The purpose of bleaching is to change the color of the hair product, usually to prepare the product for further dying procedures. Bleaching is required whenever you want to change a product of a dark color to one of a much lighter color. This procedure is quite important since it’s hard to dye light colors on to your products without first depigmenting them.
Bleaching is an oxidization reaction where the bleaching material interacts with and deprives the hair of its blue and red pigments, leaving it with a white or yellowish color. After this depigmentation process, dyes no longer blend with the pigments originally in the hair and you can easily have your hair become the color you desired.
Mix your selected bleaching material with appropriate amounts of peroxide developer. The degree of peroxide developer you use depends the extent to which you want to remove the color in the original product. For the longevity of your product, we suggest you use peroxide developers with lower degrees. After leaving the mixture in your product for about 20-30 minutes, rinse the product according to instructions provided in the “washing” section. If the outcome isn’t what you’d desired, you can repeat this process or switch to a peroxide developer with a higher degree. After bleaching the product, you can dye it to whichever color you want.
While bleaching is a necessary process for dying light colors, it’s not something we would recommend you do often. Inside most bleaching material are strong alkali elements that can interact with proteins in the cuticle layer of the hair, causing irreparable damage. For the same reason, these materials may damage the skin upon contact. Therefore, Rebecca Fashion recommend that you don’t bleach your product unless completely necessary. If you are not sure whether your product needs bleaching, please consult your hair stylist for advice. Rebecca Fashion would also suggest you try some of our products with lighter colors to save you from the trouble of bleaching the product yourself.
Before deciding on dying your product, please first find out whether your product is made of synthetic or human hair. This step is crucial because the two products’ distinct natures make their outcomes of dying completely different.
If your product is made from synthetic material, you might have to seriously reconsider before dying the product. In short, synthetic products aren’t made to be dyed. The original color of the synthetic product is dyed onto synthetic fiber during its production process. This dying process is done before the fiber takes shape and the color is therefore spread evenly across the fiber. The process that takes place when you use dying material to dye hair is completely different from the prior. Because the synthetic fiber is already woven in to hair, the dye must undergo certain chemical reactions with the synthetic material to fully integrate with it. Unlike human hair, synthetic material is not susceptible to these changes and hence is hard to dye on. If you do dye your synthetic products, you might find that the resulted color does not match what you’d expected.
For these reasons, we recommend that you don’t dye your product unless doing so is completely necessary. Only dyes with strong oxidizing properties can change the hair’s color for longer durations, but the dying procedures are difficult to carry out and the accompanying chemical reactions are often hazardous (they generate cancerogenic gases). If you still were to decide on dying your synthetic product, please make sure not to use ordinary hair dye but dyes more suitable for this purpose. But again, Rebecca Fashion supplies hair products of various colors and designs. Considering the relatively low prices of synthetic products, we would recommend our customers to purchase products of different styles instead of going through the troubles and dangers that lie in hair-dying.
Because of its intrinsic structure, human hair is much easier to dye on and therefore susceptible to a wider range of dying products. Using non-permanent dying material, you can swiftly change your style by giving it a new, refreshing color. It’s also quite easy to bleach human hair products to return them to their original color whenever you feel like the original hue.
Please follow these instructions to dye your product professionally. It’s important for you not to wash your product or condition it a day before dying. This caution against maintenance before dying is because the cuticles of wet or conditioned hair are closed so particles in dying products cannot easily penetrate the outer layer. Blend the two doses of your selected dying material together as instructed on the dye bottle. Dip your wide-tooth comb or paddle brush in to the mixture to cover it with dye. Divide the products into horizontal layers and comb through the product layer by layer from bottom up and from end to root. Take a dip whenever there isn’t any dye on the brush left. Take care not to apply any dying material to the scalp of your product as doing so may change the scalp’s color and give it an unrealistic look. Please wear old clothes while dying and be careful not to spill any dying product on to your skin.
Rebecca Fashion take the health of our customers very seriously. If you think that you can’t single-handedly finish or might inappropriately handle the above instructions, please visit a barbershop and have professionals help dye your product. You can also save your troubles by checking out other products of different colors at our site! By purchasing products of multiple styles, you can have a perfect match for every possible circumstance!
We treat every Rebecca Fashion product as a baby of ours and we encourage our customers to treat theirs in the same way. To care for and protect your babies, you must first realize that they’re not invincible. In fact, due to the complex nature of the materials your products (synthetic or human) are made of, your products are susceptible to many threats out there. Understanding these characteristics can help you understand what causes harm to your products and how to take precautions against it.
Synthetic hair is composed of fiber formed by polymeric compounds. Though made to mimic the properties of human hair, synthetic hair is in many aspects different from human hair. Synthetic products manufactured by Rebecca Fashion have been through a series of meticulous procedures so that the style and design of the product does not vary over time. Under regular maintenance, your product can look just like the original even after repeated wash and use.
But just like the two sides of a coin, this resiliency means that your product cannot easily be restyled by ordinary means. Because of the nature of these products, they cannot withstand the heat generated by your flat irons or curling wands. We also recommend you not to dye your synthetic product since the effects of ordinary hair dyes on synthetic products often turn out to be unsatisfactory and irreversible.
However, the difficulty of restyling your synthetic hair can be offset by the low price with which you can purchase multiple synthetic products of differing styles. The material used in synthetic products is much cheaper than real human hair and therefore you can have different types of products in your possession to satisfy needs in different circumstances.
That said, if you enjoy designing your own looks, do not like switching between products or want to have a product that last longer, please keep reading and consider our products made of human hair.
Human Hair Products
As said before, human hair products differ from their synthetic counterparts in various ways.
Compared with synthetic products, human hair has a much more sophisticated structure. The component of this structure that our customers should focus on most is the outer layer. This layer is covered by a great many scales (called cuticles), just like those on the skin of a snake. These scales all point from root to end and overlap with each other to cover the inner layer of the hair completely. If the cuticles of your human hair product are properly lined up, they’ll reflect more light and make your product look fresh and shiny. They’ll also help retain the moisture in the inner parts of your product to prevent shedding and breakage.
However, if not protected properly, these cuticles can open up or fall off, leaving the vulnerable insides of the hair susceptible to outside dangers. Styling your product with heat too much will cause the cuticles to dehydrate or become scorched and coarse. Blow-drying your hair too often can cause damage to your product for similar reasons. Exposing your product under direct sun light for extensive hours can also cause harm to your product as the strong UV ray radiated from the sun can seriously impair the cuticles’ protein structure.
Because of the special alignment of hair cuticles, we recommend that you always comb your hair in the direction that they grow (i.e. from root to end). Furthermore, it is best to use a wide-tooth comb or paddle brush (optimally one with metal bristles) instead of an ordinary hair brush. We recommend a wide-tooth comb because it does not cause too much friction between strands of hair and thus minimizes the harm on hair cuticles. We also do not recommend combing your product while it’s still wet since doing so will increase the friction between hair strands (you can try experimenting on how hard it is to comb through wet hair). Applying conditioner on the product, however, will help the cuticles to close up and make the hair smoother and easier to comb. You can find specific instructions on how to properly comb your product on the page labeled "Combing".
After knowing all about the cuticles’ importance in protecting the hair, you still need to understand the distinction between remy and non-remy human hair.
Human hair obtained from individual sellers are mostly disorderly. On the same end of a strip of hair, some hair might be the root part of the original hair and some might be the end part. Products made of disorderly human hair don’t have cuticles that point in the same direction. As mentioned in the section above, combing in the direction opposite to that of the cuticles’ alignment will damage the cuticle layer, leading to tangling, coarseness and other issues. For non-remy hair, these issues can occur no matter which direction you comb the hair since combing either way means combing against the cuticle growth direction of some of the hair. Therefore, for certain products, we apply chemical processes to take off their cuticles. These products do not have much tangling issues but are cheap because of their shorter longevity.
Remy hair products are those made of hair that is arranged in the exact same direction. This type of hair is comparatively rare to get and naturally more expensive. Remy hair products are almost identical to authentic human hair in its smoothness, shine and duration. With the cuticles all lined up in the same direction, remy hair products experience much less shedding or tangling issues than any other type of hair. The cuticles’ protection makes remy hair products easier to maintain and gives them a longer life-span. With these advantages comes a higher price, but who wouldn’t want to let their babies to last longer and always look beautiful as new?
Goal: To detangle the hair product and return it to its natural state
Combing is crucial to taking good care of your product. Using the correct method of combing, you can keep the product in good state and increase its longevity.
It is optimal if the product is combed once a day. However, if you are unable to do so, please try to comb your product at least twice a week.
Things you need:
* You can easily find the tools in your local beauty supply store.
a) Hold the product firmly in your hand, or pin it to the mannequin head if you have one to better comb the product;
b) Spray the conditioner evenly throughout the product. The amount of conditioner used depends on how well-maintained the product is;
c) Separate the weave into small strands and start combing from the bottom (tip) up, slowly moving up and smoothing the entangled parts;
d) Repeat step c) until all parts of the product are knot-free and smooth as new!
Goal: To clean the product comprehensively and make it look brand new again!
We are proud that our costumers wear our products to work, at home and in many other occasions. After repeated use, oil, dust or other residue can gather on the product no matter how carefully you treat your product. In such cases, we recommend you wash your product to restore its natural beauty.
For products made from human hair, you need to wash them about once a week if they are well-kept and hydrated regularly. Products made form synthetic material should be washed less often, only at the frequency of once every three to four weeks. If there are other reasons for you to wash your product besides regular care, please do so at your own discretion and keep in mind that washing too frequently can be harmful to your product.
Things you need:
* You can easily find the tools in your local beauty supply store.
a) Follow the instructions in the “Combing” section to detangle the product;
b) Pour some shampoo into the basin and fill the basin with enough water that you can submerge the product. You can read the descriptions on the shampoo bottle to determine how much shampoo you should use. Gently stir the mixture to generate a decent amount of foam;
c) Soak your product inside for a few minutes. Then slowly run through the product with your fingers in the same direction of the hair for a couple of minutes. Please do not wring or squeeze your product;
d) Fully rinse the product in the direction of the hair and towel dry;
e) (Optional) Apply some conditioner and wait for about 10 minutes. Please make sure not to apply any conditioner to the root of the hair. Then repeat step d);
f) Spray leave-in conditioner on the product and put it at a well-ventilated place to air dry. Please avoid placing the product under direct sunlight.