Do not shampoo, wet or exercise to the point of being very sweaty for 48 hours after application, as the bonds of your extensions need time to set/cure.
Leave some extra time for styling as you are now working with extra volume and longer hair.
*For Tape-Ins – A good habit is pressing the extension panels together when you are blow drying. This is a good preventative measure to ensure your tape-ins last. Dry your tape-in bond areas first before applying tension with any brushes. It’s always best to dry your hair first before brushing, trying not to use high heat.
To ensure that you aren’t pulling on your extensions we recommend the use of a specialized extension brush or long bristled tangle teaser. We also have some available for purchase.
Brush your hair often! Minimum 2-3x per day. This is a great way to keep your extensions looking beautiful and tangle free!
When brushing your hair, make sure to separate the strands of hair at the roots to ensure your hair does not tangle.
*Ensure you are avoiding all products containing heavy proteins/silicone and sulphates. These will weaken the bonds of your extensions and may cause them to fall out prematurely.
We recommend not to use extremely hot water (try to keep it warm) when washing your hair. When applying shampoo, don’t rub the product into your scalp, gently stroke the shampoo through your hair from the root to the tip of your hair.
Apply a good moisturizing conditioner to your hair, avoid the roots and bonds of your extensions. We recommend that you use a deep-conditioning treatment to help extend the life of your extension every other wash.
Ensure that you are thoroughly washing all of the shampoo and conditioner out of your hair, with extensions you need to rinse extra well to ensure there is no product buildup around the bonds.
*For Tape-In Extensions
Be sure you are pressing your extension panels together when you are blow drying. This will reaffirm the bond each time you are drying. Power dry panels and scalp area before applying tension with a brush.
Sleeping with a silk pillowcase is a great way to prolong your extensions. It also feels great and helps prevent your hair from tangling while asleep.
When going to bed ensure you NEVER sleep with wet hair. Your hair should be dry before going to bed. A good habit is tying your hair up in a loose braid or ponytail before going to sleep to keep hair tangle free while sleeping.
Swimming with Extensions
Chlorine is never friendly for our hair, we don’t recommend getting your hair wet in pools. If entering a pool or the ocean, we recommend to apply a leave-in conditioner from the mid to the ends and put your hair into a ponytail.
Styling your extensions
Always keep heat away from your extension bonds, especially for tape-in extensions. ALWAYS use thermal protection spray on your hair when using any heating tools near your hair. This is a good habit to keep your extensions in pristine condition. Heat is harmful to the overall longevity and look of your hair.
I recommend my clients to always use a leave in conditioner (daily). Use a heat protectant when using any heat near your extensions. Use a mild shampoo that doesn’t contain alcohol or sulfates. And use a quality conditioner when washing your hair. A sulphate free shampoo and conditioner is a must.