HAIR CARE INSTRUCTIONS
First and foremost, when caring for your hair extensions, remember to think about them as if they were your own real hair. If you have never been able to grow your hair long before it very well could be because you are stunting its growth just as quickly as it grows. As far as we're concerned, our No. 1 most important advice tip would be to always follow the instructions and advice given to you by your stylist.
That being said, here are a few more important tips.
- Detangle and Brush your hair before washing.
- Wash and Condition using quality name brand shampoo and conditioner.
- When washing your hair, gently wash in one direction. Do not wash in circles or bunch up your hair in one area.
- Use the same procedures mentioned above for conditioning your hair.
- Use a good vent brush when brushing your hair before and after washing.
More Detailed Hair Extension Care Tips:
Hair Care products
Use high quality, name brand hair care products. A great suggestion would be to ask your stylist what products to use. Use a good (leave-in) conditioner to keep your hair soft. Don't over do it. Too much conditioner or any other hair care product can cause a build up and tangling of the hair. Avoid hair products that contain alcohol as this makes hair dry. Chemical agents are widely used to add curl to straight hair and to loosen curls in curly hair. These products affect the scalp and permanently alter the structure of the hair. These compounds can also cause severe hair loss from over processing. Never use perms or relaxers on damaged hair. If possible, allow the hair to regrow before introducing new chemical processes.
When shampooing make sure your hair is not bunched or piled on top of your head. This badly tangles the hair. Instead of doing this, gently wash vertically in one direction only. Be sure to use a gentle, quality shampoo. Don't ruin your hair and/or extensions by using cheap products. Go with good reputable brands in the market. Using good quality products like shampoo, conditioners and hair gels will enhance the life of your hair extensions and also help them to look better. If your extensions are sewn in, you need to treat them like your own hair and take extra good care. Comb your hair and slowly remove the knots to keep the integrity of the hair. After you shower, feel free to dry your hair the same way you would have dried your own natural hair. We would highly recommend an ionic dryer, as they won't damage the hair. Also use good quality straightening irons and curling rods.
Color your natural hair the desired color before your extensions are applied. Your stylist will then color match your extensions, whether synthetic or real, to your new color to make your purchased hair look like the real thing. Highlights can even be added by adding different colored extensions in the same randomness as highlights applied to hair pulled through a cap. If your roots need a touchup before you need to change your extensions, play it safe and leave the coloring to your stylist. WE STONGLY RECOMMEND NOT BLEACHING YOUR HAIR. It is risky and uses harsh chemicals that can damage your hair.
Always ask your stylist before attempting any styling techniques you are unsure about. Chemical agents are widely used to add curl to straight hair and to loosen curls in curly hair. These products damage the scalp and permanently alter the structure of the hair. These compounds can also cause severe hair loss from over processing. Never use perms or relaxers on damaged hair. If possible, allow the hair to regrow before introducing new chemical processes. If you do color your hair, deep condition with a good quality conditioner.
Swimming & Exercise
Wash the hair immediately after swimming! When dirt and sweat accumulates, hair mattes, tangles, and becomes unmanageable. Always wear a latex swim cap. Carefully comb out any tangles that may be present starting from the bottom and working your way up. Once the hair has been detangled braid the hair in two braids to ensure that all of the hair is protected and tucked neatly under the cap. When finished swimming, be sure to wash your hair immediately to remove any damaging chemical that may have snuck under your cap.
Make sure your hair is completely dry before you go to bed. It is also recommended to wrap your hair together or gently tie it up to prevent tangling.
Hand Sewn Wefts
When using a needle to attach the weft, it is recommended that you sew around the weft not through the weft. DO NOT CUT ANY PART OF THE WEFT. These wefts are hand-tied and delicate. Cutting hand-tied wefts can lead to shedding. Also, once wefts are cut, we cannot consider the product for a return or exchange.
The tight curls will become a little looser after the first time you wash it. With any of the hair products that have curls in it, be very careful when brushing it. Try to remove any tangles with your fingers or with a wide-tooth comb prior to washing it. Also the use of a mixture of 50 percent water and 50 percent conditioner is very helpful. You can use that mixture and wet the hair gradually and then brush it.
To wash the Wig, use a moisturizing shampoo and soak the wig in cool water for a few minutes. When shampooing the hair to do not rub or tug the hair. Gently squeeze the soapy water from the hair from the top to the ends. Rinse the Wig in cool water before using conditioner. Let the hair soak in conditioner for a few minutes and then rinse out with cool water; towel dry the hair or let it air dry. Apply a leave in conditioner to moisturize the wig and prevent it from becoming too dry.
Please feel free to contact us for any more questions you may have.
Enjoy your Hair!