Before installing virgin Cambodian hair, your hair and the weaving hair have to be prepared. Without proper preparation, your hair could suffer from dryness and other damage. The weaving hair can also suffer damage that could affect its lifespan. Here are some tips for preparing your hair and the weaving hair for an installation.
One of the most important steps you need to take before installing your virgin Cambodian hair is to wash and condition your hair. Although your hair will be protected from environmental elements that can sometimes damage it, it can still suffer from dryness, which can lead to brittleness. To avoid this, take the time use a water-based moisturizer.
After moisturizing your hair, detangle it and apply an oil to it while still damp. Oils, such as coconut and olive oils, help to seal in the moisture from the moisturizer and water.
Before braiding your hair for the installation, you also need to trim your ends. Trimming the hair helps to remove split ends. Installing the virgin hair onto damaged hair could cause further damage, even hair loss.
As an added layer of protection, apply a light moisturizing cream to your hair. Avoid moisturizers that have alcohol in them. The alcohol can dry out your hair.
Your Weaving Hair
Once your own hair is prepared for the weave installation, you need to prepare the virgin Cambodian hair. Before starting, one thing to remember is that you should avoid cutting the wefts of the hair. Some people cut the wefts in an attempt to stretch their hair. Unfortunately, this can be damaging to the hair and can cause significant shedding.
Before the installation, the hair needs to be washed. Remember that the hair is real human hair, so you need to look for shampooing products that are designed for human weaving hair and not synthetic hair. When washing the hair, you can fill a sink with cool water and pour the shampoo into it. Swirl the hair gently around in the sink.
After rinsing the hair with cool water, apply a light conditioner to it and allow it to air dry before the installation. You can use a brush to help with detangling the hair. Start at the tips of the hair with the brush and gently work your way up to avoid pulling the hair from the wefts.
Your hairstylist can help you determine if additional steps need to be taken with your own hair or the weaving hair before it is installed. Contact a company like All Virgin Hair to learn more.