LeModish Aftercare Advice
We do not suggest colouring our Remy Hair but please note if you decide to colour the hair, this is done so on your own discretion. We cannot accept any liability for hair colouring gone wrong, this includes the use of silver shampoos. Always carry out a strand test prior to colouring/silver shampooing the hair to ensure the hair goes the colour you require and the quality of the hair is not effected.

Warning

After your hair extensions have been applied, do not wash your hair for 2-3 days to allow the bonds to fully set. Tie your hair back in a loose braid for bed.

Brushing When dry:

Hair Extension Brush (Tangle Teaser)-Make sure the only brush you use on or near to thebonds is an extension brush; these are designed specifically to ensure your bonds do not get snagged. When brushing it is important to hold the bonds to support them, this prevents excess tugging on the extensions.

When wet:

Wide Tooth Comb -Use only a wide tooth comb on the extension hair when wet..

Washing

Your extension hair should be washed 2-3 times per week. Before washing, de-tangle the hair and separate the bonds. When the extensions start growing down, the bonds need to be separated on a regular basis, to prevent matting at the roots. It is essential that you only use only hair extension shampoo and conditioner hair care products when washing your hair. These products have been specifically designed to protect keratin bonds and our Remy hair. Using non-extension hair care products can severely cut the lifespan of your extension bonds and extension hair, causing dryness and tangling.

Directions for Washing

Smooth the shampoo down the extension hair – never rub as tangling will occur. Make sure to get in amongst the bonds and scrub your scalp down. Condition from the mid lengths to the ends of the extension hair. Do not apply conditioner to the bonds. Wash your hair upright (a shower is ideal). Never tip your extensions to wash over a sink or bath, pat hair gently to remove excess water. Again do not rub. Be very careful when washing long hair extensions in a hairdressing basin and hair can gather at the bottom of the basin and tangle.

Drying

When hair is damp, spray in Protein Spray or use Argan Oil/serum. Dry your extension bonds first using the cool setting on your hairdryer. Never use the hot setting as this can melt bonds over a period of time. Section your hair and blow dry section-by-section using a round vent brush or extension brush. Point the hairdrier to the floor to smooth the extension hair. Never leave your hair extensions to dry naturally and never rough dry your extensions. Finish with hair straighteners or for a wavy style you can use heated rollers, tongs or any other heat tool. Keep heat away from your extension bonds and use a heat defense spray at all times. Always use a Heat Protection spray before blowdrying and applying heat.

Warning to Holiday Makers and Sunbed Users

If using a sun bed, wrap your hair in a towel to protect the bonds and the extension hair. Wearing your hair extensions abroad can cause dryness of the extension hair so try to keep it nourished. Whilst on holiday try not to get extension hair wet, if it does come into contact with chlorine wash your hair immediately. Your extension hair may try out abroad so bear this in mind and give your hair a deep treatment upon return.

Micro Ring and Hot Fusion Bond Aftercare Advice Briefing:

We highly recommend that you use our Aftercare products which are specially formulated for use with hair extensions. They will restore your natural hair and condition of your hair extensions, this is essential to looking after your extensions, although the extensions are human hair, they do not receive any nutrients from your scalp like natural hair. We recommend the following aftercare ranges: Using heat on the extension hair can reduce their life span. Extensions should be treated with respect, just as your natural hair. Good aftercare and maintenance that will keep hair looking and feeling good for longer.

Washing Your Extensions:

Once the extensions have been applied, you should avoid washing hair for two to three days. After a few days we recommend your extensions must be washed only two or three times every week (no more than this) before washing we suggest brushing your hair extensions thoroughly to remove any teasing or tangles using wide tooth comb or soft brush to separate these bonds. We also suggest you do not use hair products which have alcohol as one of their ingredients some can dry out your hair excessively. When you wash your hair, avoid tipping your head over your bath since it can cause them to tangle. Wash them with head upright, ideally in a shower. The hair should be gently massage on the scalp with your fingertips, using a light up and down motion. Do not wash the hair in circular motions (never rub the hair together) as these can cause tangles or even matting. Smooth your shampoo on your scalp and avoid rubbing vigorously. Pick out the top section of your hair and then apply the conditioner to it. Once hair is washed, pat them gently rather than rubbing them together. Conditioner should be used only from mid length of the hair till the ends. Avoid applying the conditioner or anything oily to your bonds since these will cause them to become slippery and soft. Also do not apply too much water all of a sudden as it swell up hair and cause tangles.

How to care for the extensions before sleeping:

Always make sure to thoroughly dry your hair out before you hit bed for the night. So, if you are planning on washing your hair, make sure you do it several hours before bed time. You also need to tie up your hair gently before you sleep so that the hair does not tangle up.

Drying Your Extensions:

Before you detangle your hair, it is advisable to use leave in conditioner spray. Post spraying your hair, detangle them using a wide toothed comb and ensure that you do not have any contact with the bonds. Ensure all bonds are completely dried. You will have to be quite careful while brushing hair when they’re wet. Ensure that the extension hair is supported by holding your bonds (although it’s best to let the hair dry out naturally) Section the hair and then blow dry with a soft bristle round brush for sleek finish. Ensure that the bonds are not snagged. We recommend you use a thermal protection serum then you can before using hair straighteners for a smooth and silky finish.

Styling Your Extensions:

Tongs, crimpers, irons and heated rollers can be used on your extension hair. However, it is advisable that you use heat protection spray for protecting your extension hair and natural hair before you use them. Hairspray, gels and serums can be used but the keratin bonds should be avoided as it can cause slippage, stickiness and even cause the bonds to weaken. Try not to overuse heat tools as this can cause your extensions to dry out considerably, again use a protection serum to avoid these issues.

Coloring Your Extensions:

We strongly suggest you do not perm, tint or color extension hair. As all of our hair is multi- tonal (made-up of different colours), the dye may pick-up different tones. If you do dye make sure you avoid the bonds and it’s only advisable to dye darker. We also cannot be responsible for any problems you have with the hair as any contact with the bonds can seriously affect the keratin and also over dyeing will damage the cuticles. These products contain various elements which may damage extension hair.

Brushing and Combing:

The extensions are attached to your natural hair and therefore pulling very hard and mistreating them can result in pulling out of your natural hair. For the extension brush, you should only use an extension brush which has cushioned base with soft bristles (Tangle Teaser). Start styling your hair from the bottom and then move slowly to the top portion. Always make sure to brush in a gentle manner and never exceed over 3 times in one day. The brush will glide over your bonds gently. When you brush your extensions you should hold your bonds and ensure there is no added stress on your hair.

Everyday Activities:

Those who use sun beds should wrap their hair first in a towel. These sun beds will dry out hair and can weaken or even start to melt the keratin bonds. For those who work out regularly or use steam room and sauna regularly should ensure that their bonds are dried/cooled down completely after the session at the earliest. Keeping bonds in a damp environment can make them deteriorate. It is advised not to get hair extensions in case you are pregnant and for one year post having the baby since hormonal hair loss during pregnancy and after it can accelerate through hair extensions.

Holidays and Swimming:

Swimming with the extensions on is not recommended. However, in case you do, the following precautions are advised to be taken:

Use a covered band and place the long extensions in a braid. Do not get extension hair wet. Keep head above water, avoid diving and under water swimming. The chlorine present in pools as well as the salt present in sea along with heat can matt and the chemical within the pool can cause discoloration. Salt, pool chemicals and chlorine can cause the disintegration and break down of keratin bonds which can weakness/stickiness of your extension which can lead to matting or extensions falling out. When extensions get wet while swimming, it is advised that you dry your extensions immediately after rinsing hair out with fresh water and use a leave in conditioner. Avoid brushing wet extension hair and dry them immediately. Make sure that extensions are not tangled after swimming. Again avoid sleeping with wet extensions and ensure that they have been completely dried before going to bed.

Essential Important Tips:

  • Never go to sleep with wet hair, always make sure your extensions and bonds are dry before sleeping.
  • Take care of your Human Hair Extensions as you would your own natural hair, and remember that like your natural hair, your extensions can be easily damaged with too much heat or abuse.
  • It is important that you should take good care of your extensions to make the most of them by using the right products. Several manufacturers have tested and tried various methods before they select a good aftercare range of products for hair extensions. All of this is done to make sure that extensions get the right product balance and these products also help you maintain natural hair.
  • When removing knots or tangles start at the ends and work your way up. Never pull on your Extensions.
  • Gently tie your hair up in a scarf or wear in a ponytail or plait while sleeping.
  • Wash 2-3 times a week with a mild shampoo designed for Hair Extensions in cool water.
  • Hair extensions prove to be an effective way to change your appearance but they will need some care and maintenance. After getting the extensions fitted, a stylist can guide you on how to look after the extensions in the best way. Hair extensions normally cost quite a bit of money and they do take some time to attach. Therefore, it is best to take care of them the right way.
  • Several stylists will also advise you that you should not wash your hair for five days after the extensions are fitting. Doing this will ensure that the bonds have enough time to set and will reduce the possibility of hair shedding later on from your bonds. Keep your scalp moisturized, but avoid conditioners or silicone based products if your hair is bonded because these products will loosen the bonds.
  • When drying your hair, never rub or scrub with a towel. Simply wrap hair in a towel or air dry if possible.
  • One of the first things noticeable immediately after the extensions have been installed, for the next one or two days is that the scalp can feel tender. However, this is normal and it will go away eventually. This isn't any type of problem but is caused because there is added weight on the scalp by the extensions.
  • Hair will grow by approximately 1.5 inches within three months. Hair roots start tangling together often if the bonds have not been correctly separated. Therefore it is not really healthy for your hair nor your scalp. We also recommend after having extensions in for 2-3 months to give your hair/scalp at least a 2 week break.
  • The lighter colours will have bleach content and so their life span will not be as long as hair that is not bleached. These light shades will also require more care and heat application will have to be avoided for improving lifespan. If you do use heat tools we highly recommend using a thermal protection serum to help avoid damage from heat.
  • Do not use shampoos or conditioners (even toners) that contain oils or fruits oils such as wheat germ or citrus, using shampoos that contain these ingredients could result in damage to your extension bonds and may cause dis-colorment to your extensions.
  • With the new hair extensions, it would not be necessary for you to wash hair as frequently as you normally would. You should not have to wash your hair more than 2-3 times per week. Any more than this will put a lot of stress on your extensions because of excessive styling.
  • It is also necessary for you to use conditioners and shampoos that are recommended and made for use on hair extensions. The standard brands generally contain very high amount of salt or sodium chloride that can dry your hair out. They also contain silicone ingredients that can make the bonds weaker and break them down. Loose bonds can cause your extensions to fall out. Therefore, using the right products is important.
  • When rinsing hair, rinse for a few seconds extra as the extra volume created by your extension may mean it takes a little longer to rinse.
  • We advise never to sleep with wet or damp hair as it could affect the bonds or may cause the hair to tangle whilst asleep (or even matting)
  • If you have an oily scalp wash hair regularly, as build-up of natural oils could lead to your wax bonds slipping or falling out You can use styling products but avoid these on the keratin bonds as they can cause stickiness and even the bonds to weaken. You will also have to keep hair in good condition by regularly using moisturizing conditioner. While selecting the conditioner, ensure that it does not come in contact with the bonds since this will weaken your bonds.
  • After your hair has been washed you will have to be extra careful while styling and drying it. Hair is always weak when it is wet. Therefore, you should dry it gently and handle it carefully. Your hair extensions will have a longer life and they will look better if they are taken care of properly so it is worth investing a little extra time to do it right.
  • If you regularly swim or are planning to go on holiday whilst wearing your extensions we recommend that when swimming in the sea or a swimming pool you wear a protective bathing cap as the chemicals in the pool or salt levels in the sea may affect your extensions, which can cause dis-colorment or even serious matting.
  • If you straighten the hair, only straighten from mid-length to the end of the hair, as this can make the bonds hot and therefore causes them to adhere (we recommend you use a thermal protection serum to help protect the hair from heat). Avoid overuse of heat tools and this can cause your extensions to dry out considerably.
  • When you brush your hair, ensure that you use a brush for hair extensions, since it has been designed specifically for extensions. All other brushes that have tiny balls on their ends can break the hair. The extensions will have to be kept free of tangles so it is best to brush your hair twice a day. However, do not over brush since it will cause shedding.
  • Avoid the keratin bonds when using tools such as hair dryer or straighteners, too much heat can cause the bonds to weaken It is quite normal for you to lose some hair when you brush since most people lose up to 100 hairs every day! You will be doing less damage if you have extensions since you would not be using the heat directly on natural hair.
  • It is advised that you tie up hair in ponytail or loose plait when you sleep since it will reduce matting and tangles overnight.
  • Treat your extensions with the same respect as your natural hair. Good aftercare and a regular maintenance will keep your hair looking great for longer
  • You can style the extensions the same way as your normal hair. You will be able to blow dry, curl and straighten them the way you want.
  • It is advised that you should have a monthly maintenance appointment after getting the extensions fitted to ensure that everything is well. Arrange for an appointment with a stylist. This would be the right time to get any bonds replaced or removed and also a trim.
  • As hair extensions aren't as strong as your normal hair, some will loosen and drop out, this is normal on all extensions.
  • As hair extensions aren't as strong as your normal hair, some will loosen and drop out, this is normal on all extensions.
  • When brushing, use a soft bristle brush and start from the bottom and gently work your way up (Avoid tugging or harsh brushing as this could weaken the bonds that hold the extensions in place)
  • Hair extensions will need some amount of regular maintenance. However, once you get used to it and learn how to wash, style and dry your extensions, they will look good for a longer time so it is well worth the effort!
  • If maintenance appointments are not kept and the above aftercare advice is not followed through by yourself on your hair extensions then we cannot be responsible for any damage done to your own hair.

Washing

Keep your hair clean. Hair tangles when dirt and sweat build up, wash your hair after exercise, swimming etc. Brush your hair and remove all tangles before washing it. Wash your hair going in a downward motion.

Styling:

When brushing use a soft bristle brush, start at the ends of your hair and gently work your way up. Always brush in a downward motion. Do not brush harshly. Brush your hair 2 or 3 times a day. Heat is one of your hair’s biggest enemy, the more you use it, the sooner you will have to replace your hair extensions. Be careful with the use of blow dryers and curling irons. It is best to let your hair dry naturally and then style.

Exercise and Swimming:

Chlorine and salt water can cause the hair to tangle and mat up. It is recommended to wear your hair up or in a ponytail when you swim or exercise. Rinse hair thoroughly after swimming to remove chemicals and salt water.

Sleeping:

Never sleep on wet hair; make sure your hair is completely dry before you go to bed. It is also recommended to braid your hair loosely or gently tie it up to prevent tangling.

Hair care products:

Use a good (leave-in) conditioner to keep your hair soft and manageable. Don’t overdo it. Too much conditioner or any other hair care product can cause a build-up and tangling. Avoid hair products that contain alcohol or ethanol. Alcohol makes hair dry. Ask about Hotheads Hair care Products.

Hair treatments:

  • Don’t perm, color or any other chemical process to your own hair extensions. Let your stylist take care of that in the salon.
  • Shampoo hair in a gentle manner, following the direction of hair flow.
  • Condition hair from just below the tip of the extension bonds to the ends.
  • Use a wide tooth comb to detangle the hair starting at the tips working your way up to the scalp.
  • Dry hair 80% to 90% before using an extension brush to finish your blow dry style. Never dry in a “scrubbing” motion. Letting hair dry naturally is always best.
  • When using hot appliances, keep away from the bonded tip of the extension.
  • Run fingers through hair daily making sure the bonds stay separated.
  • Never go to bed with wet hair. Always make sure your hair is dry and tied back in a loose pony tail before going to sleep.
  • Use the Hotheads extension brush and hair care products.

Hair extension styling tips:

Pre-installation

At LeModish, we are committed to ensuring that every customer is satisfied. Full satisfaction of our extensions can be achieved by the following hair care tips. First and foremost, always wash the hair before installation. If there are any problems with the hair, you will be able to detect them at this time. Hold hair and wash in vertical direction. If you detect any problems, contact us immediately. If there are no problems with the hair within the first two weeks, it can be assumed that the hair is fine. If problems arise after two weeks, the problem does not lie in the hair or workmanship. Please feel free to contact us and we will try to help you resolve your situation.

Installation

Bulk Hair

All of our hair have the cuticle intact. It is vital to follow these steps. Always take hair from the top where it is tied with string, never take hair from the bottom of the bundle. When folding hair over the braid, the tail must be trimmed short, just below the tie-off.

Hand – Made Wefts

  • Never cut any part of the top of the wefts. These wefts are hand-tied and delicate. If they are cut, then we cannot guarantee that they will not shed.
  • Never sew through the top of the wefts. Although we are the only company to triple-reinforce our wefts, putting a needle through the weft will damage the wefts and cause shedding. Micro-Bond Wefts.
  • When attaching the Micro-bond Wefts with a needle, it is recommended that you sew around the weft not through the weft.

Straight Hair:

Maintenance

  • Shampoo at least once a week.
  • Use a shampoo no higher the pH 7.
  • Dilute one ounce of shampoo in a bowl or jug with a pint of warm water.
  • Sponge the shampoo into the hair.
  • Do not massage.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Apply conditioner and combo hair, starting with the end working your way up to your scalp.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Let air-dry.

Daily :

  • Brush or comb through to style.
  • Use styling aids, such as mouse, gel, and hairspray in moderation (preferably alcohol free products).

Sleep:

  • Before going to bed, braid your hair into one loose braid at the back of the neck. After waking up, undo braid and comb through beginning at the ends and working your way up to roots.

Natural Body Wave Hair Maintenance

  • Shampoo at least once a week.
  • Use a shampoo no higher the pH 7.
  • Dilute one ounce of shampoo in a bowl or jug with a pint of warm water.
  • Sponge the shampoo into the hair.
  • Do not massage.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Apply conditioner and combo hair, starting with the end working your way up to your scalp.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Let air-dry.
  • Style as desired.
  • For extra wave, hair can be set in rollers.

Daily :

  • Brush or comb through to style.
  • Use styling aids, such as mouse, gel, and hairspray in moderation (preferably alcohol free products).

Sleep:

  • Before going to bed, braid your hair into one loose braid at the back of the neck. After waking up, undo braid and comb through beginning at the ends and working your way up to roots.
  • After waking up, undo braid.
  • Dampen hair with a water bottle.
  • Comb through beginning at the ends and working your way up to roots
  • Let hair air-dry.
  • Style as desired.
  • For extra wave, hair can be set in rollers.

Permed Curly and Natural Curly Hair

Maintenance

  • Shampoo at least once a week.
  • Use a shampoo no higher the pH 7.
  • Dilute one ounce of shampoo in a bowl or jug with a pint of warm water.
  • Sponge the shampoo into the hair.
  • Do not massage.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Apply conditioner and combo hair, starting with the end working your way up to your scalp.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Let air-dry.
  • Style as desired.
  • For extra wave, hair can be set in rollers.
  • Style as desired

Daily :

  • Brush or comb through to style.
  • Use styling aids, such as mouse, gel, and hairspray in moderation (preferably alcohol free products).

Sleep:

  • Before going to bed, braid your hair into one loose braid at the back of the neck. After waking up, undo braid and comb through beginning at the ends and working your way up to roots.
  • After waking up, undo braid.
  • Dampen hair with a water bottle.
  • Comb through beginning at the ends and working your way up to roots
  • Let hair air-dry.
  • Style as desired.

Specific Conditions Static

  • In colder months, you may experience some static. The best way to deal with this is to dampen your hands with water, and rub hand together so they are warm. Rum the palms of your hands over your hair, without actually touching your hair. This process should help control the static.
  • Immediately after showering undo braid, comb hair and let air dry.
  • Follow with appropriate shampooing and conditioning as needed.

Sauna

  • Braid hair into one braid at back of neck.
  • The water of the sauna will penetrate the hair and wet it.
  • Do not wrap hair in towel, which will compress it.
  • After sauna keep head out of shower.
  • Immediately after showering undo braid, comb hair and let air dry.
  • Follow with appropriate shampooing and conditioning as needed

Sunbathing

  • Braid hair into one braid at back of neck.
  • After sunbathing do not unbraid until hair has cooled down.
  • After hair cools, undo braid, comb hair.
  • Follow with appropriate shampooing and conditioning as needed.
  • Product Recommendations:

Miscellaneous tips:

  • Although the extension hair is real, it is not receiving nutrients from the scalp like your own hair. Heat is your hair extension biggest enemy. The more you use on it, the shorter the life span of your hair. We cannot guarantee that the hair will remain silky if you use the blow dry, flat iron or curling iron.
  • When you sleep, we highly recommend that you braid, wrap or ponytail your hair together to prevent tangling. This will save time that would be spent untangling the hair the next morning.
  • When washing the hair, always wash it going in a downward motion. Use your finger in a horizontal motion between wefts to clean your scalp. When rinsing, do the same to be sure that all the shampoo and conditioner residues are washed out.
  • If you perm, tint, bleach or cellophane the hair, you do it at your own risk. We do not guarantee any hair that has been chemically altered. If you must chemically alter it, then be sure to do a test strand first. This allows you to test how the hair will hold up to the chemicals.

After Care Washing

  • Once your extensions have been fitted it is recommended you do not wash them for at least 48 hours. This gives the extensions a chance to sit and fall naturally on your head and own hair. After 48 hours you are free to wash them if you wish but be cautious not to put any shampoo or conditioner near the bonds.
  • Always brush your hair and detangle thoroughly before you begin to wash it
  • The best way to wash your hair when you have had extensions added is to wash the top of your head/scalp as you normally would but in a slower and gentler motion. Then smooth the existing shampoo down the hair rubbing gently with your hands to ensure it gets washed properly.
  • When adding your conditioner you do not want to rub this into your scalp like you would have with the shampoo. Simply rub onto hands and smooth down your hair starting from your roots and working it all the way down to the ends but avoiding the bonds/micro rings attaching the hair extensions. This is just to prevent the bonds from getting greasy and either slipping down your hair and coming out or building residue underneath the micro rings causing this later on. You can then get a comb, and with one hand holding the hair from where the extension/bond has been fitted, use the other to gently brush the conditioner through your hair to detangle and ensure the conditioner has gone through all the hair.

Drying

  • When drying your hair off with a towel do not rub hair vigorously as this will only cause it to tangle, simply dab or squeeze your hair dry with the towel.
  • If using a blow dryer it is recommended that you don’t use it on the hottest heat setting, this is to just reduce any chance of melting the bond or causing damage to your natural hair. However it is important that where the hair extension is attached this does not get left wet or damp as it will cause the bond to become more vulnerable and at risk of breakage.

Heat Appliances

  • If you always use heat appliances after washing your hair such as a blow dryer, straighteners or curling tongs, try not to wash your hair more than twice a week. In theory you can wash your hair as often as you like but the less stress you put on your hair and the extension hair the better as the less drying, straightening or curling you have to do through heat every time after washing it the better.
  • You can use any heat appliance you would normally use on your own hair. All you have to remember is to be careful not to get them to close or in contact with the bond as this could melt it. With the ‘Micro Ring’ method this cannot happen as the metal ring that is clamped over your hair and the extension hair cannot melt. However putting straighteners over the metal ring too often could cause it to slip down your hair and result in it falling out.
  • Try to use shampoos, conditioners and aftercare products that have been recommended for hair extensions only. Normal high street brands can contain silicone based ingredients or high alcohol levels which can cause bonds to weaken and dry out the hair causing it to become very dry and coarse. Putting a leave in conditioner in is good for the hair extensions as they will still need to be given nutrients and vitamins just like your own hair. A protector spray is also strongly advised to prevent heat damage to your own hair which can cause breakage with or without hair extensions. Ask your technician what brand of products they would recommend.

Brushing

  • It is strongly recommended that you buy a soft bristle brush or a tangle teaser as these types of brushes will cause minimal damage to your extensions. Hard bristled brushes and brushes with balls on the end of bristles can tug on the bonds and sometimes pull the bond and hair out.
  • You will lose strands of your own hair ’shedding’ whilst brushing, however this is normal taking into account an average person will naturally shred 100 hairs a days so do not feel alarmed when it looks like a lot of hair is coming off your brush. This happens by the bond or micro ring still being attached or gripped to the dead hair and it only becomes free from your hair when it has been pulled away by the brush rather than over a gradual period of time.
  • Brush your extensions at least once a day but no more than 3 times a day as if you brush it too much this can cause unnecessary shedding and pulling of the bonds.
  • When brushing with a soft bristle brush or tangle teaser you should brush gently from the root to get rid of natural hair shredding. If this is not done the natural hair that shreds will build up and could cause matting later on. With micro rings unlike glue they are easier to brush over, therefore they don’t get stuck or attached to the brush, and they merely just brush over the metal surface. At the beginning of having extensions fitted you may want to use the same method you would have used in applying the conditioner. Hold one hand at the root of your hair and brush your hair with the other until you have got the hang of doing it naturally.
  • Never leave your hair extensions wet after washing and not brush them as this can cause them to get extremely matted and tangled. In some cases the hair extensions have to be removed and a new set has to be installed where the extensions have been left to dry but have not been brushed.
  • Before going to bed it is better to either leave your hair tied loose in a ponytail or plaited to prevent tangling and minimizing knots during sleep.

Coloring

  • If you dye your natural hair color you can still keep having your t section or roots done during the duration you wear the extensions.
  • You can dye all of your hair if you wish whilst wearing hair extensions but you would need to have a strand test done before hand on your own hair and the extension hair as they may color different. This is because the extension hair is a different type of hair to your own and may not dye the same shade because of this. However if you are getting the extensions removed shortly afterwards it is advisable to wait as you do not want a different shade of color left on your hair where the extension was attached if you are not getting extensions reapplied.
  • If you just wanted to have some more colors put in your hair whilst you have your extensions in, you can always have some of your extensions removed and replaced with different colors rather than to chemically dye your hair. Most technicians will offer this service and do this for you at your maintenance appointment if you request this, some technicians may add on an extra charge for this service on top of the maintenance charge. However this is not unusual and this will be cheaper or the same price as going to a salon and having it colored.

General Maintenance

  • Depending on the hair extension method you have decided to use, hair extensions in general can normally be worn up to 3 months maximum. Some people will wear them for longer, however it can cause your own hair to become damaged. Not only that but hair tends to grow on average half an inch a month so by 3 months your hair has grown an inch and a half. In turn this can leave tiny knots in the root of your hair to however far the bond of the extension has moved down due to the hair growth. This is because of the natural shredding process combined with natural hair growth, together these can cause matting between the root area of your hair and where the extension has been fitted. The bonds are also likely to now be more noticeable.
  • You can dye all of your hair if you wish whilst wearing hair extensions but you would need to have a strand test done before hand on your own hair and the extension hair as they may color different. This is because the extension hair is a different type of hair to your own and may not dye the same shade because of this. However if you are getting the extensions removed shortly afterwards it is advisable to wait as you do not want a different shade of color left on your hair where the extension was attached if you are not getting extensions reapplied.
  • With most extension methods you will need to spend some time separating the bonds after wearing them for so long. As your hair grows alongside the extensions your hair will naturally be shedding (dead hair that you lose from your scalp) and this can sometimes cause the hair extensions to get stuck next to each other. Therefore after wearing extensions for a few weeks you should then start to check them every few days until you feel that you are having to pull them away from each other as they feel stuck at the root. You should do this by slowly pulling one away from the other. This prevents them from becoming matted and allows them to be removed later on without causing any stress to your own natural hair. You will not need to do this so much with micro rings as no glue or chemicals have been used so they don’t stick together as much as other methods.
  • There is no activity, sport or hobby you can’t do with hair extensions. But you will need to follow a different regime to how you would treat your own hair in order to keep them looking as good and has healthy as possible..
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