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HAIR EXTENSION DRYING MISTAKE YOU MAY BE MAKING 

1. Aggressive towel drying

We see this all the time in TV shows and movies, the actress steps out of the shower or pool and starts drying her hair by quickly rubbing a towel against her hair between the palms of her hand. Avoid doing this at all costs! Using a standard bath towel over a prolonged period of time coupled with this aggressive motion is rough on wet hair strands, and can actually play a big part in breakage, causing damage.

2. Leaving your wet hair wrapped in a towel for a prolonged amount of time

Hopping out of the shower and wrapping your hair in a towel to absorb some water is totally fine, however, leaving your hair wrapped in a regular bath towel while you lounge around will accelerate damage without you even realizing it. In general, pulling wet hair up and away from the scalp whether it’s in a towel or tied with an elastic) contributes to breakage and even hair loss over time.

3. Using a regular bath towel
The fibers in a regular bath towel are totally fine for your skin, but surprisingly, can wreak havoc on your beautiful tresses. A bath towel may appear to be doing its job by absorbing excess moisture, but what you may not realize is the rough texture can cause damage to your hair. Because bath towels are specifically created with larger loops in the fabric to aid in moisture absorption, these loops can get caught within the hair strands, causing hard-to-control frizz.
4. Not using (the right) heat protectant products.

When styling your hair, it is important to keep in mind the condition and health of your hair. Everyone wants that sleek and polished look achieved from flat ironing or blow drying hair, however that shouldn’t come at the expense of healthy, shiny tresses. Directly exposing hair to hot tools without first applying a heat protectant spray or cream will accelerate damage to your hair, drying the hair out. That doesn't mean all heat protectants are right for your hair, though. A silicone-based heat protectant can be just as damaging to your hair as no heat protectant at all. It’s time to sift through all of your hair products, if they contain silicones, ditch them! Silicone is essentially a type of rubber or plastic, which coats the hair giving it that artificial gloss and shine. Products containing this ingredient can build up on the hair over time resulting is weighed-down, lifeless hair and can even contribute to breakage and hair loss. Instead, nourish your hair from within to achieve that high-def shine naturally. 

5. Heat styling wet or damp hair 

Making sure hair is fully dried before heat styling is a fundamental rule of hair styling. Never, under any circumstance, apply a hot tool to wet or even damp hair! When you bring wet hair into contact with a hot tool that is hundreds of degrees you are literally frying it. This may seem obvious to some of you, but trust us, it happens more often than you‘d think. Whether it’s not having enough time to dry your hair, not being thorough enough, or absentmindedly missing a few damp spots it’s important to know how to keep hot tools and moist hair from coming into contact. How to avoid hair drying mistakes  now that we have covered the don't's, let’s get into the do's of how to blow dry your hair.

6. Get your hands on a microfiber towel

Microfiber fabric towels have finer threads than regular towels, which glides easily over hair, reducing strain. Microfiber towels also absorb more moisture in the hair in less time than a regular cotton towel, cutting down drying time. While using a microfiber hair towel be sure to gently squeeze the towel on your hair in an upward motion to use the least amount of force and friction as possible in order to keep your hair soft and frizz-free.

7. Let your hair air dry

One of the best things you can do for your hair is to just leave it alone. Think of it as a vacation for your scalp and hair—the less processing, pulling, tugging, and external force it goes through, the better. That means stronger, shinier, healthier looking hair, achieved with minimal effort! A quick tip, when air dying  your hair, throw it into loose braids. Undo the braids after a few hours and enjoy easy, mermaid curls.

8. Use the right styling products

If you don't have the time to wait around for your hair to air dry, be sure to use a heat protectant before blow drying or coming into contact with any curling wand or hair straightener. We also recommend getting your hands on a blow dry spray, like the Kenra blow dry spray, which dramatically cuts down drying time while providing heat protection. The benefit? Not only do you gain a few extra minutes in the morning, but less time spent under a hot blow dryer also equals less damage to your hair strands. 

9. Use the correct styling tools

Ever notice how your hair has bounce and volume when you leave the hair salon? It seems that the salon blowout is something many women spend years trying to perfect at home, and we've got the scoop for you to do just that. The trick to a salon blowout is in the ROUND BRUSH ,is best for blow drying hair and the bigger the brush, the more volume you will get. Use a natural boar brush, which distributes oils from your scalp throughout your hair strands to help you get that smooth salon-quality finish. 

10. Use the nozzle

The small but mighty hair dryer nozzle is an important component to getting the perfect blowout. The nozzle helps to direct airflow to a concentrated area of your hair, to smooth down the hair cuticle and help lock in shine. Stylists will argue that the nozzle needs to be attached facing a certain direction but as long as you can comfortably hold the blow dryer so that the widest part of the nozzle is horizontal and parallel to each piece of hair, the nozzle will work for you. To achieve a sleek and shiny look with plenty of volume, point the blow dryer at a downward angle while you use a round brush to smooth it out.

11. Completely dry hair and section it off when drying
Blow drying hair yourself is never as easy as being pampered in a chair at a salon while your stylist works her magic mastering a salon blow dry  takes practice! To make blow drying your hair at home significantly easier (especially for your arms) dry your entire head until about 80% dry, using just the blow dryer. Flip your head upside down to get every angle possible so that your ends and hard-to-reach roots are almost fully dry. Remember, hair styles best from damp to dry, not wet to dry. 
Next take a fine tooth comb and section off your hair into several parts depending on how fine or thick your hair is, focussing on individual pieces at a time. Be sure that each section is perfect before moving on to the next, and ensure that no moisture is left behind.
Seal the deal with a shine-boosting serum or a drop or two of hail oil, and you're done!
Have you been making hair drying or blow drying mistakes at home? Will you be changing up your hair drying routine? Let us know in the comments below.
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HUMAN HAIR WIGS CARE

HUMAN HAIR WIGS CARE 0

If you've just invested in a wig, good for you! Wigs can be a lot of fun to wear whether you're donning one to hide thinning hair or just to change up your look. That being said, the first thing you'll need to know is how to take care of your wig properly and there are several things to consider if you want it to always look as great as it did the day you bought it. 
You'll need to know about curling the wig, drying it, keeping it protected from the sun, which kind of wig needs what kind of cleaning, how do you style it or brush it and more. Following are just a few of the basics you'll need to know regarding how to care for a wig properly.

 

You will not need special hair care products for natural wigs care – products that you use for your natural hair (normal hair) will fit for human hair wigs care.

 

Wig preparation (brushing)
 
Put a wig on a special wig stand.
Gently spread out hair bundles with your fingers.
Gently brush wig’s hair with rare-tooth comb or fingers. Do not touch a wig cap. Brush from hair ends in the direction of hair roots.
 
Wig washing
You should consider washing your wig around the tenth time you wear it. This recommendation will vary depending on just how dirty your wig gets or the kind of venues you are wearing it to. Where you go and what you do, including weather conditions and how much you perspire will weigh heavily on how often you clean it.
Human hair wigs and synthetic wigs both should be washed at about the same frequency however the way in which you cleanse them will be vastly different.
Human hair wigs need to be detangled rinsed in cold water and then massaged with shampoo much like real hair. You'll need to make sure that the shampoo is lathered in evenly throughout the whole wig. When you are finished, rinse the hair and make sure the water flows in the same direction throughout the wig so it doesn't get tangled. When you are done with a full rinse you can gently dry it with a towel and condition the wig. Follow by rinsing in the same manner, dry with a towel lightly and allow it to air dry for the next day. 
 
Wig nourishment
If you want to have silky and shiny wig’s hair, use hair balsam.
Also use hair conditioner – rinse onto hair or soak in cool water for 15-30 mins. You can leave unwashed conditioner on hair.
 
Wig drying
Put the soaking wig in a soft loopy towel and gently drain, but not wring.
Wet wig can be dried by hairdryer or left to dry on a towel in room temperature. The latter drying way is much better.
 

Wig holding and protection
 Hold the wig far from heating devices, open fire and other high temperature sources.
If you wear the wig daily, hold it on a special wig stand or model.
If you wear the wig rarely, completely dry wig could be kept in paper box or package
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