Follow up Treatment@Hair Elite Salon

Today, I was scheduled for a second appointment with Stevid and ran late. Once I got there, we got started right away by washing my hair. The washing experience at this salon is extravagant as they usually take out time to massage your scalp thoroughly. Furthermore, they finger comb to detangle. No combs are used while your hair is wet.
My sister and I settled for the Mizani strengthening treatment to prevent breakage.

She had to undergo some scalp treatment which she had issues with. Since I didn’t have any of that, my hair was washed and deep conditioned with the Mizani strengthening treatment (protein treatment). The stylist proceeded to apply Chi Silk Infusion to my hair before blow drying.  These comb attachments are the truth as they straighten the heck out of your hair. Once we were done, she divided my hair into sections and sprayed it lightly with a holding mist before rolling it up.

I sat under the dryer for 30minutes and once my hair was dry, Stevie went ahead and finger combed it since I wanted lots of volume. She recommended I pin curl my hair in 8 sections at night when going to bed and simply finger comb once I take it down the following morning. My sister was shortly done as well and these are the results.

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That’s a protective style she’s got on which she’ll keep for a week before taking it down. We settled down to talk before her next client came in and due to previous assessment she’d made earlier, new products were recommended. I’ve seen this product work on my sister’s hair so I’m really glad to try it out.

Basically what she’s recommended is to incorporate the 100 stroke brushing for my hair 3 times weekly, using the paddle brush below. The leave in conditioner she’s recommended does not require me to seal with oil as its a creamy lotion and quite rich. When it’s applied to my hair, it completely sinks in immediately and using the paddlebrush is easy, breezy. Hair remains moisturized for 5 straight days. What do you look out for when buying a paddle brush? You make sure it’s open like a comb and soft as that’ll prevent breakage and spit ends as well.

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The brush is soft and opens up without snagging your hair. I’ll put up a demo next week using the leave in conditioners she recommended.

Protective Styling Updo

This month, I am getting one of these to make my blowdrying sessions much better.

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These comb attachments work so well for blow drying sessions that I simply had to buy one for myself. I will also be trying out the Naturellegrow range of deep conditioners after reading up on all the reviews online. Seems I’m in a long haul with organic deep conditioners and I’ve discovered they work best when heat is applied. Can’t wait for these goodies to arrive by month end.

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I’ve basically been trying out a lot of updo’s on Pinterest and this is what I’m rocking this week:

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Enjoy the week ahead!

Mohawk Updo Tutorial

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Since my hair was in a messy updo for 3days straight, I decided to take it down and try my hands at another style I saw on Pinterest.

1. Moisturized with Giovanni Weightless Leave-in & Coconut Oil.
2. Finger combed my hair into a mohawk.
3. Applied a bobby pin each to my sides and at the back (used 3 bobby pins).
4. Tucked each side in @ the top while avoiding exposing my ends.
5. Voila!!! Ready to hit the road and I kept this style intact for the past 3days.
6. At night, I wrap a silk scarf around my edges to lay them flat & cover the mohawk with a satin bonnet.

How do I take care of my wig?

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If you’re on a long stretch and currently wigging as a form of protective style, then you need to know how to care for and maintain your wigs. To achieve a natural appearance and unique colour variations, all human hair wigs are chemically processed. To give your wig the longest shelf life, it is very important to use sulfate-free hair care products that are specifically made for chemically processed hair. To wash your wig, follow these steps:

1. Detangle the wig using a wig brush. Start at the ends and work upwards to the base of the cap.

2. Rinse the wig in cold water, with the water flowing in the same direction of the hair to avoid tangling. Do not soak your wig in a basin. This will cause the hair to tangle and mat together.

3. Using your fingertips and sulfate free shampoo, distribute the shampoo evenly throughout the hair.

4. Rinse with cold water to remove shampoo. Rinse so that the water is flowing in the same direction as the hair.

5. Remove excess water by gently patting with a cotton towel. Do not wring or squeeze.

6. Condition the wig with a quality conditioner, using your fingertips to distribute the conditioner evenly throughout the hair.

7. Remove the conditioner by rinsing with cold water. To remove excess water, pat gently with a soft towel. Do not squeeze or wring. Allow the wig to air dry on a tall can of hairspray (if you don’t have a wig stand).

Caring for Synthetic Wigs:

1. Gently brush the wig thoroughly with a brush.

2. Add one tablespoon of shampoo to a sink filled with cold water.

3. Immerse wig for one minute and agitate gently. Do not rub.

4. Rinse the wig gently in cold clear water twice until thoroughly rinsed.

5. Blot the wig gently with a towel. Do not squeeze or wring.

6. Apply conditioning spray very lightly over wig, spraying 10-12inches from the wig.

7. Allow the wig to air dry on a slender object like a can of hairspray or a shampoo bottle covered with a hand towel.

8. Do not use a hair dryer. Air dry only. You may gently style the wig with your fingertips.

9. Brush wig only when completely dry. Do not allow the wig to dry in direct sunlight.

 

Wigs for protective styling

Protective styling for the second half of the year is going to be different as I’ll be wigging all the way like I earlier said and I went all out to search for quality wigs that’s durable and will last. Affordability for readers on this blog was also key for me and at the end of the day, I was able to get exceptional good ones. These wigs are all lace front wigs and completely glueless (you do not require glue to affix these wigs). See the pictures below and if you’d like me to get you one. Kindly let me know cos I’ll be back next week.

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