So you have a new hairstyle, but don’t know how to care for your extensions. Well here are some tips and care recommendations for your new look and new extensions!
First off, congrats on your new hairstyle! Nothing makes you feel better about yourself than a new look. Whether you got them for length, volume or color you need to upkeep that beautiful new look! But are you now wondering how to care for your extensions and keep them looking amazing? Well we have some tips for you!
- Tape in extensions should be removed and re-taped every 6-10 weeks.
- Do not wash hair extensions for 48 hours after application. When conditioning your hair extensions, gently work the conditioner through the middle to the ends of your hair, AVOIDING the scalp area.
- Do not brush your hair extensions when wet. When brushing your extensions, support the hair with one hand at the root, just under your wefts to remove tension. Start brushing at the ends, and work your way up, not brushing at the roots!
- One of the most important things parts of extension maintenance is washing your hair! Keeping your hair clean is of major importance. Hair tangles when it’s dirty so don’t forget to wash your hair as needed. Make sure to use a mild shampoo in order to protect your locks. Ask your hairstylist for advice on which product you should use for your extensions. Brush your hair gently to untangle it before washing.
How to Style
- The biggest enemy of extensions is heat! Therefore it is advisable to avoid blow drying as much as possible in order to ensure a longer life for your extensions. Avoid direct heat on the bond at all times after installation!
- Wash your hair with gentle shampoo and lukewarm water then use a conditioner and let it air dry. To prevent matting and knots, make sure your hair is thoroughly dry before you go to bed.
- Salt and chemically treated water alter the pH levels of your bonds, which compromises their adhesion, possibly causing them to fall out. Additionally, sea, pool or spa water strips the treatments applied to the hair wefts, dramatically reducing their life, or permanently damaging them. If you choose to go to the beach or a pool, tie your hair up to keep it dry, or wear a swim cap.