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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 for you Remi Cachet soft bristle brush its the best for all your styling needs  –this will reduce tension & pulling of your hair extensions.

  • Avoid brushes with bobbles & hard bristles such tangle teasers & wet brushes particularly around the root area as they will cause slippage & scalp discomfort.

  • Brush your scalp gently everyday to keep your extensions clean & your scalp healthy.

Sleeping with your new hair- 

  • I advise silk pillow case or sleeping cap reduce friction whilst sleeping & always wear your hair in a loose plait to reduce tangles.  

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. 

  • If your hair is prone to being greasy I recommend more frequent washing to avoid build up of natural oils which then can cause bead slippage.

  • 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. 

  • Hormones & medication changes can also effect your hair and results of extensions please let me know if anything has changed before your re-fit with me.

Hair colouring whilst wearing extensions with another hairdresser

  • Post bleaching products such as pre toning porosity sprays , Olaplex no2/no3 ,conditioners all will cause slippage of beads if not rinsed out correctly.

  • I advise all clients that don’t have their hair coloured with me to only have their parting area coloured to avoid any issues eg bead slippage/scalp issues, bleach or tint hair colour must not be applied anywhere near the bond area of extensions as this can cause hair breakage due to colour still oxidising within any beads or plaits.

  • For best results I advise hair extensions are removed prior to colouring with another hairdresser.

  • After a colouring service Malibu c an-ox rinse can be also used by your hairdresser to avoid the 24-48 hour wait of washing hair after chemical treatment this will also help reduce slippage as it stops the oxidising process & improves hair & scalp health.

  • I don't recommend home colouring whilst wearing extensions.

Covid PPE 

  • Take extra care whilst wearing visors & similar PPE the tight rubber straps can easily pull on extensions causing discomfort & loosening of extensions.

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.   

 

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 £27.50 per hour. 

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