My short Curly C hair extensions are my prized possession lol.
As such, I don't play when it comes to cleansing and conditioning them.
I've had these extensions on a wig for about......4 - 5 months now.
And it was overdue for some maintenance.
I know wigs are very popular right now. So I thought it would
be helpful to provide a tutorial on how I keep my tresses looking sparkly and pretty
Here is my wig looking tired and exhausted lol. It just needs some love!
I had an extension in the back that was holding on for dear life, so
I snipped it off and sewed it back on.
I then used a Denman brush to prepare the extensions for the wash.
Here she is all brushed out. She's a light brown beauty ;-)
Products used :
Herbel Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner.
Africare 100% Glycerin (love this stuff!)
I prepare for the wash by adding some shampoo...
and glycein to a tub of water.
I allow the wig to soak in the water for a few minutes.
I add some more shampoo to the extensions...and begin the cleansing process.
It's important to cleanse the hair in a downward motion so as
not to cause unnecessary tangling.
Rinse. (You can repeat this process if desired. I typically only
After the extensions have been thoroughly cleansed, I add some conditioner...
..and of course, some glycerin.
I massage these products into my hair and the curls immediately
start to take shape.
I then rinse the conditioner from the extensions.
Some people leave the conditioner in the hair...some use a leave-in.
I typically don't. I prefer no products at all.
I plop/plunk the hair in a towel.
It's pretty much an up and down motion to amplify the curls.
I then drop the curls down onto themselves and allow the hair to set for about 10 - 20mins.
This is the hair after shampooing, conditioning, and plopping.
I allow the hair to air dry on a flat surface in the sun.
Here the hair is 50% dry. The curls are starting to get their swerve on!
And here is the hair 100% dry!
I'll be back a bit later with the hair on my head.
If you all have any questions, feel free to drop them down below. :)