SHAMPOOING & CONDITIONING
- First and foremost, always wash the extension hair before installation. If there are any problems with the hair, you will detect them at this time. Hold hair and wash in a vertical direction.
- The extension hair, as well as your own, needs to be conditioned and moisturized.
- Conditioning the hair is vital to its maintenance. However, it is possible to over condition the hair. Some signs that the hair is over-conditioned are brittleness and tangling. If this does occur, your best resource is to use a deep-cleansing or chelating shampoo.
- If you use hair spray or other styling products, try to avoid those containing alcohol. (Alcohol can be very drying to the hair.) Styling products can create build-up on the hair and it is recommended that a deep cleansing shampoo be used once or twice a month to remove build-up. Build-up can make the hair dry and can cause tangling. Use moisturizers to avoid this problem and rinse well.
- Be sure to brush out the hair and remove all tangles before washing it. This short step is useful in preventing knots that can be locked in by the water.
- When washing the hair, always wash it going in a downward motion. Use your fingers in a horizontal motion between wefts to clean your scalp. When rinsing, do the same to be sure that all the shampoo and conditioner residues are washed out.
- Never cut any part of the top of the wefts. These wefts are hand-tied and delicate. If they are cut, then there is a good chance they will shed.
- Never sew through the top of the weft. Even if weft is reinforced, putting a needle through the weft will damage the wefts.
EXTENDING THE LIFE OF YOUR HAIR
- Although the extension hair is real, it is not receiving nutrients from the scalp like your own hair. Heat is your hair extension’s biggest enemy. The more you use on it, the shorter the life span of your hair. If you must use heat, be sure you use a leave-in conditioner first. We also recommend that for curling the hair, you use steamrollers.
- When you sleep, we highly recommend that you braid, wrap or ponytail your hair or use a silk net or pillowcase to prevent tangling.
- If you perm, tint, bleach or cellophane the hair, you do it at your own risk, we do not guarantee any hair that has been chemically altered. If you must chemically alter, then be sure to do a test strand first. This will allow you to test how the hair will hold up to the chemicals.