Extension Hair Care


* wait at least 24 hrs after install before washing

* extensions should be washed as infrequently as possible for best durability and to prevent damage to the hair's protective silicone coating (once a week is best)

TIP: skip the shampoo and just condition or rinse if you need to wash more frequently 

* dry shampoo is okay to use but can also dry out the hair, refrain from using too much and too often 

* brush hair and remove all tangles before washing

* make two loose braids for the shampooing part and let them unwind during the conditioning part

* use a good quality shampoo and conditioner, moisturizing or hydrating shampoo/conditioner is recommended, do not use non salon grade shampoos or conditioners that contain keratin, sulfates, or parabens

* always wash extensions in a downwards position but do not flip head upside down and vigorously wash

* try to refrain from brushing hair while wet (light detangling with a wide tooth comb is okay but excessive brushing on wet extensions can increase thinning in them)

* TIP: wash only your hair on top if needed

* use a deep treatment mask on your extensions twice a week

* a hot oil treatment can also bring extensions back to life and help with tangles



* thoroughly brush and detangle your hair everyday (be diligent and get right to the roots and in between each extension to prevent matting)

air drying your extensions is best

* apply heat protectant products before blow drying/styling to prevent damage

* blowdry extensions in a downwards position, be gentle and use sections, never flip your head and blowdry upside down

* TIP: flat iron on low heat to help rid frizziness (under 200 degrees) 

* do not use any combs with fine teeth (a soft bristle brush or loop brush is preferred)

* always start from the ends and work your way up to the roots

* TIP: leave in conditioner is your best friend

* serum or a light oil is also a friend (heavy oils can clog up the hair)

* regularly separate your hair to avoid matting at the scalp

* backcombing is okay, but if hairspray is used wash out asap


* never sleep with wet hair

wear a wrap, cap, durag, scarf, toque, etc (friction on your pillow wears down the extensions)

* TIP: or switch to silk pillow cases

* you can also tie your hair up or put it in a braid (on top of your head)

* wrapping your hair at night is the key to longer lasting extensions



* coloring your extensions is not suggested as it wears down the life span of them, but it is okay (only color darker not lighter)

* color your hair before installing extensions 

* blonde extensions can be toned if color is off

* extensions should never be bleached

* blonde extensions can have a vibrant "funky" color put on them no problem (eg. blue, purple, red, pink, etc) but is better to be purchased as that color to avoid color transfer and rapid fading

* TIP: you may color your hairline and roots on top throughout the wear of your extensions, but refrain from coloring in between them

Other Info:

* the amount of time extensions last depends on how well you take care of them!

* damage occurs from poor maintenance, styling tools (heat), and excess pulling of the hair

* use hair products designed specifically for hair extensions 

* natural shedding of extensions is normal (you'll see a small quantity everyday and you'll also have some trapped in the attachments)

* TIP: to relieve headaches after initial install take an advil/tylenol (or glass of wine!)

* TIP: after install wear a cap/toque/scarf/etc to flatten extensions overnight if needed

* it is normal for your head to be itchy at first (use a light anti itch oil)

* we do not recommend swimming with hair extensions as chlorine and sea water can damage the hairs silicone coating and dry them out (also contributes to discoloration), wear a swim cap if possible or place hair on top of head and avoid getting wet

* TIP: if you're having trouble hiding an extension just backcomb over top of it

* TIP: bobby pin a loose piece or save any extensions that have fallen out until you can come in to get them fixed

* it is extremely important to keep your maintenance appointments (to ensure your extensions are fully secure and not causing pressure or damage to your natural hair)

* some extensions can be tightened, but not all 

* when hair becomes knotty have it replaced to prevent damage to your own hair