A good quality human hair weave should last for up to two years, if youre taking good care of it. Its imperative that you keep your hair extensions clean, or they will become dirty, dry, oily and prone to tangling. Lets have a look at how you can keep your virgin hair weave looking fresh for as long as possible.
Wash Your Human Hair WeaveDepending on how much you sweat or work out, you will need to regularly wash your hair every seven to fourteen days. Get a sulfate-free moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Mix the shampoo with lukewarm water, and gently wash the weave from top to bottom.
Get it thoroughly into your hair and in between the braids, and massage your scalp lightly as well. Make sure you dont rub the shampoo in just smooth it on without scrubbing, and avoid friction. Rinse your hair, and then use conditioner.
The conditioner should sit in your weave for at least three minutes so the hair is softened. Rinse it out thoroughly. After every washing, massage in leave-in conditioner gently to the weave as well as your natural hair.
You should keep your hair weave straight when youre washing it to avoid matting. Dry the hair gently by blotting it with a micro fiber towel; do not rub your hair, ever! You can dry your hair under a dryer or in the air too, but make sure its completely dry so it doesnt get mold or smell like mildew.
Keep Your Hair Weave Clean Between WashingsYou can only wash your weave every one to two weeks, but you can keep it nice and shiny between washings using witch hazel.How to Comb Your WeaveYour weave is usually sewn onto your real hair, meaning if you drag your comb through your hair roughly, you risk tugging it out. Detangle your weave from the bottom and work your hair up.
Its best to comb your weave when its wet, and only use a wide-toothed comb to gently work out the tangles from it.Dont Scratch Your Weave with Your FingernailsThe fact that youre not washing your hair as regularly will make your scalp itch more often. But dont use your fingernails to scratch at it!
That will just irritate your scalp, and could even end up with you getting scabs. Instead, use a scalp soother or tea tree oil for relief. Scratching will simply cause you to have to remove your weave quicker.
Do: Use Anti-Bacterial Weave SprayA good anti-bacterial weave spray is necessary to kill any bacteria in your weave, as well as to keep it fresh and detangled. Use it once a day. Its especially useful for twisted and braided weaves, or one thats worn in locks.
Dont: Use Oils.They can cause matting and tangles as they weigh down the weave. Use small amounts of argon oil if your hair loses its shine.
Take Care When You SleepWrap your hair up loosely using a satin scarf when going to sleep. Never go to sleep with a wet weave, since that can cause moldiness. Follow these steps and you should be able to maintain your weave easily with our cheap hair bundles RELATED QUESTION Have you heard of heated steering wheel in cars?
Cleaning EquipmentPool Cleaning EquipmentAlong with the joy, excitement and long lost relatives that come with pool ownership there are also the maintenance challenges. There are many tools and items available to make your pool owning experience less troublesome. Even if you have an automatic cleaner, you will need the basic equipment.
Telescopic pole, skim nets, pool brushes and a test kit are a must for any pool owner. The following is a glossary with descriptions of swimming pool and spa cleaning equipment.Telescoping PoleTelescoping PoleThe first thing you need.
Tele poles, as they are called, come in a variety of lengths and quality. The best ones are made from fiberglass, but most are aluminum. They usually extend and then twist lock in place.
Most tele-poles have 2 holes at the end that are designed to accept a wide range of accessories that we will discuss below.Concrete Pool Vacuum HeadVacuum HeadsVinyl Liner Vacuum HeadThe easiest way to make a dirty pool look good is a good vacuuming. All pools need to be vacuumed on a regular basis.
The vacuum head attaches to the pole, and then a vacuum hose is attached to the vacuum head. The pole and vacuum head are then lowered into the pool. Click onto How to Vacuum My Pool for more information.
There are two different types of vacuum heads. One has wheels and is weighted for concrete pools (left). The other is designed for vinyl lined pools, and has brushes instead of wheels (right).
Vacuum HoseVacuum HoseIn order to vacuum debris from the pool walls and floor, you will need a vacuum hose. The vacuum hose connects to the vacuum head and telescoping pole (both above). Then, lowered into the pool.
You then need to fill the vacuum hose with water, and then plug the end into the skimmer suction hole or a dedicated vacuum line. The water and debris are pulled into the filter pump basket via the swimming pool vacuum hose. After you vacuum, you will need to clean the basket and backwash the filter.
For more information, Click Here.Leaf TrapLeaf TrapsThe leaf trap is a canister that is placed at the end of the vacuum hose just before the pool skimmer. Inside the canister is a large basket that will trap the leaves and debris before the pool trash gets to the pump.
Great for leaves, acorns, pebbles and palm tree debris.Skimmer NetSkimmer NetsLeaf RakeThe most popular pieces of equipment around the pool are the skim net (left) and leaf rake (right). The skim net is a flat mesh net that attaches to the tele pole.
It should be used on a daily basis to remove debris floating on the pool surface before it can sink to the floor. The leaf rake is also a mesh net, but is much deeper. Great for scooping debris from the pool floor for a quick cleaning before guests arrive for instance.
Pool BrushesOne of the most overlooked maintenance steps of pool care is brushing. Swimming pools should be brushed at least Pool Brushonce per week. Brushing removes algae and other films and dirt on pool walls and pool floors that cant be removed by vacuuming.
A weekly brushing will avoid slimy walls and slick film that is common with pools and spas. There are several types of pool brushes. Stainless steel is perfect for plaster or concrete pools.
Stainless brushes should not be used on vinyl pools. Plastic bristle brushes can be used on any type of pools, and are ideal for above ground and vinyl pools. There are also brushes designed for getting into pool corners and steps.
Dont forget to brush your pool weekly!Leaf BaggerLeaf BaggerOne of the best inventions for swimming pool cleaning since the telescopic pole is the Leaf Bagger. Sometimes called the Leaf Master, The Leaf Bagger is a jet style vacuum that uses water pressure from your garden hose to create a Venturi affect.
The high pressure water pushes the debris into a large bag. The leaf bagger is ideal for a quick spot clean or cleaning a pool floor full of leaves. Available with a leaf bag, or a very fine mesh bag.
Stain MasterStain MasterThe Stain Master is a siphon driven device that can siphon muriatic acid from a bottle on the pool deck to a stain on the pool surface. Sometimes called the Acid Wand. Perfect for small localized stains.
Rust stains, leaf stains, acorn stains. Read directions, and follow all safety guidelines.Pumice StonePumice StoneAnother method for removing localized stains on concrete pools is the pumice stone.
Pumice is a light porous glassy lava stone that can be rubbed over a pool stain to remove it. You can get a pumice stone that can attach to your tele-pole or a pumice stone that has a handle you can swim with. Works great on cement stains, berry stains and paint.
Tile BrushTile BrushesA clean tile band is a very important part of the way your pool looks. As part of your weekly maintenance schedule, you need to scrub the tile band with tile cleaner and a non abrasive brush. Tile brushes come in a variety of and shapes, or you can just use a plastic bristle brush
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