Getting a whole new head of hair is marvelously exciting.... but can be intimidating and overwhelming, too! As you get acquainted with your new Lucy Hair, questions are bound to come up. Here, we have preemptively answered some of those questions, and included some tricks and tips as well. Properly taking care of your Lucy Hair Enhancement is crucial in ensuring you continue to have the greatest looking and feeling hair, and protects your investment, as well.
Brushing your Lucy hair regularly keeps it tangle free and manageable. A soft boar bristle brush is recommended at the root area, including DIRECTLY OVER where the hair is attached. This process of brushing where the hair grows out keeps hair that has shed from matting/tangling together. Brushing while holding your hair in a low ponytail causes the least amount of strain on your hair, especially when hair is wet. Begin brushing at the bottom, and work your way up to the top. (All brushing techniques will be demonstrated to you at the time of installation.) The soft brush will not be useful on the ends of the hair if tangles occur, so a wide-tooth comb or harder-bristled brush may be used on the ends.
Washing is done most effectively while keeping hair in a downward motion, or natural fall. This prevents any unwanted tangling. At the scalp, use your palms or inside of fingers to wash where extensions are attached. This technique will be demonstrated to you at time of installation. Washing should only need to be done every other day- or as long as you can go- embrace the messy look!
Styling Lucy hair as you would your natural hair is acceptable, because it is human hair. Curling irons, flat irons, and blow driers are fine to use- preferably tools with adjustable heat settings and ceramic surfaces. It is best to go to sleep at night with your Lucy hair completely dry, and air drying is an acceptable alternative to blow-drying. Our favorite ways to style hair include:
- Let hair air-dry until about 80%- then dry with a paddle brush until smooth. Take small sections to ensure the hair is frizz-free.
- Braid hair when damp or dry, in one or two loose braids. Sleep or let sit and take them our to emphasize wavy/beach hair look. Salt spray helps this style as a finisher.
- Wrap 2'' sections of hair around a 1" curling iron, until all hair is curled. Spray with a working hair spray before and after curling, and once curls are cooled off, brush out and toss with fingers.
- If your hair texture permits, let hair dry naturally after using a texture-enhancing product (salt sprays are great) and an oil on the ends. Hair will feel and look beachy/gritty when the correct products are used. Add a few fun waves on top or in the front with an iron once hair is dry.
Although styling sounds like a lot of work, typically, Lucy Hair clients find that styling requires less effort than expected. Lucy Hair provides volume and hold, even to natural hair, making styles last longer and air-dried texture more desirable. If you need any help working with your hot tools, picking out the right styling product, or ideas for second or third-day hair- just ask!
Product is a CRUCIAL element in keeping your Lucy Hair Enhancement feeling and looking amazing. Low quality hair product will only deteriorate your Lucy Hair quickly. Remember, we use human hair, it once received nutrients and moisture from its root. No longer being attached to a root means it no longer receives nutrients naturally, thus; we have to make sure we are supplementing nutrients with the correct products. We recommend using a HIGH QUALITY, moisturizing shampoo, conditioner, oil and finishing product. We sell good products so you can have a good experience- we'll send you home with the correct items. When kept hydrated, your hair will look and feel amazing, and lasts longer. Protecting your investment with the correct products is a no-brainer.
Maintaining your Lucy Hair Enhancement in the salon is an absolute necessity. We recommend to you the preferred time frame for this maintenance, typically every 4-6 weeks. This process is essential to keeping your natural hair in good condition and must be completed at the scheduled time frame. If you are unable to commit to the maintenance, you are most likely not a good candidate for Lucy Hair. We take keeping the integrity of natural hair very seriously and we cannot do that unless maintenance is performed. Following instruction on brushing, washing, and product use ALL make an impact on the experience you have with Lucy Hair Enhancement, and maintenance is the most important.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact your Lucy Hair Specialist, or email us.