Hair extensions after care manuel
It is always advisable to wash hair in the shower removing all tangles with the recommended brush first. Once your bonds have been applied do not wash your hair for at least 3 days to allow the bonds to set. Dry shampoo may be used for this period, avoiding the bonds.
2. Wet the hair and dilute shampoo with a cup of warm water before applying, stroke the recommended shampoo down the hair, squeeze gently, do not rub. Do not use any commercial shampoos, conditioners or any mousse, gels or conditioning agents on the bonds or they will become softer and causes the keratin in the bonds to break away and will slip. Only use specialist products on your hair to keep your extensions in tip top condition and your bonds firm. Do not leave any conditioner or leave in products in your hair overnight. Do not go to bed with wet hair as it may tangle.
3. When washing your hair rinse thoroughly and apply conditioner to mid-length down, do not apply to bonds. Unless your technician tells you too.
4. Rinse hair thoroughly, squeeze excess moisture out, and do not rub.
5. When brushing hair extensions always support them with one hand (as you were shown in your fitting). Also don’t over vigorously brush as this will cause breakage.
6. Always have the hair back when swimming, sunbathing, sleeping and taking part in sports you may put your hair in a soft plait to keep the cuticles from rubbing together and causing friction.
7. If wearing tight head gear you may experience softening of the bonds and flattening, horse riding or riding a motor bike etc.
8. Any colouring of your own hair should be done at least two weeks prior to application of hair extensions. Once hair extensions have been fitted you may colour your own hair around the hairline and on the roots of your parting. Don’t allow solution to get on extensions.
9. Do not bleach hair extensions. Do not process hair i.e. perming, colouring, highlights, foiling or rinsing in any way as the chemicals used in the hair extensions may not be compatible with the chemicals in the solution and the results may be disappointing.
10. Separate extensions regularly so matting does not occur. It is best to do this when extensions are wet. Separate each bond from its partner all the way along the rows, horizontally and vertically. Your professional hair extension technician will show you how (Remember to try and do this once a day).
11. Expect some discomfort for up to 2 weeks or so. Your scalp needs to get used to the extra weight attached to your hair.
12. An itchy scalp signifies you have not rinsed thoroughly, or that your scalp is getting used to the extra weight attached to your hair.
13. We can’t guarantee the quality of your Hair extensions if you have been using your own shampoo, as some commercial shampoos are very strong and contain chemical that eventually break the bonds down. DO NOT USE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS OF ANY SORT ON EXTENTIONS.
14. In very rare, extreme cases, 1 in 50,000 clients has experienced a small amount of hair loss because their hair roots were too weak to support the bond. Unfortunately this cannot be determined until you wear extensions. Your professional hair extension technician will have examined your hair and done a tensile test, however this does not guarantee that your roots are 100% strong enough for extensions and only time will tell. It is extremely rare that this happens but this must be taken into consideration.
15. You will experience some shedding and you may lose some extensions but do not worry this is quite normal; you may lose 30 up to 40 extensions.
16. Wash hair in shower, with head back and make sure you rinse thoroughly. Do not apply conditioner to the bonds. Do not put your head forward into the basin; always wash hair with your head BACKWARDS in the shower.
Neena Sergiew @ Love thy locks lichfield