Hair Care Instruction
Now You Have Your Hair - Learn How To Keep It For a Lifetime!
When Your Order Arrives - Do This
First, a big WELCOME to the Azul Hair Collection experience. We offer not only the best in Brazilian human hair extensions but also, world class customer service.
It is very important to wash your hair extensions before using. Our hair has been manufactured by hand in a sanitary facility and has a light coating on it. Given that, to see this hair 'come alive' you will need to wash them before applying. Here are the steps to do so:
Washing Care Instruction
1. Take a large bowl and fill it with warm water and shampoo. I prefer to use a 2 in one shampoo that has a conditioner in it. Here are my favorites:
2. If you can, it is best practice to allow your hair extensions to air dry. If you are not able to do that then blow dry your hair on low until dried.
Now You Are Ready To Apply Your Hair Extensions!
Maintenance Of Your Azul Hair Extensions
I get the question, How Often Should I Wash and Condition My Hair Extensions?
The short answer is, as often as you like. However, my long answer is, whenever your hair is looking heavy or when you have used a lot of product on it (ei. hairspray, gel, etc).
Brazilian hair strands a very sturdy and thick. Therefore, it can look drab and heavy with the smallest amount of product or exposure. So, I wash my hair every 3 days to keep it looking bouncy and also so it will style/curl and straighten easily.
See What I Mean....
*Brazilian Afro Kinky, Kinky Curly and Kinky Straight do not need washing as often as the moisture and use of product to tame the mane is necessary.
Okay ladies! This is human hair and it is yours because..well..you bought it and paid good money for it! It is VERY IMPORTANT to deep condition your Brazilian human hair extensions at least once a month. Especially if you have the Brazilian Kinky and Afro curly hair. Deep conditioning keeps the strands of your hair extensions strong and the texture pattern strong. Below are the 2 inexpensive deep conditioning treatments I use and get great results:
Pictured Products: L'Oreal Elvive Deep Conditioner and Wella Deep Conditioner
What Styling Products You Should Use
I will need to break this question down according to which Brazilian human hair texture you have purchased. Feel Free to scroll through to find your texture.
The natural textured hair can be styled and managed with your typical natural hair care products. If you need a good natural hair beauty blogger to seek out. I would suggest Ms. Naturally Mary . Here are the following products I suggest for styling this hair:
These textures are very versatile! Especially the wavy as it has the natural pattern pictured above but it is also fun to wet and scrunch to get more of a water wave or wet and wavy pattern.
Wither you want to straighten your Brazilian wavy or curl your Brazilian straight hair, the best practice is to start with CLEAN hair before styling!
Follow These Steps:
1. Apply a light coat all over of the Creme of Nature styling foam while the hair is still a little damp.
2. Once the hair is dry, apply a dime sized amount of argon oil on the hair.
3. If you are straightening, then make sure to use the flat iron with a brush and/or come method to get your best results. If you are curling, make sure to use HIGH heat settings as Brazilian hair strands are very thick and require a lot of heat to bend and stay!
4. Finish off your look with a bit of light hairspray to ensure your style stays blowing in the wind without loosing it's form.
The Exotic Wave hair texture is the newest texture option to our collection! This texture can give you luscious bohemian curls and/or a water wave feel.
This texture does require a different type of maintenance as it is more of a curly texture. Curly textures require a great deal of moisture help to prevent the frizz and matting issue.
Washing This Texture:
Once per week is all that is need for washing this hair. If you need to wash it more than that, I suggest washing the hair with just conditioner. Too much shampooing will strip the moisture out of the hair.
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Conditioning This Texture:
As aforementioned, you need to make sure and keep this hair moisturized. That means using our suggested conditioners after EVERY wash. Just let the conditioner set on the hair for 5 minutes and rinse with cold water.
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Styling This Texture:
Exotic Wave has 2 main look options. Either using a larger barrel curling wand or more of a wash and go wet/wavy look.
If you desire to get that barrel curl look. We suggest you set the hair with a bit of our suggested Aussie Miracle Curl Frizz Taming cream and rods. You would need to do this while the hair is damp and let air dry for best results.
Another option to achieve this look is to dampen the hair and apply a coin size amount of the Aussie Miracle Curl Frizz Taming cream on the hair. Using you blow dryer on low heat and a diffuser. Dry your hair. Once dry use a barrel curling iron to style the curl.
The wash and go option is much simpler. Again, start with damp hair (either using a spray bottle or freshly washed). Use a coin size amount of the Aussie Miracle Curl Frizz Taming cream on the hair and just scrunch it!
MAKE SURE YOUR EXOTIC WAVE HAIR HAS BEEN DETANGLED BEFORE TRYING ANY OF THESE STYLING OPTIONS.
You Are All Set!
What Hair Color To Use
YES! You can color and bleach this hair!
It is so strong - it can take the chemical heat - LOL! My only disclaimer is that if you are using bleach on your hair to make sure you know what you are doing as you can over process your hair which will cause major shedding.
For Bleaching (however, all brands are the same)
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