Hair System Shampoo and Conditioning

What's the most important thing you should know about shampooing your hair replacement system? In short, it can do more harm than good.

On the other hand nobody wants to smell or touch a dirty head so shampooing is a necessity for hair wearers. Our general rule is to do it only when you need it (or 1-2 times per week at most). Any more and you risk drying out the hair or causing tangles.

Of course, we don't want you to get bored in the shower. So in addition to shampooing your growing hair we strongly recommend daily conditioning of your hair system.

Conditioning your unit everyday will help to hydrate and strengthen the hair, keeping it healthy and softer longer. In fact we believe in conditioning so much that we also suggest using a leave-in conditioner everyday after showering.



Quick tips for using conditioner on your hair system:

  • Do it everyday!
  • Work it into the hair (not your scalp or hair system base)
  • Use a rinse out conditioner while showering
  • Use a leave-in conditioner with sunscreen after showering

How-To Shampoo Your Hair System Properly and Safely

Shampooing your hair system is an important part of maintaining a natural (and clean) appearance. Unfortunately, it's also rough on the system. Here's a few things you can do to protect your investment and maximize the life span of your hair system.

HD recommends shampooing your hair system only 1-2 times per week!

Start by lathering your natural hair

1. Work Your Way In

After wetting your hair and head, pour the shampoo into your hands first. Then start by lathering the shampoo into your natural growing hair. Only after you work the shampoo into your natural hair should you move toward and over top of your hair system.


Gently pat the shampoo in to your hair

2. Pat Softly But Don't Rub

With the shampoo covering your entire hair system try and resist the urge to scrub the shampoo in with your fingers, this could damage the unit. Instead use a gentle patting motion to spread around the shampoo. This should also help it get through to your scalp.


Rinse with the hair going in the same
direction

3. Go With the Flow

Once you feel like you've shampooed enough, rinsing is the last obstacle. To avoid tangling, be sure and rinse your entire head with the water streaming in the same direction and while you keep all the hairs facing the same direction as well. Of course, if you do get some tangling in your hair system, we can help you out.

Related Information

Professional Procedure for Hair System Clean-Up - Learn how to give your hair system a thorough cleaning next time you take it off and remove all those nasty adhesive residues and build-up.

Scalp Preparation - Before you attach your hair system it is absolutely essential that you first properly clean and prepare your scalp. If you don't you might not get the most secure bond.