Maintaining your Hair
Before washing your hair, make sure to brush out all the tangles. Wash the hair with moisturizing shampoo and conditioner at least once a week. Hair care products should be compatible with the hair texture. Wash hair with warm water and comb downward gently, beginning at the end and working your way towards the scalp.
- Use a micro fiber towel to dry your hair– scrunch your hair gently to remove excess moisture. Don’t rub hair with the terry cloth towel that is for drying your body. It will cause the hair to frizz.
- Hair is at its weakest when wet and should be handled carefully.
Hair gets damaged a lot while sleeping, constant rubbing against the pillow causes tangle and breakage of the hair, therefore braiding with dried hair and wrapping it in a silk scarf before going to bed helps to avoid getting any tangles and damage to the hair and also it will help with the styling in the morning.
A weft closure is a small piece of lace fabric with individual strands of hair ventilated through and knotted directly to the lace. These knots are single knots which gives a look of natural hair line. These knots are secured with strong adhesive (not Sealer) at the base. In Virgin Hair closures, there will be about 2 inches of hair at the base where cuticles run in opposite directions. This is a recipe for tangling.
Here are some tips how to take care of Weft Closures from damage, balding and tangling.
- Always spray Knot Sealer or any fabric sealer every time you take it out for deep cleaning the head.
- Before shampooing, detangle the closure gently without tugging or pulling.
- While shampooing, hold the roots of the weft closure and gently comb it starting from ends and work your way up to the roots. (for cuticle free closure use moisturizing shampoo to give life to the hair)
- Baldness can be caused by excessive tugging, brushing and combing and also due to scratching with fingernails or other foreign objects. Though closures mimic a scalp but it is cannot be treated as real one.
- Wrapping a scarf on the head while sleeping will protect the hair from tangling.
The midAtlantic hair is 100% Unprocessed Virgin Hair, therefore it can be dyed, bleached, relaxed or permed. We strongly recommend that any chemical alternation be done professionally.
Prior to any chemical alterations, a strand test should be performed and please be aware that performing these services can change the texture and/or pattern of the hair.
Bleaching and highlighting causes damage to your hair. While this is true, we are not suggesting that you shouldn’t do it. However, it should be done by a professional who understands the effect of bleaching and proper steps to be taken to keep the hair healthy and hydrated.
Bleach and highlights remove color (melamine) from your hair by the process of oxidation. Bleaching raises the outer cuticles, allowing the bleaching agent to fully penetrate.Most commonly used bleach contains Hydrogen Peroxide and Ammonia. These damages and makes the hair dry, brittle and inelastic. These are ideal conditions for causing breakage of hair.
The amount of damage to the hair varies depending on the time of bleaching and strength of Hydrogen Peroxide to attain lighter shade. It is recommended to select the appropriate color of the hair and bleach the hair to an appropriate level (shades) without damaging the hair.
The best way to combat dryness, brittleness and breakage is to use a pre shampoo and deep conditioning treatment. Our recommendation is to apply oils like coconut oil or olive oil and keep it overnight and bleach the hair with oil in the hair. This helps in keeping the hair moisturized, soft and strong even after bleaching.
In bleaching the hair for Ombre style, it is important to bleach the hair in gradation. Bleach should be applied at the bottom and work your way up to the desired height.Precaution should be taken not bleach in a vertical line and lift the shade to over 6. In such instance, the part of the hair which is not bleached is strong and immediately the part below which is bleached is weak. This is the main reason for breakage of hair. Gradually reducing the shade from top to bottom helps and not much breakage occurs.
After-care is very important for bleached hair. Appropriate moisturizing shampoo and conditioners should be used. Generally, hair is at the weakest when wet, more so the bleached hair. After washing hair, it is not advisable to use hot air to blow dry it and brush the hair only after drying completely.
PERMING AND RELAXING
Perming and relaxing is chemically modifying the hair structure. This should be administered by experts under their supervision.
ANY HAIR THAT IS CHEMICALLY PROCESSED LIKE BLEACHED, PERMED AND RELAXED HAIR CANNOT BE RETURNED AND NO REFUND OR EXHANGE WILL BE ALLOWED.