Here are just a few tips on daily hair care to keep your Extensions looking healthy, manageable, and re-usable; because without proper maintenance, it won’t last. Treat hair extensions like your own hair. Use a good quality shampoo and conditioning products.
BEFORE YOU INSTALL YOUR BUNDLES
I strongly suggest that you shampoo them and condition beforehand for the best results. When you Rinse out the conditioner; rinse until there are no suds left. Rinsing the conditioner out is one of the most important steps. If you do not rinse it well, any residue or traces of product left in the hair will result in STIFF and DULL hair…then… Let your bundles (hang dry) or Lay flat to air dry. Now you are ready to install.
1. Use sulfate FREE shampoo and conditioner (Products that contain sulfate are very damaging and extremely drying to the hair.)
2. Use moisturizing and hydrating products.
3. Use a shampoo with oil In it such as “argan oil” “Moroccan oil” “keratin oil”
4. Conditioning your hair is very important to keep it soft and manageable, we recommend using a deep conditioner on your virgin hair once per week, but avoid using oil or heavy styling products. We advise that you comb your hair every morning. Gently brush your hair starting from the ends and work your way up towards your scalp. Starting from the ends keeps the pressure off the weft area and is a good way to maintain the longevity of the extensions.
BEFORE YOU GO TO BED
Gently brush hair to remove all tangles. Braid your hair into a couple of big braids, wrap your hair, or tie your hair into a ponytail; then cover with a satin scarf/bonnet or use a silk pillowcase.
You must never sleep on wet hair. Sleeping on wet hair is known to matte hair and makes it very difficult to keep the hair the way you want. Just make sure your hair is completely dry before you go to sleep and you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
COLORING TIPS: If you are not familiar with coloring hair please take extensions to a professional colorist!! You don’t want to ruin the hair by over processing it with bleaches and dye. Always let a licensed professional color your bundles even if it is as simple as applying a black semi-permanent rinse. Don’t do it yourself.
CURLY & WAVY HAIR
FOR BEST RESULTS: Co-wash the hair with cool water. Co-washing is a method to wash hair without using shampoo and washing with conditioner. When co-washing your hair you should use a cleansing conditioner to wash the hair. Rinse the hair with cool water. Lay it flat to air dry and then install. This method will keep the curl pattern nice and tight. Hot or warm water will loosen the curl pattern.
It’s Mandatory that you apply a curl defining/curl control cream while the hair is wet. This way it will stop the hair from frizzing, getting really big & poofy, and lock in the wave or curl in the hair. It will give the hair a nice, soft, and tamed wet look while it’s dry.
Most people think that curly hair is low maintenance but it actually requires the most upkeep and it needs to be wet EVERY SINGLE DAY so you can apply the curl defining crème.
*Silicon Mix is a great hair treatment and is highly recommended*