HAIR CARE GUIDE
To ensure your virgin hair lasts six months to one year, it is very important that you care for your hair on a regular basis. Here are some tips on how to maintain the quality of your hair from Princess Hair Plug.
If you are wearing your hair AS IS upon receiving it, the first thing you want to do is co-wash your hair. This means “wash” your bundles with a conditioner. This conditions the hair and sets the standard for healthy hair going forth. You can begin to style your hair as normal after co-washing.
If you are DYING your hair before installing it, we recommend washing your hair with shampoo only. This removes any oil or residue that may be on the hair. This will ensure an even deposit when you color your bundles. You can continue to style your hair as normal after coloring.
If you are BLEACHING or LIFTING your hair upon receiving it, we recommend doing none of the above. You can bleach your bundles right out of the box. We do however recommend you use a moisturizing shampoo after rinsing the bleach. Follow that with a rich conditioner, leave on for 5 minutes, rinse and reapply conditioner again. Leave on for 10 minutes then rinse and style and usual.
For best results with your virgin hair, use as little product as possible during daily use. If your hair does become slightly dry, make sure to use a LIGHT hair oil, nothing heavy. We recommend Moroccanoil Light. Only apply hair oil if you NEED it. If you’re wearing a bone straight style and will have to flat iron your hair often, we do recommend using a heat protectant spray. This keeps your ends from splitting and showing signs of heat damage such as unruly hair and fried ends. Signs of damage will appear on your closure and frontal sooner than your bundles because our closures and frontals are made with finer, more delicate hair. We recommend using a light spritz of MegaSilk Olive Heat Protecting Spray every other time you flat iron.
It is very important that you wash your hair weekly. If you have a sew-in, do not put your entire head under the water in the shower. Wash your hair in the sink. Part your hair down the middle from forehead to neck and wash the left side then the right side in gentle soft strokes using downward motions. We recommend One ‘N Only Argan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo, Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo or Tresemmé Touchable Softness Shampoo. Use warm water to rinse thoroughly. Gently ring the hair by squeezing in place all the way down the shaft. Never pull and squeeze like you would normal hair. This prevents shedding.
The main reason it’s important to wash your virgin hair weekly is so that you can give it a weekly condition. This really makes your virgin hair go the distance. We recommend Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Conditioner or L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner. For best results, apply conditioner and gently comb through from tips to roots with a wide tooth comb. Leave on for at least 5 minutes. Repeat. The better you maintain your weekly condition routine, the longer your hair will last.
The way you comb and brush your hair is one of the most important factors in keeping your virgin hair looking great. Use a paddle brush for your everyday grooming needs. We recommend the Hoopla Vented Cushion Paddle Brush. Always start brushing at the TIPS and work your way up to the roots. This lessens split ends. Hold the hair with one hand and brush with the other. This reduces shedding. When your hair is wet always detange with a wide tooth comb. We recommend the Ultra Smooth Coconut Infused Detangling Comb.
When caring for virgin hair, the less heat you apply, the better. ALWAYS air dry your hair whenever possible. You can do this by laying it securely on your balcony in the daytime or hanging it over your bedroom door overnight. This keeps the curl pattern and luster of your hair intact over time. You can style hair as normal after your hair has air dried.
Always make sure to wrap your virgin hair at night. This can be done with a silk wrap that secures your hair tightly against your head (best for straight hair), or with a silk bonnet (best for curls). We recommend Celestial Crowns Slumber Bonnet. If you’re wearing a wig, simply remove the wig and brush it before bed.