Grab a cup ladies let me serve you up some tea! “Hair” tea that is.
Everyone loves that feeling you get from a new look, When my hair’s done, I walk around like nobody can’t tell me nothing! Lol.
Now ladies, my favorite protective style would be a WEAVE. From big and curly to sleek and straight, I really like the feeling of wearing a couple more inches of hair in any style my personality feels for and some new growth. Like mentioned in #StillAddictedToThatCreamy Crack! Protective styling promotes hair growth. If you’re a CreamyCrack girl like myself, weaves are a great way to just give your hair a break. Now there’s this big ole fad going around about Bundle Hair (Virgin Hair) and don’t get me wrong I know why, but the price of virgin hair does not fit into everyone’s budget. So I’m bout to bring the honey for your tea on #PackvsBundles. As for me Bundles or Packs I wear them both, what I decide to put in would depend on three factors.
- How long I intend to keep it in.
- What style I am trying to achieve
- Whether I’m going to glue or sew it in.
Now “To each their own” and as I always say “”Don’t knock it till you try it”. These are some tips and reasons as to why I like and use Pack Hair.
Well in “weave terms”pack hair is considered “Beauty Supply” store bought hair that comes in a pack. As most of us know, Pack Hair is offered at your local beauty supply in large selections of brands and textures. The Pack Hairs that I personally use are Premium Purple Pack, Velvet Remi Human Hair, and my absolute favorite Sensational Premium Now. Please note that although each pack may say “Human hair” on it, it is a combination of that natural look of “human hair” with synthetic fibers. Other mix blend pack hair is a combination of human and animal hairs.
Pro’s of Pack Hair or rather Why I like to use it.
It’s ideal for Quick styles or anyone like myself who likes to change hairstyles frequently. Whether you’re going to glue it in, or sew it in.
With the proper maintenance, Pack hair usually has a lifespan of 3-4 weeks.
It Blends perfect with relaxed hair and natural blow outs for a more realistic look.
First time weaves If you have never had a weave, I recommend starting off with Beauty supply pack hair. This gives you the option to see whether you like having a weave but at an affordable price.
Pack hair is only as good as you keep it. Meaning the less product, heat and manipulation the better!
Straight weave– I wrap my straight hair nightly before bed, for a sleek straight look in the morning. Now this way you use less heat flat ironing it out everyday, which helps to keep the hair light.
When applying any heat to pack hair, I use a heat protecting spray.
Click here for an easy how to youtube video!
Curly weave – I always detangle, use light products such as conditioners and oils and two strand twist my entire head before bed.
My “Curly Hair” Conditioner Mix
Mix 1/2 Sauve professional Keratin Infusion Conditioner and 1/2 water in a spray bottle, and sprits the hair lightly. I personally prefer my curly hair not overly tamed.
-Apply only a finger tip amount of oil to the hair. Too much oil weighs down the hair.
The real secret is doing less to #Packhair!
Now for the beauty of Bundles! From Malaysian, Peruvian, Mongolian, Brazilian, Indian, and Mink, bundle hair comes in all textures, lengths and prices. If it is in a bundle this represents the ponytail of the donor it was cut from. Meaning that from the donor to the customer the hair has not been chemically altered, Just washed and sewn on to a weft petty much!
If you have ever ran up on some bundles that were worth every penny, then you get the hype! If bundles happen to fall in to your budget, I guarentee you its worth the investment. I’ve gotten 4 going on 5 installs out of 1 purchase of bundles already and
I haven’t bought another set since.
Bundle hair requires just about the same maintenance as your real hair. How you treat the hair, using the right product and wrapping styles can help prolong the lifespan of your hair.
Tips & Favorites
- Brush before bed and before washing to ensure there are no natural occurring tangles caused by wind or friction.
- Use an Organic and sulfate free shampoo. Sulfate strips hair of natural oils, being that there is no direct supply of nutrients from your scalp into the extension strands, it’s vital that you use a no sulfate shampoo to avoid drying the hair out.
- Co wash with warm water and Deep wash (2x’s) bundles out of hair in hot water to strip the hair of product build up.
More honey anyone? I like to apply a treatment to my bundles. I treat them babies like it’s my own hair. After deep washing, I cover the hair in a heated towel or in a bag and let it sit for 25-30 mins
- Apply a small amount of Almond or Coconut oil 2-3 times a week or when required. Argan oil is a great finishing oil for styling and frizz, however it’s a dry oil and does not moisturize the hair as well as Almond or Coconut.Remember, coloured hair goes through a chemical process, especially when lightened to blondes and special colors. So Oil is a major key to help keep your bundles from drying out.
- Less Heat! Air Drying the hair, keeps the hair in its most natural state.
- Heat protectants for flat ironing and curling – My favorite is L’Oreal Paris Hair Care, Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Iron Straight Heat Spray.
Besides taking care of Bundles lets not forget about our real crown underneath!
Now that I’ve spilt my hair tea Packs or Bundles rock what works for you and SLAY in it!