Why do we want to make this instructions?
From the truth that many clients buy hair extensions from us and said that it is so nice after they use and last so long. However, some of our clients find difficulty in caring the hair after buying from us. That is the reason why we want to give some instructions from us which maybe help you for caring hair extensions so well.
Some instructions after buying hair from us and before installing
- You can wash hair or not but remember that wash hair with good shampoo and conditioner and only brush the hair from the ends to the roots for not tangle hair, specially with curly hair.
(Video of how to wash the hair in general: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpvAP5F_ohU
Video of how to wash curly hair: https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_referrer=watch&video_id=1YSCjKzDN64
- Don’t brush curly hair before washing because it is steam curly so if you brush it without water and conditioner, the hair will become rough and ruffle.
- If you run your hands over the hair, it is not silky and seems tangle, only need to wash it because we remove all tangle hair before making hair for you.
- Let the hair dry naturally, don’t use dryer
- With natural wavy (it is light wavy) should be washed with the way we recommend
(Video of how to wash wavy hair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COskvqd41AA
- With closure/frontal, be careful when you want to bleach the lace, it inquires high skill because the hair will be easy to shedding if you don’t bleach well. So we recommend you to make it in salon.
- Don’t let the hair in the package so long because it will have bad smell then.
- Don’t let the hair in the sun or wind so long, it will be very dry.
Some suggestions when you care your hair extensions
Brush your hair extensions
You should you a loop-brush, then separate the hair into two sections left side and right side. Brush each section from the ends to the roots of hair. (Don’t brush from the roots to the ends). When you brush from the ends to the roots of hair, it will brushes out any tangles and avoids a sudden tug on the extensions if your brushing out a tangle. When brushing near the roots, brush gently.
We recommend you to brush in the morning and night.
Wash your hair extensions
Use good quality shampoo and conditioner. Brush your hair through before you wet and wash. Don’t use shower pressure on full force blasting on your hair. Wet your hair thoroughly and shampoo in a downwards directions. In other words, don’t pile all your hair on top of your head and mosh it all around. Massage your scalp with your fingers and smooth through. Rinse the shampoo out well. The add the conditioner through your lengths. Usually its not needed near the roots or scalp. You should use a conditioning mask once a week on the mid section through to the ends of the hair to keep it lustrous and silky.
Rinse the conditioner out, dry with a towel but don’t wrap it up on top of your head or rough it around with the towel. Just use it to pat out excess water. Add a leave in moisture products and heat protector if you are going to blow dry it off. Remember, when extensions are wet, they arre more prone to slipping so be most gently during the washing process.
You can keep a spray bottle of water mixed with conditioner and spray the hair extensions through mid to lengths before starting the wash. This helps avoiding over drying from frequent shampoo washes.
Styling hair extensions
When you make stlye, avoid using hair spray because it has a lot of alcohol in it, this drys out the hair and can cause breakage with frequent or overuse...in your own natural hair too.
Avoid holding heat near the bonds, at the roót of your hair for too long.
Coloring your hair extensions
Real human hair extensions can take colour well. You can colour your hair with the extensions attached. Colouring your roots is fine, or running a full semi-permanant colour through the hair is usually also fine. It must be professional quality colour used and done by a professional experienced with hair extensions. The main rule here is, never try and lighten your hair extensions if you are using not so good hair extensions because this will cause the condition of the exttensions to become quite dry and unruly. The exceptioin is on raw hair which can take the process of lightening reasonably well. Though it will react as your own hair does to lightening and can still be at risk of becoming very dry. You would need to consider how many shades lighter you are trying to go, eg. Level 1 or 2 to level 10 would be to ambitious and leave the hair fairly bad shape.
Gentle toner can be used on blonde coloured extensions, provided the hair extensions are good quality, the toner should not cause any issue to the quality of the hair and will help blend the tones seamlessly. In general, we recommend to avoid colouring extensions if you can. If you do need to colour your hair while wearing extensions, its best to arrange it just before your maintenance is due.
Hair extensions when you sleep
You should use silk pillow. Brush your hair through, put it in a plait to sleep. If you don’t want to plait it for the sake of having wavy hair in the morning, you can get a silk wrap and wrap it around a low ponytail from the tie to the ends. Never go to bed with wet hair.
Someone also often takes off the hair extensions before going to bed, this is a good suggestion.
If you have any specific questions or tips for looking after your hair extensions, we would love to hear from you.
Please comment bellow or contact us.
Thanks for reading!