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How To Brush Your Hair Piece!

Whether you recently bought a set of clip-ons or gotten fitted for a hair piece, one primary concern you may be worried about is how to keep your new locks looking fresh all the time. Brushing your hair isn’t exactly easy—do it improperly, and you might end up with a tangled mess.

How do you keep your new mane tangle-free and in tip-top shape? Here’s a step-by-step guide that will help you:

Wet vs. Dry Brushing Technique

When it comes to brushing hair pieces, there are two different techniques: brushing while wet and when dry. While hair, in general, does get weaker when wet, it’s crucial to work your synthetic tresses right after washing them as this will remove tangles as quickly as possible. That said, you need to be extra careful as you brush to avoid damaging the fragile strands.

Here’s a breakdown of the two brushing methods:

How to Brush Wet Hair Pieces

Step 1: After stepping out of the shower, gently squeeze the excess water from your hair using a soft towel. As with your natural hair, avoid rubbing or scrubbing your hair piece. Not only will this displace the cuticle, but it could also damage its quality.

Step 2: Pull all of your hair over to one side, holding it by the base of your neck in a side-ponytail. This will reduce the tugging and tension on your extensions.

Step 3: Detangle using a wide-tooth shower comb, working your way from the bottom one inch at a time until you reach your crown.

Step 4: After combing through all of your hair, use a hair piece brush and go over it again. The brush will release smaller knots and smoothen your hair thoroughly. Again, start from the bottom using gentle strokes.

How to Brush Dry Hair Pieces

Step 1: Just as you would with a wet hair piece, pull all of the strands over to one side in a low side ponytail.

Step 2: Skip the combing step and start brushing using a hair piece brush. Work from the bottom to the top, one inch at a time. By starting this way, you ensure that all tangles are removed instead of pulling everything down. You’ll prevent hair breakage and reduce the tugging and pulling on your hair piece bonds.

Step 3: If you are wearing a permanent hair piece, run your fingers through the strands to make sure nothing has been damaged or displaced.

Additional Tips:

Brushing high-quality hair pieces every day isn’t too difficult and will involve minimal tangling. However, if the quality of your weft isn’t very high, you may find the strands knotting more often. If this is the case, you may want to carry a hair piece brush with you at all times.

Often, tangling occurs due to damage in the hair cuticle. Address this issue by applying an oil-based treatment. Not only will this straighten the strands, but it will also keep it soft and shiny!

Remember that even with regular brushing, you can damage your hair piece if you’re not using the correct tools. Only use a brush designed for dealing with hair pieces.

If you’re looking for hair pieces in London, Ontario. Get in touch with GT Hair Boutique today for a free consultation.

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