How To Seal Wefts And Stop Shedding Fast

Sealing-2Wefts are the basis of beautiful hair extensions. Sealing your wefts is guaranteed to be the best way to prevent your hair from shedding. If your hair has been installed for a while, you may need to have your hair re-wefted professionally first. While it is nearly impossible to totally prevent shedding, sealing your wefts properly will dramatically reduce the amount of shedding that you might expect from your hair extensions. Before getting started, you will need to start with quality wefts that have a minimal amount of shedding out of the box.

Choose Double Wefted Hair

single vs doubleweftWhether you hair is single weft or double weft, may not make a major difference when it comes to shedding.  I recommend double wefted hair because it is thicker and I’ve notices that it may shed less due to the double sewing.  The most important factor is the quality of the sewing. The process of double wefting may take longer and the hair may be more expensive, but the reduced shedding will make the process of sealing your wefts even more effective.

Co-Wash You Hair Before Sealing

Co-washing means to wash and rinse your hair with a high quality conditioner only. This process cleans your hair and conditions it without damaging the hair. Co-washing is a quick and simple solution that will not keep your hair healthy fro root to end. Co-washing helps to retain the moisture in your hair eliminate dullness. You will want to seal only clean and healthy hair that is not brittle or dry at the weft. Wait for the hair to dry prior to sealing the wefts. If you plan to color or dye your hair, you will want to dye your hair prior to sealing and after co-washing but before sealing.

Sealing The Wefts

After Co-washing and drying your hair, it is time to seal the wefts. Choose a weft sealant that bonds quickly, is flexible and does not leave any clumpy residue.  Make sure to apply the sealant to both sides of the weft. This guarantees a tightly sealed weft that will minimize shedding dramatically.

Choosing The Sealant

There are some weft sealants that are made specifically for hair wefts and provide a good bond without leaving residue or a white crust along the weft. A very reasonable alternative to hair weft sealants are fabric glues. Fabric glues tend to be moisture proof and also dry clear. Some of the fabric glues do not dry clear but leave a white or gray film once dry. I recommend looking at the bottle to see if it dries clear.

Applying The Sealant

Place cloth or newspaper on a large flat surface such as a counter top or dinner table. Lay the extensions on the table. Try to use something sturdy to anchor the ends of the hair down to the surface so that your can clearly see the wefts and prevent bunching up as you apply the sealant.  Make sure to use a sealant that has a nozzle or an applicator brush. Apply the glue directly over the stitches of the weft. For a tighter seal, especially with double wefted hair, turn the weft upward and glue from the top covering both stitches at once.
Try not to get any glue on the hair itself as this will cause clumping and can ruin the hair.  The sealant should be heavy enough to soak through the weft and seep in. If not, you will need to allow the glue to dry, then,  flip the hair over to seal the other side. You can also dab with your finger to allow the sealant to seep in more. Allow the sealant to dry and move on to the next bundle.
The process of sealing wefts is very simple and effective for maintaining your virgin hair for maximum possible time.