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How to Remove Braids From Hair

Hair Braiding

10 Tips for Removing Hair Braiding and Weaves

1. Hair braiding, weaved, or locked hair can become dry and matted together, so you must use a hair care product that softens, oils and moisturizes your hair so that after these styles are removed unhealthy and broken hair is not left behind.

“Removing Hair Braiding”

2. Do not shampoo or relax until your hair braiding is completely combed out and detangled. Because if you try to “wash away” clumps/knots of matted or braided hair, the water will absorb every last drop of oil in your hair and all your hair will tangle in to a big matted mess. And if you try to “perm/relax” the knots and tangles out of your hair-it will not work either! Relaxers are not designed to penetrate through clumps of matted and braided hair.

3. Before you begin to remove hair braiding soak the roots of your hair and the braids with a removal cream. Do the same for sew-in weaves, but first cut the extensions off, then proceed to soak the cornrows with a removal cream. This will prevent tearing and breaking of the hair when you are combing through it.

4. Believe it or not, locked hair can be removed without having to be cut off. It may take more than one day but a removal cream can salvage natural hair. You will have some shedding, but for the most part you can keep your hair.

5. When removing hair braiding Dreadlocks that are 1-4 years old, cut only the tip of the lock. If hair braiding is older than four years, you need to cut half of the locked hair before it unravels.

6. Contrary to popular belief, you can relax your hair the same day you remove hair braiding, weaves, bonding glue, or dreadlocks. A product such as TAKE DOWN removal cream allows you the ease of transitioning from hairstyle to hairstyle.

7. Conditioners or oil sheen should not be used to remove bonding glue from the hair. It was not created for that purpose (oil is an aerosol, an alcohol based product). Secondly, it does not effectively remove the excess bonding glue from the scalp. Over time excess bonding glue that builds up on the scalp can damage the scalp and will cause balding.

8. And if you do use oil sheen to remove the bonding glue from your hair, please do not relax your hair immediately after the removal process. You are causing serious damage to your scalp.

9. Most people don’t have the time or patience to remove hair braiding, locks, weaves or hair extensions the right way. The average consumer thinks it’s too costly to visit a hair care salon to undo or “take down” a hairstyle. So, she pulls, she tugs, and ultimately damages her hair when it’s time to remove hair braiding, weaves, hair extensions, or even dreadlocks. Please do not rush when removing these hairstyles; it will only hurt your hair.

10. Love your hair. Be patient with whatever type of hair you have been blessed with, and take the time to learn about what your natural hair needs. There are so many good hair care products in the marketplace but every product is not for every head.


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Hair Bleaching – Do you know how to avoid the mistakes?

Bleach Hair

Bleach Hair Keeps Professional Hair Colorists Busy

 Look around the Internet on any hair forum or discussion forum like mine and you’ll see heartbreaking story after story of bleach hair disasters. Just don’t go there. Leave this one to the hair coloring professionals. I know, I know, you can’t afford it, right. Funny thing is that when it goes bad you’ll find the $200 to fix it.

Trust me when I get together with my hair dresser friends I hear the bleach hair stories. I over heard a hair colorist say once that if they ever banned bleach hair that she would have to get a part-time job.

“without bleach hair, I’d have to get a part-time job” has a well written piece for all you hair dressers out there and for any of you who are doing the bleach hair thing. Bleach hair can be very damaging if not done carefully, so I recommend that you avoid trying these bleach hair techniques at home. Leave bleaching hair to the professionals.

In an attempt to make the world a better place, we sat around with a bunch of burnt-out blonders and had a “bleach hair session.” They vented. We listened. Then we jotted down their most common complaints, and asked leading hair color professionals how to deal. Here’s to good times.


Read the entire article, Solving A Litany of Lightening Woes


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Professional Hair Trade Organizations

Some Hair Sites to Bookmark

While doing my usual morning coffee surfing on the Internet this morning I came across this page at HairNews Magazine great site that has a list of all of the trade associations that affect the hair styling industry.

At first I just bookmarked the site for myself as a future reference, then it dawned on me that those of you who are hairdressers who are subscribers might like to know about this list and even those of you who are not hairdressers may have the need to contact association executives from time to time.

Then on my second cup of coffee I discovered which has much more diversity.


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