Our specially formulated aftercare products are available from our online store under Hair Extension Tools.
Our Aftercare products have been specifically formulated to restore the natural hair and at the same time condition the hair extensions, which results in optimum conditioning for both your natural hair and the 100% Indian Remy Human Hair Extensions.
We do not recommend colouring, tint or perming the extension hair. These types of products contain elements that can damage the extension hair. Even though our extensions are 100% human hair, it is not receiving nutrients from the scalp like your own natural hair. The more heat you use on the hair extension the shorter the life span of the hair.
Treat your extensions with the same respect as you would with you own natural hair. Superior aftercare and regular maintenance will keep your hair feeling and looking great for longer.
The first thing that you may notice is that immediately after the installation of the extensions, and for the next day or two your scalp may feel tender. This is normal and will go away by the third day at the most. Rest assured that this is not a sign of a problem but just because of the added weight of the hair.
After you have had extensions put in do not wash your hair for at least 2-3 days, use a dry shampoo such as "Batiste" on any oily root areas. This allows the bonds to fully harden. The longer you wait, the better it is for the longevity of the bonds.
Tie your hair back in a loose ponytail or plait using a soft scrunchie for bed. Never wear your extensions for longer than 3 months. In the 3 months of wearing your extensions your hair will have grown by approx 1.5 inches, the roots of your hair often start to tangle together if you have not separated the bonds correctly and therefore it is not healthy for the hair if left.
Please Note:- Lighter Shades have a bleach content therefore will not last as long in life span as non bleached hair. The lighter shades will need extra care and less heat application to increase the lifespan.
Your extension hair should only be washed between 2-3 times per week.
Before washing it is advised to detangle your extension hair with a wide tooth comb and separate the bonds.
It is essential you only use shampoo and conditioner that is designed for hair extension use.
When washing your hair, do not tip your head over the bath as this could cause tangling - always wash with your head upright – in the shower is ideal. Smooth the shampoo down the extension hair – do not rub vigorously! Only condition from the mid lengths to the end of the hair. Do not apply any conditioner to the bonds as this will cause slippage.
You can pick the top section of your own hair up and apply condition to this section. Pat hair gently when washed – do not rub.
Before detangling we advise you to use a leave in conditioning spray. Follow by detangling with a wide tooth comb, making sure you avoid the bonds. Make sure all bonds are dried completely. Be very careful when brushing the hair when wet, make sure you support the extensions hair by holding the bonds.
For a sleek finish, section your hair off and blow dry using a round brush with soft bristles. Be very careful that you do not snag the bonds. Finish by using a good quality straightening iron.
Heated Rollers, Straightening Irons, crimpers and tongs can all be used on the extension hair although it is advisable to use a Heat Protection Spray to protect the both your hair and the extension hair. Serums, gels, hairspray, etc may all be used but avoid the bonded areas as this may cause slippage.
Remember your extensions are attached to your own natural hair, pulling too hard or mistreating your extensions can result in your own hair being pulled out. The only brush you should use near to your extension bonds is an extension brush – this brush has soft loop bristles and a cushioned bristle base, meaning the brush gently glides over the bonds. When brushing the extensions always hold the bonds, making sure no additional stress is put on the hair.
Day to Day Activities
If you use a sun bed it is advisable to wrap the hair in a towel first. Sun beds can dry out the hair and melt the bonds. If you work out regularly or have regular use of a sauna or steam room make sure the bonds are completely dried as soon as possible after your session - leaving the bonds in a constant damp environment could cause them to deteriorate.
We do not advise getting Hair Extensions if you are pregnant or for one year after having a baby as hormonal hair loss during and after pregnancy can be accelerated by wearing hair extensions.
Swimming & Holidays
We do not recommend that you swim with your extensions, however if you do, we advise you take the following precautions
Place long extension hairstyle into a braid, using a covered band.
Avoid getting extension hair wet when swimming. Keep your head above the water, do not swim under water and no diving.
The chlorine in pools and salt in the sea combined with heat can cause the extension hair to discolour and matt. Chlorine, pool chemicals and salt will cause the keratin bonds to break down and disintegrate which will result in the loss of the extension hair if the stick "I" tip, micro loop or micro ring extension system is used they also contain a bond or micro bond.
If the extensions do get wet during this activity dry extension hair immediately after swimming ensuring first you rinse the hair in fresh water:
Do not brush extension hair when wet, dry immediately. Ensure that Extension hair is tangle free after swimming;
Do not sleep with wet hair extensions; ensure they are dry before you head for bed.
The Importance of Good Aftercare
It is crucial that you make the most of your extensions by taking good care of them and using the correct products.
Correct aftercare is just as important as fitting the extensions correctly. Many people try to save money on aftercare by watering down regular shampoo's/conditioners etc to "make do" which can have really disastrous results such as dryness, matting and dullness in the extensions.
Many manufacturers have tried and tested many methods before settling on a range of aftercare for their human hair extensions range, this is done to ensure that the extensions get exactly the right balance of products whilst also maintaining your own natural hair at the same time.
Hair extensions are a great way to change your look but they do require some maintenance and care. Once you have had your extensions fitted your stylist will guide you through how best to look after your new hair. Hair extensions often cost a lot of money and can take a while to attach, so it is in your interest to look after them properly.
Most stylists will advise you not to wash your hair for at least 5 days after having your extensions fitted. This will give the bonds plenty of time to set and avoid hair shedding from the bonds later on.
With your new hair extensions you won't need to wash your hair as much as you would normally. You shouldn't need to wash your hair any more than twice a week as any more than this can put too much stress on the extensions due to excessive heat styling etc.
It is important to only use a shampoo and conditioner recommended for hair extensions. This is because many of the standard high street brands contain high volumes of sodium chloride (salt) which will dry out your hair and silicone based ingredients which can cause the bonds to weaken and break down. Loose bonds will cause the extensions to fall out - so either way it is a lose - lose situation.
You also need to keep your hair in really good condition by using a moisturising conditioner. However, you need to make sure that the conditioner does not come close to the actual bonds as this can also cause the bonds to weaken.
Once you have washed your hair you need to take extra care when drying and styling it. The hair is at its weakest when wet so ensure it is dried gently and handled carefully. Hair extensions will last longer and look better for longer when properly taken care of so it is well worth taking the extra time to get it right.
When brushing your hair, make sure you are using a hair extension brush as this is specifically designed for your extensions. Other brushes with balls on the ends can rip and break the hair. You need to keep your extensions tangle free by brushing your hair up to two times a day, but avoid over-brushing as this can cause unnecessary shedding.
It is perfectly normal to lose some hairs when brushing, remember most people actually lose up to 100 hairs a day! You are actually doing less damage to your hair by having extensions as you aren't using heat directly on to your own hair.
It is a good idea to tie your hair in a loose plait when sleeping as this will minimise tangles and matting overnight.
If you have invested in high quality human hair extensions then you are able to style your extensions in the same way as you would your normal hair. You can straighten, curl, blow dry, dye in anyway you want.
It is advisable to have a maintenance appointment a month after you've had your extensions fitted to make sure everything is going well. This should be organised with your stylist. If you need any bonds removed or replaced then this is the time to do it.
Hair extensions do require a certain amount of maintenance but once you've got the hang of how to wash, dry and style your hair your extensions will look great for even longer; it really is worth it!
So there you go ladies, next time you are thinking of cutting costs on aftercare the simple answer is DON'T.
Pre Bonded Extensions with no Aftercare or Maintenance
Matting in Hair Extensions
THE PROBLEM: This is what looks like a very large rats nest at your scalp involving multiple (more than 3-4 strands) at the area of your attachment on your scalp. It usually involves shed hairs as well as your natural hair that has been left un-bonded during application.
THE CAUSE: Major matting is almost always caused by sleeping with wet or damp hair but can also happen over a long period of time if you are not maintaining your strand by strand hair extension install. This problem will be accelerated by the use of products containing high volumes of sodium chloride which will cause the hair to become brittle and dry.
THE SOLUTION: Remember that the area around the roots is the last to dry. It is always best to wash during the day when your hair has many hours to fully dry at the root. Morrocanoil is a great regenerating product on the mid lengths and ends to rehydrate the hair extensions.
With major strand tangling or matting, it is best to remove, detangle the hairs, remove the shed hairs, flat iron the hair and replace the extension. If your hair seems to be tangling in the area on which you sleep, i.e., one particular side of the head, consider purchasing a satin pillowcase.
It’s a great idea to run your fingers through your hair, around the bonds, as best as possible to detangle the shed hair from root hairs. It is impossible to remove the shed hairs as they are typically stuck in the bonds, but you can keep them from getting messy by separating them every few days, or so, as your hair grows out.
THE RESULT: You will save your hair along with your extension hair. By fixing or maintaining tangles you will keep larger, more time-consuming tangles from occurring.