YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO MAINTAIN YOUR BRAZILIAN VIRGIN HAIR:
1. Loop paddled brush- this brush is not an ordinary wig brush. The bristles
has loops so that the hair doesn't shed during brushing. Its not as harsh as
the typical wig brush which causes a lot of shedding. when untangling your
virgin hair, always make sure you start from THE BOTTOM and work your way to
the top, using your loop paddled brush. This will make the hair even more
unlikely to shed.
2. Herbal Essences "Hello Hydration" shampoo and
conditioner. It is in a Blue Bottle. I find this shampoo very moisturizing yet
gentle on the virgin hair.The key word is MOISTURIZING.
during washing if your virgin hair is installed, only wash while
you are in the shower with your BACK FACING THE WATER so that hair is getting
wet going in a downward motion.
Do not rub while washing instead, use the "squeeze method".
only directly scrub the SCALP as much as possible. Also, while
washing your virgin hair, I recommend condition the virgin
hair as the first step, then, second step shampoo, and
then last step, CONDITION again. Conditioning the hair as the first step
is to prevent tangling during shampooing, and the last step to retain a good
, remember to untangle virgin hair using your LOOP PADDLED BRUSH before
getting the virgin hair wet. DO NOT USE EXTREMELY HOT WATER ON YOUR VIRGIN
HAIR, this could damage the hair in its self. luke warm to cool water is needed
to shampoo and condition the hair. If you purchased wavy textured hair, its
best to let it Air dry so that it can wave up to your desire.
Conditioning the hair is very important.
During the times that you want to wash your hair while it is installed, you do
not always have to shampoo it. Conditioning it is good enough. You want to wash
the hair at least once every two weeks.
Do not ever use any African American hair products on your virgin
hair. Brazilian hair is actually raw Spanish hair therefore you will need to
use Caucasian products. From my experience, Pantene Pro
V MOISTURIZING shampoo and conditioner OR Herbal Essences in a blue bottle
called "Hello Hydration" . I find the Herbal essences a better
product. The shampoo and conditioner is awesome. I use only those two products
when maintenancing virgin hair when servicing my clients.
There's also a product that I like to use called Coconut Milk by a
brand called OrganiX . it is a light oil to moisturize your virgin hair.
Again, only a small amount is needed to saturate the hair. you can find it
at your local Walgreens, or Walmart. Coconut Milk can be applied on wet or dry
hair. Remember, during the washing process, whether you wash your
virgin hair when it is installed or not, NO HOT WATER TEMPERATURES ON YOUR
3. Another good oil for the Virgin hair is Argon Morocco oil . use when you
want to moisturize the hair or when it is dry. It's also a good idea to use it
prior to blow drying the hair if you choose.
*The Brazilian hair goes back to wavy after its wet ONLY if you let it air dry.
Blow drying it will make it straight.
* Do NOT use any tea tree oil products at ALL on the Brazilian hair this really
dries the hair out badly.
Do NOT USE any oil Sheen or lotion moisturizers.
Do NOT use any leave in conditioners...these things will weigh the
hair down really bad. When using your Morocco oil, only a DIME SIZE amount is
needed to moisturize the entire head. The oil is rich therefore you will only
need a small amount or else it makes the hair look weighed down
* Brazilian hair iron curls immaculately. However, you do not want
to put heat to this hair every day because you will damage the texture.
Consider buying flexible rods to quickly make beautiful curls without damaging
*Should the hair begin to shed, you may want to consider having it taken
down and the wefts sealed. I also offer those services for a reasonable fee.
Be sure to choose a moisturizing color and deep conditioning if you decide to
dye or Ombre' your virgin hair. During my services in maintaining Brazilian
hair, I use Creme of Nature because it has an outstanding moisturizing system
such as Argon Morocco oil.
If you would like to wash the virgin after it is removed,
1.use a big bowl, add warm water to the bowl with about 3-4 drops of shampoo.
2.Use the swishing motion to wash the hair.do not rub the hair, rinse with
warm water running in the bowl...repeat the same steps with conditioner.
*** Let hair AIR DRY if you are washing it while it is not
***at night keep hair covered in a silk bonnet, or something satin...DO NOT USE
OR SLEEP on any cotton material while wearing virgin hair. This will
severely dry the hair out. To maintain the wave, put hair in two twists,
pin the hair back before tying silk or satin material on the head.