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Ways to Maintain Your Kinky Straight Hair Extensions

Ways to Maintain Your Kinky Straight Hair Extensions

Taking Care of Your Extensions for a Lasting Look

Celebrities such as Niecy Nash from the TNT show Claws and Yvonne Orji from HBO’s Insecure are rocking one of the latest trends in hair extensions. Kinky straight hair extensions, also known as a blow out straight weave, has become one of the most popular hair textures across the globe.

The reason this type of hair is adored by many is that it is easy to blend, has free-flowing movement, and mimics your natural hair very well. Kinky straight produces a thick and full texture to hair. It can be styled or worn blown out or flat ironed. It will hold curls from a wand or curling iron and matches perfectly with relaxed hair and a silk press.

Kinky straight creates a natural shine that is soft to the touch. The appearance of the hair is fantastic and stylish, but if you fail to maintain it correctly, the results will be a look of dry and worn hair.

So before you grab your bundles make sure that you understand it is up to you to nourish your hair and provide the TLC (FYI: it means tender love and care not the famous R&B group :) your extensions need for a long-lasting beautiful look.

Private Label Hair Extensions provides several ways to maintain your kinky straight hair.

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Washing And Conditioning

As with any extensions washing and conditioning is a key element to maintaining the look and longevity of your hair. Wash and condition your hair at least twice a week for a clean and polished look. Keep in mind that washing with shampoo will strip your weave of moisture, so I highly recommended that you use a conditioner after you shampoo.

You can also ditch the shampoo and use a co-wash. Another product that you can grab from your home is Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Soak and rinse your hair with (ACV) for another way to strip your hair. Don't forget to use a clarifying shampoo at least once a week to get rid of product build up as well.

Remember, the less you wet or wash your hair, the better it will look. This doesn’t mean you should neglect washing your hair, but avoid the overuse of products such as hair sprays and gels.

If you are trying to clean your hair due to product buildup with shampoo, check out these steps to follow a perfect hair routine.

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Use a clarifying shampoo throughout hair.

Wash hair in a downwards motion every single time you wash your hair.

Do not run your hair together. Rubbing hair together will cause it to tangle.

Rinse hair thoroughly to ensure all the product is washed out.

When you condition your hair, use a wide tooth comb to detangle (Check out this article: how to detangle matted weave) and distribute the conditioner throughout the hair evenly. Make sure the hair is entirely coated with conditioner while combing. Once you have combed through the hair, rinse thoroughly with cold water.

Remember to use a cotton shirt to pat dry your hair. Do not rub or scrunch the hair together; rubbing will cause tangles. Then let your hair air dry.

The beautiful thing about this type of texture is that it doesn’t need too many hair products. However, when it is dirty, it is more likely to tangle. Removing tangles isn’t as hard as you may think.

Just run your fingers through your hair and use a paddle brush to smooth it out. Don’t brush from root to ends, because it will cause shedding. Instead, work your way up from the tip to the roots.

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Oils are Important

A natural textured weave is just like our natural hair. The only difference you must consider is that our natural hair receives natural oils from your scalp and your hair extensions will not receive the nourishment that it needs unless you provide it. You must have moisturizer for your extensions!

Using oils such as argan and olive oil while your hair damp hair will give your extensions a fantastic shine and will keep it well moisturized, but always remember that less is more when it comes to kinky weaves.

If you want to add some pizazz to your hair, it can be curled but minimize the use of heat, instead use a non-heat method to curl. The heat will do more damage than good. We suggest using heat sparingly to avoid any potential damage.

We’ve covered most of the do’s so we can now address the don'ts. Check out this list that will guide you to kinky straight hair extensions bliss.

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Don't Wash Your Hair Too Much

Limit the use of hairspray and alcohol-based hair products.

Water keeps it in its natural state so don’t be afraid to get your hair wet.

Too much heat can cause permanent damage.

Use a silk head wrap or pillowcase for protection.

Don't Over Moisturize Your Hair. Too much of anything isn’t good.

Don't overheat your hair, if possible try to stay out of direct sources heat.

Don’t towel dry your hair. Instead, shake your head or squeeze the water out and air dry or use a cotton t-shirt. This will assist with reducing frizz and friction on your hair.

Try to install on a u-part or full wig which will assist with extending the “life of the hair.”

Use heat sparingly and use a heat protectant.

Seal wefts with some a type of weft sealer which will reduce shedding

Do not cut or sew through wefts.

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Give Your Extensions a “Time Out”

Keeping your kinky straight extensions moisturized, washed and conditioned is key to keeping your hair up to par. Even with all of the tips listed, it’s always a good idea to give your extensions a rest.

Hair usually lasts anywhere from six to 12 weeks, depending on the type of hair and your ability to take good care of it. When it is time to take out your current weave, make sure you thoroughly condition your natural hair to prepare it to be in its best form to support a new weave.

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Hairstyles To Avoid That Can Damage Your Edges

Hairstyles To Avoid That Can Damage Your Edges

Don't Be on The Edge Try To Avoid These Hairstyles

Being able to take care of your natural hair is a serious issue, especially if your anything like me and loves switching up your hairstyles now and then.

We all love jumbo box braids, high ponytails, low buns but do you want these styles to come at a cost and damage your edges in the process. You don't want your fun and versatile look to turn into complete mayhem and constant tugging on your baby hairs.

Some may not think of this, but the hair closest to your temple, nape, and forehead are most susceptible to strain and damage. Depending on the length, style, hairdresser, and amount of time you keep your hair in all of these factors can either make or destroy the naturally thin area of your head.

Some tips to keeping your overall tresses healthier are, deep conditioning, regular wash days, or even taking vitamins, all of these methods are some of the best practices to keeping your hair looking full and in tip-top shape. If you do try the best steps necessary in maintaining your baby hair and there is still no luck, we know that sometimes it comes down to the overall looks we choose to do on our tresses.

So, here is a list of hairstyles to avoid that can damage those beautiful edges.

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Braids

Now, of course, braids are the most common hairstyle that is known for plucking and pulling out your edges.

Whether it's individuals, cornrows, or jumbo twists, whenever synthetic or real hair is in with your own some damage can occur. When you have big braids that can weigh down on your strands, it can cause them to pull on your baby hairs. Micro twists are by far the worst since they attach to the thinnest parts of your edges and when it's time to take them out they will pull your real mane along with them.

Cornrows aren't too bad if it's on your actual hair, but we have a knack to braid the strands straight back, and, in that process, we tend to forget about our napes which can make the hair in the back of your head to be short and damaged.

Let's face it, braids have been in our lives since we were little kids, so there is no way we expect you to banish it from your hairstyle archive forever, but maybe take a small break from them now and then.

When you do want this style to make sure that they are loose, if the hair is pulling on your edges too tightly it causes weak strands and damage to your follicles. What's even worse about too-tight braids is that it can ultimately lead to hair loss or bald plates and no one wants that love.

So, keep all of these things in mind the next time you opt for this hairstyle, and I promise you will not be disappointed.

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The Forever Ponytail

We all know that one person who where's their ponytail, in the same way, every day, hey that person may just be you, and we're here to help you break that habit.

This hairstyle can cause a lot of fraying and breakage. We get it ponytails are simple, quick, and easy to give you a neat and polished look in a matter of seconds, but this is probably one of the most damaging looks out there. Scrunchies and elastic hair ties can have a tight grip and cut into your hair shaft, and this is what causes the fraying on your mane.

This rule can also apply when you put your hair up in a bun as well. If you want to throw your hair in a ponytail for a quick workout now and then go right ahead, but if this is the constant go-to hairstyle you may want to ease up on the high pony.

If for some reason you don't want to let go of wearing your ponytail try opting for a fully fabric-coated hair tie instead of elastics, and you and your edges should be in good shape.

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Tight Sew-Ins

We all know how beautiful you look and feel when you get a sew-in, but this may be the cause of your edges getting damaged.

The biggest mistake any of us can do is get our extensions put it in too tight, and this will put lots of tension on your hair follicles which can make the strands fall out. Sew-ins can contribute to the most common type of hair loss among African American women.

It all comes down to your braiding pattern and how the stylist does your hair. I love getting sew-ins, and I hated the "what if" of if my edges would fall out. I figured out that having a netted weave cap over your braids before getting your hair done helps a ton.

The cap will help protect your baby hairs from the needle, thread, and weave in any damaging way. So, opt for wearing wigs instead, with all of the latest advancements in lace closures and 4-way parting wigs are starting to look a lot more realistic.

The best part about this alternative is that it's quick and far less dramatic than getting a sew-in.

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Slick Back Bun

If we want to keep our edges safe, we want to make sure that we avoid any hairstyle that involves constant brushing like a slick back bun.

Brushes can cause friction on your hair that leads to breakage and split ends. Most importantly this process can cause your edges to pull out over time. Brushing wet hair is especially bad so try finger combing when you can.

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Any Hairstyle with Accessories

When it comes down to protecting our precious edges, we want to make sure that we ease up and try our best to avoid dangerous hair accessories. 

Certain broaches or jewels with combs can be very damaging to our baby hairs. If most of your looks involve clipping in extensions every day or adding cute clips or bobby pins, you may want to hold off for a few days.

These styles are a top cause for pulling on our napes and edges, and I want to keep us protected in the best way possible.

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Tips

So, I have given you some hairstyles that you need to avoid when it comes down to protecting your edges.

But how about I add some basic tips to protect your tresses and hairline from any further damage when it comes you wearing extensions. There are plenty of techniques and methods out there to help safely keep your edges.

But we decided to narrow it down to the top five so place close attention and be sure to take plenty of notes.

Tip #1 Try Not To Overdo Your Hairstyle

I know that you spent all your money and time on your hair but even if they still look fantastic and neat, don't wear your braids or extensions 6 to 8 weeks at a time.

You should take out your weave to allow your edges and scalp to go through deep conditioning. When excess dirt builds up in your hair follicles, it can clump your strands together and leave room for uncomfortable pulling on your mane.

The moral of the story is not to overdo the length of time you keep your hairstyle.

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Tip #2 When Wearing Braids Make Bigger Parts Around The Perimeter Of Your Head

Whether you are rocking faux locks, twists, or braids, you must make sure that you or your stylist have the parts around your edges a little bigger than the ones on the rest of your head.

The reason behind this method is that your hair by the temple will be able to support the extensions better. I know you probably think that this will make the style unattractive but trust me it'll look fine. It won't be evident at all and will blend in with your look.

One thing you want to make sure you don't do is over style your braids once you get them. You may think it sounds cute to pull them up, to turn, and to twist them in to cool updos will add more stress on your hairline and edges. If you want to go for a fresh style, try tying your braids loosely.

Or even let your style hang with a different side parting. You will still look beautiful I promise!

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Tip #3 Don't Take Wash Day For Granted

Yes, I know that we get protective hairstyles because it is low maintenance and lasts for a very long time.

But this should not mean that you don't wash your hair at all throughout the time you have your braids or extensions on your head. You want to make sure that you shampoo your hair between one or 2 times within two weeks to keep your scalp clean and healthy. There is constant product buildup that occurs from continually styling, and dead skin cells pile up and can affect the growth of your edges, this is why washing your hair is very beneficial.

I don't want you to think that this process is impossible. If you are wearing weave that is a sew-in on glued in, then try your best to separate your natural hair from your wefts the best way that you can.

Once you complete that previous step, you want to wash gently, condition, and rinse your natural hair. Once your mane is squeaky clean proceed with drying, combing, and styling it in your favorite way.

If you wear clip-ins, you want to make sure to take them out first before you begin to wash your hair.

Once your true roots are clean, you can dry them, and reattach your extensions to your tresses.

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Tip #4 Be Careful When Taking Extensions/Braids Out

The reason our edges become damaged is due in large part to the technique we use when it comes time to take them out.

Quick weaves are probably the most dangerous. The glue that we use to place the extensions on our heads can contain chemicals that lead to hair loss. If you are a huge fan of using bonding glue make sure that you use the recommended remover not only to have all of the glue safely out of your tresses.

If you rush this process and end up leaving glue in your hair, it will become almost impossible to remove it all without taking some of your beautiful strands with them.

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Tip #5 Keep Braids or Extensions Loose

The biggest mistake women will make is having their extensions in too tight.

This causes extra strain and tension on the hair closest to the nape and the temple, and this will make your strands fall out. Extensions should not be painful or cause harsh headaches, and if they are or do, that's the number one sign to know that your weave is in too tightly.

Try opting for clip-ins the next time you want extensions, they are less damaging directly because you can take them out quickly, and with ease. There is no glue or needling involved which makes this method even more desirable.

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Do you have any Edge Protection Tips?

So, there you have it my beauties. To sum everything up, it's all about doing the right balance when you choose your hairstyle.

You don't want to wear braids all year long, and neither do you want to have your hair in a ponytail every day of the week. Just because experts say that a style can last up to three months doesn't mean you should keep it in for that long.

Make sure that you are regularly paying attention to your hairline if you start to see any noticeable changes take out your current hairstyle and give your mane a break. If you take it easy on your hair, you can see instant results in growth.

If you have any edge protection tips that you live by, let us know in the comments down below.

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How To Change your Hair Frequently Without Breaking the Bank

How To Change your Hair Frequently Without Breaking the Bank

Tips on Switching Your Hair Up Without Breaking the Bank

Let’s be real – no one wants to get bored with their hair!

There’s nothing like having the freedom to wake up one day and decide that you want to try a different hairstyle to fit your mood, the occasion, or "just because." The great thing about hair is that we can create hundreds of looks on our own with little to no effort!

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Here’s the Real Challenge with Changing Your Hair Frequently

I know I’m not the only one that has an entire Pinterest board dedicated to the many styles that I plan to try.

You have to keep the people guessing! However, I sometimes look at the photos on my board and ask myself, “how am I going to make these styles work without breaking the bank?”

When we see our favorite celebs and influencers wearing new hairstyles daily, we tend to think that we can’t do the same while remaining budget-friendly. I’m here to tell you that it’s possible, sis. To all of my budget-friendly hair lovers, it’s time to chat!

Here’s how you can ditch the dull hair looks and change your hair without spending a lot of money.

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Go Curly, Go Straight

One of the easiest ways to change your hair is to switch up your hair texture.

Are you usually a fan of keeping it straight? Try a wash ‘n go or create curls with a hair tool. If you’re a curly chick, go for a straight look (only if you can accomplish this without the risk of heat damage).

There’s nothing wrong with a little texture change here there – show off your versatility!

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Snatch People's Wigs With a Wig!

Fun fact: When I was younger, I would play with my grandmother’s wigs while laughing at the fact that she would proudly wear one every day.

Let me say that times have changed, sorry grandma! Now, I am a huge fan of a good wig and will rock one like it’s growing out of my scalp. The thing that I love the most about wigs is that there is no commitment to a hairstyle. I can decide to have long, curly hair one day and then a short bob the next day. Wigs are one of the easiest, fastest ways to change your hair and switch up your style.

A high-quality wig can be expensive if you’re looking to invest in a long-term style. However, if you want a unit that you can pop on here and there, you can either search online or head to your local beauty supply store to purchase one that is inexpensive.

There are a lot of synthetic units that you can find for less than $40 that look just as natural as a high-quality unit.

Another great tip is to make a wig yourself by using some older bundles that you may have. Take some of your Private Label Extensions hair that you have laying around and create a u-part or full cap wig. Making a wig out of extensions gives you the flexibility to change your hair whenever you want while also allowing you to rock human hair that you didn’t have to buy.

If you are a beginner when it comes to wigs, no worries!

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Roll It Up

Foam rollers, perm rods, heated rollers, Flexi rods – you name it, it’s out there!

Roller or rod sets are cute and easy to maintain, but the thing that I love the most is that you can do so much with the curls that you form with these tools. Whether you want a “pineapple” ponytail (in the words of Twitter users, a “pineapple”) or a half up half down ‘do, your curls will make your style pop.

Much like hair accessories, you can find inexpensive packs of rollers and rods at your local beauty supply store. A few packs will go a long way!

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Accessorize Your Hair

Let’s go back to the old days again.

Do you remember when our moms would add all types of bows, beads, and ribbons to our hair? Get back to that trend! A quick and simple way to add some flair and change your hair is to play around with different kinds of hair accessories.

There’s no limit to the hairstyles that you can create when playing around with different accessories. You can even use something as simple as rubber bands to give yourself a perfect look for any occasion, like a pom-pom ponytail.

Another trendy accessory to include in your style is a scarf or head wrap. Wraps are not only fashionable, but they also help to protect your hair (or conceal it during a “bad hair day”). Looking to achieve festival vibes? Slide on a flower crown or headband for a boho-chic look.

Here’s the best part: you can find all of the accessories that I mentioned at a beauty supply store or even a dollar store for a super low price.

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Faux It ‘til You Make It

Here’s a neat trick that will change how you view natural hair!

I remember watching a YouTube video where a beauty vlogger shared her best-kept secret about creating a natural look. She proceeded to pull out a curly drawstring ponytail, and I couldn’t help but wonder what she planned to do with it.

To my surprise, she used the faux ponytail to make a super cute natural puff. Yes, you can use a cheap drawstring ponytail to create a full, curly puff that will look like the real deal. I know you’re probably just as shocked as I was.

All you need to do is pop it on, fluff it out, and boom – you’ve created a new look in minutes!

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D.I.Y. Time: Learn to Braid

Okay, bear with me. I know this tip may take a little more time and effort, but I promise it’ll be worth it when you realize how much money you’re going to save!

Learning how to braid your hair will take time, practice, and patience. However, D.I.Y. braids will give you the flexibility to change your braid styles on YOUR time and with barely any of your dime. Say “goodbye” to the hassle of making hair appointments and the stress of paying over $100 for the style, not including the price of the hair.

If you decide to braid your hair, you’re only responsible for purchasing the hair and products, whether you're doing cornrows or box braids.

Now, do you see how much money you can keep stashed away just by teaching yourself this technique? You can do this!

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You’re Styling on a Budget Now!

Throw out the idea that it requires big bucks to change your hair. All it takes is a little creativity, and you’ll always have fun with your hair while maintaining your budget. Your pockets will thank you later! Continue reading

Best Ways to Maintain Your Hair Underneath Your Wig

Best Ways to Maintain Your Hair Underneath Your Wig

Seven Tips Maintain That Mane!

Wearing wigs is easily the ultimate way to protect your hair and give you a sexy hairstyle.

We tend to fall prey to using wigs as only a means of a beautiful look but in the process forgetting to take care of our natural hair underneath. There are so many horrible ramifications of not treating your roots when you are wearing a protective hairstyle.

A recent study shows that African American women are more likely to have hair loss than any other race because they leave sew-ins in too long or don't treat their hair under their wigs. I own about 12 wigs myself and the collection is continuously growing as months go on.

This hairstyle is helping my natural tresses flourish and indeed become great; it was not always that way of course. It takes some self-discipline and some excellent tips to make keeping your natural hair healthy less tedious and more enjoyable.

If we want to slow down the effects of hair loss for a woman these tips and tricks will dramatically change the way you view and take care of your hair. I promise you, by using a few extra moments out of your daily and weekly routine, you too will be able to enjoy the benefits of wearing this hairstyle and keeping your hair healthy.

Now, let's jump right into this list of 7 ways to maintain your hair underneath your wig.

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Wash Your Hair Regularly

Okay, washing your hair may seem like common sense, but hey I had to put this on the list to stress the importance of this tip.

Keeping your scalp clean is a great way to make sure your hair follicles are healthy, active, and more susceptible to grow. Wearing a wig all day will cover up your scalp, this leaves room for sweat and dirt to build up at a much faster rate.

With dandruff and other unhealthy oils building up on top of your hair, this can cause your hair to have an odd smell and tangle causing breakage. Shampooing and conditioning your hair will be your best friend throughout the process of wearing wigs. Even if you just do a simple co-wash without using shampoo, it will help clean your scalp.

Dead skin and sweat start to build up within the first five days of having your hair braided or out, so it would be best to try to wash your hair at least once a week to get all the dirt out of your hair.

Remember that too much of anything isn't right, so try not to wash your hair excessively, because in the process you can remove away all of the right oils and nutrients that our hair secrets. You do not want dry or brittle tresses so keep the full-blown wash day to once every seven to fourteen days.

A conditioner is an excellent alternative to maintaining the healthy nutrients inside of your hair follicles, so if you have cornrows in during the process of wearing your wigs, you can opt for an exceptional leave-in conditioning spray.

All these tips will help maintain that beautiful, healthy hair underneath that wig!

Moisturize your hair

Moisturizing your hair is vital to keeping it in a healthy state. Most people who wear wigs will try to wear a cap over their hair.

First, this adds a protective layer from any outside elements. What others probably don't know is that wig caps can suck out all of the moisture and luster that is in your hair. Dry hair is the easiest to become damaged and is more likely to break off while wearing your wigs.

So, whenever you have downtime or just getting off work; you want to make sure to take the tracks off immediately for relief. Add moisture by spraying your hair or cornrows with a mixture of leave-in conditioner and water. When you put the mix on your scalp make sure you pat into the hair and let roots air dry. You want your actual hair to be damp and not wet, you do not want to place a wig on dampening hair this will cause mildew like smell that nobody wants.

If you're one of the people who doesn't do much to their underneath other than placing it into a low bun and placing a wig cap over it, then moisturizing your hair down to the root will be a little more comfortable than if you have cornrows on your head.

Make sure to divide your hair into four sections, coat the sections with olive oil or vitamin e oil. Next, use a water-based leave-in product to the different parts of your hair and let soak, once your hair absorbs all of the added nutrients your natural tresses will look glossy and shiny.

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Braid your Hair Underneath

This tip has to be one of the most important ones in helping maintain that hair under your scalp.

Braiding down your hair is a ubiquitous way that people wear it before placing a wig on top. When you do this the correct way, any style will lay flatter and look neater.

This method is the best when it comes down to protecting your lovely strand, and also you will have easier access to your scalp when it comes time to cleaning or conditioning. You should have your hair cornrowed underneath if you don't want your wig looking lumpy or bumpy in specific areas.

If you're going to save yourself some time and stress try doing flat twists, it's a lot easier and less complicated, and the smaller they are the flatter the wig will lay as well.

Yes, braiding your hair down has a ton of benefits, the best one of all has to be that it gives you a chance to detangle your hair before you start the cornrowing process.

If your real hair is a long length, then that means it is more susceptible to being tangled up, going through the necessary steps of twisting your hair underneath will stop it from becoming tangled, matted, and hard to manage. Maybe your wig is still laying down bumpy, try placing a wig cap over the braids for a smoother finishing look.

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Trim Your Hair Regularly

If you are someone like me who is a long-time member of the wig game, then you know that this style can be addicting, and you will probably never want to style your real hair again.

What they don't tell you when you have this style is that you have to treat your real hair as if you are wearing it out every day, that means getting your ends trimmed whenever you usually would. Split ends are a real thing, unfortunately, and even though our hair is twisted up and wrapped under our wigs the tips of our strands need to be cut to prevent any further damage while wearing our protective hairstyle.

If you are someone whose hair grows extremely fast, then you'll probably want to trim your hair once every four to six weeks. In some instances, cutting your hair can help it grow a little faster.

By getting rid of those annoying unhealthy split ends your hair will break off less and have less flyaway, in return helping your natural tresses thicker and healthier than ever. Trimming your hair is not just for damaged split ends, but it can also help with frizzy, unmanageable strands, and if your mane lacks shape or movement.

Please do not over cut your hair or you will not see in any growth keep the cuts to about once every 1 to 1 and a half months.

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Wear a Silk Wig Liner

If you like braiding your hair or just pulling it back into a ponytail, you need to make sure that there is a barrier between your natural hair and your wig.

Wearing a silk liner is a lot better than cotton or nylon wig caps because it won't suck out any moisture from your mane. The silk liner also has a lot of stretches and more comfortable than wearing an itchy cotton wig cap.

This step is just one in making sure that you maintain that healthy hair under your wigs.

Buy a Correct Size Wig or Have One Custom Made

If you buy a wig there is a small chance that it may be too big or small, if it is too tight, then this can lead to hair loss and your edges or napes to break off.

I would suggest buying one with adjustable straps this will give the style a gentle suction on your head if you are new to buying wigs. If the piece comes with combs, try your best not to use them, if you place them on your scalp it can become very irritating and also pull out your hair.

Wigs come in all different types of designs; the best one is monofilament, this gives off a more natural look. The mesh material used on the cap makes it seem as if real hair is growing from your scalp.

If you purchase a wig with monofilament design all throughout then, you will be able to part the hair in different ways giving you a more versatile look.

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Lace front wigs are also very popular, but if you do not wear them correctly, it can cause your edges to pull out. This type of style gives the appearance of a natural hairline; this gives the person wearing it a chance to pull the hair out of their face giving them more looks and less of the illusion of wearing a wig.

If you know someone who can measure your head and create a custom size wig for you, this will save you tons of time, and give you the chance to treat that hair the best you can.

Let Your Hair Breathe

The main reason women love wearing wigs is that it makes it that much easier to take on and off throughout the day.

Taking your hair off that head is equivalent to taking your bra off after a long day (ladies you know what I'm talking about it). With all of that said you have to make sure you let your hair breathe any chance you get.

Of course, you are probably bound to take your wig off once you are settled in at the end of the day, but it is more important to go a few days where you don't wear it at all. If it's a long weekend or you just don't want to go out, try to wear your natural hair out for a while.

Our scalp and hair need as much air and oxygen it can get to flourish!

For our hair to grow and remain healthy, we can't keep it hidden and tucked away for the most part throughout our day. The longer your hair is left without air, a sour smell can develop and cause unwanted dandruff to appear as well.

The main reason you have to let your hair breathe is that it will relieve tension from your edges, temple, and nape. If your wig is always pulling on your hair, it can move the hairline back.

So, to help maintain that mane, give it a chance to breathe every once in a while.

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Do You Love Wearing Wigs?

No matter how beautiful and convenient wigs are, we have to try our hardest not to forget to take care of our hair underneath.

There are many different style wigs out on the market now so, make sure to research the correct ones to by for your head size. What is most important is that wigs are a protective hairstyle, meaning the sole purpose is for your hair to look a lot better than it once did after taking the style out.

So, be sure to wash, condition, and merely take care of those beautiful curls, it's the least we can do. I hope these tips were beneficial and that you are one step closer to protecting your hair under your wig.

If you love wearing wigs and know any other ways of maintaining your natural hair while wearing them, let us know in the comments down below.

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The Hair Boiling Method: The Ultimate Restoration for Hair Extensions

The Hair Boiling Method: The Ultimate Restoration for Hair Extensions
When you spend your hard earned money on extensions, the purpose is to wear for a while, but most people wear them until it gets matted and dry. They don’t come with an expiration date though so typically people go off of how it looks. Then at that point, they toss them out.
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