Caring for Loose Human Hair Extensions
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1. Keep the hair clean. We suggest
that you wash the hair at least once or twice a week with warm
or cool water - not excessively hot. Please wash the hair immediately
after swimming, spa, exercise, etc. When dirt and sweat accumulate,
hair tangles. Too much leave-in conditioner and other hair care
products will create a build up on the hair and will cause it
to tangle faster. If the hair feels dry or heavy with build up,
wash it with good shampoo & conditioner.
2. Before washing the hair, spray mixture of
conditioner and water and brush the hair from bottom up. Gradually
wet the hair down and brush it gently before you completely wash
the hair. If the hair is very dry and a lot of water is added
at once, hair will swell up like sponge and tangle! Therefore,
it is important to gradually wet the hair and brush it. Alternatively,
put hair into a braid before washing, and remove from braid only
when conditioning - this also can reduce tangles and works well
if you are in more of a hurry.
3. After wetting the hair, add shampoo and conditioner
and brush thoroughly. Be sure to wash and brush the hair in one
direction. Rinse the hair completely with water and towel dry.
It is best to air dry the hair but you can also blow-dry with
low to medium heat.
4. Brush/comb your hair after each wash and every
day. When brushing the hair, start from the bottom and work up
little by little to the top, using a soft-bristled brush or looped
extension brush, and be careful not to snag bristles on the beads
near the scalp where the extensions are attached. Careful brushing
minimizes hair breakage and keeps your extensions in the best
condition! Also apply some leave-in conditioner so that the hair
is soft and moist - a good leave-in hair treatment can keep the
hair from drying. But remember not to put too much otherwise there
will be a build up and make the hair feel too heavy. If the hair
feels too dry or heavy with too much product, you should wash
the hair completely by following steps 2 and 3.
5. When swimming, always wear a cap to prevent
prolonged exposure to chlorine or salt water which causes the
hair to tangle. Always wash the hair right away with shampoo and
conditioner after swimming in both types of water. When going
to the spa, the hair should be brushed out completely and should
be wrapped in a cold wet towel.
6. Make couple of big braids when going to sleep,
swim, or exercise (please untangle the hair before making the
braids). NEVER SLEEP ON WET HAIR. Make sure the hair is completely
dry before going to bed.
7. You can also make a leave-in conditioner at
home by diluting conditioner (10%) with water (90%). Apply the
mixture lightly onto your hair and brush the hair from the ends
to the top near the scalp [being careful not to reach the beads!
Although it is important to apply leave-in conditioners to keep
the hair from dryness, it is important to keep the hair clean
by washing the hair about twice a week so that it will not create
a build up of product.
8. It is advisable not to PERM OR DO ANY EXTRA
CHEMICAL PROCESSES because it has already been treated. For darker
colours, tinting/colouring is possible but may not respond exactly
as your own hair does to the colour, and is not recommended to
be done more than once for any set of extensions. We advise against
any processes and will not refund your extensions if they are
damaged in any process you perform yourself or at another salon.
Many salons are not familiar with extensions or may not know how
to care for ours.
9. If any slippage occurs of individual extensions,
please come in and they will be reset for no extra cost within
the first 8 weeks, and after that time, for a fee half the cost
of the original application per extension.
10. Between 8 -12 weeks extensions will require
tightening or removal, and leaving them longer may result in damage
to your hair as it becomes more difficult to brush without snagging
the beads as the hair grows. Tightening costs half the original
cost of application per extension. If tightening is requested
after 12 weeks, a 20% surcharge may be applied to tightening as
the time involved may be considerably increased. This is at the
discretion of the stylist.
11. Following the above instructions and taking
good care of your extensions, you should have long life and much
pleasure from them! Please email or phone with any questions if
there is anything you are concerned about!