If you've ever wondered why your head itched like crazy when you had a sew in done, this video is for you!
There is hope! Chances are you're allergic to the synthetic hair that was used to do your sewn. What's the alternative? Yarn!
Check out the video for more information.
Hey, it's Marquetta Breslin, and I am here with another question and answer.
I wrote a blog not too long ago about a client that … I'm looking at my laptop because this is where the question is. I wrote a blog about a client that had came to me to get her hair done. Not thinking anything about it … I had done her hair several times before, but I had never sewn in a weave. She had came to me and she asked me if she could get a sew-in, so, of course, I said yes. I didn't think to ask her if she had any allergies to synthetic hair. She had worn braids in the past. I didn't really … I should have done a more thorough consultation with her, but I didn't. I took that she was already my client for granted and I failed to ask her if she used synthetic hair before.
Long story short, I used the synthetic hair. I got a phone call three days later. She said her scalp felt like it was completely on fire and it was itching. She had broken out and she had this bad allergic reaction. When she came back in, I looked at her scalp and I immediately knew, when she sat in my hair, what the problem was. She was allergic to synthetic hair.
After I sent that blog out, I got a question about that. I'm about to read the question and then I'm going to answer it for you. So here's the question: I've had a few clients myself that had allergic reactions that have come back with red bumps around the outer perimeter, which is ding ding ding one of the tell tale signs of something going on with the scalp or some sort of allergic reaction going on. They had a reaction to the fake hair, which is the same thing as synthetic hair. Me, myself, I get fake hair added to my face for my weave on myself and it burns and itches and gives me headaches. What is an alternative besides fake hair?
Awesome question. The alternative, and what I did for my client … I completely removed her weave, took the synthetic hair out. I gave her a scalp treatment and had her come back in a few days later to reinstall, but instead of using hair, I used yarn. A lot of people don't know this, but yarn is a phenomenal, pheonomenal alternative to using synthetic hair. When you use yarn, it also gives you a stronger base for the foundation of the weave or your braids. The base is really, really, really strong and you can go as long as you want with the yarn or as short as you want. You don't have those little hairs that get everywhere and you're literally pulling them out everywhere. You don't have that issue with yarn because it's not the same thing as hair.
So a good alternative to using synthetic hair when doing a weave, if you're allergic or even if you just want a stronger base, is to use yarn.
I hope you enjoyed and I hope you learned something. I'll talk with you soon.