To keep your hair extensions in the best condition possible you should look after them. They are a valuable accessory to your look and really quite easy to maintain. All you need to know is a few basic care instructions as outlined below.
Before the shampooing process takes place it is imperative to remove any tangles present with extreme care utilizing a wide tooth comb. If the hair is excessively tangled, spray on de-tangler/conditioner. Do not use force or much like your own hair or you will experience breakage.
WASHING YOUR CLIP IN EXTENSIONS
Human Hair Extensions over time will accumulate residue just like your own hair. This does not mean however that you need to wash the hair everyday. To keep your extension set in optimal condition, it is best to wash the hair as little as possible. The rule of thumb with clip in hair extensions is to wash the hair when you notice the hair has significantly lost its sheen. It may have become dirty from the natural oils released from the scalp or excessive use of styling products such as hair spray. Obviously if your hair has spent an evening at the night club, there’s the other reason to give them a good wash – removal of odours.
WASHING STRAIGHT HAIR EXTENSIONS
Carefully rinse the hair extensions SEPARATELY with lukewarm water. Place a small amount of shampoo specifically formulated for chemically treated hair in the palm of your hand. The shampoo should be applied to the hair in a downward motion from the top of the extensions to the ends. Under no circumstance should you twist, rub or scrub the hair to prevent damaging the extensions. Gently lather shampoo until hair is visibly clean, then rinse the hair thoroughly under lukewarm water until all shampoo has been completely removed. Be thorough in the rinsing process as improper rinsing may result in damage of the hair.
CONDITIONING YOUR EXTENSIONS
It is imperative to condition your 100% human hair extensions, much like your own hair to maintain softness and shine. Again a small amount of conditioner should be applied as before using a downward motion, refraining from twisting, rubbing or scrubbing the hair. We would recommend you leave the conditioner on for up to 5 minutes then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Gently blot hair with towel to remove excess water.
COMBING YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS
After rinsing and towel blotting (drying) the hair, it is advisable to spray the hair with a leave-in conditioner before attempting to remove any possible tangles with a wide tooth comb. Starting at the ends of the hair, comb the hair carefully to remove any existing tangles. Move in a downward motion away from the clips towards the ends. Continue this method until all the hair is tangle free. You want to create the least amount of tension that may result in hair breaking or pulling from the weft. Do not use bristle brushes or fine tooth combs on the hair extensions.
STYLING YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS
There are a million and one ways to style and groom these fabulous 100% human hair extensions! Your 100% Remy Human Hair Extensions are versatile enough to be coloured, blow waved, curled and straightened to suit your individual needs. Please make sure you use blow dryers and curling irons on a LOW setting and always test the temperature on one of the small clip-in pieces as heat settings do vary between different brands of appliances.
STORING YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS
It is best to store your hair extensions in its original package. However, you can store the hair any place at room temperature in a safe place out of reach of children and pets. You may even want to stash them out of view from your girlfriends as they won’t last long once they have found out your secret!
Do not swim in salt or chlorine water or sleep while wearing hair extensions.