Detangling Tips for Hair Replacement Systems
When the hair in your hair system gets tangled, it can mean a lot more than just a few extra minutes of combing in the morning.
By detangling your hair system the wrong way, you may inadvertently be diminishing the condition and life span of your investment.
Safe, Do-It-Yourself Tips
Simple, safe and effective tips that every person wearing a hair replacement system can use to get minor hair tangles out.
Before getting into the shower, wet your head and brush all the hairs toward the same direction. This adds moisture to the hair strands and will ease friction while washing.
Did you know?
A professional bleach detangling procedure restores hair by creating a high pH level, which causes the cuticles to flatten and become smooth.
If your hair is tangled before you get in the shower it helps to dilute your shampoo with just a little bit of water before applying. This will also make it easier to rub the shampoo in to the hair.
Using a wide-tooth comb or a specially designed Vent Brush in the shower while you shampoo will help prevent hair strands from intertwining and getting caught on each other.
Professional Detangling Procedure:
May cause damage to hair system. The following process is identical to the one commonly used by professionals in the hair replacement industry for detangling most human hair systems. However, it is recommended you consult your hair system manufacturer before proceeding. This is a relatively simple process, but may result in permanent damage to your hair system if executed improperly.
What You Will Need
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Setup for Clorox™ scrub
Draw one gallon of extremely hot tap water into the sink. Next, pour the 1/4 cup of Clorox™ bleach into the sink with the hot tap water.
To determine what a gallon of water looks like in your sink, fill a gallon container with water, empty it into the sink (with the drain plugged) and make a note of the water line. Drain the jug water and refill the sink with hot tap water
Clorox™ tangle scrub
With the base facing up, carefully place the hair system into the Clorox™/hot water mixture. As soon as the unit is in the mixture, you can begin gently brushing out the tangles with a vent brush. After a few moments, you should begin to notice the tangles loosen. Continue brushing for up to two minutes.
Do not allow the hair system to be in contact with the Clorox™ & hot water mixture for more than 2 mintues!
We recommend that you brush the tangles out from back to front, concentrating your efforts on the most tangled and knotted areas.
Rinse hair system
Drain the Clorox™ and hot water from the sink. Then begin to thoroughly rinse warm water through the hair system. While rinsing, keep the base of the system facing up. This will prevent the hair from inverting and tangling again.
Mixing BLEACH and AMMONIA can produce a chemical reaction that releases a potentially deadly CHLORINE GAS.
Setup ammonia scrub
Draw another gallon of hot tap water into the sink. Pour the 1/4 cup of ammonia into the sink with the hot tap water.
Place system in sink. Start brushing the hair system again, same as before. Use a wide tooth comb or vent brush and gently comb from back to front for 1 to 2 minutes.
At this point, your hair replacement system should be silky-smooth and tangle-free.
The majority of tangles should have been removed in Step 2. The ammonia scrub is just to ensure that any traces of acidic chemicals from the Clorox bleach have been removed.
Drain ammonia mixture
Drain the ammonia and hot water from the sink. Then begin to thoroughly rinse warm water through the hair system again. Remember, while rinsing keep the base of the system facing up so that the hairs will not inverse back through the base.
Once the mixture is drained from sink, take a few minutes to wipe away the ammonia.
Dry the hair system
To help speed up the drying process, we recommend CAREFULLY folding your hairpiece into a paper towel, then gently applying pressure while blotting dry. There is no need to completely dry the hair, just remove the excess moisture.
After blot-drying your hairpiece, direction-style it with a vent brush or comb.
For best results, attach the unit to a styrofoam head and gently brush the hair in one direction.