Trimming methods

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There are different trimming methods out there. Dry, wet, straight, stretched curls and curly


small amount of hair that you trim off. The amount that is cut off is so small that is looks like dust


-Use hair-cutting scissors

-Trim/dust to help maintain healthy ends

– Trim/dust damaged limp ends

-Listen to your hair and trim/dust when necessary

-Visit your stylist before getting a trim. Not all can cut curly hair. Both parties should be comfortable


Depending on what kind of condition your ends are in will determine of much and how often you trim.

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Weaves-Taking care of hair underneath

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Taking care of hair underneath


-Lightly moisturize(watery base) and oil hair and scalp 2-3 times a week. apply with a spray bottle or nozzle.


-Detangling thoroughly before your wash your hair and after you rinse out your conditioner. Gently use fingers and combs


-Wash with a quality shampoo that is dilute with warm water to the scalp. Add solution to bottle with nozzle. Separate the hair into sections and gently massage scalp. Rinse thoroughly using

Conditioning (protein-adds strength)(moisturizing-adds moisture)

-Determine what kind of condition your hair needs first. Condition with a quality conditioner that is dilute with warm water and apply to the hair.  Add solution to a bottle that has a nozzle. Hair should already be separated into sections. Leave on hair for 20-30min with plastic cap then rinse thoroughly


-Pat your hair dry and let it air dry or sit under hooded dryer. Do not sleep with wet hair underneath.


-Wear 6-8weeks. Take at least 2 weeks or more in between installments. During this rest time you will wash and condition your hair getting it ready for the next weave.


-Have your stylist remove the install after 6-8 weeks or have patient friend help.



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Shedding  vs  Breakage

Shedding is hair that reaches the end cycle of its growing stages. We lose 50-100hairs per day.

Breakage is when hair doesn’t break at the root. This could be due to improper diet, styling technique, or mishandling of the hair.


Some Ways to Avoid Breakage

Neglecting hair

Extensions, weaving  and wigs are protective styles if done right. But please do not forget to show the hair underneath TLC. Be sure to instruct your stylist not to braid too tightly.  When removing braids  have patients and detangle slowly. Wigs-remove wig any chance you get so your hair can breathe


Clean Hair

Shampooing/clarifying the hair and scalp thoroughly when you feel product build up


Deep conditioning

Every time you shampoo deep condition with heat for at least 30min.



Always make time to fully detangle. Separate in sections and start with the most difficult area first. Begin at the ends and work  your way up to the roots


Cover Nightly

Satin pillow cases, satin bonnets and satin scarf. Avoid absorbent fabrics such as cotton or wool.


Scrunches and clips

Do not us e rubber bands. Use band without metal fasteners.



Relaxers are damaging to our hair. The chemical weakens our curls by breaking down the bonds.



Leave the lighter colors to the pros. Henna and cellophane will give you tint and shine


Direct Heat

Heat removes moisture from your hair. Try using heat in low dosages, low setting and and low temperatures. Use a heat protect spray or serum before applying heat



There are lots of ingredients to avoid or to be weary of.  Use quality products. Lean towards natural products. Research ingredients and products that work for your hair. Do not use too many products at once. Using so many will make it difficult to determine what is causing the breakage.



Trim damage ends. If you’re scared trim little by little.


Poor handling, technique and tooling

Our hair is like fine silk. Be gently and don’t rip or pull at the hair. Use quality tools.


Drink water

Drink at least 8 ounces per day.The hair shaft is partly made of one water.


Nutrition and exercise

Multi vitamins, proper diet and blood flow helps to stimulate the circulation in the scalp.