How to co-wash your extensions?
Co-washing before the installment is an essential step to cleanse the hair and add moisture, shine, and luster. It allows the hair to bounce back into its flawlessness for your install.
- Wash your hair with lukewarm water and use a sulfate-free moisturizing conditioner. Do not wash your new hair with shampoo at this stage as it might strip the natural moisture out of the hair.
- Comb through your hair with conditioner with WIDE TOOTH COMB
- Let your hair soak and sit in conditioner for at least 5 minutes (longer if needed).
- Rinse your extensions with warm(not hot) to cool water to make the hair absorb the moisture.
- AIR DRY the hair.
- Install your beautiful hair and enjoy it!
We do not suggest shampooing your hair unless too many build-ups on the hair cuticles are weighing down the hair. Please use sulfate-free shampoos and ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, followed with deep conditioning.
How to co-wash your lace wigs?
Co-washing your wigs before wearing will ensure that you have the most flawless hair. Although under great protection and inspection, our wigs would still be sitting in the factory warehouse for a while before they can be shipped out to you. Co-washing your hair will bring liveliness back to the hair and rid of any warehouse substances and disinfectants.
- For straight and soft wavy textures, please gently comb through any tangles that may be caused by product transportation. Do not comb through or use fingers to comb out tight wavy hair and curly textures. Do not uncoil curlier hair without hair products as it will cause breakage.
- Use lukewarm water and wet the hair. Take a small amount of sulfate-free, hair extensions friendly mild conditioner in your hands and work evenly into the hair.
- Avoid applying conditioner at the base of the scalp as the hair is hand-tied onto the lace and conditioner can loosen up the knots on the cap, causing your wig to shed.
- For curlier textures, gently uncoil or detangle the hair while it is fully saturated with conditioner. Please remember to only use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb to brush the hair gently. All the hair is hand-tied onto the lace. Brushing vigorously will cause excessive shedding.
- Rinse the hair with cool water.
- Rinse with warm water from the inside of the cap.
- Use a towel to soak up the excessive water. Do not use a blow-dryer as it will damage your hair and the cuticles. Do not twist the towel with hair in there.
- Place your hair flat at a ventilated place and avoid direct sun exposure and high temperature.
- Wait for the hair to dry completely before you try to comb again as combing through wet hair is known to cause shedding and tangling.
How to prevent shedding?
Any extensions are entitled to experience minimum shedding. Aggressive combing, constant wear may cause more shedding. Chemically processed hair will shed and Matt excessively. BHE hair is free of chemicals and will only experience normal shedding. We know that high-quality hair is an investment and we don’t want to see you brush it away. You can use the tips below to prevent shedding.
- Before installing, you can unravel the hair bundle and lay it flat on a table. Apply weft sealant at one side of the weft should suffice. Wait until the sealant completely dries, then you can install it.
- DO NOT CUT THE WEFTS/TRACKS! ask your stylist to fold over the track.
- SEW AROUND YOUR WEFTS! Sewing through the wefts will cause the weft to loosen and cause shedding immediately!
- Use minimum hair products. Refrain hair products that are heavy or contain proteins because it will harden and matte the hair.
- Wash your hair AT LEAST once two weeks to cleanse the oil and build-ups that cause tangling and matting.
- Comb out the tangles before shampooing and conditioning. Not properly detangled hair before washing will cause matting
- Air-drying the hair is the best! Blow dryers and the heat will make your hair dry and lifeless. if you have to blow dry your hair, use a heat-protectant.
- Wrap your hair in a satin/silk bonnet when you go to sleep. This will prevent tangling.
- Please do not bleach or color your extensions unless you are a 100% professional hairstylist. Any non-proper chemical process will completely change your hair’s nature, you may lose your patterns or even cause hair breakage. Please note that BHE offers professional coloring/customize service for an incredibly low rate! Why DIY and risk the potential to ruin your expensive hair when only a few extra bucks can get you customized color! Check out our Customize page for more information.
How to care for lace frontals, closures, and wigs?
- Be very careful and gentle when handling closures, frontals, and lace wigs. Lace is a very delicate fabric and laced based closures, frontals should always be applied by a professional hairstylist. Any aggressive combing and plucking with tweezers may puncture through the lace and cause balding.
- Scratching with hard foreign objects will rip the lace!
- Avoid bleaching the lace as it will prompt shedding and balding. Chemicals will loosen your knots and the lace fabric and prompt shedding. Bleach-free concealer powders are recommended
- Spraying a sealant to help prevent shedding is recommended.
- Depending on your technician and the speed of your hair growth, lace based products will need to be re-applied every 2-3 weeks. Sometimes a steady install will last 3-6 weeks.
- Change your parting! Parting at the same place will cause the hair to thin out prematurely.
- Wash gently! the knots at the lace part will loosen if the hair is washed aggressively.
- Do not apply heat directly as it damages the lace AND the hair.
- Re-sealing the knots after every wash can help prevent shedding. Note: you can’t seal the knots after the hair is installed.
- Use fingers or a wide-tooth comb to brush your hair daily to avoid any tangles. Please do not comb through curlier textures as it will cause tangling. Style your curly hair by using your singers.
- Longer hair (20″-30″) may experience more shedding than shorter length due to friction. When you comb the hair, please gently comb it by small strands working from the ends to the top. Please be patient with long hair since it is prompt to higher maintenance. If your hair has tangles after long use, spray wig-specific conditioner and comb carefully.
- Wash your hair with wig-specific shampoo and avoid using shampoo too frequently as shampoo is known to matt hair up. Washing with conditioner and deep conditioning is always good for the hair. Make sure to avoid hot water when washing your hair.
- Any hair that’s hand-tied to lace and stitched onto a weft may experience some level of shedding. It is normal as long as it’s not excessive.
- Please make sure to treat your colored hair wigs and blonde wigs even more gently because it takes extra processing to achieve the lighter color. Colored hair needs the most gentle care since it is not as strong as natural color hair.
- Wearing your wig to sleep may cause breakage, matting, and shedding. Our wigs can all be turned into glueless, consult with your stylist how to protect the hair.
Haircare in the morning
We recommend you gently comb your hair with a wide-tooth comb in the morning. Start brushing from the ends of the extensions towards the scalp to avoid putting too much pressure on the weft. This will make sure your hair is always smooth and free of tangles.
We recommend styling your curly and tight wavy hair with your hand because brushing a curly/wavy texture might cause a lot of frizz.
Haircare before bed
Never sleep on wet hair! This is very important because sleeping on wet hair is known to make your hair matte and tangle and it will be very difficult for you to have your hair like how you want in the morning. Just make sure the hair is not wet when you got to sleep. You can ear a bonnet to maintain the textures and curls on your hair. Rolling your hair in rods can help you secure the curls and make curly textures less frizzy in the morning. Doing this at night helps you reduce the use of heat on your hair daily and can make your extensions last longer.
Schedule your re-install appointment every 3-6 weeks or however long your stylist recommends you to. Also remember, for frontals, closures and lace wigs, you may need to make sure that you re-install too to maintain your hairline.
Simple at-home maintenance for your hair
- Gently brush out the hair with a wide-tooth comb.
- Apply water with a spray bottle until it is completely soaked
- Apply an-frizz product of your choice. You can use products specialized for curly/wavy pattern for your wavy, curly hair.
- AIR DRY, AIR DRY, AIR DRY three times, air-drying before any manipulation of the hair because this will allow the hair’s texture to bounce back in its original state.
How often do I wash my hair?
As often as you like. Make sure you co-wash before install, some stylists might include the wash and some may require you to co-wash before the appointment. Make sure to always wash your hair with sulfate-free conditioners and deep condition it every week. Try to reduce the amount of shampoo wash because shampoo can strip your hair and cause it to matte or tangle.
Tips for Styling
- Detangle the hair using a wide-tooth comb. Please be gentle while you brush your hair from the bottom to the top. Using small tooth combs can cause unwanted breakage and shedding because they snag your hair.
- To create a new part, you can spray water at the lace base, part it anywhere you want then tie the hair down until it completely air dries.
- Do not touch your lace with any heat tools. Use heat-protectant while styling to your desired look with heat tools.
- Pluck your hairline gently to create a more natural look and create the most natural hairline for you. Rough plucking might tear the lace and cause excessive shedding
- Brush your hair to remove all tangles before bed. Braid your hair in big loose braids, wrap it or tie it into a ponytail or bun. Sleep in a silk or satin scarf to maintain your texture
- Remove all tangles and brush the hair gently before washing. Wet the hair by small portions and use moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. Wash in a downward motion to make sure the cuticles are closed and smooth. Apply deep moisturizer and conditioners. Air dry your hair to restore any curls and patterns. Spray a leave-in conditioner.
- Apply curl defining cream while the hair is wet. This will reduce frizz and secure your wave or curl pattern.
- Style your curly or wavy hair by hand. Avoid brushing in general because it’s known that brushing or fingering through your curly hair will cause frizziness.
- Curly and wavy textures are harder to maintain than straighter textures. There are plenty of maintenance tips and styling tips on Youtube that teaches you how to relive your curl patterns and maintain it for years!