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, color or for fun 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 got 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 you hair extensions, gently work the conditioner through your mid-lengths and ends, 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 to remove tension. Start brushing at the ends, and work your way up, not brushing at the roots!
- One of the most important things, washing! Keeping your hair clean is of major importance. Hair tangles when it’s dirty so don’t forget to wash your hair frequently as it is 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 to your extensions. Avoid direct heat on the bond at all times! I have 100% human extensions in my hair, and am using our No-Shine Extensions Tabs and I use a curling iron and flat iron daily and have never had a problem with my tape giving, but I do not put the heat directly on the bond!
- 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 the 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. It’s advisable that if you choose to go to the beach or a pool, please tie your hair up to keep it dry, or wear a swim cap.