Indian Natural Wave - Is it worth the hype?
Another type of extension is making the rounds in professional salons and hair dressers these days. natural wave is the new talk of the town. But is the hair really worth the hype?
Today, we dig deeper into the merits of Indian natural wave.
100% Virgin Human Hair?!
We hear this often when discussing about wefts and hair extensions. But what does this really mean. India natural wave extensions are sourced from people especially paid to grow healthy hair. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? And with that, they are harvested from the donor with the cuticles intact to keep the freshness/natural look of the hair.
Unlike a lot of the hair extensions in the market today, this type of extension is not coated with silicone to preserve the all-natural looks and feels of the weave. Often sold in bundles, each bundle usually contains 3.4 ounces of hair average. It is also usually sewn-in to your natural hair to give it a more blended look.
And since these do not undergo any chemical process, the waves tend to be softer, and silkier. They are also scrutinized to prevent any inclusion of strands with spilt ends. As already explained, the cuticles when harvested are still intact and runs in the same direction to prevent shedding.
What can I do with my Indian Natural Wave Hair?
As with most hair extension types, you can style the hair anyway you want. You can color/dye it any color of your choosing, and since it is natural hair, it does not get damage as quickly as the synthetic counterparts. Of course, with that comes a responsibility to deal with your hair with a greater sense of attention and care.
Hair Care Routine
When you have wavy hair, it goes without saying that it will demand more of your time and attention to care for than when you have a straight hair. Of course, that is if you want to maintain the volume, waviness of the hair. And why wouldn’t you?
So, how do you care for your naturally wavy extension? Like most every type, you must wash it at least 2-3 times every week. It is recommended washing it with lukewarm water and using mild shampoo and conditioner. You should also use your fingers to remove any knots and tangles. If really needed, use wide tooth comb to brush it and as much as possible, dry your hair using a soft towel.If time does not permit for natural drying, it is recommended to use air dry or a diffuser attachment to add volume to your curls.
You can use curling irons at low temperature to define the waves and help blend it with your natural hair. To maintain or revitalize the waves, you can spray water on it and crease it every now and then. It is also not recommended to handle/touch the hair while drying as it may cause frizz and the hair might dry. If you really need to, wait until it is completely dry before you style.
Have a beautiful hair day!