Protecting Your Hair While Wearing Extensions

Protecting Your Hair While Wearing Extensions

We know many of you love to wear extensions. They allow you to express yourself with a new hairstyle, color and even a different a style. However, we also know wearing them might damage your hair? In today’s post, I will be sharing with you how to protect your hair while wearing extensions. Specifically, issues include dry hair, dry scalp, reducing hairline, and fading edges.

Here’s a simple step by step routine to preserve your hair:

Before the Extensions

1 – Wash Your Hair

You want to cleanse your scalp with a cleanser, or sulfate free shampoo. These will remove the dirt, and debris from your scalp, while sustaining the natural oils. In addition, it allows for a clean slate for when you install your extensions. Then, follow up with a conditioner to keep your hair tangle free and moisturized.

hair while wearing extensions

2 – Dry Your Hair

Ensure that your hair is 100% dry before you install your extensions because it is fragile while it is wet. In addition, if the extensions are installed when your hair is wet, your hair doesn’t have enough air to fully dry.

3 – Moisturize Your Hair

Moisturize your hair before you install your weave using a leave-in conditioner. Keeping your hair moisturized will reduce breakage, split ends and single strand knots. Thus, allowing your hair to thrive while it’s underneath the wig cap.

4 – Using High-Quality Hair

Ensure that you use high quality textured extensions. These aren’t necessarily expensive. Affordable extensions are of a good quality as well. If the extensions are of a high quality, then it was created using quality ingredients that will not wreak havoc on your hair.

5 – Use A Weave Cap

Use a weave cap when installing your hair extensions. So, the extensions are sewn into the scalp as opposed to your hair which prevents the harboring of growth.

During the Extensions

6 – Use High Quality Edge Control

When you wear extensions you have to ensure that your edges are “laid/slicked”, as everyone who says that. Using gels that consist of mostly alcohol will remove the moisture from your edges. Ensure that you use a gel with nourishing ingredients such as water, castor or olive oil.

7 – Keep Your Hair Moisturized

Keep your hair shaft moisturized using leave in conditioners on a weekly basis. In addition, oiling your scalp daily will promote it to produce natural oils and moisturize the new growth.

8 – Less Ponytails; More Letting the Hair Free

Lay off the ponytails because that can really harm your hair edges. Tight ponytails will pull the hair from the scalp which will cause receding hairlines, and edges.

9 – Sleep with Satin

Satin lined items such as caps, scrunchies, pillowcases and sheets will be your hair’s best friend. They will retain the moisture in your extensions, real hair, as well as preserve your edges.

After the Extensions

10 – Know When It’s Time to Uninstall the Weave

Keeping your extensions installed for 6 weeks is too long. After 4 weeks it is time to let them go. Your hair needs time to be cleansed, and remoisturized. In addition, it needs to be free from weave/wig cap.

Help with Hair Edge Loss

Are you looking for a permanent solution to edge loss? Dr. John Frank is an expert in helping black women restore their own natural-looking edges regardless of their current condition. Schedule a free online or in-person consultation, or learn more at the doctor’s website.

4 Things Women Can Do To Stop Thinning Hair

4 Things Women Can Do To Stop Thinning Hair

Although hair loss and thinning is more common with men, women are just as likely to experience both due to pregnancy, stress, medical conditions, genetics, and many other reasons. However there is hope!

Here are 4 things you can do to stop thinning hair:

thinning hair

1 – Change Your Diet

Did you know that the hair shaft mostly made up of water? Drinking water is like watering a plant, drink at least 64 ounces every day. Nutrition also plays a big factor in healthy hair growth. Be sure to eat protein-rich foods such as eggs, milk and fish.

2 – Exercise

Exercising relieves stress and increases the blood flow throughout your body. Sweating will also unclog your scalp, which will aid with hair growth.

3 – Avoid Over Manipulation & Styling

Over manipulation may be the reason why you’re experiencing thinning hair. You may have to give your protective styles such as braids and twists a break. Let your hair breathe by wearing looser styles or even wearing it out.

4 – Scalp Massages

Stimulate and invigorate your scalp by massaging it with essential oils for increased hair growth. A great essential oil for scalp massages is rosemary oil, because it reduces graying and thinning.

Help with Hair Edge Loss

When experiencing hair loss, starting with the above ‘fixes’ should be your first step in attempting to find a solution.

Are you looking for a permanent solution to edge loss? Dr. John Frank is an expert in helping black women restore their own natural-looking edges regardless of their current condition. Schedule a free online or in-person consultation, or learn more at the doctor’s website.

Top 8 Hair Care Secrets Revealed

Top 8 Hair Care Secrets Revealed

Ever wonder how come celebrities’ hair look so flawless? Do you want long, luscious, thick and health hair? Do you think you know everything about hair? Think again!

Here are the 8 Top Hair Care Secrets Revealed

1 – Air Dry Your Hair

To avoid crunchy curly hair feel and look, apply mousse or foam to your hair to your soaked wet hair. Then, let it air dry. The less you touch your hair when it is wet, the less chance it has of becoming frizzy.

Top Hair Care Secrets Revealed

2 – Deep Condition Every Week

Your hair needs moisture. Moisture is what keeps our hair moisturized, manageable, and maintains our elasticity. Hence, we need to deep condition every week for 30 minutes to 1-hour with heat by using a plastic bag or steamer.

3 – Fake It

If you don’t want to commit to a new hair style such as bangs, colors, pixie cuts, etc then fake it. Wear a synthetic wig or wear clips ins to resemble the cut you like or the color you want to have. This allows you to sport the new hairstyle to see if it fits you.

4 – Wash Your Hair With Filtered Water

Your hair naturally flourishes in filtered water. The water is free from chemicals thus can penetrate the hair shaft better. Also, the hair shaft and scalp isn’t being covered in chemicals that will impair its health.

5 – Use A Dryer Sheet

Experiencing Static? On rare occasions our hair will be experiencing static. In order to get shift of it, swipe your hair with a dryer sheet and it’s all gone.

6 – Use Black Soap To Cleanse Your Hair

This is a traditional soap used in West African that is made from Shea butter, and plant ash. It helps with scalp disorders, it’s gentle on the scalp, and cleanses the hair of all dirt and debris.

7 – Spray Your Bobby Pins with Hairspray

Sometimes you use your bobby pins in your hair and then don’t stay. So, spray the pin, and the area where the pin is placed with the hairspray so that it stays in place all day.

8 – Wear A Pony Tail

When all your hairstyles fail, wear a ponytail. It is a classic and chic hairstyle that goes well with any outfit. And if you don’t have enough hair, fake it with a drawstring ponytail. You will be able to achieve the length you want and still look presentable.

Start using these Hair Secrets for flawless hair today

Help with Hair Edge Loss

Are you looking for a permanent solution to edge loss? Dr. John Frank is an expert in helping black women restore their own natural-looking edges regardless of their current condition. Schedule a free online or in-person consultation, or learn more at the doctor’s website.

Revolutionize Your Hair Edges with These Easy-Peasy Tips

Revolutionize Your Hair Edges with These Easy-Peasy Tips

There are many reasons as to why our hair lines thin. It can be due to pregnancy, stress chronic illness, scalp conditions, hereditary, hormonal imbalances, etc. Females, whether you are natural or relaxed you can experience this. It is a frustrating experience because we may not know the main cause of it as well and we always have to cover it up. It can be embarrassing because both thin or no edges is not cute.

Revolutionize Your Hair Edges
Here are some easy-peasy tips to revolutionize your hair edges:

Use Native Oils

Use oils that are native to a specific culture such as Alma Oil from India, Camellia Oil from Japan and China, Castor and Cactus Oil from Jamaica. These oils are being praised within the hair community because of the benefit they have of promoting hair growth. They contribute to the full edges that the individuals from the various countries have.

Take Hair Supplements

Taking biotin or a multivitamin will encourage growth. The supplements are filled with biotin, vitamins B and D that stimulate hair growth. Many naturals swear by hair vitamins because they have contributed to full growth around their hairlines. You may want to consult your physician before deciding to take a new supplement.

Avoid Tight Hairstyles

Stop braiding, cornrowing, twists, and weaving your hair too tight just to preserve a style. Wear styles that will preserve the state of your edges. The less tension the hairline receives, the less it will shed or break.

Stay Away From The Brush

Remove the hairbrush from your edges. If the bristles are rough and you are brushing your edges too much, then they will suffer. If you want to lay your edges without causing too much tension use the pads of your fingers. You will be using less force; your fingers are softer as well as they are easy to manipulate.

Scalp Massages

Rubbing your edges with oils or oil mixture treatments helps with re-growing your edges. This manipulation will aid in repairing the hair follicles because there will be increased blood flow to the hair follicles which will stimulate growth. You can use native oils, essential oils as well as carrier oils.

Healthy Products

You should be using natural products that are free from sulphates, parabens, mineral and petroleum oil within your hair. These ingredients are harmful and can contribute to hair loss. Also, you should be using organic face products such as cleansers, moisturisers and makeup. You want to ensure that the products that you use around or near your hairline will not cause damage to the fragile area.

Do not be embarrassed about your thin edges and use these tips and see a transformation of your edges.

Help with Hair Edge Loss

Are you looking for a permanent solution to edge loss? Dr. John Frank is an expert in helping black women restore their own natural-looking edges regardless of their current condition. Schedule a free online or in-person consultation, or learn more at the doctor’s website.

The secrets are finally revealed to you. There are many ways to prevent, and reduce hair loss as well as promote growth. Stay tuned for more hair loss content!

The Best Kept Secrets About Hair Loss

The Best Kept Secrets About Hair Loss

As we get older some of us may experience hair loss. Hair Loss is a frustrating and stressful period of our lives. But it may seem like the celebrities that we love and don’t experience hair loss, however they do! So how do they mask it? Or, Asians always have thick, long and luscious hair – how?

Here a few best kept secrets about Hair Loss. These secrets will help you to mask your thin edges or grow your edges fast.

Secrets About Hair Loss

Wear Extensions

Some celebrities just mask their hair loss or thin edges with ‘extensions’. Extensions, and wigs allows our hair to look fuller as well as like a new person. So, the next time you’re feeling insecure about your hair loss, wear a wig or put in hair extensions.

Hair Transplants

Hair Transplants are surgeries where you scalp is cut, and the ‘new’ hair is placed within it to give it a natural look. It can be done by various methods such as such as micro, slit and punch grafting. There is a certain criteria for being approved for the surgery because of the various side-effects.

Hair Replacement Supplements

Taking these supplements prescribed or over the counter have proved to be successful for some. It may just work for you! Supplements high in biotin or vitamin D will improve the growth phase of your hair cycle.

Trim it Off

Bruce Willis had suffered from thinning hair and a receding hairline. Then, he decided to shave his head and go bald. This helped him achieve much more roles in movies. Therefore, maybe shaving off your hair will give you a fresh start. It will allow you to start over and start the hair growth process again.

Asian Countries Secrets

In Asian countries such as Japan, China and India the females use an oil that contributes to their lack of hair loss. In Japan and China, they use the Camellia oil for their hair. The Oil is called Tsubaki in Japan and tea seed oil in China. The pill is knock as a health hair growth promoter as well as a scalp conditioner. In India, the ladies use Amla Oil. This antioxidant rich oil prevents thinning and hair loss by promoting hair growth.

Jamaican Secrets

In Jamaica the Jamaican Black Castor and Cactus Oil are used religiously. The oils are used to oil the scalp, hair, or added to the shampoos and conditioners. The oils are rich in vitamins and minerals that encourage blood flow to the scalp to stimulate hair growth.

Biotin Pills

Biotin is like hair food for our hair. It is a B-vitamin that provides the hair follicles with nutrients and vitamins to promote hair growth. A daily intake of 3000MCG of Biotin in recommended by doctors.

Help with Hair Edge Loss

Are you looking for a permanent solution to edge loss? Dr. John Frank is an expert in helping black women restore their own natural-looking edges regardless of their current condition. Schedule a free online or in-person consultation, or learn more at the doctor’s website.

The secrets are finally revealed to you. There are many ways to prevent, and reduce hair loss as well as promote growth. Stay tuned for more hair loss content!