How do you reduce shedding? This is one of our frequently asked questions. In this post, we want to keep it honest with you. Here's what you can expect from Kurly Klips.
Our premium hair extensions shouldn't shed excessively. However, curly and afro textured hair extensions do tend lose some hair. Why? Well, think about it. Thread attaches individual hairs to the weft. When you detangle and style, pieces of hair will slip loose from this thread. To reduce this, keeping your hair detangled is key.
Here are a few tips that can prevent shedding:
STYLE IT RIGHT
Styling Kurly Klips in braid-outs or twist-outs is a great way to keep them healthy. Since the hair is set into bigger curls, this stops the hair from tangling together. Et voila! Detangling is that much easier.
Protective styling your Kurly Klips is also helpful. We have an article about it here, but feel free to watch the video below. Incorporate braids, buns, and ponytails into your style routine. When you do so, you won't have to detangle much.
If you want to wear your hair extensions in a wash and go, you will need to detangle, condition and moisturize more often. Yes, this means more than once a week if you're wearing them everyday.
Here's a personal anecdote. When I wear my hair in wash and go, I might get two days out of it before it starts feeling dry and tangled. After those two days, I co-wash, detangle, and moisturize again. This keeps my hair healthy in a wash and go state.
Use the same logic for your hair extensions. Actively maintain your wash and go style. This will minimize dryness. And remember, dry hair leads to tangling and shedding. So keep your moisture game strong for supple hair.
Use a conditioner with a lot of slip, which will make it easier for you to comb through the hair. If a certain conditioner isn't providing enough slip, try another one. I personally enjoy using Tresemme conditioners designed for curly hair. Not only are they inexpensive, but they get the job done.
Always detangle in small sections. We cannot stress this enough. If you notice a lot of shedding, add more conditioner, a tad bit more water, and make the section smaller. Start from the ends and work your way up.
And remember to use appropriate tools! Wide tooth comb, the Tangle Teezer, or modified Denman brushes work well. Sometimes changing your tools can make all the difference in the world. In this video, we used Cantu, but today we recommend the Curl Maker by Camille Rose.
STORE THEM LIKE YOU GOT SOME SENSE
Keep your hair extensions neat when they are not being used. We recommend hanging them on a hanger so they can expand without getting smushed together. Smushed hair = tangling. If you'd like to cover them, use plastic. Cloth will dry out curlier textures.
MAINTAIN THOSE ENDS
It's important to protect the ends of our hair extensions. For the My Fro collection, we love the Curl Maker by Camille Rose. Regular application helps to keep your ends moist.
******Remember dry hair will tangle far easier and result in shedding and breakage. So keep that hair moist!!! I show you how to at the 2:13 mark of this video!
SEAL THOSE WEFTS
You can apply weft sealant to the top of your wefts for extra protection against shedding. Ensure you use weft sealant and not fabric or universal glue as this could damage the hair. Lastly, ensure you don't cut your Kurly Klips at the weft. This will cause the ends to fray and hair to fall.
You can also try our amazing detangling caddy. It keeps the hair in place while you gently detangle with both hands. Two words: #gamechanger.
Remember Kurly Klips mimic natural afro hair textures. This means they need to be handled with care just like our natural hair. NEVER detangle your kurly klips in a dry state. Hydration is key to healthy hair extensions.
Yours in beauty,
Lana & Gina