Brush before bed and before washing to ensure there are no natural occurring tangles caused by wind or friction
Do not brush wet hair as that is when hair follicles are at their most vulnerable.
Use a sulfate free shampoo. Or co wash with conditioner. Sulfate strips hair of natural oils, as there is no direct supply of nutrients from your scalp into the extension strands, its vital that you use a no sulfate shampoo to avoid drying the hair out.
To avoid damaging the hair extensions, the cuticles and your scalp, only wash with warm water.
Wash the hair gently in a downward motion with your palms, do not scrub or bunch the hair together as this will cause open cuticles to rub against each other causing friction.
Rinse hair(not scalp) thoroughly
Whilst wet, add 2-3 drops of natural oil such as Argon or Coconut by gently applying it evenly over the hair, these oils will penetrate the cuticles and add moisture to hair extensions..
Let your hair air-dry at home, take 2-3 hours to wash and naturally dry your hair
Minimize the use of blow dryers
For long lasting hair extensions, moisturize as you would your own natural hair
Why do some hair extensions become dry after the first few washes?
The simple answer is use of chemicals, heat and lack of moisture. We eat food to feed our bodies with nutrients which eventually makes their way through our system to feed our skin and hair. We cannot feed hair extensions in the same way so we need to use alternative methods.
Use organic and no sulfate shampoo's to regularly feed, moisturise and treat your hair extensions. Remember, coloured hair goes through a chemical process, especially when lightened to blondes and special colours, this is unavoidable to achieve the colours we all desire.
A little moisturising oil (we prefer Almond) each week is key.
Avoid shampoo and conditioning products which use Sulfates, Isopropyl Alcohol, Formaldehyde and Propylene Glycol, these are strong chemicals which will strip the hair of natural oils and leave them dry and sometimes damaged if used for a prolonged period of time. Most sulfate shampoo's and conditioners contain silicones, this is what gives your hair or real human hair extensions that shiny glossy look once washed, if you prefer that finish there are non sulfate shampoos available which combat the sulfate cleansing elements with nutrient rich and essential oils such as Dove Intense Repair