My Glam Hair is an investment. You have just invested in the best virgin hair on the market. Please use these hair care instructions to protect your investment and insure longevity of your hair extensions.
To protect your investment, please care for your hair extensions as you would the hair growing from your scalp. Wearing hair extensions does not mean you don’t have to care for the hair. However, as long as your hair is deep conditioned regularly, you use the right styling products and you keep your hair clean, it will look and feel great during the life of the extensions!
Sealing The Weft (Not required, this is optional)
To keep your hair from shedding, I strongly recommend that you always seal wefts using an adhesive. Do not cut the weft during installment, except when absolutely necessary. The fold over method is recommended. If you cut the wefts, it is important to seal the ends of the weft. Also, too much oil on the wefts will break down the weft sealant, so keep scalp clean and wefts clean.
Shampooing & Conditioning
Before washing your extensions, it is best to gently comb them out to remove any tangles. Dryness can be a challenge and it is important to keep your hair moisturized to keep your extensions soft and shiny as well as to prevent damage. I recommend shampooing and conditioning My Glam Hair extensions using Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner.
If your hair is not excessively dirty, you can just use conditioner without shampooing every week. Then shampoo every other week. Let conditioner sit on hair for 5-10 minutes to allow the hair to absorb moisture. Deep condition your hair extensions for 30 minutes a minimum of once per month.
However, if hair is extremely dirty or you exercise regularly, definitely shampoo first and then condition every week. In any case, use conditioner every week, whether being shampooed or not. Wash your hair immediately after swimming. Hair will typically become tangled when dirt and sweat accumulate.
Always wash and condition with warm water. Always rinse with cold water. Wet your hair normally. Pour the shampoo into your hand and then apply to your hair. Massage gently. Be sure to rinse your hair thoroughly. Wash and condition the hair in the same direction(downward) to not cause tangles. DO NOT BRUSH WET HAIR, EVER!
For wavy extensions, I recommend that you use Dream Curls by John Frieda after washing and conditioning your extensions, before drying hair.
NEVER go to bed with wet hair, it induces tangling. After shampooing and conditioning, blot wet hair with an old t-shirt. Drying your hair with a t-shirt is much more gentle than using a towel. To prevent heat damage and to extend the life of your extensions, sit under a hood dryer or air dry. If you blow dry your hair, try to keep the dryer as far away from your hair as possible to minimize the heat. Blow dryer comb attachments are not recommended. However, blow dryer attachments can be used. Please note that using the blow dryer attachment too frequently can induce heat damage and breakage. However, if you choose to use an attachment, definitely use a heat protectant.
Always comb through hair extensions with a wide tooth comb, starting with the ends and working your way up. If your hair feels extremely dry, it doesn’t need oil. It needs to be conditioned. However, if you feel like you definitely need a lightweight oil, use Moroccan Argan Oil by Organix.
For wavy/curly hair worn in its natural state, spray hair daily or every few days with leave in conditioner/water mixed in a empty spray bottle if wearing in natural wavy state.
Hair Curling/Flat Ironing
Always use a heat protectant when curling/flat ironing. We find Kenra Hot Spray and Silk Elements Megasilk Olive Heat Protection Spray to be excellent heat protectants. Kenra Hot Spray helps curls and wand curls to last longer. It also helps hair to stay sleek after flat ironing. Silk Elements makes the hair feel silky smooth. It may feel slightly oily upon spraying on the hair, however, the oil will evaporate once the heat is applied to the hair.
Like your own hair, your extensions will become damaged by excessive heat. If your hair becomes heat damaged, it will lose its natural curl/wave pattern, and/or have many damaged dry or brittle ends. Heat damage can not be reversed.
We recommend that you have your hair colored by a licensed, experienced cosmetologist. However, if you decide to color your own hair extensions at home, we recommend that you use Revlon Colorsilk. We strongly recommend that you deep condition the hair after coloring, which will protect the hair from dryness. Poor quality color products will damage the hair extensions. We are not responsible for damage incurred because the customer improperly processed the hair. DO NOT EXPERIMENT ON YOUR NEW VIRGIN HAIR.
Lace Closure & Frontal Care
If you constantly tug on your hair, we recommend sealing the underside of your closure to prevent shedding prior to your first installation. This is not required. Do not scratch the closure as this can cause damage. We do not recommend using a sharp ended comb to part closure. Lace is fragile and can easily rip with too much pressure.
How to care for your My Glam Hair Wig
Remove the unit nightly. You can sleep in the unit if you’d like. However, removing the unit nightly makes it last MUCH longer. If you must sleep in it, still cover your head with a bonnet. If you remove it nightly, place the wig on a mannequin head or in a hat box or plastic container with lid.
Helpful Tools to Maintain your My Glam Hair Extensions
- Bonnet: Wear nightly to keep hair from breaking off/tangling.
- Large Tooth Comb and Plastic Paddle Brush: No wig brushes or brushes with metal tips.
- Flexi-rods: Great way to get easy, heat free curls. The larger the flexirod, the larger the curl. The smaller the flexi-rod, the smaller the curl.
- Flat Iron: Herstyler Brand, Amazon has great prices.
- Curling Wands: Herstyler Brand, Amazon has great prices.
- Shampoo and Conditioner: Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine.
- Oil: OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Weightless healing dry oil(too much of any oil will weigh hair down, use sparingly and only when desperately needed) If your hair feels extremely dry, it needs to be deep conditioned. Don’t just keep adding oil.
- Edge Control: Design Essentials Sleek Edge Control
- Haircolor: Professional haircolor products are recommended. However, if you must color your hair at home, use a gentle color system such as Revlon Colorsilk.
- To tame curly/wavy hair:
- Spray bottle with mixture of distilled water and leave in conditioner to moisturize hair daily. Don’t use tap water. Tap water breeds bacteria, which is harmful.
- John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls
- Upon receiving your hair extensions, and BEFORE installment, condition hair using Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine. To air dry hair quickly, use skirt hangers to hang wet hair from bathroom towel bar or shower curtain bar.
- As with your natural hair, wear a bonnet on your hair EVERY night to avoid tangles, breakage and damage.
- Don’t cut wefts during installment unless absolutely necessary. Cutting wefts leads to additional shedding. Also, sew around wefts, except at beginning and end of weft. The flip over method is recommended for installation.
- Don’t overload your hair with products. Quality hair extensions don’t need a lot of products. Using too many products will create a build up on the hair, causing it to tangle.