Our last post offered tips on maintaining weave in general, mainly geared towards human hair and blended hair weaves. Today, we want to pass along tips to caring and maintaining your REMY/REMI hair weaves. Remy hair is one of the highest quality hairs you can buy today, and is highly sought after by hair enthusiasts. Those familiar with remy hair should already be aware of the higher prices these types of hair costs. For better quality, we expect to pay more. Goes back to the concept of… you get what you pay for.
So to best prolong and protect your precious investment… we are bringing you these tips straight from AWESOME Classic Care, the leader in remy hair care products. They have scientifically researched the precise pH level certain higher quality human hairs need to maintain to be at optimal levels. There products are specifically formulated to maintain these balances… mainly for remy hair there products can also be used on virtually any type of hair. The concept here is that you can apply higher quality hair care products to lower quality types of hair, but not vice versa. Now this is one of the top of the line hair care products especially for remy hair, so you can expect it to cost a bit more — similar to salon/professional care products. However, recently they have offered us lowered prices, so we are passing those saving on to you… you can view our full line of Awesome Classic Care products at our discounted prices on our main site.
Without further adieu… here are the tips that are offered directly from Awesome! (Except for a few grammar corrections, this is directly from the company. We do not take any credit for this guide, all credit is due to the awesome AWESOME company. We are just responsible for passing along these great tips!)
1) Before weaving, wash your hair with shampoo, blow dry and press.
2) Corn-braid your hair according to the style you wish and begin weaving after relaxing the scalp by using the scalp oil.
3) In order to maintain healthy, conditioned hair we recommend washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner once a week or every other week. (We recommend that you detangle all of your hair before washing it)
4) Wipe and dry your hair, then spray “Leave In Conditioner” and comb through the hair. When wiping the hair press firmly instead of rubbing the hair. (Recommended types of Comb: Big Tooth Comb or must have cushion without the ball tips.)
5) Completely dry off cornrow before placing the extension and we recommend that you completely dry off the finished extension as well. (Caution: If you put the extension up before completely drying off the cornrow, it can cause the scalp to become itchy and possibly even cause baterial infections.)
When using Blow Dryer: When 85-90% of your hair is dried off, apply the Silk Serum or Heat Protector on to your hair and then blow dry.
When using Thermal Iron: Completely dry off your hair and then apply the Silk Serum or Heat Protector to protect the hair against heat.
TIGHT CURL (to express curly style): When 50% of your hair is dried off, apply moisturizing lotion, then place the thin net over your hair and let it air dry. Once the hair has completely dried off, simply apply the gloss spray. LOOSE CURL (to express hair style with volume): When 70% of your hair is dried off, apply moisturizing lotion then place the thin net over your hair and let it air dry. Once the hair has completely dried off, simply apply the gloss spray. LOOSE CURL (to express relaxed wave style): When 50% of your hair is dried off, apply the moisturizing lotion, then place the thin net over your hair and let it air dry. Once the hair has completely dried off, simply apply the gloss spray.
DAY TIME CARE INSTRUCTION
Try not to apply any form of chemical to the hair. (When the hair gets tangled, there is no other chemical that can detangle it. Rather than applying chemical, please spray water and try to comb or run fingers through the hair.)
NIGHT TIME CARE INSTRUCTION
When the hair is tangled or difficult to brush, try to wash off foreign substances. *Straight Pattern: Brush your hair and wrap it with a silk scarf. Use silk pillow case to protect the hair. *Curly Pattern: Use sleep cap along with silk pillow case.
IN THE MORNING
If you wash your hair once a week – Spray water first and apply “Leave-in conditioner or Serum.” If you wash your hair once every two weeks – You must wash your hair with water thoroughly once a week and constantly apply Leave-In conditioner, Serum or Moisturizing lotion to maintain its moisture.
Deep Conditioning Treatments should be done at least once a month or once every other week depending on the condition of the hair. Maintenance of the hair is periodically needed because no matter how healthy the hair might be, the hair and scalp tends to become damaged due to frequent usage of thermal heated iron and from the impact of heavy chemicals.
Lesson: Use these great tips along with the wonderful products from Awesome to maintain, prolong, and protect you remy hair investment(s)!
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