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How do you protect your investment?

Aftercare is just as important as the application. Learn how to properly care for your hair extensions using our pro tips for hair care and styling:

A re-installation is required every to 2 to 3 months to prevent hair damage.

 

The Best Way To Wash Your Hair:

As soon as you step into the shower, rinsing and washing your hair with hot water is a great first step, followed by a warm water rinse. Hot water opens your hair’s cuticle, which helps the shampoo and conditioner do a better job on your hair. You want to switch to warm water when you rinse the product out of your hair. Make sure to really scrub the scalp and shampoo 2x, ALWAYS. The first wash gets rid of all the product build up while the second one focuses on really cleansing your scalp. Apply shampoo only onto the scalp, and let it clean the rest of the hair when you rinse it out. If you want to make your extensions last, we recommend Pureology leave-in spray before styling your hair. Living Proof dry shampoo is highly recommended if you have oily hair or need to wash your hair more than 3 times a week. It will instantly make your hair look and feel clean and fresh without having to wash it!

For blonde clients, wash your hair with purple shampoo once a week. Extensions soak up the pigment from purple shampoo a lot faster than normal hair would. Diluting the purple shampoo with a normal shampoo will reduce the strength of the pigment, making it less likely that your extensions will be left with a purple hue to them. We recommend Fanola No Yellow Shampoo.

Apply conditioner only from the mid-shaft or low ponytail down. Keep the conditioner off your scalp and away from the tape. You should always properly rinse your hair thoroughly to avoid any buildup, and if you happen to have some residue oils, we highly recommend a clarifying shampoo to remove any excess. 

Olaplex #7 oil is your hairs best friend. Using this oil each night before bed is essential for your extensions and will prevent dryness and split ends! Apply a small amount through the mids and ends of your hair and brush through for an even application.

Never wash your hair with your head upside down - always keep your head upright!

Do not shampoo, wet hair or exercise to the point of perspiration for 72 hours after application. No exceptions.

Brushing Your Extensions:

Brush, brush, brush! Brushing your hair is very important. This will allow you to prevent & rid your hair of tangles while keeping your hair looking and feeling beautiful. Manta hair brush is recommended as it is more gentle on the hair. This is not your average hairbrush! Award-winning Manta gently frees knots, minimises breakage and maximises shine. You can buy Manta at our salon.

 

Sleeping: 

Sleeping with a silk pillowcase not only feels great but helps prevent your hair from tangling. Braid hair into one loose braid or ponytail. Never sleep on wet hair, always make sure hair is completely dry before going to bed.

Swimming:

Chlorine is not hair-friendly. If entering the pool or ocean, apply Olaplex #6 leave-in conditioner mid to ends and put into a ponytail. Wash your hair after swimming. It is recommended to wear your hair up or in a ponytail when you swim.

Exercise:

Please dry the tapes after exercising. Hair must be completely dry to avoid tangling at the root.

Itchy Scalp:

Wash your hair thoroughly before installing the hair extensions and follow the rigid aftercare routine recommended by your stylist. Despite knowing that itchiness is a common aftermath of hair extensions, many people still wonder why it happens. There are various reasons behind this problem and may vary depending on the person. Light itchiness that happens after the first few days is normal and should not be a cause for concern. 

That said, below are 3 reasons commonly associated with itchy hair extensions:

1. Sensitive scalp

Usually, if you have a sensitive scalp, the itchiness will occur even if it’s your first time having hair extensions. If you have never dealt with dandruff and the extensions are installed properly, then it’s just your sensitive scalp adjusting to the additional strain on your head. Normally, the itchiness is just mild and will subside after a few days. Also, make sure that you are using the appropriate aftercare routine for your hair.

2. Product build-up

When you have hair extensions, you must properly wash and rinse your hair to get rid of all the products. In doing so, you help prevent product build-up on your hair extensions and scalp.

3. Excessive sweating

If you regularly go to the gym or exercises a lot, you may notice that your head gets itchier as you sweat. This is due to the amount of sweat that sits on your scalp and gets trapped on your hair extensions. The extra weight from the extensions produces additional heat, which contributes to more sweating. The itching can be annoying if you wait too long between washes, which is why it is recommended that you wash your hair more frequently than usual.

Only use products that we recommend for your extensions:

SCHWARZKOPF BC BONACURE REPAIR RESCUE SHAMPOO

  • Improves strength and elasticity

  • Smooths and seals the hair surface

  • Facilitates detangling and improves manageability

  • Adds shine

 

SCHWARZKOPF BC BONACURE REPAIR RESCUE CONDITIONER

  • Gently cleanses and nourishes hair

  • Significantly improves inner strength

  • Restores the protective layer of the hair surface

  • Delivers extra care and shine

SCHWARZKOPF BC BONACURE PEPTIDE REPAIR RESCUE SEALED ENDS 

  • Seals and prevents spilt ends

  • Nourishes porous hair ends and prevents breakage

  • Tames frizz and helps control unruly hair

  • Leaves the ends feeling smooth and soft

  • Adds shine

OLAPLEX #4, #5, #6 & #7

Purelogy Color Fanatic Multi-Tasking Leave-In Spray

  • Delivers an instant boost of hydration

  • Minimizes breakage from brushing

  • Minimizes drying time​

  • Controls frizz and static

  • Heat protection​

 

Using the wrong products will result in dry, dull, tangled, damaged and unmanageable hair extensions.

Hair Shedding Process: 

On average we lose around 50-100 hairs per day as part of this natural process. However, when you are wearing hair extensions, shed hair that would normally come out in your brush or in the shower, will still be attached to the extension and will not come out until the extension is removed. When the hair extensions are removed, the shed hair is combed out and it appears as though a lot of hair is coming out all at once. There is no need to be concerned that your hair is falling out during the removal process, as this is simply the naturally shed hair being released.

Why Does My Hair Feel So Thin After Removal?

Sometimes, hair feels thin after extensions simply due to taking them out. You’ve gotten used to thicker hair. You’ve acclimated to the way it looks, feels, and now they’re gone, and you’re left with thinner hair again. This could simply take weeks to get used to and make your hair feel extra thin.

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