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This instruction is from Shake-n-Go, the manufacturer of Freetress Equal.
This is the Application Instruction how you can apply your Freetress Equal Invisible Part Wig.
Available to cut.
Eye mark the area where the INVISIBLE PART WIG will be placed and set aside a bulk of your natural bang which you will use to blend.
Pull out your natural hair through the centre of the INVISIBLE PART WIG and secure the INVISIBLE PART WIG with the clips provided.
To style, split your own bang hair in half over the wig to create a natural looking partline within the INVISIBLE WIG.
Brush to blend hair until desired look is achieved. If curly INVISIBLE WIG is used, curl your hair with curling iron accordingly.
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The natural Afro Hair Style is not new, but is a recycled phenomenon dating back to years past and continuing to the present day, only in different ways depending on the trends of various times in the history of Afro hair development. In today’s world, the Natural Afro look is primarily concerned with hair belogning to miaxed race African-American females (although men are included to a much lesser degree).
The start of Afro-American multicultural hair phenomenon dates back decades to a time period where many African-Americans attempted to alter their hair by straightening it with hot home made iron combs or dinner forks. The process was carried out with cooking grease or lard for sheen, longevity and to keep hair from scorching, this was the beginning of pressing hair. Later they discovered that they could relax the hair with lye soap that was used to wash very solid clothes. However disastrous results of burning scalps, hair loss and a hair colour change to red would result from combing the lather through tresses. The burning and hair loss was resolved by accident by rising the hair with lemonade or vinegar , thus neutralising the formula. Later during that same period mashed potatoes and lard were combined with the lye in order to control the concoction from gravitating to the scalp, resulting in less burning of the scalp.
Fast forward to the early 1900s when the pressing comb and related products were developed and popularised by a woman named Annie Malone who started the first African-American owned beauty school chain called Poro College in Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis. (Poro is West African word meaning organisation dedication and discipline.) Malone did not invent the pressing comb, but she did popularise it in conjunction with her related products line; the true originator is unknown.
She and her husband acquired a wealth of $14 million during the course of their business empire. She was the mentor and the inspirator for Madam C.J. Walker, who improved the pressing comb to be more affective on coarse, kinky hair. Walker was granted a patent for the improvements. Malone and Walker’s mission was to develop and devise improved ways to style female Afro kinky hair with products that replaced make-shift methods of using thick petrolatum and axle grease to control kinky hair. Walker included the pressing comb in her innovative ‘shampoo press and curl’ kit that made her the first self-made female millionaire in America.
Fast forward again to the 1950s when hair relaxers became popular. This method used highly caustic cream to penetrate and soften the resistant Afro hair, and then physically smoothed it until it was straight.
Later in the late 60s, a “back to basics” movement came about and inspired the Natural, Afro style. This was to allow the hair to grow out in its natural state and then cut it into a neat rounded shape. This style was very popular among both African-American women and men. However, this style was rejected by non African-American employers because they felt that was a sign of black activism against the ruling class. Many black women and some men were mandated by their bosses to return to their so called “straight look” by way of pressing, relaxing (or short-cut afro’s for men) or risklosing their jobs. This resulted in lawsuits that went all the way to the Supreme Court that ruled a black person cannot be discriminated against for wearing their hair in its natural state no more so then any other culture is for their hair in its natural state.
This style was replaced in the late 70s with the curly perm better known as the Jeri Curl. This style used a mild chemical (cold wave solution) originally used to form a curl on naturally straight hair in reverse to put a controlled smooth curl or wave in Afro-kinky hair.
Afro hair is described by several names based on the many styles and ways it can be worn. This is because of the many textures of Afro hair from straight to extremely kinky. No other culture has such a variety of choices and they all go by a number of names. A few examples are: The Press & Curl, the Natural or Afro (in its natural curly, wavy, kinky state), Curley Perm (chemically induced style on rods), first known as the Jeri Curl and Relaxed (chemically softened, then combed and smoothed straight), Cornrows and braids that originated in Africa, and dread locks that had their origin in the West Indies.
In conclusion, you can see and understand the many aspects that are attributed to Afro hair. This variety is the reason why the Afro hair care business accounts for 1/3 of sales of hair care products and professional service in America. This is despite the fact that this group makes up only twelve per cent of the population.
Remember the old phrase that describes a woman’s hair as her ‘crowning glory.’ The social and cultural significance of Afro hair sould not be underestimated.
- History and Future of Press and Curl Market (hairtobeauty.wordpress.com)
- Q&A – Afro Hair Style for Boys (hairtobeauty.wordpress.com)
- Clearing Up the Misconceptions about Care and Maintenance of Afro Hair (hairtobeauty.wordpress.com)
- Q&A – Afro Style for Son (hairtobeauty.wordpress.com)
- Q&A – Hair Shedding (hairtobeauty.wordpress.com)
- Journey to Straight Looks (hairtobeauty.wordpress.com)
The following is the general outline of how to maintain synthetic hair. Individual product may behave differently based on usage and style. Consult your s tylist for specifict instructions.
- Always wash hair in cool water using mild shampoo and conditioner. Washing in hot water will damage fiber.
- Never scrub hair. Swish it gently from side to side and dunk it up and down.
- Use a towel and pat hair dry. Never brush or comb when hair is wet. Never use blow dryer. If in a rush, use cold settings on the dryer.
- If necessary, de-tangle hair with a wide-toothed comb working from the bottom towards the top.
- If hair gets frizzy, use sheen spray – then comb.
- You can resume styling once the hair is completely dry.
- Never comb or brush spiral curl or dreadlocks. Use fingers to comb gently.
- Use of heating iron or other heat appliances is not recommended.
This instrution was provided by Janet Collection.
- General Care for Synthetic Hair (hairtobeauty.wordpress.com)
Nail Polish Remover may not be as exciting as nail lacquer, but it is just as important. In the past, nail polish remover was used only to remove nail polish, but with all the recent advances in manicures, nail polish remover has become more versatile. To properly apply nail appliqué polish strips, for instance, nail polish remover is a vital instrument in eliminating excess oil from the nail so that the appliqué will stick correctly. In this economy, many women are doing at home manicures because they simply cannot afford to go to the nail salon every other week. This means people want a variety of nail products from which to choose, and more importantly, they want products that are easy to use and yield professional-looking results. Where nail polish removeris concerned, people want a product that will remove old polish with ease, but also nourish nails.
ACETONE VS. NON-ACETONE
In the past, nail polish remover was harsh and often made nails flaky and brittle. Most nail polish removers were composed of about sixty per cent acetone, a strong smelling liquid solvent capable of quickly dissolving nail polish. Pure acetone can be harsh on skin and nails, and can weaken nails. Today it is still the principal ingredient in most nail polish removers, but most formulas are now less harsh and are intended to nourish nails while removing nail polish. Experts recommend an acetone based remover for removing polish from natural nail.
As artificial nails became trendy, non-acetone nail polish removers were created. Non-acetone nail polish removers are best used on artificial nails because they will not weaken or damage the nail as acetone would. The main ingredient is ethyl acetate, a less aggressive solvent. Non-acetone removers can also be used on natural nails, and some people prefer the less intense scent of them. They can, however, take longer to dissolve polish.
Most recently, some companies have sought to create a safer acetone-free nail polish remover that uses an odourless chemical to remove polish and that nourishes nails with aloe or vitamin E. The chemical used in this type of nail polish remover is methanol, which can be toxic if inhaled, ingested or absorbed by the skin. It is recommended to be aware that “natural” products are not necessarily hazard free, and that it is important to check labels for products that are water-based and do not contain methanol when searching for non-acetone nail polish remover.
In addition to the differing main ingredients of nail polish remover, there is also a variety of formulas that can nourish nails. Some removers contain wheat protein or vitamin E to strengthen nails. Other formulas use gelatin to fortify weak nails, and the aloe and vitamin E combination is frequently used to condition and replace moisture in dry, brittle nails.
BOTTLES, SPONGES, AND PADS – SO MANY CHOICES!
Once you have decided which formula is best for you, you will then have to decide how you would like to apply your nail polish remover. In the past, nail polish remover simply came in a jar or bottle, to be poured onto a cotton ball and wiped on nails until the nail vanish was removed. Today, nail polish remover is packaged in a variety of ways aimed at making the process of removing nail polish more efficient.
Some removers come in a “no spill pump” that claims to make removing nail polish an easier and faster process with less of an odour. You simply press a cotton ball on top of the pump to dispense just the right amount of nail polish remover. These dispensers eliminate the need to have an open bottle of remover that produces fumes and that could potentially spill everywhere (every at home manicurist has probably dealt with that annoyance).
Nail polish remover also comes in individually wrapped pre-soaked pads. These are usually bigger and thicker (often made of felt), making polish remover faster and more convenient. Polish remover pads are especially handy for travel – you do not have to worry about a bottle of nail polish remover leaking in their suitcases!
Polish remover also comes in a jar, eliminating the need for cotton balls. Inside the jar is a sponge that is saturated with nail polish remover. You simply soak your fingers in the sponge and rub away the nail polish. This is particularly advantageousness for those who like hard-to-remove glitter nail polish. Soaking your nails before rubbing away the polish makes removal much easier.
Of course the most trusted choice is the traditional liquid nail polish remover in a bottle. It comes in a variety of formulas and sizes, making it easier to find the right solution for each individual’s nails. It is also usually less expensive than specially packaged nail polish remover.
THE FUTURE OF NAIL POLISH REMOVER
With the wide variety of nail polish available today – an infinite array of nail lacquer colours, appliqués, gel colour, “shatter” nail polish, “bedazzling,” and glittery, iridescent and metallic finishes – people need a nail polish remover that is versatile. They are also concerned with a multitude of remover concerns, including the main ingredient (acetone for natural nails, non-acetone for acrylic or artificial nails), the formula (strengthening, conditioning, or moisturising) and how it is dispensed (via bottle, pre-soaked pads or jar). Women expect nail polish remover to nourish their nails while also quickly and efficiently dissolving nail polish. With that in mind, the nail care industry is taking innovative approaches to researching and developing new products.
The bottom line is that most women do not have the money to frequently go to a nail salon, or the time to do prolonged manicures at home. We simply want healthy nails and beautiful manicures in a snap. With the many varieties of nail products and nail polish removers, this is possible. Women have long used their nails as a way of expressing themselves, and rocking a flashy manicure seems to be the trend right now. Just look at Katy Perry’s “disco ball” nails or Lady Gaga’s signature bedazzled manicures. Regardless of whether a woman wants an attention-grabbing manicure or a simple coat of nail lacquer for a chic, refined look, using a good nail polish remover is the first step.
- Definition: Acetone (bellasugar.com)
- How to DIY a Manicure Like a Pro (theblush.com)
- How to Make Your Nail Polish Last Longer (bellasugar.com)
- Use Nail Polish Remover to Remove Ink from Reusable Containers [Household] (lifehacker.com)
- To Acetone Or Not? The Healthiest Way To Remove Nail Polish (self.com)
- Top tip when removing gel nail polish at home (stitchitch.wordpress.com)