Maintenance & Care
Hair Extensions Care Tips
- Brush your hair often, only when the hair is dry, never wet.
- Hydrate your hair extensions and keep them moisturized. Use K18 mask to extend their life.
- Use shampoo and condition with professional only sulfate free moisturizing products. We recommend olaplex 4 and 5 or the iles formula.
- Use a daily oil or serum on the mids and ends while it's dry.
We found that super skinny serum by paul mitchell works great on my brand of hair.
Some others would be the olaplex oil or verb ghost oil or moroccan oil, but you have to be careful of using too much of oils that aren't clear. they can stain blondes.
- Limit heat styling and always use a heat protectant.
- Limit the use of heavy hair products such as Hairspray, hair jel, hair wax.
- Do not swim or work out with hair extensions in.
- Do not use tight ponytails or buns, sleep with a braid or low pony/bun. use a silk or satin pillowcase or bonnet.
- Just like your own hair, human hair will accumulate residue through normal wear. However, you do not need to wash the hair everyday to keep consistent results. The hair should be washed as infrequently as possible or when you notice that the hair appears dull or acquires an odor.
- Before shampooing, gently remove any tangles. If hair is excessively tangled, a spray on conditioner should be used.
- Always use a mild shampoo or one specifically formulated for chemically treated hair.
- Run the hair under warm water and after placing a small amount of shampoo on your fingers, gently work the shampoo into the hair, stroking downwards from the weft base to the ends. Do not twist, scrub or rub the hair. Use the shampoo sparingly.
- When clean, rinse thoroughly under warm running water until the water runs clear. Be sure to rinse until all shampoo is removed, as improper rinsing could result in damage.
- Just like your own hair, human hair extensions need to be conditioned after shampooing to maintain a healthy shine and promote styling ease.
- Place a small amount of conditioner in your hand. Gently work into the hair and let sit for three to five minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly in warm water.
- Gently towel blot to remove excess water.
- While wet, gently comb the hair to remove tangles. Using a large toothed comb, move in a downward motion away from the clips and to the ends. Do not use a bristle brush on wet hair as it may pull out or break the hair.
- Hang to air dry, set in rollers, or use a blow-dryer on a low setting, as desired.
- If the hair is excessively dry, a "professional" conditioner may be necessary. Consult your stylist about this.
- Steam rollers and/or wet setting are the safest way to curl your human hair.
- Blow dryers, curling irons and other thermal tools may be used on low settings. Remember, the hair may scorch if the setting is too high.
- If you choose to use electric rollers, always make sure that the ends are wrapped into the rollers to avoid "fishhooks".
- For cutting, or any chemical processes such as perming or coloring, take the extensions to a professional stylist.
- Unlike your hair, this hair does not grow back if you cut it. So, remember to always take your new hair to a salon professional if you need it customized. This will give you the best results!
- It is best to store the human hair in it's original container. However, you can store the hair in a plastic bag.
- To keep the desired curl pattern, you may want to set the hair on rollers that conform to the curl size you wish to maintain before storing in plastic.
- Do not sleep or swim while wearing the human hair.