Keeping Your New Extensions Healthy & Long Lasting
With all the glorious and creative things extensions can do, can you return the favour to your new long flowing locks?
Proper care of extensions ensure they'll be around for at least 3 to 4 months if you follow these simple guidelines.
We recommend washing your hair with professional shampoo and conditioner about 3 times a week. Be sure that you are completely rinsing out your conditioner to avoid the bonds slipping down the hair shaft. After installation it is best to wait two days before you wash, this allows the bonds to settle into the hair.
When brushing the hair, be sure to use a soft bristle boar brush or a tangle teezer and gently brush over top of the bonds to ensure no tangling occurs.
If you feel that bonds are sticking together GENTLY pull them apart so that your hair does not get the chance to mat up!
Please note: It is not recommended that you swim with your extensions, but if you do please, please remember to put your hair up in a high bun so your extensions do not become wet. I would like my clients to keep in mind that if your hair is dipping in chlorinated whirlpools and hot tubs then yes your hair and hair extensions can become damaged. This is because these chemicals that are added into pools are bleaching agents and they can even alter the color of your hair. I am only assuming this is not what you want!
HAIR CARE PRODUCTS:
Use a good (leave-in) conditioner to keep your hair soft. Don't over do it. Too much conditioner or any other hair care product can cause a build up and/or slippage. Try to avoid hair products that contain alcohol (this is basically anything bought at drug stores so please refrain from this). Alcohol makes your hair and your hair extensions become dry but a little hair spray that is salon purchased, because this contains low levels of alcohol, won't hurt.
Heat protectant - We cannot stress enough, this is the product that is the most important. Our favourite-is the Redken wet/dry Iron Shape to help control frizz and most importantly protect the hair for up to 450 degrees.