How shall I wash a skin hair system? How do you maintain and clean a lace hair system? After you wear a hair system for a while, the base will inevitably loosen up and lift. But many of today’s top-notch hair systems are made to last significantly; you just can’t throw them away.
When the hair system starts to lift, most wearers visit hairstylists for a reinstallation. But first, they have to take it off and have the hair system washed. And here are the tips.
Hair System Cleaning Tips
Now we are talking about after having the hair system removed. Hair system cleaning is the third step in the maintenance process: cleaning your scalp and the base of your hair system after taking it off.
* Amber / Lace Release (TM)
* Extra Mild Olive Oil (available in supermarkets)
* 1ft sq Mirror Tile (available in DIY stores)
* Cotton Wool
CLEANING YOUR SCALP:
To effectively remove adhesive residue from your scalp, adhere to the following recommendations:
- Apply citrus oil adhesive remover on your scalp and let it work for 1-3 minutes to saturate the residue.
- Kitchen roll is helpful because of its abrasive surface. Firmly wipe off the adhesive residue until all traces of glue are gone.
- Use a fine tooth nit comb if your hair and scalp have a lot of buildup. This is an excellent tool for cleaning buildup from the hair and scalp. It will gather the residue on the comb as you gently comb it over the scalp and hair.
- After properly rinsing, shampoo your scalp and hair to get rid of any remaining adhesive remover. This step might need to be repeated several times because any residue from the adhesive or remover will reduce the bonding’s strength.
How to Prepare the Scalp before Attaching A Hair System?
CLEANING YOUR SKIN BASE HAIR SYSTEM:
To make sure your bonding works, it is also important to get rid of any adhesive residue from your system.
- Spray citrus oil adhesive remover onto the skin base and allow to penetrate for 1-5 minutes.
- Kitchen paper should be used to firmly wipe away any remaining adhesive until it is totally gone.
- After properly rinsing, shampoo the underside of your system to get rid of any remaining adhesive remover. This step might need to be repeated several times because any residue from the adhesive or remover will reduce the bonding’s strength.
WASHING A LACE SYSTEM (INCLUDING LACE FRONT SYSTEM):
We employ a method known as the “Mirror Slide” to thoroughly clean the lace. Even though it might seem simple, this insider tip is a great way to get rid of dirt on the surface of lace and is often used in the professional hair replacement industry.
- Using any household mirror (you can use a 1ft square mirror tile purchased from a DIY store), gently press the bottom of the lace (area to be cleaned) onto the upper section of the mirror.
- Now, slowly glide the system along the length of the mirror in your direction. Now that the adhesive residue has amassed on the mirror, you should see it.
- Isopropyl alcohol and kitchen paper can be used to remove the adhesive buildup from the mirror.
- Repeat this process until the entire lace is clean.
TIPS ON HOW TO REMOVE TAPES:
Here are some simple and practical tips on how to remove tapes.
- Use your fingers to lift up a corner of the tape and gently peel the tape off the base.
- If the tape remains stubborn, spray a fine mist of lace release (Amber or C22) on the tape for easier removal.
- If there is still tape residue on the system, you will need to clean it again as described above.
What’s the best way to clean hair systems? Let’s talk about permanent hair systems. If you use permanent attachments for over a week, spray a little amber (or lace-release solution) around the areas (usually the whole perimeter) where the hairpiece is applied. Allow it to soak 20 minutes, then remove the hair system. Again,,, remove the hair system from back to front.
To start removing the glue, you should put the hair system in a small oval bowl, like a glass mixing bowl. Pour a quarter cup of the amber solution onto the system’s base, then massage it evenly around the circumference. To make sure the system is fully saturated, it is best to leave it in the bowl for at least 20 minutes.
Once the designated time has elapsed, carefully remove the hair system from the bowl and place it on a flat surface. Using a card like a phone or old credit card, gently scrape any adhesive residue towards the center, taking special care around the edges. Last, use a spoon or something similar to scoop the collected residue out of the middle of the hair system.