Caring for Your
Human Hair Extensions

 

Your new long hair will take some getting used to, but with the proper aftercare routine, the extensions will look beautiful until they are removed and re-applied.

 

How to Cleanse & Condition

Other Stuff
 

  1. Brush dry hair out COMPLETELY before entering the shower.
    Remove all tangles.

    Brushing prevents extension matting and tangling, and spreads nourishing oil throughout the extensions.
     
  2. Wash every 2 or more days
    (use dry powder shampoo in between if necessary)
    Use professional products for best results.
     
  3. Stand upright in shower and shampoo the nape area, spread downwards gently. (Focus on the nape as this is where most dirt/oil accumulates.)
     
  4. Rinse extra well.
     
  5. Condition. Let the conditioner sit while you shave your legs, etc.
    Rinse extra well.
     
  6. You can also do a cool water rinse (to seal the cuticle and make your hair shiny)
     
  7. Towel dry gently and use a leave in conditioner
     
  8. Use a deep treatment once a week to keep extensions soft and shiny..
     
  9. Use a gentle clarifying shampoo once every 2 to 3 weeks to clear build-up. (This also lets conditioner set in better.)

    You can also use half baking soda half shampoo mix as a clarifying shampoo treatment.
  • Heat is hair's enemy.
    Always use a protective heat serum or spray to prevent heat damage.
     
  • At bedtime, braid hair into two side braids to prevent tangling and matting at the root area.
    (or form a bun on top of your head and secure with a soft scrunchie.)
     
  • A satin pillow helps to keep curled styles fresher for the next day
     
  • Avoid salt water or chlorine water -  it is very drying and can discolor blonde hair
    Put conditioner in your hair and braid before entering ocean.
     
  • Wear a swim cap in the pool. (I know they're kind of ugly, but it will save your hair extensions.)
     
  • Wear a hat in the sun
     
  • Don't brush hair when wet.
     
  • Don't wash/style your hair with products that have alcohol in them
     
  • Don't wash your hair with your head upside down
     
  • Don't perm, relax or dye your hair extensions

 

We're all different in the kinds of products we need, but professional products really make a difference on how your hair looks and feels.

Using high quality products will extend the life of your hair extensions.
Here's a list of recommended brands:

 

PRODUCT

RECOMMENDED BRANDS

Hydating Shampoo & Conditioner

Pureology Hydrate
Joico Silk Results
Biolage
Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin

Deep Conditioning Mask

Joico K-Pak Reconstructor
Pureology HydraCure Hair Masque
Kerastase Masquintense

Leave-In Conditioner

Morrocan Oil (or Argan oil)
Infusium 23
Neutrogena Triple Moisture cream
Kerastase Substance Fortifying Treatment

Heat Protectant

Got2B Guardian Angel spray
Redken Heat Glide
Matrix Biolage Smoothing Shine Milk

 

 In Kelowna, you can get many of these products at "Chatters" at good prices - located at the Orchard Park mall


Check out our how to style hair extensions page!

 

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