It is crucial that you make the most of your extensions by taking good care of them and using the correct products, our hair extensions can last up to years after years if maintained correctly. Failure to use the recommended products, or follow correct aftercare advice could cause damage to the hair extensions and decrease its lifespan.
For the hair extension to look great it is important to keep it clean and fresh. We suggest washing it every week in warm water using a regular brand shampoo for normal hair. Then apply a separate moisturising conditioner and leave it in for five to ten minutes before rinsing well in warm water. Gently towel dry the hair to start with and then complete by blow-drying at low or medium temperature. When dry; brush the hair with downward strokes, starting near the tips and gradually moving up.
If you are taking off the hair extensions to wash them; we advise that after washing you apply a hair treatment, such as a deep conditioner or hair mask, in a sealed plastic bag overnight.
An alternative way of cleaning the hair is to use a dry shampoo, obtainable from larger branches of high street chemists.
Remember your extensions are attached to your own natural hair, pulling too hard or mistreating your extensions can result in your own hair being pulled out. The only brush you should use near to your extension bonds is an extension brush, this brush has soft loop bristles and a cushioned bristle base, meaning the brush gently glides over the bonds. When brushing the extensions always hold the bonds, making sure no additional stress is put on the hair.
Before detangling we advise you to use a leave in conditioning spray. Follow by detangling with a wide tooth comb, making sure you avoid the bonds. Make sure all bonds are dried completely. Be very careful when brushing the hair when wet, make sure you support the extensions hair by holding the bonds.
For a sleek finish, section your hair off and blow dry using a round brush with soft bristles. Be very careful that you do not snag the bonds. Finish by using a good quality straightening iron.
Heated Rollers, Straightening Irons, crimpers and tongs can all be used on the extension hair although it is advisable to use a Heat Protection Spray to protect the both your hair and the extension hair. Serums, gels, hairsprays, etc. may all be used but avoid the bonded areas as this may cause slippage.
Natural hair can be easily damaged by overheating, causing it to feel dry and brittle, break off when brushed and the ends could split. Be very careful when using curling or straightening irons. We advise dampening the hair with water first, and then using a heat protection spray, before styling with a hot curling iron, straightening iron or hair dryer.
All of our hair is pure virgin unprocessed hair, which can accept a change of colour. But be careful if applying a colour change to the hair yourself; as many chemicals, such as bleaches and hair dyes, can badly damage the hair’s cuticle, making it prone to breaking off. We advise that you should consult a professional colourist or at least use a good quality brand of colouring chemical and follow all the instructions carefully, especially don’t exceed the instructed maximum time for the process. Don’t forget to apply an after-colouring treatment, which will help to repair the hair’s cuticle.
When going to the swimming pool or sea it is vital that you brush your hair thoroughly starting from the bottom and slowly working your way up and use a good quality swimming cap to insure no water gets in as the water has chemicals. Once you get out of the water we recommend that you gently wash your hair with regular shampoo and conditioner.
The weft is doubly secure, being both glued and sewn. So if you use colouring chemicals, don’t let them make contact with the weft, as the glue could be affected. When washing the hair don’t use very hot water. When blow drying don’t use a high temperature, especially near the weft. We don’t recommend cutting the weft to make separate pieces; but, if you do so, please secure the exposed edges by sewing.
Don’t brush curly hair extensions. Spray a little water on the hair and use a comb designed for curly hair, or use your fingers, to style your hair. After styling apply a few drops of light serum or Argan oil to the hair. Don’t use any greasy or heavy oil product on the hair, as this will attract dust and easily matt the hair.
Due to the delicate nature of closures, we suggest that you don’t try to colour or bleach the closure. Also it is important to take extra care to prevent damage in the form of balding. Balding is when your closure begins to have a spot where the hairs have come out of the base creating a balding appearance. This can be caused by, but not limited to, excessive tugging, brushing/combing, scratching with fingernails or foreign objects, applying product directly on the closure, rough handling, or vigorous washing. Closures, while mimicking a real scalp, cannot be treated like a real scalp. You must handle with care. Each hair is individually ventilated into the base, knotted and secured with a strong adhesive. Based on the construction of a closure, you should comb/brush the hair from the ends, working your way up to the root while hold the hair at the root to prevent tension. Hair loss on closures is relatively easy because it is not wefted like extensions. Improper care of your closure will cause balding and unfortunately there is no way to fix this.