WASHING YOUR HAIR
After your extensions are installed, you'll need to wait at least 48 hours to wash your hair. After 48 hours, you'll want to wash your hair no more than twice a week to retain moisture and increase your hold time. You'll also want to wash your hair immediately after exposure to salt or chlorine. The best option is to wear a swim cap to avoid exposure to these things while swimming. When washing, avoid the attachment point of your extension. Gently work the shampoo into your scalp while avoiding the tape or keratin tip. Then work the shampoo from the middle of your hair to the ends. When conditioning, skip the scalp and condition only below your tape pr keratin tips. Conditioner on the attachment points may cause slippage.
DRYING YOUR HAIR
Avoid using heat to dry your extensions where possible. The hair in your extensions is no longer living, it cannot rejuvenate itself after heat exposure like your hair does. Because of this, using heat to dry your extensions will remove excess moisture and cause the hair to become dry and brittle much faster. Avoid squeezing or pulling your hair when wet. Use a towel to gently pat your hair from the bottom up. Work with your fingers to gently reduce tangles, then let your hair air dry. All hair extensions have a slight natural wave to them, they can be styled using heat tools but please use a heat protector spray.
BRUSHING YOUR HAIR
Make sure your hair is completely dry before brushing your extensions. Your hair is weakest when wet. That means pulling a brush or comb through it does the most damage when it's wet. We suggest using a wide toothed comb instead of a brush. Hold your hair just under the tape or bond to ensure you're not pulling on the attachment point. Then, start brushing at the bottom and work your way up.
PROTECTING YOUR EXTENSIONS
Remember, your extensions can't rejuvenate themselves like your hair so you'll need to protect them. When heat styling always use a heat protective spray. When exercising, wear a high ponytail to protect the hair from sweat and oils. When sleeping, wear a low, loose braid or ponytail to prevent excess movement and friction. Silk pillowcases are recommended to keep your hair in beautiful condition whilst you sleep. Silk scrunchies are also AMAZING! We have them available in the salon for $9.95.
MAINTAINING WEFTS + TAPES
No extensions can stay in forever. As your hair grows, the extension stays in the same place on the hair strands and moves further from your scalp. By the time your extensions have been in for six weeks, the tape starts to break down, making it harder to remove. If you're thinking leaving your extensions in longer will save you money or time at the salon you're wrong. It will most likely end up being much more expensive because of the extra time and product it will take to remove the extensions. Visit your stylist every six weeks to get your tape/weft extensions moved up or removed.
PRODUCTS FOR YOUR EXTENSIONS
We sell the eleven range in the salon and recommend using this brand as it does not contain any keratin, sulphates or parabens. If you use the incorrect products your extensions may be damaged and not have the longevity stated. If you use products that contain these ingredients
Sulphates or parabens
Your extensions will not remain in your hair if you use products containing these, and you'll find they will start to slip out and you can lose all your extensions. Chat with our stylists if you have any further questions. Most supermarket brands will stock these ingredients. We suggest you buy salon products that do not contain these ingredients. Chat with our team if you have any questions
As your hair grows, the extension stays in the same place on the hair strands and moves further from your scalp. Keratin bonds are not reusable. They last between 3-6 months. Every clients longevity is different based on their natural hair growth. Once the life of your extensions has come to an end we will remove the extensions using a solution that will break down the tip and then a new set of extensions will be required. It is normal to loose between 1-5 bonds per month. It is also normal to experience some hair shedding with wear of your extensions. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask us.
COLORING WITH EXTENSIONS
Your extensions can not be bleached. If you are wanting to add foils you will need to book an appointment with our extension professional who will foil around the attachment point. getting bleach on the attachment point can cause damage and loss of extensions. All over colors can be added onto the extensions. Please remember that extensions will fade faster than you natural hair and may require maintenance to keep them looking bright/bold. Bright colors like pink, blue ect will fade extremely fast and will require maintenance to keep them looking bright/bold. We recommend coming back to us for color maintenance as we know how to best look after your extensions that we have installed. We will not be held accountable by any coloring or maintenance provided by another salons stylists.
TIPS FOR LONGER LASTING EXTENSIONS
Do not pick or pull at the attachment point of your extension, This will make it weak or cause damage to your hair. When styling with heat tools avoid the attachment point. You can melt or break the attachment point of the extension if applying heat directly onto it. when curling or straightening AVOID the attachment point of your extension, Melting the tip can cause mess or damage to the extension and your hair.
REMOVING YOUR EXTENSIONS
When you decide to remove your extensions book an appointment with one of our team. We will use a extension remover solution which we added onto the attachment point of the extension. If you have looked after your hair the extension they should come out easily. If you have any matting/knotting or have melted the tips the procedure may take additional time and a fee may be added. Tapes and wefts are reusable and we will return these to you after the removal. Some hair fall will happen with the removal and this is normal. you will have some hair build up in the extension so you will experience some slight hair fall which is normal with all extensions. Chat with your stylist if you have any concerns.