Caucasian Hair Types:
Before your appointment: Wash your hair with as Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Moisturizing Conditioner. My recommendation: Aquage Sea Extend Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Also Pureology Hydrate shampoo and conditioner.
After wash: Blow dry. You may apply a leave in conditioner.
African American Hair Types:
Before your appointment: Wash your hair with a Sulfate-Free shampoo and follow with a Hydrating or moisturizing conditioner. My recommendation: Giovanni Magnetic Energizing Shampoo and Giovanni Restruxturing Conditioner. Giovanni has other lines, but I recommend the magnetic careline most for African American hair. You can find Giovanni's at WholeFoods, sometimes at Target, and always on Amazon.com..
After wash: apply natural oils to scalp and through hair. Good oils are unrefined Coconut oil, Olive oil, Grapeseed oil, Avocado oil, or Macademian nut oil (All these can be found in the oil section at the grocery store). Do not use "Grease" or "Pink Oil" or petrolatum/mineral oil containing products. Unnaural hair oils contain ingredients derived from petroleum, i.e gasoline. Oiling your scalp with unnatural oils will lead to dry itchy scalp and dandruff. Follow with a leave in conditioner.
Natural hair texture: You must blow dry your hair as straight as possible before your appointment in order to save time. Faliure to do this will result in an extra charge.
Chemically processed hair: Please do not apply a relaxer to your hair within a week of your appointment. If you must, apply to only your hairline. I cannot work with over-processed hair. It will be too brittle and will break during the application process. So please make sure you or your stylist do not relax your hair to the point of which it no longer has any texture or body. Allow hair to air-dry or blow dry on low heat.
Important: Schedule an upkeep appointment about two weeks after your installation so that I can tighten and re-style your extensions. As well as check to make sure you have no hair or scalp damage and to check on the overall status of your extensions. If you do not come in for a checkup, I have no way of knowing or advising if any problems may arise.
Why I recommend Natural oils and Sulfate Free Shampoos. (Below extract is from study-Link Below)
"If anything, African American hair follicles produce more oils and sebum than follicles in other ethnic groups, but the oils are not evenly distributed along the length of the hair fiber because of its coiled shape. As a result, the hair fiber is typically very dry Consequently, African Americans are more likely to need hair oils to supplement their natural oil production and help keep the hair fiber flexible. In addition, tight spiral hair is difficult to brush and comb. Using oils helps reduce the friction and static from combing and make the hair more manageable. African Americans often find they need to use specially formulated oils and shampoos. African American hair responds differently than Caucasian and Asian hair and preferred grooming products contain humectants and mild cleansing agents while avoiding harsh plant oils or harsh detergents such as sodium lauryl sulfate."
Contact me if you have any questions (618-929-5533) (Hairbyjmoli@gmail.com)