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Hair Tips for Wearers of Weaves, Wigs & Braid Extensions and of course those with Natural Hair too!

  1. Only trim your hair if it needs trimming. Ask your hairdresser to show you what they intend to chop before they begin to snip to avoid disappointment.
  2. Hair that becomes too dry because of chemicals or heat can lead to brittle hair, which can lead to breakage. If nothing else keep a little bottle of oil in your handbag and apply to your ends when you feel the need.
  3. Afro type hair is naturally drier then other hair types. So you can stop worrying that it’s dry, it’s natural and normal.
  4. Be gentle with your hair. The less you comb and brush your hair the less breakage you will experience.
  5. Be weary of products that claim to make your hair grow.  Question the claim, does it make sense?

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  1. Don’t canerow or plait/braid your hair too tightly, especially around your hairline, as this is likely to lead to hair loss.
  2. The longer your weave or hair extensions the heavier they will be thus the more stress they are putting on your own hair and scalp. This kind of stress can lead to hair breakage and traction alopecia.
  3. Don’t chop and change  hairdresser if you chemically process (relaxer, perm or colour) your hair. This process could be dangerous if not administered properly. Each process should be recorded in their client notes. The less people involved in this, the better for you.
  4. Do not be afraid of your hairdresser. If you think you would be uncomfortable questioning them, then you are probably with the wrong hairdresser. A good hairdresser would welcome your interest, in your own hair.  Get to know each other.
  5. Less is more. Don’t buy loads and loads of hair products. All you should NEED is a good hair moisturiser, oil, shampoo and conditioner.
  6. When wearing wigs avoid applying glue to your hairline to avoid long term hair loss. Take the wig off as often as possible to give your scalp a chance to breath.
  7. If wearing weave tracks be aware that the combing process is putting stress on your own hair and can lead to breakage, so weave or not, treat with care.


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