Many people don't realize that hair replacement systems are similar to "real" hair in many ways--including many of the problems presented by hair. The truth is that you need to take care of your replacement system just as you would any other type of hair. These tips will help you keep your hair in great shape.
Tips for Tangles
If your hair replacement system has become tangled, you could damage its condition by trying to detangle it the wrong way. For minor tangles, you should always be careful to follow a few important steps. Some steps will also prevent your hair from tangling in the first place.
For instance, you should wet your head and brush hair in the same direction before you shower with your system. Adding a bit of moisture and brushing prevents friction from tangling your hair when you wash it.
Some people with hair replacement systems even add water to their shampoo before applying it to their hair. This makes it much easier for the shampoo to rub in. While you shampoo, you should use a wide-toothed comb on your hair. This will keep your hair in line, preventing tangles as you lather.
After you get out of the shower, blot and dab at your hair. Avoid rubbing it dry with the towel to avoid adding tangles you just worked so hard to avoid.
Tips for Shampoo & Conditioner
Shampooing your hair regularly is important for maintaining your hair because it is not necessarily receiving natural scalp oils like natural hair.
When you have a hair replacement system, you should condition your hair every day. Just make sure that you are lathering the conditioner into your hair rather than your scalp or the base of your replacement system. Rinse your conditioner out carefully but thoroughly to prevent your hair from appearing oily when it dries.
After you are done showering, you may want to use a leave-in conditioner. Spray it into your hair and leave it for the rest of the day, no rinsing required.
Additionally, you should always spray a heat protectant in your hair if you use styling tools like a curling iron or blow dryer. Doing so protects your hair from drying out.
For many people, a hair replacement system is a life-changer. If you want to take care of your hair, you should also speak with a professional who specializes in hair replacement systems for additional tips. Contact a company, like 101 Hair Replacement Systems, for more help.