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How to maintain your sew-in and natural hair




It All Starts With Your Diet

1. Eat right. Hair is made of keratin, a form of protein, so don't skimp on protein-packed lean meats, fish, eggs, beans, and low-fat dairy products. I recommend getting plenty of healthy omega-3 fats, which are found in salmon, soybeans, flaxseed oil, and walnuts. Eating these can increase hair's sheen over time.  Nutrition interventions take time—expect to show off new shine in about 6 months.

2. Come clean. If you're a styling-product junkie who wants shiny hair, you'll need to banish the buildup, which is a guaranteed shine squelcher. Once a week, use a clarifying shampoo. Once a month, add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to 2 tablespoons of your shampoo. The sodium bicarbonate will remove any stubborn, sticky residue

3. Condition hair often. In fact, do it every time you shampoo. Choose nutrient-rich formulas with ingredients such as avocado oil, olive oil, argon oil or shea butter, which moisturize and fill in tiny cracks in the hair shaft.



4. Skip the cold-water rinse. There's no need to undergo the big chill. Cold water may help close your pores, but it doesn't affect the hair cuticle in the same way.

5. Practice damage control. Always use a heat-resistant product on your hair before blow drying like kirk products argon silk and d&d cream. New formulations seal in shine and prevent damage from superhigh temperatures.  To further protect hair, use a blow dryer with features that match your hair type and style.

Tip: Occasionally use your blow-dryer's cool setting to dry your hair.

Tip: Sleep on satin pillowcases for equally satiny hair. At night, the average head is 9 pounds of deadweight, and friction from tossing and turning equals fuzz.

Tip: Skip those 100 brush strokes before bed. It's a myth that you can condition your hair by repeatedly stroking scalp oils down the shaft.

Tip: Gently squeeze and blot—don't rub—hair when you towel dry. Wet hair is fragile, and any friction will rough up the cuticle.


To Avoid Shedding, Tangling & Matting

1. Keep the hair clean. We suggest that you wash the hair at least once a week with warm water.

2. Use mild shampoos and conditioners R&R argon shampoo  is a Favorite with my clients.

3. Please wash the hair immediately after swimming, spa, exercise, and etc. When dirt and sweat accumulate, hair tangles. Try kirk products purifying shampoo.

4. Too much leave-in conditioners and other hair care products will create a build up on the hair and will cause it to tangle faster.

5. If the hair feels dry or heavy with build up, wash it with shampoo & conditioner (R&R). Shampooing and conditioning your hair is NOT like shampooing your natural hair.

6. Do not rub shampoo or conditioner into hair. Rubbing shampoo or conditioner into your hair as if it were naturally growing out of your scalp will cause the hair to tangle. I SUGGEST CONDITIONING WITH KIRK PRODUCTS STABILIZER TO CLOSE CUTICLES AND GIVE SLIP TO THE HAIR WHILE DETANGLING.

7. When swimming, always wear a cap to prevent prolong exposure to chlorine or salt water which causes the hair to tangle.

8. Always wash the hair right away with shampoo and conditioner after swimming in both types of water.

9. When going to the spa, the hair should be brushed out completely and should be wrapped in a warm to cold wet towel.

10. Make a couple of big braids when going to sleep, swim, or exercise (please untangle the hair before making the braids).


12. Make sure the hair is completely dry before going to bed.

13. You can also make a leave-in conditioner at home by diluting conditioner (10%) with water (90%). Do not use Daily! Apply the mixture lightly onto your hair and brush the hair from the end to the top near the scalp.

14. Although it is important to apply leave-in conditioners to keep the hair from dryness, it is important to keep the hair clean by washing the hair about twice a week so that it will not create a build up.

15. It would be advisable NOT TO TINT, COLOR, PERM OR DO ANY EXTRA CHEMICAL PROCESSES EXTENSIONS. Please be extra careful with blonde and other light colored hair. They are more chemically processed than the dark hair. Therefore, we will not be responsible for the outcome.

16. DO NOT Split your WEFT!

Begin With A Clean Base

​Healthy hair does not just happen in the salon.  What’s more meaningful is actually what happens at home, and it starts with the right shampoo and conditioner for your style.  Shampoos prime your hair for your style, so if you want big hair TRY Kirk products soothing  Shampoo and Conditioner.  If straight and smooth is more your scene, go for a smoothing shampoo like the Tri factor line of cleansing and sulfate free shampoos.  I will determine what shampoo and conditioner works best for your desired results.  Shampooing does not need to be done every day.  I know that might be a scary thought for many of you, but here's the scoop:  Hair needs the natural oils that your scalp produces to look healthy, so washing that away every day makes hair look dryer, more frizzy, and even shows more damage.  So try to only shampoo every other day, or every two days if your hair is particularly dry.

Is conditioner really that important?  Yes!  And here’s why:  Shampoos open the cuticle of the hair shaft to allow the cleansers to get your hair clean.  Using a conditioner finalizes that process by closing the cuticle back down.  If you do not use a conditioner, you leave the hair shaft wide open for damage, breakage, split ends, dryness, and color fadage.  Another tip?  Focus conditioner on your ends, instead of your scalp, to minimize build-up on your scalp.

How can I detangle without breakage?  Hair is most fragile when it’s wet, so of course, this is when most breakage occurs.  After you shampoo and condition your hair, use a good detangler (my favorite is Kirk Products Stabilizer) and spray it all over your hair.  Take a wide-tooth comb and begin to detangle at the bottom and work your way to the top of your hair.  That way, you only deal with one tangle at a time.  Yes, this might take a little more time, but less breakage means healthier hair in the long run!

A little patience with those tangles, using the right shampoo for your style, and the correct usage of a good conditioner, your hair will look healthier and style easier between salon visits.

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