- Brush before bed and before washing to ensure there are no natural occurring tangles caused by wind or friction
- Do not brush wet hair as that is when hair follicles are at their most vulnerable. Instead use a wide tooth comb along with conditioner to detangle.
- Use an Organic and sulfate free shampoo. Sulfate strips hair of natural oils, as there is no direct supply of nutrients from your scalp into the extension strands, it’s vital that you use a non-sulfate shampoo to avoid drying the hair out.
- To avoid damaging the hair extensions, the cuticles and your scalp, only wash with warm water.
- Wash the hair gently in a downward motion with your palms, do not scrub or bunch the hair together as this will cause open cuticles to rub against each other causing friction.
- Rinse between each wash, and wash only 1-2 times.
- While wet, add 2-3 drops of natural oil by gently applying it evenly over the hair, these oils will penetrate the cuticles and seal in moisture to hair extensions.
- Finally, lower the shower head and rinse your hair (not scalp) with cold water, this is known as an Arctic Rinse it will close the cuticles to lock the moisture and nutrients from the oil in, leaving you with nutrient rich hair extensions.
- Let your hair air-dry at home, take 2-3 hours to wash and naturally dry your hair – Heat is not recommended as this will swell and dry your strands. If you must use heat apply a heat protectant first.
- For long lasting hair extensions, moisturize your hair as you do your skin, it makes perfect sense. Apply a small amount of Argan, Olive or Coconut oil 2-3 times a week or when required.
OIL DOES NOT MOISTURIZE THE HAIR BUT CAN SEAL IN MOISTURE AFTER DEEP CONDITIONS!!!
- Your hair extensions need to be cowashed(conditioner only) a minimum of 1-2 times per week.
- Keratin (protein) is meant for straight textures and should not be used for curly textures.
- Why do some hair extensions become dry after the first few washes? The simple answer is use of chemicals, heat and lack of moisture.
- Avoid shampoo and conditioning products which use Sulfates, Isopropyl Alcohol, Formaldehyde and Propylene Glycol, these are strong chemicals which will strip the hair of natural oils and leave them dry and sometimes damaged if used for a prolonged period of time.
- Most sulfate shampoos and conditioners contain silicones, this is what gives your hair or real human hair extensions that shiny glossy look once washed, if you prefer that finish there are non-sulfate shampoos available which combat the sulfate cleansing elements with nutrient rich and essential oils such as L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oils Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner.
- Please Note: Each bundle comes from a different donor meaning no two bundles are exactly the same. We cannot tell you specifically what to use on your hair extensions. You are welcome try any product you would like. Keep your eyes open for any resistance to the products.
- Hair extensions should last at least 18 months with proper care, frontals and closures 3-4 months with proper care.