Washing the hair
- Don’t pull on the hair when it is wet, as this will damage it!! Comb the hair before you wash it so you don’t have to pull on it when it is wet.
- When washing the hair the best thing to use is sulphate free shampoo. Sulphates are salts, which dry your hair. A sulphate free shampoo will be less drying, and you'll see the results. Use a good deep conditioner and comb through gently with a wide toothcomb. Do not pull on the hair
- Smooth the shampoo down the extension hair, never rub as tangling will occur. Smooth it in a downward direction, just gently enough for a lather to gather (there isn’t much lather with Sulphate free products). Using harsh, normal shampoos on your hair extensions causes dryness and tangling.
- Wash your hair upright (a shower is ideal). Never tip your extensions to wash over a sink or bath. 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 the hair
Towel off your hair slightly just enough to stop the dripping. Do not rub or pull your hair with the towel as the friction causes split ends, frizzy dryness and generally does a lot of damage. Instead, gently wrap the towel around your hair and squeeze, like blotting the water out of your hair. Your hair doesn't have to be very dry at all after towelling; it just shouldn't be excessively soaked and dripping everywhere. Styling the hair:
As stated above gently comb through with a wide tooth comb, use only a wide tooth comb on the extension hair when wet.
When hair is damp spray in Protein Spray or use Argan Oil/serum Use some sort of conditioning blow drying lotion as the hair needs to be moisturized. I also like Kérastase Oléo Relax Sérum but there are plenty of cheaper alternatives on the market. The main thing being that the hair needs to be kept moisturized during the blow drying process.
Section the hair to blow dry. You can use GHDs on this hair, that’s fine but not too often as it will damage that hair, as it would your own. Frequent heat application can damage your human hair extensions just like it can damage your natural hair.