How to bring bundles back to life

Published By: Kennedy

Last Updated: August 11, 2022

Do you have some old, dry bundles on your hands? No need to give up on them just yet! This article will show you different ways you can bring your bundles back to life. 

How to bring bundles back to life

1. Wash and condition  

If you have just hit the 6-week mark and notice that your bundles are starting to look worn, one way to bring them back to life is to simply wash the hair and condition it. A lot of the time, bundles will start to look worn when they are dirty and dry. 

When washing the hair, make sure you use a shampoo that is free of sulfates and parabens – because they strip the hair of moisture. After you have washed the hair, use a conditioner and let it sit on the hair for longer than usual. The longer you can leave your conditioner on the bundles the better. Make sure to thoroughly rinse everything out with lukewarm water. 

2. Deep condition 

One easy way to bring fairly worn-out bundles back to life is to deep condition them. Deep conditioners work to penetrate the hair follicles and bring back moisture into really dry hair. A deep conditioner works best with steam to make sure that there is optimal penetration. 

One way to really get into the hair with the conditioner is to first detangle it. If your hair is not detangled, you will not be able to cover all of it with the conditioner and you will still be left with dry patches. Use a detangling brush to make sure you are pulling out the least amount of hair as possible. If your bundles are really tangled, you may need to wet them and apply a conditioner to them before you detangle them. 

After the hair is detangled, you will need to apply a generous amount of deep conditioner to the hair. Make sure all of the hair is saturated. After you’ve applied the deep conditioner, place the bundles inside of a plastic bag and tie it up. 

Then, place the bags of hair in a tub of warm water, to ensure that the heat is getting trapped inside. Let the hair sit in the conditioner for at least an hour. After you rinse the hair, it should feel much softer and silkier than it did before. 

3. Boil them 

 If your hair is a little more on the dry and brittle side you could also boil your bundles. By boiling the bundles, the hair is heated on high heat while also absorbing a lot of moisture.

To boil the hair, first, boil a big pot of water. Make sure your bundles are clean and detangled before putting them into the water. 

When the water comes to a boil, mix some conditioner in it. You’ll want to add a good amount of conditioner to make sure it can cover all of the bundles. 

After you have added your conditioner, then place the bundles inside the boiling water. Leave the bundles in the water for about 30 minutes. After they are done, you will notice that they are very soft and detangled. 

4. Apple Cider Vinegar 

For really dry and tangled wigs, you could try using the apple cider vinegar method. Apple cider vinegar has a lower pH than the hair, so it will help to restore the pH making the hair smoother and less dry. 

You first want to make sure that the hair is detangled. Then, fill a tub of 4 parts water and 1 part vinegar. This means that if you are using 12 cups of water then use 3 cups of vinegar. 

After you have mixed the two together, then allow the bundles to soak in the solution for 20 minutes. The vinegar also helps to break down the grease on the hair which will cause it to be smoother and restore its sheen. 

After you have soaked the hair, take it out and rinse it with lukewarm water. You don’t want to rinse the hair with hot water because that will strip the hair of necessary moisture. You don’t want to soak the hair in cold water because it will not fully rinse out the hair. 

You then want to wash the hair with a clarifying shampoo. This shampoo strips the hair of product, dirt, and grease better than a regular shampoo. After you have washed the hair, rinse it with lukewarm water and then apply a conditioner. 

A deep conditioner would work best in this case because the hair has already been stripped of a lot of moisture after shampooing and you will need to ensure that moisture is restored. After deep-conditioning the hair, it should feel softer and back to normal. 

How do you moisturize dry bundles?

You can moisturize dry bundles in several ways. The first way is to apply a leave-in conditioner. Leave-in conditioners work throughout the day to impart moisture into the hair and keep moisture from coming out. You can also apply oils to the hair to seal the moisture. A really good oil to use on bundles is argan oil because it is very lightweight and moisturizing. If the hair is curly, then using a curl cream is very moisturizing to the hair throughout the day and adds definition to the curls. 

Why is my weave so dry and tangled?

Usually, weaves get dry and tangled from sheer use. After the 6-week mark, you may notice your weave to look very worn out and in need of refreshing. Weaves can also become dry and tangled due to a lack of proper care. The weave needs to be washed and conditioned at least every two weeks and co-washed at least once a week. This ensures that the hair is stripped of dirt, oils, and product buildup. Applying heat to a weave on a regular basis can also cause it to become dry and tangled faster. 

The Final Word

It is very possible to restore your bundles and continue to use them as you did before. This article  With some patience, they’ll be good as new!

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I have always had a love for writing and have been blogging for about 3 years now. I have a passion for teaching what I have learned over the years, especially about hair. I have had almost every hairstyle - typical of a cosmetologist’s daughter- including the big chop in 2015. With all the knowledge I have gained, I feel it is my duty to help others on their healthy hair journey. I believe education can be fun, and I strive to make it fun to learn about beautiful black hair.

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