Tools you will need to take care of your extensions:
1. Hair extension brush known as a “looper brush.” You can find these at Sally’s Beauty Supply for about $10 2. A sulfate free shampoo. Sulfate is the chemical that makes your hair lather, though it feels great the chemical accelerates the deterioration of your bond, so you want to stay away from sulfate based products. Among some shampoos that are good and are sulfate free are SuddsFX, and Pureology. 3. A really moisturizing conditioner. Remember you will not use apply this conditioner to your roots, but your ends will need a good product to keep them hydrated. Among some that I like are: Goldwell, Biolage Ultra Hydrating Balm, Serie Expert Intense Repair.
How to take care of your extensions:
1. After receiving your hair extension service DO NOT SHAMPOO FOR 2 DAYS. Make sure to detangle your hair before you enter the shower. Condition your hair from mid-lengths to ends. 2. Always dry hair roots thoroughly after shampooing to prevent bond breakdown. When blow drying mild heat should be used to prevent overheating bond. 3. NEVER GO TO BED WITH YOUR HAIR WET. If you do, tangles will occur and it may be difficult at time to untangle them once they dry overnight. 4. Use only recommend hair extension products. Brush your hair with the looper brush, and use only approved shampoos and conditioners. 5. Before going to bed, it is recommended that you pull your extensions back with a soft scrunchie or braid to prevent the hair from getting tangled. 6. Brush your hair 2-3 times a day from the nape up. 7. NEVER COLOR, PERM OR USE ANY OTHER CHEMICAL SERVICE without consulting with your stylist. 8. You can use heat tools on your hair, but make sure to avoid the root area, or the area where your bonds have been placed. 9. If you plan to go swimming in pool or seawater, use leave in conditioner in your hair, and rinse and shampoo immediately after .
10. DO NOT REMOVE YOUR OWN HAIR EXTENSIONS. We cannot guarantee that your hair will not be damaged as a result of removal, if you, or if someone besides the hair extension stylist, removes your extensions.--
It is normal to lose a few extensions per month. However if you feel you are losing EXCESSIVE (i.e 10-20 bonds a day), DO NOT PANIC! Call your stylist to set up an appointment.
Some hair extension methods and bonds can last longer than 3 months. HOWEVER, WE ADVISE THAT YOU DO NOT KEEP YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS FOR LONGER THAN 3 MONTHS. Potential damage can occur from bonds being too low, or from excess weight caused by the hair you shed daily that accumulates (remember that your natural hair sheds anywhere from 50-150 hairs a day). Both scenarios can cause tension on the scalp and can lead to hair breakage.