Washing Your Hair
As mentioned, ensure you brush your hair thoroughly before washing it. It is advisable to only wash your extensions 2-3 times a week. Your hair can take around 2-3 hours to dry naturally. This is the best way to dry your hair extensions to avoid them drying out too mush and to extend the life of them. However, you may blow-dry the hair on the low heat setting, pointing the dryer down the hair shaft to avoid tangling or frizz. Always use a heat protector spray when using any source of heat on the hair, i.e., curling tongs, straighteners. Use only shampoo and conditioner specifically for hair extensions to ensure they are nourished. It will also extend the life of the extensions.
We ask you not to use standard shampoo and conditioner as it contains ingredients such as, sulphates, that can break the bonds down and cause them to come out. They also contain chemicals that are drying on the hair extensions. Remember, your hair extensions are not attached to a root any longer, so they won't be getting fed the nutrients like your own hair will be. For this reason you must hydrate the extensions on a regular basis, using a reconstructor conditioner to open the cuticle and repair the hair from the inside, or moisturise from the inside. You can do this twice a week by using something like coconut oil or almond oil. Or a specially made extension treatment.
When washing your hair, ensure you don't hold your head over a bath or sink to wash it, as this will case tangling. You want to hold your head slightly back in the shower, under the shower head, and applying the shampoo with a downward stroking movement. Avoid rubbing the scalp and hair. You may want to apply a treatment for 10 minutes at this stage. Then rinse and apply conditioner using the same technique, but only apply to the mid length and ends as you may risk loosening the bonds which will cause slippage.