The Hair System Maintenance Guide
The goal of a hair system is to have a piece that looks and feels just like a real head of hair. However, there are some essential differences between your hair system and your actual hair, and it is important that you learn proper hair system maintenance in order to take care of it. We help many people at our hair replacement studio with carefully maintaining their hair systems.
The sun’s UV rays can cause a hair system to turn various shades of red or orange through oxidation. You will notice this if you spend a lot of time outdoors, though it happens naturally to all hair systems eventually. Fortunately, you can find a number of products with 3rd Dimension Studios that can help block the UV rays and protect your hair system, making it last longer.
Cleaning Your Hair System
Your hair system may accumulate build up, depending on the method you use to attach it, including residue from adhesives. In order to clean your hair system, you can use adhesive remover to soak away this build up, and use a small brush or scraper to remove any residue that is left.
In addition, to keep your hair system comfortable and fresh, you can use a gentle skin-friendly dish washing liquid to carefully clean the base. For keeping the hair portion clean and soft, a gentle shampoo and conditioner is a good idea, and helps keep the hair in good shape for as long as possible.
Preventing Hair Loss
Hair systems may occasionally shed. This is due to a combination of factors. Bacteria can attack the structure of the hair, making it weaker and causing it to fall out. Additionally, external forces can pull on the hair, making it come loose. To minimize these factors:
- 1) Try using a leave-in conditioner instead of a traditional rinse-out conditioner.
- 2) Use a knot sealer to more securely lock the knots that secure the hair to the base material, keeping out residue from things like hair gel and styling materials.
- 3) Sleep on a softer pillow case, like satin, and avoid hats or other things on your head.
- 4) Use a de-tangler before brushing or combing.
Shampooing Your Hair System
A good rule of thumb for shampooing is to only do it once or twice a week with your hair system. Otherwise, your hair system could become damaged more easily. In addition, you should use a leave-in conditioner on a daily basis to keep the hair strong and make it last longer.
In addition to limiting your hair system maintenance in terms of shampooing, you should be gentle with the system and pat it rather than rubbing it as you shampoo. Rinsing your hair in the same direction, rather than moving your head around under the stream of water, will also help prevent tangles, avoiding unnecessary tugging that can loosen and break hairs.
Keeping Hair Soft
There are a few simple keys to keeping a hair system soft for as long as possible. Avoid shampooing the system frequently, and limit its exposure to chlorine as much as possible. You also should not use a blow dryer on your hair system and allow it to air dry instead. Use a leave-in conditioner as often as possible, and stock up on hair products that block UV rays or contain sunscreen. Following these tips will help the system last as long as possible.
Detangling Your Hair System
Tangled hair in a hair system can get stressed and overworked when subjected to constant brushing. Use a comb with wide teeth while shampooing in order to keep tangles away in the first place, and also try to rinse it in the same direction at all times to prevent tangling. If it has become too hopelessly tangled, you should contact 3rd Dimension Studios to determine if you should use a special detangling procedure, and learn how to do it correctly to avoid damaging your system.
Coloring a Hair System
Part of your hair system maintenance includes coloring the system if it starts to fade. 3rd Dimension Studios recommends working with one of our talented stylists in order to accomplish this. However, we can recommend a professional coloring process for your hair system if you are unable to come in for an appointment.
Cutting and Styling a Hair System
3rd Dimension Studios stylists can cut and style your hair system in our private studio, helping you achieve the look you want. We can show you the right way to style your system each day. It is a good idea to consult with one of our stylists prior to modifying your hair system yourself.