Mermaid blue and green hair‬ in 6 easy steps

Step 1

Place your human hair bundles on top of 3 sheets of foil. Make sure you have placed newspaper or plastic underneath the foil so that you don’t damage your countertops.

Step 2

Mix bleach powered and peroxide together in a plastic bowl (1 part powder to 2 parts peroxide). Required quantity depends on the amount of hair you will be bleaching (mix more if needed).

Bleach your hair according to the directions provided on the bleaching kit. Leaving the bleach in longer may yield lighter results, however, you run the risk of burning your hair, so be sure to use the correct developer strength (I used 20 volume).

Step 3

Apply bleach mixture onto the hair, starting at the ends, as these take longer bleach. Wrap the hair in the foil, to speed up the process. Leave the bleach on the hair for 20 minutes (or longer maximum 30 minutes), constantly checking on the hair.

When you have achieved your desired blonde, (brassy or white) wash out the bleach. Do not do anything further (including conditioning) unless you plan to first tone your hair to white (Toning the hair to white is not needed, but is a good idea if your hair is very yellow after bleaching.) Conditioning the hair will seal your cuticle, which will make it difficult to stain the cuticle of the hair.

Step 4

My hair came out a bit brassy (yellow/orange) like in photo number 4. So, I bleached it again, because I wanted the hair to come out blue and not green (which usually happens if your hair is brassy after bleaching, so when you apply the blue dye, the hair will turn green).

Step 5

Apply the dye to damp hair, starting with the blue, closer to the top of the weft, and then green at the tips. Leave the dye on the hair for about 15 – 30 minutes, and then rinse hair.

Step 6

Allow the hair to dry naturally, and then install.

 

Straighten your weave SAFELY

Hello Beweavers,

As many of you may know, we are not the biggest fans of using heat on your human hair weave, however, we do know that some of you are. So we decided to put together some helpful tips for you to use next time you want to straighten your weave or hair extensions.

Prep
Before you start, make sure that your weave is made of real human hair. Synthetic hair is made from plastic fibres and will melt when heat is applied to it. Remember to gently brush your weave, removing any knots, tangles, or curls to make the cleaning process easy and effective.

If you want sleek looking hair, make sure to blow dry your hair first, and straighten in sections.
Always use a heat protectant on your human hair weave. Hair can burn and once damaged, it cannot be reversed.
Make sure your hair is clean before your attempt straightening it. Too much product will weigh your hair down. leaving your weave looking limp and greasy.

Step 1:

After shampooing, dry your hair using a hair dryer or let it air dry.

Step 2:

Use a comb or brush to gently remove any tangles in your hair. Start by detangling the bottom of your hair before working your way up towards the scalp. Be sure to brush the underside of your hair, as it is especially prone to tangles.

Step 3:

Apply a very small amount of heat protectant hair product to your hair, then brush it through your hair, distributing evenly. This is very important as a heat protectant product can help reduce thermal styling damage to your weave.

Step 4:

Separate your hair into 4 sections using small hair clips.

Step 5:

Turn your flat iron on to a low setting.

Step 6:

While facing a mirror, run the flat iron quickly down a 1 to 2-inch section of hair, starting at the roots and then making your way toward the ends. If this does not straighten the section of hair, increase the flat iron’s temperature to a maximum of 350 degrees, then run the flat iron through the section of hair for a second or third time. Repeat this process until the entire head has been straightened.
REMEMBER to Turn off and unplug your flat iron.

Tips
The less you flat iron or heat style your weave, the longer it will last.
Consider having a friend flat iron the hard to reach sections of your weave on the back of your head.

Warnings
It is very easy to burn your hands, ears, scalp, face or neck with a hot flat iron, so make sure you are paying attention and always use a mirror when flat ironing your weave. Do not let children operate a flat iron.
To protect your hands when using a flat iron, consider wearing a heat resistant glove for hair styling, which can be purchased at most beauty supply stores.

Choose the right comb for your hair

Hello Beweavers

Did you know that it is very important to use the correct brushes and combs on your hair? Using the wrong brush can break or damage your weave and your natural hair. Here are 4 brushes and combs to suit your hair needs.

1.) Wide tooth comb
The wide tooth comb is best for removing large tangles from your weave. It is most effective after washing and conditioning your hair and in the morning after removing your ponytail or the loose braid you wore while sleeping. Hair can be dry or wet
The wide tooth comb allows larger sections of the longer hair to pass through the teeth, it won’t catch small tangles and pull hair from your weave. 

2. The Looper Brush
This is the holy grail of hair brushed for extensions. This brush can get to those hard to reach tangles at the roots of your hair extensions. The looper brush makes it possible to free some of those shed hairs and detangle some of those hair extension strands.
The brush allows for the “looped” bristle to slide through the hair, leaving it unharmed while getting the benefit of brushing at the root. This brush can be used on dry or wet hair.

3. Fine Tooth Comb
A fine tooth comb is a great for removing the shed hairs which fall into the length of your hair extensions and cause little tangles.
But be careful with the comb, because the fine tooth comb is very powerful and can tug at weave and loosen you tracks or cornrows! This comb should only be used on dry hair.

4. The Bristle Brush
The bristle brush will be your finishing brush, your smoothing brush. The finer, closely places bristles of this type of hair brush will remove the smallest of tangles while you dry and style the length of your weave with your hair dryer, flat iron or curling iron.

Finding the perfect hair for you

Hello Beweavers,

This post may come across harsh, but it needs to be said, so it can be addressed once and for all.

Ladies, we cannot fall victim to this kind of thing any longer. There is just too much information out there, for you not to be able to get your hair in check. Ain’t nobody got time to be looking like a hot mess in this day and age!

The main reason why some people struggle to properly blend their natural hair/ leave-out with their weave is because they have chosen the wrong type of hair, which does not match their natural texture hair.
To avoid this leave-out disaster, here are a few things you have to know.

First things first, synthetic hair will NEVER, ever blend with your natural hair, so if you wear synthetic hair, don’t have a leave-out.

Brazilian hair is the best solution to effortless blending. The coarseness helps the hair blend well with Black African hair types. 9 times out of 10 Brazilian hair will compliment your leave-out.
We cannot fall victim to this kind of thing any longer, this stops now!

Look at different textures. If you want to have a leave, explore different textures that match your natural hair. Yaki and kinky textures blend very well with Afro-Caribbean hair textures, so choose a texture that works well with you hair.

Don’t over do it. Remember that even if your weave is great quality, if your hair it too full, it will not look realistic. So tone it down a bit, for hair between 10 – 14 inches stick to two bundles of hair. Between 16 – 22 inches use three bundles and 24 – 30 inches use 4 bundles.

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