Always seal wefts of any hair before installing hair to minimize shedding as much as possible. FrayCheck can be used to seal wefts. It can be found at your local Wal-Mart for $3 or any fabric or linen store.
Hair Care Products
Use good name brand products: Organix, Creme of Nature, Mizani, Mixed-Chicks, Pantene, Herbal Essences, or Keracare are highly recommended. Use a good leave-in conditioner to keep your hair soft. Dont over do it. Too much conditioner or any other hair care product can cause a build up and weigh hair down. Avoid hair products that contain alcohol or sulfate. Alcohol & sulfate strips the hair of natural nutrients and makes hair dry. Ask your stylist what would be the best products for your hair.
Always detangle hair before shampooing with weave/wig brush. When shampooing make sure your hair is not bunched up or piled on top of your head. This badly tangles hair. Instead of doing this, gently wash vertically in one direction. Be sure to use a gentle shampoo and don’t ruin your hair and/or extensions by trying to save a couple of dollars on the super cheap stuff. Go with good reputed brands. Using good quality products like shampoo, conditioners, and hair products will enhance the life your hair extensions and also help them to look better. If your extensions are sewn in, you need to treat them like your own hair and take good care of the hair. After you shower, feel free to dry your hair the same way you would have dried your own natural hair. We would highly recommend an ionic dryer, as they won’t damage the hair. Also use good quality straightening irons and curling rods.
Swimming & Exercise
Wash the hair immediately after swimming! When dirt and sweat accumulates, hair mattes, tangles, and becomes unmanageable. Be sure to always wear a swim cap made of latex. Carefully comb out any tangles that may be present starting from the bottom and working your way up. Once the hair has been detangled braid the hair in two braids to ensure that all of the hair is protected and tucked neatly under the cap. Following your dip, be sure to wash your hair immediately to remove any damaging chemical that may have snuck under your cap.