How to Bring Brazilian Hair Back to Life
While all of us love Brazilian hair, it tends to be expensive when you buy it over and over again. Not to mention delivery times that can last for several weeks. In some cases, you will get a Brazilian weave that doesn’t serve any purpose; it might be good for a week and then it will start falling apart.
In order to save money and make the best of your current Brazilian hair product, it is much better to try and maintain your current item. There are lots of things you can do to keep your virgin hair soft and even if you notice small signs of damage, there are ways to protect it going forward and even renew it.
What do you need?
Brazilian hair is very similar to your natural hair. Given that these products are made young donor’s hair, these weaves and extensions are in great shape. They haven’t been through volatile processes like your real hair which gives them a clear advantage. Still, you need to behave as if it’s your real one. Keep in mind that wigs and other products cannot get the same nutritive matters like your own hair as they are not connected to you thus, there is no transfer of matter. Instead, you have to artificially keep it in shape.
Here are some products that will help you do just that.
- Regular, natural shampoo
- Wide teeth comb
- Natural Oils
General tips and tricks
Let’s start with the most obvious stuff:
- Make sure to use only natural products. Shampoo can be really good but conditioners do an even better job
- Always detangle your hair prior to washing. Make sure to use a wide comb so you don’t damage it in the process
- Like with your own hair, rinsing is very important. It helps you remove any chemical leftovers from your Brazilian hair
- Try to avoid blow-dryer. Instead, go for sunlight
- When brushing your hair, make sure to be gentle and use downward motions from the roots to the ends. It should never be brushed or combed when wet
- The last thing you want to use is iron or anything else that causes a volatile reaction. While it's always great to experiment with your Brazilian hair, there is a limit to how much punishment it can take. Of course, if you don’t need it anymore, it is much better to experiment with Brazilian than your own hair
- Natural oils are pretty great. They can moisturize the hair making sure it lasts just a bit longer
The best way to moisturize
As you might presume, moisturizing is a big part of the process. Like with your natural hair and skin, it is very important to wash it continuously and provide all the valuable matters that it otherwise needs.
Keep in mind that your Brazilian hair is the same as regular in terms of all the possible treatments. You can dye it, perm it, highlight it, straighten it, curl it and so on. Unfortunately, things such as sulfates and alcohol can quickly eat it away affecting its consistency.
When it comes to moisturizing, make sure to wash it regularly. The type of conditioner you’re using also plays a big part. Don’t use products that are otherwise bad for your hair and instead, go with natural cosmetics. It would be even better if you can get a cosmetic product that performs well for that particular type of hair.
Interestingly enough, you can do quite an amazing job bringing your Brazilian hair to life by simply using homemade products. Most of the ingredients you already have at home so you won’t have to buy anything extra nor will you have some big expenditures.
Here is exactly what you need to do, step-by-step:
- Create a mixture of a natural conditioner and olive oil
- Put them in a spray bottle together with water
- Comb it nicely and then apply the mixture
- The hair should be placed in a pot that has hot water and conditioner inside
- After being soaked, hair should be placed in a plastic bag and left overnight
- Remove it after a day and rinse it
Do’s and Don’ts
Here are some additional tips that might help you:
- Always wash your hair and use conditioner prior to putting it on
- Avoid cutting the wefts from Brazilian virgin hair. It is something that quickly causes shedding and reduces its life expectancy. Instead, it is much better to go with a fold over
- This product needs to be treated as your own hair. Wash it at least once a week and avoid shampoo as it will lead to excess dryness. You can still use shampoo but don’t do it more than once or twice a month
- Although you should always air dry your hair, it is also very important to squeeze all the excess moisture beforehand. This will hasten the drying process and reduce the negative impact of excess moisture
- If you do decide to use a heating iron or some other similar product, it is imperative that you use a protectant serum without alcohol. Oil product can be dangerous as well
- If you leave hair on your head during bedtime, make sure to wrap it or put a cap on
- Shedding and tangling are common byproducts of extreme chemicals and heat. When you buy a Brazilian virgin hair, you can rest assured that it’s in a good shape and chemically unprocessed. Its life expectancy can decrease depending on your usage
- Each time you wash your hair, make sure to use a silicone mix. It should be left in it for at least one hour
As you can see, there are a lot of different things you need to be mindful of. In general, make sure to treat your Brazilian hair the same way you would your own as the best way to retain its quality or return it back to life.