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 &
- Brush dry hair out COMPLETELY
before entering the shower.
Remove all tangles.
prevents extension matting and tangling, and spreads nourishing oil
throughout the extensions.
- Wash every 2 or more days
(use dry powder shampoo in between if necessary)
Use professional products for best results.
- Stand upright in shower and shampoo the nape
area, spread downwards gently. (Focus on the nape as this is where most
- Rinse extra well.
- Condition. Let the conditioner
sit while you shave your legs, etc.
Rinse extra well.
- You can also do a cool water rinse (to seal the cuticle and
make your hair shiny)
- Towel dry gently and use a leave in conditioner
- Use a deep treatment once a week
to keep extensions soft and shiny..
- 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
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.)
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
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
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:
Joico Silk Results
Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin
Deep Conditioning Mask
Pureology HydraCure Hair Masque
Morrocan Oil (or Argan oil)
Neutrogena Triple Moisture cream
Kerastase Substance Fortifying Treatment
Got2B Guardian Angel
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
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