We pulled together some of the best practices to keep your Yaki hair looking brand new while wearing it and in between uses.
What Is Yaki Hair?
Some naturals, or those just learning about hair extensions, often confuse Remy or yaki. Remy describes the origin of the hair. Remy hair is usually from one donor, cut in the same direction to keep the cuticle intact and high quality. Yaki describes the texture that resembles African hair textures. Hence while you’ll see, straight yaki, coarse yaki, etc.
Big, Bold Curls
Coarse yaki hair great to help you achieve significant, bold curls – as we like to call them. Using a 1.5 or 2-inch curling wand or curling flat iron you can create big curls if you want to create a loose curl look, starting curing your extensions midway, vs close to the root, to give a relaxed feel.
Get the long ponytail look with coarse yaki extensions. To start, you’ll want to use a strong hold gel to style your natural hair into a high ponytail. Use a brush to stretch your hair and lay it flat when pulling back into a ponytail. Use a toothbrush or edge brush to smooth those edges. Braid your natural hair into one large braid. Next, using a track of coarse yaki extensions, and wrap the extension around your twist, leaving a let out strand to wrap around the base of your ponytail to hide your scrunchie or hair tie.
Long Beach Waves
Get the all-day vacay look with coarse yaki extensions. Using a flat iron you can flip up your hair in a downward motion to create a wavy look. You can also achieve this look using curlers or curling rods. You’ll want to use the most prominent curlers you’ve got and air dry. If using curling rods, be sure to wrap the hair loosely and don’t curl them all the way to the root.
The classic straight look is a go-to all year around. The coarse yaki gives you the natural look and is easy to achieve. You can use a flat iron to touch up your extensions. Otherwise, they are ready to wear upon opening. Wearing coarse yaki extensions and making sure it’s high-quality will keep you looking beautiful as wine going into 2019. How will you wear your kinky straight extensions?
Human Hair Weaves
The first step to caring for your yaki hair extensions is making sure your natural hair is healthy when wearing them.
Whether you’re wearing coarse yaki clip-ins, kinky curly extensions or yaki clip-in hair extensions you need to have a healthy scalp. Your scalp can quickly become dry and irritated if not correctly treated before wearing extensions. It’s essential to moisturize your scalp with natural oils, such as coconut or castor oil.
Depending on the texture of your hair you may want to use a heavier or lighter oil. Part your hair into four sections and massage the oil onto your scalp in each section thoroughly before applying natural hair clip-ins to your hair.
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After applying oil to your scalp, you’ll want to moisturize your hair using the L.O.C method. You can finish the ‘C’ portion of the process and use a heat protectant oil or heat styling oil if you plan to apply heat. When applying heat to your hair, be sure to detangle your hair using a detangling brush or medium-fine toothed comb. Apply a serum or excellent oil after using heat on your hair to maintain the style.
You should moisturize your hair three to four times a week when wearing hair extensions. You can use a leave-in conditioner or a hair mist to keep your hair conditioned while wearing. You’ll also want to use a satin scarf or cap to bed to keep your hair from frizzing or knotting.
How To Properly Care & Maintain Your Weave
You will want to care for extensions the way you would your hair. After wearing your extensions, you’ll want to wash it with a gentle cleansing shampoo that is sulfate free. Wash your extensions in a downward motion to prevent knotting. Use an old t-shirt to dry your hair; using a towel can cause your hair to get frizzy.
While your extensions are still wet, you’ll want to apply a conditioner to detangle. You can use a leave-in or a wash out conditioner. We prefer to use a leave-in conditioner to save time. Carefully detangle using a detangle brush or wide-toothed comb. Apply a styling oil or natural oil, such as coconut or jojoba oil. Using a hair dryer on low heat you can dry your extensions carefully, or you can air dry. You can store your hair in a silk scarf or hang it. After these few steps, your bundles or your kinky straight wig will be ready for long-term wear.
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