Hair Extension Aftercare
SO YOU HAVE HAD YOUR GORGEOUS HAIR EXTENSIONS FITTED? WHAT'S NEXT?
TAKING GOOD CARE OF THEM AND MAKING THEM LAST!
Please read through my simple aftercare and maintenance advice carefully.
Providing each step is followed correctly, your hair will last its full lifetime without
any problems and will continue to look beautiful.
Use of the correct products is essential to get the longest wear out of your extensions.
I do not recommend the use of shampoos and conditioners containing sulphates, silicones and parabens.
The chemicals are found in a number of well known branded hair products and can cause the hair to dry, split, shed and discolour, also causing the bonds to deteriorate.
For best results use products specifically for hair extensions.
Please be advised that it is inevitable for any hair not to shed.
It is perfectly normal to loose some hair as the average person looses up to 100 hairs a day.
Always use a heat protector on your hair extensions before using any heat.
E.g. Hair dryer/straighteners/curling wand.
Never use direct heat on your bonds.
After your fitting
One of the first things you may notice immediately after your fitting is your scalp may feel tender.
Dont panic it subsides after a few days, you have extra weight attached to your head,
this should not be perceived as a problem and you have no need to worry.
If you have had a fitting with keratin bonds do not wash your hair for 2-3 days
to allow the bonds to fully harden.
Tie your hair in a loose braid or ponytail when sleeping.
Washing your new extensions
Your extensions should be washed a maximum of 2-3 times a week.
Before every wash you should brush your hair and separate the bonds from each other.
As the extensions start growing down you will experience matting at the roots
if your extensions are not separated regularly.
Never use conditioner at the roots of extensions as it will cause them to slip down your hair.
Once washed squeeze and pat dry with a towel,
never use a rubbing action as it can cause matting and breakage.
Never go to bed with wet hair.
When wet your hair is at its most fragile state, brush very gently or use a wide tooth comb
just to seperate the strands.
Only use a specialist hair extension brush or tangle teezer.
Always start at the bottom of your hair and work your way up.
Always support your bonds at the root with your free hand when brushing,
this prevents excess tugging on the extensions at the root.
It is not advised to colour your hair extensions as the hair and bonds
can become compromised and might not last as long.
Use of silver shampoo's can discolour the bonds and stain the hair
so use of this kind of shampoo type is done so at your own risk.
Sunbeds, Holidays and Swimming
If using a sunbed or sunbathing you should wrap your hair in a towel
to prevent discoloration and to protect your bonds.
Try not to let your hair extensions get wet in the sea or pool as the water dries your hair out.
If you do get it wet tie it in a plait and make sure it is washed as soon as you get out.
Hair extensions are prone to drying out when in hot climates
due to the sun and different water types so use a good quality UV spray.
If you have blonde shades of hair extensions discoloration can occur due to
chlorine or sun creams so please be careful to avoid contact with them.
When wearing human hair extensions it is essential to understand the importance
of keeping up to date with maintenance appointments as this will ensure that your hair stays healthy
and your hair extensions look as good as new throughout the time you are wearing them.
Maintenance appointments involves combing out any hair that has shredded,
untangling any hair and putting in any left over hair from your initial fitting.
I can add brand new hair at an extra charge.
For micro rings and nano rings maintenance also involves using brand new rings
and moving your extensions back up around the temples, the top and bottom rows.
For any hair that has been lost in the past 4-6 weeks it can be refitted at your maintenance appointment.