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Hair extensions

Aftercare guide

Please read below on how to care for your extensions .

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Daily care- 

  • Hair extensions must be brushed through before shampooing to avoid any matting & to ensure hair is free from any tangles. 

  • Secure the hair at the root area with one hand whilst detangling to avoid any pulling or tension to the hair extension connection & natural hair. 

  • Always use the soft bristle brush I recommend –to reduce tension & pulling of the extensions. Avoid brushes with bobbles & tangle teasers around the root area. 

  • Brush your scalp every day to keep your extensions clean & your scalp healthy. 

Sleeping with your new hair- 

  • Wear your hair in a loose plait or ponytail when sleeping. 

  • Silk pillow & silk sleeping caps also reduce damage & matting of hair.  

Washing & styling-

  • When shampooing your extensions shampoo vertically not horizontally or in a circular motion as the will create less tangles – allow the shampoo lather to wash the ends of the extensions as its being rinsed through. 

  • Daily washing isn't recommended for hair extensions 2-3 days between washing your hair is what I recommend -dry shampoos can also be used on your natural hair. 

  • I recommend washing hair the in the upright position in the shower. 

  • When hair is wet comb gently using a wide tooth comb whilst securing the root area.  

  • I recommend using a microfiber towel to absorb excess moisture to reduce drying time. 

  • Heat protections sprays must be used to look after your hair extensions & extend their lifespan. 

  • Blow dry the hair extensions root to tip to encourage cuticles to lie flat for a smooth finish. 

  • Extensions must be dried at the roots to avoid matting & any skin irritation. 

  • It is important to use shampoos & conditioners formulated especially for ‘hair extensions’ or ones recommend by your stylist. FAILURE to use correct products will reduce the lifespan of your hair extensions & void any warrantees 

  •  Avoid conditioners around the root area as this can cause slippage of the extensions work through the ends & mid-lengths. 

  • Hair extensions can be itchy due the shedding of your natural hair, don’t use sharp fingernails to scratch as this can cause sores to appear or inflammation. Aloe Vera can be applied to relive the itching. 

  • Avoid wearing your hair up for the 1st few days after hair extension application. 

Hair extension don'ts- 

  • Don’t go to bed with wet hair or leave your hair wet for prolonged periods of time without detangling.  

  • Don’t attempt to remove or adjust any hair extensions yourself. 

  • Don’t leave your hair extension length than 6-12 weeks without maintenance appointments as this can cause damage to your natural hair. 

Going on holiday abroad?  

I have some special aftercare tips if you are going away on holiday whilst wearing your extensions. Please discuss this with me before your trip away. 

  • Hair extensions can be effected by chlorinated water, hard water and water with a high mineral content, products containing Avobenzone, such as sun cream can damage your hair extensions.   

  • Hair extensions are not advisable for use in chlorinated water or hotter climates than normally accustomed to. 

 

Other important information- 

 

Due to the way in which hair extensions are coloured they will naturally fade during wear particularly ash tones. 

Toner baths & re-colouring service is available at an extra charge if required. 

 

Hair extensions are not damaging to the natural hair if they are applied, maintained & removed correctly. 

Our hair naturally sheds between 50 & 100 strand per day this loose hair gets trapped in the hair extension connection & is visible at the root area this hair is removed on your maintenance appointments. 

Any hair extensions you lose can be reapplied on your maintenance appointment which can be booked in advance. 

If you decide you want to have a break from extensions, I can remove & prepare them ready for when you want them refitted. (there will be charge for this appointment). 

Any adjustments to hair extensions due to poor aftercare will be charged at my hourly rate £26 per hour. 

07900 934134

12 Hundleby Rd, Spilsby PE23 5LP, UK

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