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Taking care of your Hairdreams Extensions

October 14, 2015

 

You've just stepped out of the salon with your new, luscious Hairdreams Extensions–you feel like a new woman–stunning and refreshed.  You love the way your hair feels and we love hearing you tell us so. The question that lies here is: are you going to make sure they stay that way? We hope so, and we can expect you to feel the same way. This is why we give you the Hairdreams Home Care Pass along with the Hairdreams Kit at Hair By Cesare, because we make sure you take the measures to keep your extensions at their best. Unfortunately, some things are completely out of our control and dealing with the wrath of Mother Nature's forecast in Southern California is just one of the many leading causes of hair damage. 

 

Keep Your Hair Moisturized

The stubborn heat (that seems to be eternal) causes our hair to get dry, brittle and even oxidizes your color. I know it's the end of the summer but even if you don't have extensions–come next summer–we recommend trimming your ends so that the damage doesn't move up the hair shafts causing extreme damage. This way you can go the entire 

summer letting your hair take a beating and towards the end, come in for a treatment to rejuvenate it. We are sure some of you are familiar with Alterna's Caviar Treatment that works wonders on all hair–even on extensions!  But what can you do during the summer time to protect those extensions from the blistering heat? We recommend the Hairdreams Double Action Conditioner Leave-In Spray to keep you your locks moisturized throughout the day; it does an amazing job keeping that moisture locked in along with detangling it! 

 

Prevent Tangles

Speaking of tangles–we know getting our beauty sleep is important–how do you prepare your hair extensions for that sleep? We noticed that sometimes there's only so much you can do to avoid your extensions from getting tangled, but trust us when we say that you can take daily measures to prevent them from happening.

 

 

• Wear your hair in a loose braid, or a low pony tail to prevent matting 

•The next morning, sort through your Hairdreams hair with your fingers from roots to ends

•Carefully brush with your HD Millennium Brush (included in your Kit) 

•Separate the bonds 

•ALWAYS hold on to the roots of your hair with one hand while brushing 

 

I cannot emphasize how important this is, especially if you want to avoid getting your extensions taken out early because of extreme matting.  One other thing that you don't think about, but is very important is that each and every one of us looses around 80-100 hairs daily. Normally this hair would be brushed out however, part of this hair is now trapped in the bonds and cannot fall out naturally. The roots of these hairs need to be removed with a Tidy Cut every 4-6 weeks. This process is very important to avoid matting especially when you are not following our daily upkeep recommendations.

 

Finding A Balance

Finally the last culprit of hair damage, hard water. It's no secret that California has incredibly hard water. Hard water is water that has high mineral content such as magnesium, calcium or iron salts. Los Angeles County alone has 180-250 miligrams of calcium carbonate per liter of water.  That's of lot of build up! Standards for drinking/tap water suggest a pH value of between 6.5 and 8.5. Human hair and scalp oil, has a pH balance between 4.5 and 5.5. This natural hair acidity prevents bacteria from forming in the hair and scalp, and keeps the cuticle closed and healthy. If the water is too alkaline it causes the cuticle to open too much and can cause lots of damage. Many of the hair products that people use disrupt the natural pH of the hair. You have to find the right balance, but how? One of the of things you can do is invest in a special shower head to level the pH balance in your water–just like tap water filters–but they can be costly. As for extensions, Hairdreams offers a great product and we happen to carry it, Hairdreams PH & Shine Spray neutralizes the pH valure of tap water and closes the cuticle layer after washing your hair. It detangles, provides maximum shine and adds an anti-static effect. 

 

We hope this provides a better understanding as to why the Home Care Pass is important to us, and we want it to be important to you too. Of course, you can always consult with us if you ever have any questions and call 6267925829.  If you have any other questions you would like us to cover, feel free to comment and let us know what interests you. 

 

Resources:

http://water.usgs.gov/edu/hardness.html

http://www.atsenvironmental.com/residential/water/contaminants/list/ph-levels

http://www.naturalgirlsrock.com/blogs/rockin-guest-bloggers-speak/12212729-how-to-balance-ph-in-hair-naturally

 

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