What is a protective style?

A protective style is protecting the hair from over manipulation, chemical, and environmental elements. Natural hair is fragile so having it out everyday especially during the winter can be extremely damaging. To use a weave as a protective style you should consider a wig or a sew in using our Hair Extensions.

Steps To Preparing your hair

Washing Hair Extensions

Step 1:WASHING YOUR HAIR

Removing dandruff, oil, and sweaty smells are very important when prepping your hair for a sew in. Usually, two to three washes will ensure a clean scalp. Shampooing your hair cleans the hair while conditioning brings back the soft texture of the hair. Conditioning can be more important than the shampooing process because shampooing may cleanse the hair of its natural oils you have to replace them with an intense deep moisturizing conditioner.

moisturizing your hair

Step 2:Moisturizing your hair

Adding a moisturizer and oiling your scalp will keep hair from becoming dry and brittle underneath sew in which can cause breakage.

trimming split ends

Step 3:Trim Your Ends

You or your stylist should trim the ends of your hair before your weave installation this will allow your hair to properly grow while you wear your sew-in.

crochet braids pattern

Step 4:Braid Pattern

When braiding your hair for a sew in you want to make sure not to have big bulky braids because that puts tension on your hair causing it to break. Smaller braids create a smoother flawless sew-in while avoiding breakage. Braids should be pulled taught not tight! DO NOT PULL ON EDGES WHEN BRAIDING YOUR HAIR! If edges are pulled too tight this can cause balding or thin edges. The braid pattern you choose depends on the desired look you are trying to achieve.

sewing in hair weave

Step 5:Installing Your Bundles

Depending on the look you are trying to achieve tells you how you will sew in your bundles. You can either single or double the wefts depending on how full you want your installation. With all sew ins without a closure or frontal you will begin sewing the weft at the back of your head closest to the nape and work your way up making sure to use the flip over method instead of cutting the wefts, this method ensures little to no shedding.