Done right, extensions can completely transform your looks—not to mention make you feel great. With so much potential, it's important that you know exactly how to maintain these luscious locks. Below are some important tips to make sure you're an expert on all things extensions!
At least once or twice a day, gently brush hair at the bond area with a Great Lengths paddle brush. This daily brushing helps to prevent matting at the attachment site so when extensions are ready to be removed your hair will not be subject to excessive force to remove extensions.
Shampooing Extensions 1. Before shampooing, gently remove all tangles. If hair is excessively tangled, a spray-on conditioner should be used. 2. Always use a mild, professional-grade shampoo, such as those specifically formulated for chemically treated hair. 4. Place a small amount of shampoo on your fingers, gently work the shampoo into the hair, always stroking downward from the bond area to the ends. 5. Do not twist, scrub or rub the hair. 6. Use shampoo sparingly. Conditioning the Extensions
1. For the best result and to avoid product buildup, only use the professional conditioning products that are recommended by your stylist. 2. While the extensions are still wet, use a large-toothed styling comb to remove tangles. To minimize breakage, comb out the tangles in a gentle downward motion starting at the ends and working up to the weft base. Do not use a bristle brush on wet hair as it may pull out or break the hair.
3. Apply conditioner to mid length and ends, never directly on the bond area. 4. Always gently dry the bond area with low heat. Leaving the attachment site wet shortens the life span of the extension and may lead to early loss. Styling 1. Steam rollers, wet setting or a dry set are the safest way to curl your extensions. 2. Blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons and other thermal styling tools can be used on low settings, never set higher than 350 degrees. Remember, temperature settings higher than 350 degrees will rob the hair of its moisture, create frizz and potentially burn the hair.