Hair Care Guide

How to care for your virgin natural Brazilian Hair, Malaysian Hair and Indian Hair hair extensions should certainly, be an important subject on your mind - after all you have just spent a huge sum on acquiring your luscious locks.

Weft Extensions Installation

One key aspect of caring for your weft extensions is the installation method. To ensure that your weft extensions do not shed after installation, we strongly recommend that you instruct your stylist to observe and follow these key points:

  • Do not put a needle through the wefts or pierce the wefts. If installing a sew-in weave, sew in the wefts by looping and tying the weave thread under and over the weft in a blanket stitch method
  • Do not split the wefts
  • Do not cut the wefts. Avoid cutting the wefts. If you have to cut the wefts, seal each cut weft end with weft glue. We recommend that you use Bond a Weave - Liquid Gold weft glue.

Post Installation Maintenance

Once natural hair is cut from a donor's head, it stops receiving much-needed nutriments that nourish and keeps the hair soft, shiny & tangle-free. It's therefore vitally important to maintain and treat your natural hair extensions with the appropriate maintenance products that will restores/maintain its natural softness, silk and keep it tangle-free.

Proper maintenance care using the appropriate product range will ensure that your hair extensions keep its lustre and last you for a long time. We recommend you use mild shampoos & conditioners; preferably sulfate-free and silicon free hair care products.

Warning!

Using the wrong maintenance products on your hair extensions will result in dry, dull, tangled, damaged and unmanageable hair extensions.

Recommended Hair Care Products

  • Loreal Extra Ordinary Oil for all types of hair- for Straight and Wavy hair extensions
  • Pantene Repair & Protect hair Care Range (Normal-Thick Hair) - For all hair textures
  • Roux Porosity Shampoo & Conditioner - For all hair textures
  • The complete Curls range (e.g CURLS Shampoo, CURLS Wipped Cream and CURLS Souffle') for Curly hair
  • Kinky Culrly Range - For curly hair

Recommended Maintenance Regime

Step 1: Detangle your hair

This is a very important step prior to shampooing your hair.

Ensure that your hair is free of tangles or snares. Using a wide tooth or a detangling brush, gently comb out your hair extensions. Always comb or brush hair from the bottom up, small sections at a time. The more careful you treat your extensions the longer they will last. Support your attachment when brushing or combing your hair.

Step 2: Shampoo/Condition

Shampoo your hair at least once a week Shampoo your hair more often if you have increased perspiration or have been in a dusty environment. Curly textures require frequent shampoos or co-washes to look its best hair. Clean your hair extensions with a moisturizing shampoo Wash your hair in a downward motion, working shampoo from the top down in one motion. Condition your hair with a moisturizing conditioner. Follow with the conditioner in the same manner. If the hair feels dry or heavy it is time to shampoo

Condition-Wash: Substitute conditioner for shampoo Wash your hair in a downward motion, working conditioner from the top down in one motion. Rinse well and then style. This is great for curly styles.Step 3: Deep Condition

To keep you hair in tip- top shape, use a deep conditioner or hot oil treatment in your hair twice a month. More or less, depending on the hair's need. This is very important if you have chemically treated the hair or use irons.

Step 4: Styling

As mentioned in step 1, always keep your hair extensions tangle free. Brush or comb gently and avoid any excess tension. Always comb or brush hair from the bottom up, small sections at a time. The more careful you treat your extensions the longer they will last. Support your attachment when brushing or combing your hair. We also strongly recommend the use of a de-tangling brush to comb your hair extensions every day so that it does not develop tangles especially in the nape area.

Our Natural Hair Extensions can be styled as you would your own hair. You can blow dry, curl with curling iron, straighten with a flat iron, dye with a hair dye, and style it as you would your own hair.

Heat is your hair biggest enemy. The more you use on it, the shorter the life span of your hair. Use heat in moderation. Do not use high temperatures. High temperatures can damage the hair, including permanently altering the hair texture. Use styling products that are alcohol free.

Sleep: Put your hair "up" at night. Plait or pin curl your hair before going to sleep. This is important in preventing tangles. Never sleep with loose wet hair, for it may tangle while you sleep.

Co-Wash: Substitute conditioner for shampoo Wash your hair in a downward motion, working conditioner from the top down in one motion. Rinse well and then style. This is great for curly styles.

Deep Condition: To keep you hair in tip top shape, use a deep conditioner or hot oil treatment in your hair twice a month. More or less, depending on the hair's need. This is very important if you have chemically treated the hair or use irons.

Styling: Always keep your extension tangle free. Brush or comb gently and avoid any excess tension. Always comb or brush hair from the bottom up, small sections at a time. The more careful you treat your extensions the longer they will last. Support your attachment when brushing or combing your hair.

Marrika's Hair is 100% natural hair and can be styled as you would your own hair. You can blow dry, curl with curling iron, straighten with a flat iron, dye with a hair dye, and style it as you would your own hair.

Heat is your hair biggest enemy. The more you use on it, the shorter the life span of your hair. Use heat in moderation. Do not use high temperatures. High temperatures can damage the hair, including permanently altering the hair texture. Use styling products that are alcohol free.

Sleep: Put your hair "up" at night. Plait or pin curl your hair before going to sleep. This is important in preventing tangles. Never sleep with loose wet hair, for it may tangle while you sleep.

More information on Straight Hair

  • Shampoo hair at least once a week with a product compatible with the hair texture.
  • Wet you hair slowly and apply shampoo generoulsy. Do not massage or rub the hair against itself.
  • Gently comb hair with a wide tooth comb or your fingers to emove any tangles and wash in a downward motion.
    Rinse shampoo out thoroughly.
  • Apply a moisturizing conditioner or mask. Use a wide tooth comb or fingers to work the conditioner into your hair. Put on a shower for wait at least 10 - 30 minutes, then rinse out conditioner thoroughly.
  • Gently towel dry hair.Apply a leave-in conditioner or serum or light hair to hair.
  • Air dry hair or set the hair, while wet, on rollers for curls
  • When hair is completely dry, apply more serum or light hair to hair if required
  • If you must use heat, to dry or style the hair, be sure you use a leave in conditioner first.
  • Comb hair with a wide tooth comb, beginning at the ends and working your way up towards the scalp.
  • Use alcohol free styling aids, such as mouse, gel, and hairspray in moderation.
  • Do not use oily or greasy products, it can cause extreme tangling to the hair.
  • Before going to bed, braid, pin curl or roller set your hair.
    Sleep with a satin cap or on a satin covered pillow.

More Information on Wavy Hair

  • Shampoo at least once a week with a product compatible with the hair texture.
  • Do not massage or rub the hair against itself.
  • Wash in a downward motion.
    Rinse thoroughly.
  • Apply a moisturizing conditioner or mask. Use a wide tooth comb or fingers to work the conditioner into your hair. Put on a shower for wait at least 10 - 30 minutes, then rinse out conditiner thoroughly.
  • Rinse condtioner out thoroughly.
  • Gently blot hair with a towel.
  • Spray hair with a leave in conditioner or diluted curl activator solution
  • Air-dry hair for the best wave formation.

Daily Care for Wavy Hair

  • Use alcohol free styling aids, such as mouse, gel, and hairspray in moderation.
  • Finger style or use a wide tooth comb to style hair while it is damp.
  • Apply the suggested products, allow it to air dry
  • To refresh waves, spray with plain water, leave in conditioner or diluted curl activator.
    Do not use leave in conditioner or activator too frequently or the hair will tangle from product build up.
  • Do not use oily or greasy products, it can cause extreme tangling.
  • Before going to bed, braid, twist, pin curl or roller set your hair.
  • Do not sleep on damp hair.
  • Sleep with a satin cap or on a satin covered pillow.

More information on Curly Hair

  • Shampoo at least once a week with a product compatible with the hair texture.
  • Do not massage or rub the hair against itself. Wash in a downward motion.
    Rinse thoroughly.
  • Apply a moisturizing conditioner or mask. Use a wide tooth comb or fingers to work the conditioner into your hair. Put on a shower for wait at least 10 - 30 minutes, then rinse out conditiner thoroughly.
  • Gently blot hair with a towel.
  • Spray hair with a leave in conditioner or diluted curl activator solution.
  • Scrunch up hair gently to reform curl.
  • Air-dry hair for the best curl formation.

Daily Care for Curly Hair

  • Finger style or use a wide tooth comb only, when hair is damp.
  • Apply the suggested products, style the hair while damp, allow it to air dry and then leave it alone!
  • Do not comb dry curls for you will disrupt the curl pattern and cause the hair to frizz.
  • To refresh curls, spray with plain water, leave in conditioner or diluted curl activator.
  • Use alcohol free styling aids, such as mouse, gel, and hairspray in moderation.
  • Do not use oily or greasy products, it can cause extreme tangling.
  • Before going to bed, braid, twist or pin curl your hair.
  • Do not sleep on damp hair.
  • Sleep with a satin cap or on a satin covered pillow.

Swimming/Sauna

  • When swimming at the beach, lake, sauna, or pool the following precautions below are recommended:
  • Comb your hair and put it into braids before swimming or wading in any type of water. Never wear a swimming cap, the friction may cause tangling.
  • Dry hair soaks up more salt water and chlorine than does already-wet hair; which, means dry hair incurs more damage while swimming.
  • If you plan to get your hair wet, soak your hair with plain tap water before you take the plunge.
  • Rinse your hair with plain tap water as soon as you have finished your water play.
  • Follow a day at the beach or pool with a moisturizing shampooing and deep conditioning treatment.