Trimming methods

by meadow

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

By meadow

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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List of a few butters that you can use on your hair and body

Shea Butter – high amount of unsaponifiable matter, vitamin E and other natural active elements. Perfect natural moisturizing agent for the skin, particularly the face and hands. It penetrates deeply into the epidermis and leaves a smooth, satiny finish Cocoa Butter –sweet cocoa aroma, and is one of the most stable fats known. It has been used to heal and moisturize skin/scalp that has been exposed to the elements. It also helps reduce the formation of stretch marks during pregnancy by keeping the skin supple.

Mango Butter – has natural emollient properties, and is reputed to be useful for treating burns, stretch marks, scar reduction, wound healing, skin regeneration and smoothing of wrinkles.

Sweet Almond Butter – its properties are similar to Shea Butter and it contains essential fatty acids. It is great for dry skin/scalp because it hydrates the skin and restores elasticity.

Coffee Bean Butter – is natural protection from ultraviolet light and is becoming a popular ingredient in sunscreen products. It is an antioxidant and contains phytosterols which have anti-irritation and anti-inflammatory properties, condition skin and hair and promote moisture retention. It is good for dry skin.

Kokum Butter – it has the ability to soften skin and heal ulcerations of lips, hands and soles of feet. Kokum Butter helps reduce degeneration of the skin cells and restores elasticity.

Hemp Seed Butter – is rich in essential fatty acids that nourish the skin and helps reduce moisture loss from the skin. Avocado Butter – is a great moisturizing treatment for hair. It makes a good butter for belly balms and lip balms. It can be used as an eye makeup remover and in hair conditioning creams.

Green Tea Butter – is anti-inflammatory, anti-cellulite and has anti-irritancy and anti-fungal effects. It has a high content of polyphenols (antioxidants). It protects the skin from aging and against UV-B rays.

Pistachio Butter – rich in fatty acids that moisturizes and softens skin. It has excellent penetrating qualities – good massage butter. It also has a low comedogenicity (doesn’t clog pores).

Macadamia Butter – has a high concentration of palmitoleic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid. Our production of palmitoleic acid decreases as we get older so this butter is great for mature skin, as well as and dry skin. Orange Butter – has a high concentration of Bioflavonoids (Vitamin P – that neutralizes free-radicals) polyphenols (antioxidants). It has anti-cellulite and anti-inflammatory properties and other protective benefits for skin, such as a cleansing and toning effect. It can improve oily, acne prone skin.

Cupuacu Butter – is similar to Cocoa Butter, but has a softer, creamier consistency. It contains essential fatty acids and phytosterols, and is very moisturizing for skin and hair. It is also a natural protection from UV-A and UV-B rays. It can be used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis and adds shine and replenishes moisture in hair.


Dealing with dry ends

by meadow

List of things to remember

-Moisturizing and seal consistently

-Trim the ends of the hair

-Clarify Your Scalp when buildup is felt

-Use a Moisturizing Deep Condition every time you wash your hair

-Do Protective styling

-Try not to let hair ends rub on clothing or fabric

-Sleep with a satin bonnet, satin scarf or satin pillow case