The Ugly Truth About Our Wig & Hair Extensions Habit

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According to: RHEA CARTWRIGHT FEBRUARY 13, 2020 1:00 AM

The Ugly Truth About Our Wig & Hair Extensions Habit



Moving from buzzword to necessity, sustainability is important to so many of us in 2020. As mounting pressure is rightfully placed on the beauty industry, we’ve ditched microbeads, are swapping cotton pads for Face Halos and the humble shampoo bar is firmly back on our radar. But is there another huge eco-faux pas that’s going over (or perhaps on) our heads?ADVERTISEMENT

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With the global wig and hair extension market estimated to be worth over $10 billion by 2023, it’s no surprise that the demand for synthetic hair has risen exponentially in recent years. The considerably lower price point and versatility, coupled with ethical issues surrounding natural hair harvesting, have made it an obvious choice for many. Environmentally however, synthetic hair plays a rather sinister role.

Anyone who has attempted to put high heat styling tools on synthetic hair will be well aware that the composition is essentially ultra fine strands of plastic. Much like in fashion, the petrochemical-derived materials such as polyester, acrylic and PVC are not biodegradable. This means that they will ultimately end up in landfill and contribute further to our global waste problem.

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While an extreme hair change is a breeze for some, others are more hesitant to chop off hard-earned inches or embark on a bold colour change. The noncommittal nature and ease of a wig allows wearers to experiment with their hair. Amber Rose Theron, a self-confessed synthetic wig “hoarder” enjoys being able to create a whole new look. Having dabbled with fake hair since her early teens, she says: “My natural hair can be inconsistent. Wearing wigs allows me to have more control.” Echoing reduce, reuse, recycle, Amber regularly brings her wigs back to life and is an avid watcher of DIY videos on YouTube, but mentions she is unaware of how to dispose of synthetic hair.


This is echoed by many synthetic wig wearers in the UK. Despite the lifespan of synthetic hair being far lower than that of human hair, best disposal practice is widely unknown; often there are no instructions on the packaging. Beth Summers, co-director of Women’s Environmental Network (WEN), tells R29: “Regulations are needed on all hair products, synthetic or real. A fair trade and transparent supply chain, with proper health and safety legislation for the manufacture, use and disposal of synthetic hair is required.”ADVERTISEMENT

The Facts on Caring And Styling Yaki Hair

We pulled together some of the best practices to keep your yaki hair looking brand new while wearing it and in between uses. It’s our goal here at MNHE to provide our lovely readers with the most insightful information.

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Differences in Remy And Virgin Hair

Some naturals, or those just learning about hair extensions, often confuse Remy or yaki. Remy describes the origin of the hair. Remy 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 virgin hair, coarse yaki, etc.

yaki hair is excellent 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.

High Ponytail

High Ponytail

Get the long ponytail look with coarse yaki extensions. To start, you’ll want to use a strong hold gel to style your naturally into a high ponytail. Use a brush to stretch your hair and lay it flat when pulling back into a drawstring ponytails. 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 scrunchies or tie. Learn more about weave ponytails in this insightful post.

Long Beach Waves

long beach waves of wavy straight yaki virgin hair

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 to the root.

Straight Look

The classic straight look is a go-to all year round. The coarse yaki gives you a 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 textures like kinky straight hair.

Yaky 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 your 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 clip-ins. MNHE bundles are 100% good quality human hair and not synthetic.

After applying oil to your scalp, you’ll want to moisturize 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 high oil after using heat on your hair to maintain the style.

You should moisturize your hair three to four times a week when wearing yaki weave. You can use a leave-in conditioner or a mist to keep 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

how to care and maintain

You will want to care for extensions the way you would your yaki 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 detangling brush or wide-toothed comb. Apply a styling oil or natural oil, such as coconut or jojoba oil. Using a dryer on low heat, you can dry your extensions carefully, or you can air dry. You can store your head in a silk scarf or hang it.

Happy New Year

Congratulations! You made it into 2020. You will be given uncommon opportunities this year, but you must be willing to follow God’s plan to benefit from the opportunities. This is the year to seize what belongs to you; healing, good health, happiness, fulfillment, and prosperity! In addition, enhance your beauty using hair Extensions to to look more beautiful throughout the rest of the year.


As summer ends, stores
everywhere begin to stock Christmas Holiday decorations. What starts the
feeling of Christmas is after Thanksgiving you will start hearing
Christmas Carol playing on the radio, paving
the way for the real star of the year. You begin to see Christmas lights
almost everywhere. But if you’re
like us, we like to wait until fall to start stocking up on  Holiday decorations and Christmas trees and Christmas Presents. After all, that
when you begin to embrace the Christmas spirit and start your holiday shopping.

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best way to spread holiday cheer is to shop for Christmas décor all year long. REBECCA NORRIS OCT 15, 2019

Achieve Perfect Curls and Waves Every time -Heat less

Posted On September 31 2019

What you will need:

  • Silicon mix conditioner- Get it Here
  • As I am leave in conditioner- Get it Here
  • Desired size of flexi rods/bendy rollers set- Get it from Sally Beauty supply shop in your local area ( They have different sizes/thickness, depending on the size of curl or wave desired. I have included a diagram showing the size of flexi rod and the curl/wave that would be achieved. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see it.

How to

  1. After shampooing your hair, use silicon mix conditioner to condition your hair and then rinse out the conditioner thoroughly.
  2.  Gently dry your hair and then apply a bit of the As I am leave in conditioner on the damp hair, use a wide tooth comb to remove all tangles before proceeding to the next steps! Please do not skip this step, it is very important
  3.  Divide your hair into sections and then for each section divided, and wrap your hair around the flexi rod as shown on the video below.
  4. Once all the hair is in flexi rods, wait until the hair drys before taking it out. I usually just sleep in mine and remove the flexi rods the next day.
  5. Once the hair is dry, remove the flexi rods from the hair and gently use your fingers to seperate the curls.
  6. Try it today, you will will never go back to using heat or worrying about damaging your hair with excessive heat.
Below is a guide on the size of flexi rods and curl/wave achieved.


Your Full proof Guide to Caring for Your Hair Weaves and Lace Wigs

Just follow these simple golden rules and taking care of your virgin hair and full lace wigs will be a breeze.  Plus, taking care of your hair weave and full lace wigs will help extend its life!!!!

  1. Let your hair air-dry at home, it takes 2-3 hours to naturally dry your hair – Do not use heat as this will swell and dry your strands.
  2. Apply a small amount of Almond or Coconut oil 2-3 times a week or as needed. Argan oil is a great finishing oil for styling and frizz, however its a dry oil and does not moisturize the hair as well as Almond or Coconut oil.
  3. Brush before bed and before washing to ensure there are no natural occurring tangles caused by wind or friction.
  4. Don’t neglect your real hair- Hair that hasn’t been maintained under a weave may begin to suffer from breakage or matting when the extensions are removed.
  5. Do not brush wet hair as that is when hair follicles are at their most vulnerable.
  6. Wavy & Curly Hair: If you have wavy or curly textured hair extensions and plan to wear the hair wavy or curly you need to apply a curl defining/curl control cream while the hair is wet. This way it will stop the hair from frizzing and lock in the wave or curl in the hair.
  7. Never sleep with wet hair-In order to minimize the risk of tangling your hair, make sure it is dry before you go to bed. You can pin curl or plait your hair to help keep it tangle free.
  8. Less is better– Do not overload your hair with hair products as that will weigh it down and cause it to tangle.


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Coconut oil when used with other oils like jojoba, argan, and ojon oil does wonders to your hair. This oil is so versatile you can use this as base for your conditioner or serum. You can also use it as is, just apply it before taking a bath leaving your hair shiny and soft.


Coconut oil might just be the most versatile health food on the planet. Not only is it my favorite cooking oil, but coconut oil uses are numerous and can extend to being a form of natural medicine, be used for natural beauty treatments and so much more.
The coconut tree is considered the “tree of life” in much of Southeast Asia, India, the Philippines, and other tropical locations. And today, there are over 1,500 studies proving the health benefits of coconut oil.
Some of the top coconut oil benefits include:
Balances Hormones
Kills Candida
Improves Digestion
Moisturizes Skin
Reduces Cellulite
Decreases Wrinkles and Age Spots
Balances Blood Sugar and Improve Energy
Improves Alzheimer’s
Increases HDL and Lower LDL Cholesterol
Burns Fat

1. Cooking at High Heat (Sauteing and Frying) – Coconut oil is great for cooking at a high heat because of its high smoke point. Many other oils like olive oil can oxidize when heated but because coconut oil is made up of healthy saturated fats it remains stable under high temperatures.

2. Say Bye to frizzy hair –Next time you need to tame those annoying flyaways or frizzy hairs, instead of reaching for a serum full of harsh chemicals, coconut oil is an amazing alternative. Taking a tiny bit of oil on your hands, smooth down your hair to evenly apply the coconut oil to your mane after styling. The oil will prevent frizz and lock in that shine. And no, it won’t make your hair feel all oily either – just make sure to avoid your scalp area and not apply too much. Say goodbye to bad hair days and bring on the weather!

3. Natural Energy Booster – The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil, when partnered with chia seeds, will give you an energy boost when you need a mid-afternoon pickup, or after a strenuous workout. Chia seeds are known to boost performance, and endurance while the coconut oil aids in digestion and metabolizing of the chia seeds. Mix 1 tablespoon coconut oil with ½ tablespoon of chia seeds, and enjoy from the spoon, or spread on sprouted grain bread.

4. Creamer for Your Coffee – Adding a spoonful of coconut oil to your coffee can give you an extra boost of energy and replace dairy creamer. If you put your hot coffee in a blender, with the coconut oil and your favorite natural sweetener, and blend, you will be amazed at the rich creamy flavor, without adding any dairy. In the Far East, many athletes blend their morning coffee with coconut oil and grass-fed ghee to increase performance and energy.

5. Chocolate Coconut Fondue – Enjoy dipping fresh fruit into dark chocolate? Well, by using coconut oil, dark chocolate has never been healthier, or easier. Slowly melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 2 cups of chopped dark chocolate (preferably 70% cacao) together over low heat in a double boiler, stirring occasionally. If mixture is too tight, add a touch more coconut oil and stir until warm and melted. Transfer to a fondue pot, and dip with even more health-promoting foods like fresh strawberries, bananas, and sliced apples.

6. Boost Nutrients in Smoothies – Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to any fruit smoothie for a boost of cholesterol fighting compounds. Side benefit? It improves the texture and mouth feel of smoothies, while adding healthy fats to your diet.

7. Healthy Popcorn topping – Remember when you were a kid and visited your favorite theatre for a matinee? Remember the glorious smell that permeated the air? Chances are that it was popped in coconut oil. Pop organic corn kernels in coconut oil and then drizzle with just a touch more melted coconut oil and some sea salt.

8. Replacement for Non-stick Cooking Spray – In a non-stick skillet, sometimes eggs still stick. With coconut oil, that is no longer a problem. Add just a teaspoon or two of coconut oil to the pan, and melt. Add the eggs and cook as desired. Cleanup will be a breeze.

9. Create Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise – Use as oil in homemade mayonnaise recipe mixed with egg yolks. In a blender, combine 4 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, and ½ teaspoon dried mustard. Blend until combined. With blender still running, slowly add 1 cup coconut oil (melted), and ½ cup olive oil to create an emulsion. If you add the oils too fast, the mayo will break. If this happens, all is not lost; add ½ tablespoon of tahini, and blend until smooth.

10. Topping For Baked Potatoes – Put coconut oil on baked sweet potatoes in place of conventional butter and then sprinkle on cinnamon. Also, use it for baked sweet potato french fries with some rosemary and sea salt.

11. Replace Unhealthy Fats When Baking – Yes, you can bake with coconut oil. Use the same amount as butter or vegetable oil that is called for in the recipe. For biscuits, pie crusts, and other preparations where the fat is to be cold, freeze the coconut oil prior to using. Use coconut oil to grease baking sheets and cake pans, and your baked goods will simply slide right out.