Hair Care

A few hints and tips how to look after your hair extensions! It’s not too far off looking after and caring for your own hair!

Human Hair Extensions

Keep the extensions clean

  • Shampoo the extensions in a downward motion
  • Condition and rinse them thoroughly
  • Brush them carefully & dry with a hair dryer

Avoid ‘air drying’

  • Squeeze dry with a towel and then blow dry

Combat Tangling

  • Use either a wide tooth comb or a tangle teezer brush

Avoid back combing too often

  • Avoid back combing too often as this can result in cuticle breakage. If the cuticle breaks the extensions can either dry out or matt

Avoid sleeping in them

  • Try and avoid sleeping in the extensions
  • If you have to then either braid them or put them in a loose ponytail to minimise tangling.
  • This also should be done if you are doing anything energetic

Keep them well conditioned

  • Use a conditioning spray regularly to prolong the life of your hair extensions. Our own hair can produce oils which moisturizes the hair naturally whereas the extensions can’t therefore they can become dry if a conditioning spray is not used

Style with care!

  • Make sure you brush them carefully and not too harshly

Heat

  • Just like your own hair heat is one of the biggest enemies
  • Use a heat protection spray prior to styling
  • Avoid using heat on one spot for too long – It won’t make the curl hold any longer or better!

Synthetic Hair Extensions

Keep the extensions clean

  • Wash it in luke warm water
  • Shampoo the extensions in a downward motion
  • Rinse them thoroughly
  • Brush them carefully & dry with a hair dryer

Avoid ‘air drying’

  • Squeeze dry with a towel and then blow dry

Combat Tangling

  • Use either a wide tooth comb or a tangle teezer brush

Heat

  • You can apply a low heat to the extensions
  • Must not go beyond 120 – 160 degrees
  • Do not keep heat on any one spot for too long as this will damage the hair extensions

Before you apply

  • Before you apply the hair extensions make sure you have styled them the way you want to

Dying them

  • DO NOT dye synthetic hair extensions