One of the most popular features of Peruvian hair is that it’s soft, shiny, and oh-so-beautiful. Yet as anyone who has managed unprocessed virgin hair in weaves, wigs, and other hair products already knows, that shine won’t remain glossy for too long without some personal intervention. If you want to know how to ensure that our Peruvian hair stays glossy and beautiful for as long as possible, look no further than the following tips.
Tip: Avoid excessive heat styling
One of the quickest ways to rob your unprocessed virgin hair of its natural glossiness is to use too many heat-based styling tools. Heat-based styling tools will dry out your Peruvian hair and cause it to look dingy, brittle, and can even cause breakage. Be very moderate with your heat styling use, and always apply conditioners to your hair to help combat the damage done by heat. Whenever possible, use a heat-free alternative. For example, you can straighten your hair heat-free by using curling rods or curling rags, instead of using curling irons which must apply a lot of intense heat to the hair in order to curl it.
Tip: Wash your hair right after exposure to chlorinated water
If your hair is exposed to chemicals such as chlorinated water, you need to wash it right away after you’re finished. This will help minimize the damage done by these types of chemicals, which will reduce the shine and gloss of your Peruvian hair. Chlorine can also cause discoloration and dryness, which will reduce the lifespan of your unprocessed virgin hair vendors. If you wear Peruvian hair in the summer, you’ll need to be extra vigilant about washing off once you’ve finished your dip in the pool.
Tip: Apply moisturizing conditioners and/or moisturizing masks during your shower
Moisturizing conditioners are key to keeping your Peruvian hair weave nice and glossy. When you’re taking a shower, apply a leave-in conditioner or mask to your hair, then leave it for about 15 to 30 minutes depending on the directions. Rinse it out, and gently let your hair air dry; never rub or massage your hair with a towel, as this causes tangles, matting, and breakage.
Tip: Use leave-in conditioners or serums after your hair is dry
Another way you can ensure your Peruvian hair stays beautiful and shiny is to use leave-in conditioners or leave-in serums, which you should only apply when your hair is completely dry. These types of leave-in products will help keep the hair looking healthy and shiny, and help protect the hair from certain types of damage.
Tip: Avoid hair productvs with alcohol
Dry hair looks brittle and dull–and alcohol is one of the main culprits of dried out Peruvian hair. Many hair products have alcohol in them–ranging from hair sprays to gels and everything in between. Thankfully, many brands now offer alcohol-free alternatives to these products, and you should always seek out the alcohol-free versions for your hair.