We’ve all done it, tried some new product on our hair that made us look like we just survived a tornado. There are so many different types of hair you can buy; from synthetics to yaki texture to pure human hair and all of them require different care. Here are some basic hair product dos and don’ts to get you started: DO: • Use suitable wig and weave products that are created for your hair piece. If it’s a synthetic piece, use synthetic hair products – and likewise with any other material. • Spray your wig or hairpiece with a suitable wig/weave conditioner between washes to add body and shine. • Use the right amount of product. Always read the instructions carefully beforehand • Always take care of your scalp. Make sure you oil it every three days with suitable scalp products, but be careful not to get the oil on your weave. DON’T: • Use human hair products on synthetic wigs. They are stifling to the synthetic strands of hair. • Treat your own hair the same as your weave. Make sure you rinse any weave product off your scalp thoroughly. • Overload your extensions. Adding too many serums and sheens can actually have the opposite effect on hair over time: it can weigh it down, make it stringy, or even damage the hair. • Put any grease or oil on your weave. Olive oil, coconut oil and any other oils can make your hair look cheap, synthetic and heavy. Don’t believe any old website! • Dye, bleach or highlight your wig or weave unless your hair specialist does it and is comfortable with it.
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