Maintaining Your New Hair Extensions
“What do I do with my new hair extensions at home?” she asks.
At Indulge Salon, York, Pa and Lake Oconee, Greensboro, GA we are asked all of the time with clients that have received hair extensions for the first time, “how do I maintain these hair extensions at home?”
We teach our clients about the process of what happens when we install them first. We like to let our clients know the step by step so they understand what will be happening to their hair, the extension hair and how to maintain the hair.
After the initial installation that can take 1 hour to couple of hours depending on the complexity of the style, the amount of hair being installed plus if hair color was to be applied to the client before installation.
We cut the style into the hair making sure everything is designed for your face shape and lifestyle. The important aspect of having hair extensions is to make sure that you can do them in between at home.
Home maintenance for hair extensions
One of the key factors in extending the life of hair extensions is to brush your hair everyday with a sot bristle. you will lose about 50-100 hairs per day. Depending on the type of hair extensions you have installed, can take time to have them pulled up, trimmed around the edges of “tab” or “cylinder” to prevent grabbing areas and tangling. This step 2 is so important to the success of your hair.
Take one of our clients that has a square type of fusion hair extension while the other has customized fused hair. She has one of the Hair Dreams extensions in that were customized for her hair color and type of hair. She has a tab that is heated and fused to her hair giving a natural look. The hair dreams extensions on the left do not knot up if brushed daily. They grow out nice and provide a larger amount of hair on each section.
While the other fused hair has a different type of purpose. the maintenance is minimal these were the best for her delicate texture of hair that could handle a little weight but not a lot of weight. The hair underneath the hair extensions will get healthier the more you wear the hair.
Daily shampooing and conditioning with the correct recommended shampoo and conditioner are essential to maintaining the hair integrity.
Styling & Protecting the hair
We recommend that you can use products that will hold or smooth. We have certain brands of products that will give hair the integrity it deserves to keep these in as long as possible. If you use the wrong products, the base of the product can destroy the resin that is used with the hair hair extensions.
Brushing your hair with the proper brush will help prevent te hair becoming so knotty. We have sprays that help keep the ph o the hair plus using a clean large tooth comb helps.
We recommend coming back for a visit every 4 – 5 weeks to maintenance for longrvity of the hair extensions. For more information, call us at 717.846.4424 to set up an appointment.