Brazilian hair extensions from Her Hair Company are easy to maintain, but establishing a consistent care routine is key. The most valuable factor in maintaining your Brazilian hair extensions is finding a co-wash and shampoo regimen you can stick to. Once you make this commitment, you can comfortably apply other styling methods with ease. Co-washing your hair weave is one of the determining factors on how long your bundles can last over time.
Co-washing Versus Shampooing
Co-washing and shampooing vary only in the products used. Both methods assist in adding moisture and refreshing your bundles throughout the lifetime of your install. Co-washing is encouraged on a weekly basis while shampooing and deep conditioning can be done bi-weekly. Think of co-washing as a solid method in preventing issues such as tangling and shedding that can result from dryness or lack of moisture.
What is Co-Washing?
Co-washing refers to the application of conditioner and lukewarm water to refresh your Brazilian hair bundles. This can be done on a weekly basis. First, rinse unbanded bundles with lukewarm water. Next apply a lightweight conditioner that is free of silicone, parabens, or alcohol-based ingredients. Once you manipulate the product from the ends of each bundle upward to the weft, use a wide-toothed comb to evenly distribute product. Rinse to remove all product from bundles. You can then squeeze out excess water and spray the bundles with a leave-in conditioner.
How Do I Shampoo My Bundles?
Every customer who shops Her Hair Company’s various textures will end up having different experiences. Since no two heads are alike, the Virgin Brazilian bundles will require different kinds of products and consistency when shampooing. Shampooing your bundles can be done similar to your own natural hair. Rinse the unbanded bundles with lukewarm water before applying a silicone-free, paraben-free shampoo product. Repeat this step twice and rinse thoroughly in-between. It is very important to ensure all your bundles are clean to remove impurities. After shampooing, feel free to add your go-to leave-in conditioner before air drying.
These small steps bring you one step closer to Brazilian hair bundles that last over time. On average, Her Hair Company extensions last 6-8 months when cared for properly.