Hair Extension Care
So you have invested in hair extensions but don’t know how to care for them. Well here are some tips and care recommendations for your extensions:
First off, congrats on your new hairstyle! Nothing makes you feel better about yourself than a new look. Whether you got them for length, volume, colour or for fun you need to upkeep that beautiful new look! Here’s how to care for them.
- Tape in extensions should be removed and re-taped every 5-8 weeks.
- Weft extensions need to be moved up every 7-10 weeks
Tape and Weft Extension Care
- Do not wash your TAPE hair extensions for 48 hours after application. When conditioning your hair extensions, gently work the conditioner through your mid-lengths and ends, AVOIDING the scalp area.
- Do not brush your hair extensions when wet without supporting the hair with one hand at the root to remove tension. Start brushing at the ends and work your way up using a tangle teaser hairbrush recommended by your stylist.
- Make sure to use a moistening shampoo in order to protect your locks. We highly recommend we recommend Macadamia professional shampoo and conditioner or Olaplex for your new extensions as this will keep the hair in top condition until your next move up. Make sure to brush your hair gently to untangle it before washing.
- Only shampoo your hair once to twice a week and your hair will last longer.
- We recommend not using purple shampoo as it stains the extensions and tapes. We recommend using Evo platinum conditioning treatment.
Maintenance and styling
- Brush between the rows and at the nape with a soft bristle brush to prevent tangling
- Have your hair moved up regularly to avoid damage (recommendations above)
- Avoid using heated styling equipment over 180 degrees, many heated tools automatically are set to 220 degrees which causes unnecessary damage to your new hair.
- If you frequently like to heat style your hair, we recommend using a heat protecting serum or spray, this will protect not only your extensions but also your natural hair from damaging heat.
- Going Swimming: Salt and chemically treated water alter the pH levels of the bonds, which compromises their adhesion possibly causing them to fall out. Additionally, sea, pool or spa water strips the treatments applied to the hair wefts, dramatically reducing their life, or permanently damaging them. It’s advisable that if you choose to go to the beach or a pool, please tie your hair up to keep it dry.