Hair Extension Maintenance At Home

Please follow the instructions below carefully to ensure you achieve maximum longevity and the best results from your extensions.

+ THE RIGHT PRODUCTS

Do not use a shampoo or conditioner that is silicone based, contains sulphur, parabens or alcohol. These ingredients break down the bond. Do not use a volumizing shampoo as it will raise the cuticle of hair and can cause tangling

+ EVERYDAY CARE

  • Rinsing your hair with cool water after washing will seal the cuticle and make your hair shiny
  • When using heat to style your hair, be sure to stay away from the bonds. It is best to use a heat protect-ant spray as well to minimize damage
  • Prior to bed, pull your hair back into a loose ponytail or braid to prevent tangling while sleeping
  • Brush your hair twice a day using a detangling brush such as a tangle tamer. Brush gently while holding the bonds, working from the ends to the scalp
  • Do not apply conditioner to the scalp or bonds but rather to the ends from the shoulders down. Too much conditioner or very oily hair can weaken the keratin bonds and your extensions will slip/fall out
  • Each night, run your fingers through your bonds to ensure they are not matting with other bonds. If this happens, gently pull apart the bonds
  • Do not over wash your extensions however, the bonds will need to be thoroughly cleaned. Using a loonie size amount of shampoo, apply directly to the scalp and massage in between each bond and gently smooth the shampoo down the entire length of the extension. Wash your hair up to 2 to 3 times per week (unless your hair oily in which case, shampoo more often) and if needed, a dry shampoo can be used on the top of your head (on the natural hair) in between washing's. Make sure bonds and extensions are completely dry before going to bed or putting hair up for an extended amount of time

+ SPECIAL NON DAILY CARE

  • Once a week, perform a deep conditioning treatment on your extensions, again from the shoulders down. Leave it on the hair for approximately 20 to 30 minutes (or overnight for excessively dry extensions, in a shower cap) and rinse. This extra TLC will give your hair a moisturizing boost
  • Use a gentle clarifying shampoo once every 3 - 4 weeks to clear build-up. (This also lets conditioner set in better)
  • Do not over wash your extensions however, the bonds will need to be thoroughly cleaned. Using a loonie size amount of shampoo, apply directly to the scalp and massage in between each bond and gently smooth the shampoo down the entire length of the extension. Wash your hair up to 2 to 3 times per week (unless your hair oily in which case, shampoo more often) and if needed, a dry shampoo can be used on the top of your head (on the natural hair) in between washing's. Make sure bonds and extensions are completely dry before going to bed or putting hair up for an extended amount of time

+ ACTIVITIES

  • When swimming, it is recommended to wear a cap or keep hair out of chemically treated water. If you choose to swim in a pool, shampoo hair immediately after

+ YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT

  • To avoid matting, do not wear your extensions longer than 2 months for fusion or tape without a maintenance appointment. Nano-ring / Micro-link need to be maintained every 4-6 weeks to avoid slipping