We recommend you wash your hair extensions at least once a week using appropriately formulated shampoos.
Be sure to part your hair into 4 sections using hair bands and then detangle with a wide toothcomb. Gently shampoo in a downward motion, working from the bottom up. Rinse thoroughly using warm water until hair is saturated, avoiding scrubbing of any sort.
Whenever you wash your hair, dry your scalp as well as the extensions. If you don’t, a sour mildew smell will develop if you wet and go on a regular basis. Also, keeping your scalp moisturized and conditioned is a must. Use natural oils like vitamin E, olive, emu, rosemary, coconut and avocado. They are good ones to use in between shampoos. Use a bottle with a suction pointed tipto distribute directly to the scalp, so that your weave doesn’t become oily.
For curly and coarser textures, a moisturizing or detangling conditioner is an essential follow-up to your wash. Apply a modest amount of rich conditioner, like Hair Masks and leave in for 1 hour. Gently comb working from the bottom up with wide tooth comb to ensure even coverage and detangling. Rinse in the same manner and allow hair to air dry. Only blow-dry when necessary. As conditioning is vital to your maintenance regime, we suggest you deep condition your hair twice a month and leave in for 2 hours.
Apply a small amount of Almond or Coconut oil 2-3 times a week or when required. Argon oil is a great finishing oil for styling and frizz, however it’s a dry oil and does not moisturise the hair as well as Almond or Coconut. This will give your hair a lovely healthy shine.
Make sure you restore the moisture in your hair and never allow it to get dry. This is to prevent shedding, tangling and split ends. Please note conditioner and serum are the best forms of moisturiser. Remember not to use excessive amounts of serum as this will weigh the hair down and make it look greasy.
Keep your locks tangle free by gently combing with a wide toothcomb bottom up avoiding any tension. Bendy rollers can be used at night. We recommend enhancing your waves with hot tools including curling wands, tongs and straighteners / flat irons. Avoid products containing alcohol as this leaves the hair feeling dry and damaged.
Heat styling tools can be used to straighten Weaves/Extensions that are natural wave or straight. However, in terms of curly and wavy Weaves/Extensions, it should be noted that these kinds of tools should not be used excessively due to the fact that these Weaves/Extensions have already been placed through enough stress in order to achieve their specific styles.
If you bleach, tint or perm your hair, you risk drying out your hair extensions. We cannot guarantee the longevity of any hair that has been chemically treated. We strongly suggest you follow these essential tips in order to extend the longevity of your hair extensions. Remember, as the hair isn’t growing directly from your scalp, it is imperative that you keep your locks fully hydrated and cared for.