During pre-install, the first thing that you need to do is seal your wefts on both sides. This is the single most important step in preserving the longevity of your extensions. Sealing your wefts will keep your extensions from shedding. There is nothing worse than wearing a shedding weave, it’s embarrassing. So, seal those wefts! I recommend Shed Stop Weft Sealer for wholesale virgin hair you can find a 1 ounce bottle on amazon.com for a little under $13.00. You may even be able to find it at your local beauty supply. After your weft sealant has thoroughly dried, co wash your extensions with a cleansing conditioner. DO NOT USE SHAMPOO! Sorry for yelling, but this can’t be stressed enough. Shampooing your virgin hair extensions can leave them dry and dull. Lastly, show a little virgin hair love with a deep conditioning… your extensions will thank you.
The second phase of caring for your virgin hair extensions is the actual install. There are only two things that you need to know here. 1. Don’t cut your extensions. If you cut the wefts on your virgin hair extensions they will shed even if you applied weft sealer. If you leave your wefts intact after your wefts are sealed you will see very little shedding. So, instead of cutting your wefts, flip them. 2. Avoid using bonding or glue if at all possible. Yes, you can have virgin hair extensions bonded or quick weaved if you choose. However, the process used to removed the glue from the hair tracts also weakens the tract, and you’re back to shedding.
The last phase of caring for your virgin hair extensions is the fun part, rocking that fabulous hair! There are some things that you need to know. Since your extensions are not attached to your scalp they don’t benefit from the natural oils that your scalp produce. In order to stay soft and shiny your extensions need to be moisturized. Don’t use hair grease. Hair grease doesn’t dry and will cause your extensions to matte and beard. I recommend using argan oil to moisturize your extensions and to prevent damage when using styling irons. I know it’s a pain but yes, you still need to tie your hair up night, (beauty is pain.) Sleep in a silk or sating scarf and always use a high quality wig brush. If you follow these few simple steps you’ll protect your investment and enjoy your virgin hair extensions for months to come.