Hair Care

Virgin Remy Human Hair / Brazilian Human Hair 

We do not suggest you colour your Virgin Remy / Brazilian Human Hair. It is fine to colour 1B, as this is the natural colour hair. But the other colour hairs like 1, 2, 3, 4 etc has been coloured to get the desired colour. But if you really want to colour your hair, we suggest you do so by a professional to ensure you get the desired outcome.

We cannot accept any liability for hair colouring gone wrong; this includes the use of silver shampoos. Always carry out a strand test prior to coloring/silver shampooing the hair to ensure the hair goes the colour you require, and the quality of the hair is not affected.

Dying, tinting or perming is done at your own risk.

1. Washing

1.1 Before washing your hair

• Brush your wig and remove all tangles before washing it. Use a Tangle Teezer or soft brush. If your wig has a tight curl, don’t brush it. Rather use your fingers to de-tangle.
• Keep your hair clean. Hair tangles when dirt and sweat build up. Wash your hair after exercise, swimming etc.

1.2 How to wash your hair

  • Wash 2 – 3 times in a basin with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo. Turn your wig inside out and immerse. Gently swirl and let soak for about 5 minutes. Be careful when washing long hair in a basin because hair gather at the bottom of the basin and tangle.
  • Rinse your wig gently in lukewarm water until all the shampoo is removed. Rinse twice. Don’t apply too much water suddenly as your hair will swell up and cause tangles.
  • Gently apply conditioner through the wig and leave on for 2 minutes to allow it to penetrate the hair.
  • Rinse gently in lukewarm water until all the conditioner is removed.
    Wrap your wig in a towel and gently pat out excess water.
  • Place your wig on a wig stand to air dry until damp before combing or styling with heat. Don’t let your wig dry in direct sunlight.

2. Drying your Hair

• Before de-tangling your hair, spray on a leave-in conditioner or de-tangler spray. Then use a wide tooth comb.
• When your hair is still damp, spray in Protein Spray or use Argan oil/serum. Dry your wig using the cool setting on your hair dryer first. Never use the hot setting.
• Section your hair and blow dry with a soft bristle brush. Use a thermal protection spray or serum when straightening your hair.
• Section your hair and blow dry in sections.

3. Styling Dry Hair

  • Only use a tangle teezer brush that is cushioned based with soft bristles. They are specifically designed to ensure your wig hair do not get snagged. Always brush in a gentle manner and never brush more than 3 times a day. When brushing hold the hair firm at the top to prevent tugging.
  • You can use curling tongs, flat irons and heat rollers. Always use heat protection spray.
  • The overuse of heat tools can cause your hair to dry out considerably. Use a protection serum to prevent this.
  • Hairspray, gels and serums can be used.

4. Colouring your Wig 

• Dying, tinting and perming your hair is done at your own risk.

5. Outdoors, holidays and swimming

• Swimming with a wig is not recommended. However, if you do swim with your wig, we advise:

– Don’t get your hair wet. Use a swim cap and tie up long hair.
– Avoid diving and under water swimming. The chlorine present in pools and salt in the sea along combined with heat can matt and the chemical within the pool can cause discoloration.
– If your wig gets wet while swimming, dry it immediately after rinsing with fresh water and using a leave-in conditioner. Avoid brushing wet hair and dry it immediately.

5. Sleeping

Don’t sleep with your wig. Put it on a wig stand for the night.

Miscellaneous Tips

• Although your wig is  real human hair, it is not receiving nutrients from the scalp like the real McCoy. Heat is your hair’s biggest enemy. The more you use heat, the shorter the life span of your hair. We cannot guarantee that the hair will remain silky if you use the blow dry, flat iron or curling iron.

• If you perm, tint, bleach or cellophane the hair, you do it at your own risk. We do not guarantee any hair that has been chemically altered. If you must chemically alter it, then be sure to do a test strand first. This allows you to test how the hair will hold up to the chemicals.

Kanekalon Futura Heat-friendly Hair Care

It is important to wash and maintain synthetic hair to ensure it lasts a long time and stays looking great. If you look after it properly, synthetic hair can last between 6 months and a 1 year.
If you wear a wig every day, it is important to wash it every 3 weeks.

If you wear a wig every day, it is important to wash it every 3 weeks.

Before you Wash

  • De-tangle your hair using a soft Tangle Teezer or soft bristle brush.
  • Brush through lightly and gently remove any tangles.
  • Do not pull or drag the hair. Comb the hair in sections whilst pressing down at the top.

Washing

  • Fill up a basin with cool water and add a small amount of shampoo.
  • Immerse (dip) the hair into the basin and let it soak for 5 minutes. Do not squeeze or wring the hair.
  • To rinse, hold the hair under running cool water until the water is clear. Gently squeeze the hair or use a clean dry towel to press out excess water. Do not twist or wring the hair.
  • Apply a light coat of conditioner or de-tangler and avoid the base and roots. This will cause shedding.
  • To dry, place the hair on a hanger or between a clean and dry folded towel. Do not squeeze, rub or wring.
  • Once the hair is dry, comb it into the desired style with a Tangle Teezer brush.

Styling

  • Shake and style with your fingers. Alternatively use a styling brush or Tangle Teezer brush.
  • If needed, apply a spray-in de-tangler to remove tangles.
    If desired, use a little silicone hair spray (for synthetic hair) to further style the hair.

Tips

  • Synthetic hair cannot be cut or coloured.
  • Don’t soak the hair too long, it will damage.
  • Hot water will damage synthetic hair.
  • Sudden bursts of heat like opening an oven door, can damage synthetic hair.
  • It is not recommended to sleep, shower or swim with synthetic hair.
    Store the hair on a hanger or wig stand to avoid unwanted kinks or crimps.
  • Most synthetic hair will damage if it is heat treated like flat ironing, blow drying and curlers and curling tongs. Do not use heat styling unless you are 100% sure the synthetic hair is heat resistant, like Kanekalon Futura Fiber hair.