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CARING FOR HAIR EXTENSIONS

 

Prior to installing your hair

Prior to your first installation, it is important to wash your hair. You will be able to detect any issues with your bundles at this time. If you do notice any concerns, contact where you purchased your product at this time.

BRUSHING

When it comes time to brush your hair, we recommend using a paddle brush or wide tooth comb. This will prevent tangling and yanking the hair from the wefts. Brush in sections to make sure your hair is brushed all the way up to the attachment area. Do not snag the beads/wefts/bonds which can cause damage to your natural hair. Failure to section and brush out thoroughly can lead to matting near the root. Brush hair gently to avoid snapping the ends, which can cause the hair to shed prematurely from the beads/wefts/bonds. Light shedding is normal.

WASHING

Wash hair every 2 to 3 days. The longer you can go between washes the longer your hair will last due to the detergent chemicals in shampoo. They strip away the hair's natural oil's and can cause them to dry out and weaken their strength. We recommend using natural shampoos or paraben-free, and sulfate free products. Look for chemical names such as "methylparaben, propylparaben, any -paraben" ingredients. These chemicals are synonymous with preservatives, they tend to dry out your hair.  While washing, do not scratch your hair as this causes friction with the hair and scalp.

MAINTENANCE

We do not recommend the use of any dye, toner, bleach, perm, keratin, or straightening solutions, which can damage hair. Keep hair pulled back in a low ponytail during sports and water activities. While we don't recommend using hair extensions in sea water or swimming pools, if you do participate, it is important to thoroughly wash your hair to clean the salt water or chlorine from your hair. After getting out of the water spray leave-in conditioner, brush hair out thoroughly and allow hair to air dry.

When sleeping, a satin pillow case will help prevent tangling, leave your hair smoother and your complexion softer. Prior to bed, we recommend that you braid your hair into one loose large braid and wear a satin/silk scarf or bonnet to prevent the hair getting caught on the fabric. This will keep your hair in the best condition as well as prevent morning frizz. To keep your bouncy waves for the following morning, you can style with a variety of curling rods prior to going to bed. Never sleep with wet hair and never let it dry without brushing.

DRYING

We recommend avoiding hot blow dryers for drying your installed hair extensions. Instead, use a soft cloththat won't snag your hair and "pat" your hair dry. Avoid pulling or running your hands through the towel vigorously to dry your hair as it may weaken installation bonds or pull hair out of the weft. Remember to never sleep with your hair wet as well.

STYLING

Use dry shampoo in between wet washing to prevent oil build up which can cause premature slippage of tape-in extensions. Use a leave in conditioner daily (Bohyme® Leave-in Hair Reconstructor) to help detangle and hydrate extensions. 
Your extensions will react to heat just like your own natural hair. You may use all the common tools such as flat irons, curling irons, blow dryer for styling, apply heat protectant before styling.  Keep irons or blow dryers away from bead/tape/bond areas, use lower settings on any heat appliances. Avoid excessive heat which can dry out and/or damage the hair. When using conditioners, waxes, gels, serums or oils, avoid contact with the bond areas and use only from mid-length to the ends of extensions. Avoid finishing products that contains alcohol.

Helpful Tips

We do not recommend the use of any dye, toner, bleach, perm, keratin, or straightening solutions which can damage hair.

When participating in sport activities, remember to keep the hair pulled back in a low ponytail during sports and water activities.

While we don't recommend using hair extensions in sea water or swimming pools, if you do participate, it is important to thoroughly wash your hair to clean the salt water or chlorine from your hair.

When you are in locations that do not have pure tap water, it is recommended to use purified water to clean the hair. The minerals and deposits can cause the hair to be knotted and damage and will fail to retain their healthy characteristics.

When sleeping, a satin pillow case will help prevent tangling, leave your hair smoother and your complexion softer. Never sleep with wet hair and never let it dry without brushing.

summer hair care guide

In summer, make sure to use protective hair products to prevent the sun drying out the moisture from your hair. If you’re swimming at a pool, please note that chlorine strips nutrients and colors of the hair. Which can lead to unintended color changes such as pink, light green, and gold hues, so make sure you rinse thoroughly with water and gently rub conditioner into hair after swimming in chlorinated or salt water.

During the day, carefully comb through the hair to avoid any potential tangling issues to prevent frizzing. When washing your hair at the end of the day, use additional treatment products to help protect from any further damage. Blow dry the weave’s edges so that it does not remain damp and soften. Avoid products such as Moroccan oil, and also try to keep your hair away from touching any sunscreen on your body. Lastly, be cautious of abrasive things like dirt and sand, as it may cause the hair to tangle and be damaged.