We wash Boo's scalp once a week. Period. Regardless of what style she's wearing. A healthy scalp is so important to healthy hair. And besides, we don't want her doing the "weave pat." Yarn extensions are no exception. Yes, washing hair with a style in does make the style get fuzzier, and in the case of yarn extensions, the yarn will probably slip a bit, but it's a small price to pay to keep Boo's head healthy.
|wetting hair with gentle sprinkle|
|rubbing conditioner in hands prior to application|
|our choice of conditioner for today's co-wash|
|gently rubbing the scalp at the part lines with fingertips|
|adding a generous amount of conditioner to the extensions|
|squeezing the conditioner through the extensions|
|rinsing conditioner off scalp (and getting some in boo's ears)|
|squeezing dirty water and conditioner out of hair while rinsing|
|fresh and clean|
So now that the hair and scalp is nicely cleaned, we have to add some moisture product back in and then seal that moisture in to keep the hair protected for the coming week until the next wash. Depending on what product you use, applications may vary. We like to use either a shea butter product or straight coconut oil. If using coconut oil, I will go through the process of warming it up in a spray bottle to apply it. If using a butter from a tub, I will squeeze the product through the hair just like we did while applying the conditioner to the hair for the co-wash. During this application I used Bee Mine Luscious.
|patting moisturizer on hair on at the roots|
|adding moisturizer to extensions while still damp|
|spraying an oil sealant on the underside of moisturized hair|
|finishing sealing with oil spray on the rest of her hair|
|washing and re-moisturizing complete!|
On a side note, all of these steps apply if your little one gets something in her hair like, say, hummus or the like. Not that that's ever happend to us or anything. *averts eyes* But you can rinse out the offending product by squeezing and rinsing and then adding moisturizer and sealer back in to clean the plug and should be as good as new.