Aftercare

Hair Extensions Aftercare - Looking After Your Extensions Correctly

Use of the correct products, and a correct aftercare routine are essential to get the best from your hair extensions.

Many shampoos, conditioners and styling products that are not specifically designed for use with human hair extensions can cause dryness, tangling and compromised bonds.

Regular scheduled maintenance appointments with your hair extension technician are also essential to ensure that you get the best possible experience with your hair extensions.

After Your Fitting:

Colouring:

Brushing:

Washing:

Drying:

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Synthetic Braids Aftercare - Looking After Your Braids Correctly

Washing:

We recommend a good rinse every two weeks or week and a half. What you will need is:

Instructions:

  1. Fill the spray bottle about 90% with water and top off with your shampoo. Spray your scalp well (not so it is soaking but enough so that you can get some bubbles to form).
  2. Use your fingertips and gently massage to lather your scalp. This will help remove any build-up and oils.
  3. Rinse thoroughly.
  4. When you have completely rinsed out the shampoo repeat this process with the conditioner. We recommend using a little more water with just a touch of conditioner.
  5. After you feel confident that you got all of the conditioner out, use your moisturising spray, essential oils, etc. Use your moisturising technique before you towel dry; this will allow your scalp to absorb the oils better.
  6. It is completely natural for your braids to feel slightly heavier during the washing and moisturising process. Towel dry from root to tip until the excess water is gone. Alternatively, you can wrap your braids in a towel and the towel will absorb most of the excess water.
  7. Let your braids hang free for about two hours; or until they feel light and dry again. At this point you are ready to style to your desired look!

Caring for Cornrows

Washing cornrows is not always recommended due to the hair being braided right to the scalp. If you find you are having a lot of oil and flake build-up, or if you just feel like you need to wash your hair, here are some helpful tips:

Sleeping:

We recommend always covering braids to sleep. Use a non-absorbent fabric to avoid loss of moisture and essential oils from the hair. (Silk head scarf works well) If you choose, you can twist your braids into a high bun to help keep them out of your way while you sleep. There is no right or wrong way to wrap or tie your braids up for the night. As long as you wrap the hairs around the perimeter of your head your braids should stay neat.

Removal:

Braids removal can be done at home with the right tools and techniques, however we recommend booking a removal appointment with your stylist if you’ve never removed braids before. Alternatively, please see instructions below on how to remove your braids properly. This technique will minimise damage caused while removing braids.

What you will need:

The Process

  1. Remove all braiding accessories from the hair.
  2. Spray your hair with water and the leave-in conditioner mix.
  3. Check for where your natural hair ends in the braids, use the scissors to cut two inches below where your hair stops. If you are not sure where your hair ends in the braids, cut the braids at the very end to avoid cutting your hair.
  4. Unravel the braid with the tip of the rattail comb. Do this carefully, starting at the bottom and gradually working your way up. Remember, this step is time-consuming and requires patience to complete.
  5. When you get to the base of your hair, pull down the hair extensions slowly so you don't damage your hair.
  6. When you have worn a protective style for a period of time, it is normal for dirt to build up at the roots. If you aren't careful with detangling the hair at the roots, you could lose some of your new growth.
  7. To properly detangle, first spritz the water and leave-in mix over the build-up at the roots.
  8. Then apply a small amount of your favourite detangling cream to the roots and massage into the hair. You will then notice how the hair strands detangle from each other gradually.
  9. Comb your hair with a wide-tooth comb and put it into a twist. The twists will help you stretch out your hair and prevent tangles while you work on the other braids. For small and medium braids twist the hair in large sections.
  10. Repeat the same process for the rest of the braids.
  11. When you are done, loosen the twists and comb your hair.
  12. Follow up with a proper shampooing and conditioning routine.

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