Recycle Your Old Extensions! (Straight To Kinky/Curly)
Hiya my Naturalistas!
This one is just for you,
As we speak I’m going to point out you how to recycle your previous extensions or change the curl sample of straight-wavy hair to better blend with your individual curl sample.
After i had relaxed hair I experimented with carrying wigs and weaves, now I’m natural I still prefer to put on varied sorts of extension but I favor to wear textures which can be closer to my own natural hair, not simply because it appears better but it signifies that I don’t need to threat heat injury by flat-ironing my hair to mix with straight extensions.
If in case you have ever tried to purchase good-high quality Human hair kinky/curly extensions then you understand how expensive they are often, the hair I currently have my eye on is over £250.00 not together with p&p! Right now there isn’t a means I’m spending that amount of money on some hair. So I determined to save some money and invest a while in converting a straight and wavy homemade U-part wig right into a kinky curly wig.
My lovely friend Georgia made a U-part wig out of straight HH (Human Hair) weave however ran out of straight hair so added some wavy hair to complete the wig, unfortunately Georgia couldn’t obtain the color match she wanted so she kindly donated the wig to me.
There are many ways you may steam perm extensions but my manner is cheap however effective and does not require using any harmful or smelly chemicals. This process may be very easy however takes a bit of little bit of time.
You will want:
– Extensions – tracks, a bundle or a wig, you can do that method with Synthetic hair but my instructions are for HH solely.
– A really Large Saucepan or Pot with a lid. Pot must be massive sufficient to accommodate your whole hair.
– Further Virgin Olive Oil or your hair oil of alternative (not an expensive one!)
– Perm Rods, Foil or both – I wished a tight curl however in idea you possibly can use rollers to create a looser curl
– Huge Toothed Comb
First things first, put your hair on the perm rods or rollers, I refused to buy several packets of perm rods so I made “flexi rods” out of foil. I made my flexi rods by merely scrunching strips of foil into rod shapes , you’ll be able to see one in the picture above on prime of the field of foil.
Fill your massive pot about 3/four full with water and when you are rolling your hair you’ll be able to set your water to boil. Attempt to roll your hair using the identical technique on every roller, as a result of this was an experiment, I used totally different strategies to see which curl kind I most popular.
As soon as your hair is rolled and your water is boiling add a squeeze of conditioner -about 1 tablespoon & a few drops – 1 teaspoon of oil to your boiling water.
Subsequent carefully submerge your hair within the pot reduce the heat to a simmer and put the lid on, your hair must gently boil for about 2 hours, ensure you examine the pot recurrently in order that the hair is always coated with water, you should prime your pot up – if obligatory with boiling water from the kettle.
After the time is up, very rigorously remove your hair from the new water I suggest using metallic meals tongs. Don’t let the water cool with the hair in it.
Let the hot hair, air dry for at least four hours blue hair extension earlier than removing your rollers.
As you’ll be able to see, my curls did not come out evenly however I was expecting this.
Next you need to detangle and comb out your hair with a large toothed comb. I slathered my hair with diluted conditioner, combed it out and then rinsed out the conditioner before leaving my hair to blue hair extension air dry over evening.
With the intention to blend this U-Part hair with my hair, I flat twisted my leave out and rolled the ends of my twist onto the same perm rods.
The subsequent day, I put the wig on and then blended my hair with the wig.
This system is a house version of the industrial steam perming method which is commonly used to make Asian hair extensions mimic the texture of Kinky/Curly hair. Please don’t be fooled by the term “Brazilian” hair this continues to be Asian hair that has been processed to change the curl sample, almost every brand of kinky/curly HH hair extensions you’ll buy even the excessive end ones might be processed Asian hair.
The one time you’re more likely to see real virgin (unprocessed) kinky/curly extensions is on wigs which have been made from donated hair from charities resembling Locks of Love. Respected distributors will let you know the provenance of your extensions and if the hair has been chemically or steam processed.