So you’ve had your gorgeous new hair extensions fitted.
Taking good care of them and making them last.
Please read through our simple after-care and maintenance advice carefully.
Your hair extensions will require regular maintenance to keep them looking healthy and nourished. Providing each step is followed correctly your hair will last its full lifetime without any problems and will continue to look beautiful. Remember this is human hair, so you will need to look after it just like you would your own hair.
For keratin bonds to fully set and work the way they’re designed to, we recommend that you do not wash your hair within the first 2-3 days after having them applied. Allowing the bonds to set properly will ensure the maximum lifespan of the product.
Please ensure that your hair is washed prior to installation. This is to remove any residue, including product build up, oil and pollution. Your hair must be free from any kind of conditioner, styling product, balm or natural oils. Your hair must be fully dried before installation. This will provide a clean surface and allow the bonds to adhere correctly and prevent them from sliding and becoming loose. If you attend you appointment without doing the above, we will wash and blow-dry you hair and charge accordingly. The current cost for a wash and blow-dry is £15.00.
After having your hair extensions installed, we recommend our specially formulatedshampoo and conditioner or Lloreal Everpure aftercare products to restore your hair’s natural oils and moisture. These nutrients can be lost after washing and blow-drying. Our aftercare products will also condition your hair and your hair extensions, leaving them naturally silky, shiny and soft.
One of the first things you may notice immediately after having your hair extensions installed is that your scalp may feel tender or sore. Don’t panic, this is normal and will subside within a couple of days. You have extra weight attached to your head and this should not be perceived as a problem, therefore you have no need to worry. However, if the tenderness or soreness persists, or you endure any other issues, you should contact us to check.
Your natural hair will grow by approximately 1.5-2 inches within three months. If your bonds have not been separated correctly once installed, your roots may start to tangle together. This is not healthy for your hair or your scalp if this issue is ignored. Please refer to the Brushing section with help to prevent this.
We recommend that you keep your hair extensions in for up to three months at a time, leaving a one week gap between installations. This will allow time for your natural hair and scalp to rest.
We do not recommend the use of shampoos and conditioners containing sulphates and parabens. These chemicals are found in a number of well-known branded hair products and can cause hair to dry, split, shed or discolour and cause bonds to deteriorate. Always look out for the following ingredients on the back of the bottle before purchasing:
Paraben Preservatives (Methyl, Propyl, Butyl, and Ethyl)
DEA, Cocamide DEA and Lauramide DEA
Siloxanes (Cyclomethicone and ingredients ending in “Siloxane” (e.g., Cyclotetrasiloxane) Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
Our range of aftercare products are free from all of these chemicals.
It’s perfectly normal to lose some hairs when brushing. The average person can lose up to 100 strands of hair a day.
To ensure the full lifespan of our hair products we strongly recommend the use of our aftercare advice and recommended aftercare products.
All our hair colours are locked. This is to protect colours from running and fading due to excess washing and environmental factors. We do not recommend any additional colour application, as this may cause damage to your hair. If you choose to do so, the colour should be applied by a professional and carried out on test strands first, to achieve the desired results. This will be done at your own discretion and risk. We will not accept any liability for damage to hair extensions due to colouring. This also includes the use of pigment toners (silver shampoos).
It is important to only use a hair extension brush or tangle teaser on or near the extensions. This is to prevent the hair from snagging. Hair extension brushes are specifically designed to flow through the bonds. The use of round barrel brushes, brushes with ball tips, wooden bristle brushes and any other similar products may rip hair from the bonds and cause unnecessary damage.
When hair is fully dry, gently brush through thoroughly in a downward direction.
Please make sure bonds are held when brushing to prevent excess tugging and to prevent forcible removal of the bonds.
It is perfectly normal to lose strands of hair when brushing, so don’t panic. Holding sections of the hair, starting with the bottom section and gently brushing the sections in turn, working your way up to the section nearest the root, and then brushing through the whole of the hair carefully, will help prevent this.
On a regular basis, gently separate the bonds with your fingers to help prevent matting and tangling. Gently brushing your hair thoroughly at least once or twice a day will prevent knotting and matting.
We advise you not to over-brush your hair, as this may result in damage to strands and unnecessary wear and tear.
When your hair is wet it is at its most fragile state. Only use a wide-toothed comb or tangle teaser lightly on the extensions to separate the strands.
After you have towel-dried your hair, brush very gently in a downward direction, using a wide-toothed comb or tangle teaser to remove any excess knotting.
We recommend that you do not wash your hair within the first 2-3 days after having your hair extensions applied.This is to allow any bonding agents to fully harden.
At night, tie hair up in a loose ponytail or plait. Prior to washing, de-tangle hair from ends to roots.
You should only wash your hair extensions 2-3 times a week with a mild shampoo in warm water. Over- washing could lead to dryness and unnecessary wear and tear to bonds.
Smooth shampoo down the hair extensions as tangling may occur if rubbed in multiple directions.
Make sure you wash in amongst the bonds, avoiding the bonds themselves.
Conditioner should only be applied from mid length to the ends of your hair extensions. Never apply conditioner to the bonds.
Wash the hair in an upright position using warm water only.
When washing your hair, do not tip your head over the bath as this could cause tangling.
Heat is your biggest enemy, only blow-dry hair on a warm setting. Using a hot setting may result in the bonding agents softening and loosening over a period of time.
Dry hair using a blotting motion and squeeze the hair in a towel to remove excess moisture.Do not rub or roll hair dry in a towel.
Blow-dry section by section, gently using a wide-toothed comb or tangle teaser.
Styling & Finishing
Straightening irons, tongs, crimpers and heated rollers can be used on your hair extensions.
We advise that you use a good quality heat defence spray to protect your hair and hair extension at all times when working with heat.
You must keep any heat away from the bonding agents at all times, as this may cause them to melt. Hairsprays, serums and gels may be used on your hair extensions. Please make sure you avoid all bonded areas, as this may result in slippage.
It is recommended that you tie your hair in a loose ponytail or plait before sleeping. This is to prevent unnecessary tangling.
You should never go to bed with wet hair.
Exercise, Lifestyle & Holidays
We do not recommend that you swim when wearing hair extensions. Seawater and chlorinated water can make your hair extensions dry, matt, discolour and knot and can weaken the bonding agents.
If you do choose to swim, we recommend that you place hair extensions into a braid using a covered band. Immediately after swimming, rinse hair with fresh water thoroughly to wash out any chemicals that may lead to damage.
If you use a sunbed, it is advisable to wrap or cover hair extensions first. UV lighting can weaken bonding agents and dry the hair out.
Be sure to use a good quality UV protection spray when your hair extensions are exposed to prolonged sunlight. If you choose to wear hair extensions abroad in a hot climate, your hair may become dry. Keep hair well nourished and hydrated and be sure to protect the hair from UV rays.
If you regularly use a sauna or steam room make sure bonds are completely dried as soon as possible after use.
Leaving bonding agents in a constantly damp condition may cause damage and decrease their life span.
Please ensure a that your extensions are only removed buy ourselves or another professional.
Now that’s out of the way, we hope this will help you to understand the importance of maintaining your hair extensions and to keep them looking naturally beautiful.
Our hair is continually tested to ensure quality is kept and our commitment to maintain good quality hair can be seen in every product we supply.