MAINTENANCE & CARE
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 an organic and sulfate – free shampoos. 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, 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 between each wash, and wash only 1-2 times.
- Whilst wet, add 2-3 drops of natural oil such as Almond or Coconut by gently applying it evenly over the hair, these oils will penetrate the cuticles and add moisture to hair.
- Natural oils do the work of most conditioners without the added chemicals and silicones, natural is always best.
- Finally, lower the shower head and rinse your hair (not scalp) with cold water, this is known as an Arctic Rinse; it will close the cuticles to lock the moisture and nutrients from the oil in, leaving you with nutrient rich hair extensions.
- Let your hair air-dry at home, take 2-3 hours to wash and naturally dry your hair – Do not use heat as this will swell and dry your strands.
- Apply a small amount of Argan, Almond or Coconut oil 2-3 times a week or when required. Argan oil is a great finishing oil for styling and frizz, however its a dry oil and does not moisturize the hair as well as Almond or Coconut.
- For long lasting hair, moisturize your hair as you do your skin, it makes perfect sense.
Q: Why do some hair become dry after the first few washes?
A: Simply due to chemical use as well as, heat and lack of moisture. Your hair also needs love and proper care. Use organic and no sulfate shampoos to regularly feed, moisturize and treat your hair extensions. A little moisturizing oil such as, argan and almond oil goes a long way. Shampoos and conditioner which contain Sulfates, Isopropyl Alcohol, Formaldehyde and Propylene Glycol, should be avoided, as they are strong chemicals which will strip the hair of natural oils and leave them dry and sometimes damaged if used for a long period of time. To maintain that shiny and glossy haired look, treat it with rich nutrients and essential oils.