HAIR CARE & MAINTENANCE

Chemically Treated Hair

Once the hair has been unpackaged and processed or dyed in any way, we are no longer responsible for any deterioration in quality or satisfaction. Due to the product no longer being in its original condition as received by the customer, it is not eligible for a refund or exchange.

A weave can be quite expensive; thus taking care of the weave should be a top priority for any person who has purchased such a product to ensure they get the maximum value possible from their investment. In this article, we shared some vital tips that help people who wear weaves ensure their weave stays clean and lasts long without causing excessive damage or shedding.

After you have bought your weave from Strands by Tsunami and completed the installation, it is important to follow some important steps that will help you prevent excessive damage, and ultimately help you make your new weave last for an extended period of time. When you do take care of your weave, it can often last for as much as an entire year – in fact, some people are able to use their weave for as much as two years and sometimes even longer with proper care.

Let’s start by discussing how you should comb your weave and, should it get tangled, how you should detangle the weave. It is important not to be too harsh when combing your weave hair. When you rip a comb through a weave, it will most likely cause hair to fall out and may lead to shedding, as well as damage. It's very important to use a wide tooth or paddle back brush using gentle strokes, when washing and or styling the hair. Small tooth and retail combs can snag the hair which can cause unwanted shedding. You can also use a detangling product to help make it easier to detangle the weave hair.

When it comes to shampooing, it is important to know that dirt and oil can build up on weave hair just like it does on your natural hair. For this reason, regularly shampooing your weave hair is vital for keeping the weave hair healthy and preventing excessive damage. Before shampooing your hair extensions: Brush your hair and remove all tangles and knots. Then wet a small portion of hair at the time and use a good detangling shampoo, and a rich moisturizer shampoo. Distribute shampoo and conditioner evenly throughout the hair. Always shampoo your hair going in a downward motion. Apply a deep moisturizing conditioner to your extensions. After shampooing and conditioning your hair, apply a good leave -in conditioning product, this always helps to keep your hair super soft and moist.

Wavy & Curly Hair: If you have wavy or curly textured hair extensions and plan to wear the hair wavy or curly you need to apply a curl defining/curl control cream while the hair is wet. This way it will stop the hair from frizzing and lock in the wave or curl in the hair.

It is also important to dry hair your after you have shampooed and conditioned it. When a weave is not properly dried, it may cause mold to develop and even lead to a very unpleasant smell. The best way to dry a weave completely after giving it a shampoo is to utilize a dryer for some time until the entire weave is dry. Or you can always call a Tsunami Hair Studio stylist to set up a weave maintenance appointment.

Before going to bed, gently brush hair to remove all tangles. Here’s a few options you could use to tie your head before bed.

  1. Braid or twist your hair into a couple of big braids/twists
  2. Comb your hair into a ponytail or bun, wrapping the strands around the ponytail, secured with large bobby pin
  3. Use Flexi rods to maintain curl pattern, usually 9-10 rods will do the job. Color rod varies depending on the desired curl size  (ie: smaller rods= tighter curls, larger rods= looser curl)
  4. Sleeping in a satin scarf is most beneficial

What type of hair care products should I use?

 Treat this hair like your own hair. Use good quality shampoo and conditioning products. Conditioning your hair is very important to keep the hair soft and manageable. We recommend using a deep conditioner on your virgin hair once per week, but avoid using oil or heavy styling products.

What do I need to do in the morning with my hair?

We advise that you comb your hair every morning. Gently brush your hair from the ends towards your scalp. Starting from the ends keeps the pressure off the weft area and is a good way to maintain the longevity of the extensions.

What do I need to do at night with my hair?

Before going to bed, gently brush hair to remove all tangles. Here’s a few options you could use to tie your head before bed.

  1. Braid or twist your hair into a couple of big braids/twists
  2. Comb your hair into a ponytail or bun, wrapping the strands around the ponytail, secured with large bobby pin
  3. Use Flexi rods to maintain curl pattern, usually 9-10 rods will do the job. Color rod varies depending on the desired curl size          (ie: smaller rods= tighter curls, larger rods= looser curl)
  4. Sleeping in a satin scarf is most beneficial

You must NEVER sleep on wet hair. Sleeping on wet hair is known to matte hair that makes it very difficult to keep the hair the way you want. Just make sure your hair is completely dry before you go to sleep and you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. Rolling your hair in rods at night will maintain your curls and limit the amount of heat you have to use on your hair daily. 

Is there maintenance involved with the up keep of this hair?

Yes schedule your re-attachment/ maintenance service appointment every 3 weeks

How long does the hair last?

This hair can last for a very long time depending on how you maintain it. Treat it like your own hair and take good care of it. Depending on maintenance, hair will last 6 months to a year, or longer. Some clients has had their hair for 3 plus years