How To Care For Hair Bows So They Last a Long Time
You have these beautiful handmade bows that are delicate and gorgeous - you want them to last but what are the steps to take to help them last?
Storage, Cleaning, and Proper Use are the keys to having your bows become beautiful accessories that you can pass to friends or your next child!
Top 3 Worst Places to Store Your Ribbon Bows
3. Third worst place to put your hairbows? I'd say your pocket. You're just warming it up in there (see problem with moistness in #1 worst place for more details). Your pockets may have held other items like coins and money that will now soil your bows.
2. The second worst place to store your baby bows is your purse. Do not throw them in your purse loosey-goosey. You got lint in the bottom, old pens, open lipsticks in there and maybe some mum-mum crumbs - and then you're going to just throw your hand tied ribbon bows in that mess? Please, no. It's going to get rubbed around in there and possibly come apart or become soiled. On the go - keep a small bag that you can store them in and then put them into your purse.
1. Bathrooms are not the place to store your hair accessories. Sounds counterintuitive right because you might be doing her hair in there? Always store them in a cool, dry air place. Bathrooms are the worst place you can store your hair accessories. The humid air / steam can unstick the non toxic glue and also cause condensation and dampen the ribbon clips so the metal will rust. Suggestion is in a bedroom drawer or closet organizer and bring them to the bathroom as you are using them.
Tips to Keep Your Baby Bows Looking Fresh
Wash your hands before use. No further details will be provided on this tip lol!
Keep them out of water. The clips especially should not be immersed in water!
There are several bad things that will happen if you do this.
1 - The clips are metal and will likely show signs of rust which will then bleed into your ribbon. This is also why we say DO NOT USE HAIR BOWS ON DAMP HAIR.
2 - These are handmade with nontoxic glue. Immersing them in water will deal a bad hand to the integrity of the glue!
Store in a Dry Cool Place.
Keep Them Out of the Sun
We have seen many repeat customers and siblings and friends go through using and re-using our bows as girls out grow them. Meaning there was a decade of combined use of our products so YES they can be made to last a very long time with multiple users. Hand Me down bows are awesome and keeps these beautifully designed accessories out of the landfill and keeps little heads looking cute!!