Aberdeen Hair Extensions

Aftercare Guide

Please follow these hair extension aftercare instructions very carefully. Correct aftercare is essential to maintain the quality of your hair extensions and ensure the longevity of your extensions. Failure to follow correct aftercare advice could cause damage to the hair extensions and decrease their lifespan.

 

Washing The Hair

  • You should wash your hair no more than twice a week

  • Before washing you should detangle the hair from ends to root using a gentle brush

  • Wash the hair in an upright position using the recommended hair extension shampoo in lukewarm water, ensuring that you do not massage vigorously or twist the hair.

  • Do not use any other shampoo or conditioner other than what was recommended to you. This is generally from the supplier from where the hair extensions were purchased from. If the correct aftercare products are purchased at the same time as the hair extensions from the same supplier, they generally provide a longer guarantee on the hair.

  • Massage the shampoo gently into the scalp and over bonded areas letting the suds run through the lengths of the hair

  • Avoid circular motions and rubbing the hair as this can cause tangling and matting

  • Use conditioner only on the middle and ends of the hair. Avoid putting conditioner on the root area or near the bonds.

  • You may use a hair extension mask to hydrate your hair extensions. Masks can be applied to damp hair – avoiding the bonds. Use a mask once a week to revive and restore lustrous locks.

  • After washing, avoid rolling or rubbing the hair, instead gently squeeze out the excess water and pat dry with a towel.

  • Apply recommended heat protection spray or serum to damp hair, starting at the tips gently rub the oil into the hair moving upwards, avoiding the bonded areas at the roots.

  • Gently blow dry the hair using a cold setting to begin with, this avoids any problems with the bonds softening or rings corroding, then proceed to blow-dry the hair as normal.

  • Do not leave your hair extensions to naturally dry. This can lead to serious problems such as matting, tangling, bonds softening, rings corroding and even hair extensions falling out.

  • Do not put your hair into a ponytail, bun or plait when your hair is wet to avoid matting and tangling.

  • Always make sure your extensions are completely dry to avoid any potential problems occurring.

                                                                                                                                Brushing

  • It is essential to use a professional hair extension brush when brushing the hair. The correct brush will not only keep your hair from unnecessary breakage but it will also help to keep your natural hair in optimum condition too. Pulling at the root of your extensions with the incorrect brush can tug your extensions out, resulting in hair loss, thinning and damage to the root. A good boar bristle hair extension brush glides over the hair safely.

  • Never brush the extensions when wet

  • You should always start to brush your hair from the bottom then slowly move up towards the top of the head to the root area

 

Styling

  • Hair extensions can be blow dried, straightened and curled just like natural hair however do not put heated styling tools near the bonds/rings/tapes as this can weaken/melt them.

 

Sleeping

  • To prevent your hair from knotting while you sleep, tie your hair in a loose side plait or ponytail

  • Use a silk or satin pillowcase if your hair gets easily tangled as this type of material helps prevent any knots occurring overnight

  • Never go to bed with your hair extensions damp or wet as this can lead to your hair tangling, matting and mould can grow in that environment.

 

Holidays

  • Sun, chlorine and sea water affect hair extensions as they can alter the colour and leave them feeling knotty and dry

  • Its best to go on holiday with an old set of hair extensions. Try to time your new set for when you come back from holiday.

  • There are products available for hair extensions whilst on holiday - please contact me so I can advise you.

 

Matting

  • If you have matted hair extensions you must get these removed ASAP. Something is wrong in your aftercare if you have matting. You risk severely damaging your natural hair if you do not get this sorted.

  • Removing matted hair extensions can take hours and hours. If you have failed to attend maintenance appointments you will be charged an additional fee on top of the removal charge for un matting the hair.

 

Colouring

  • It is not recommended to colour your hair extensions. Hair extensions undergo a chemical process therefore colouring them may affect the hair condition. Hair dye can also break down the bonds of the hair extensions resulting in them falling out. For this reason, you should dye your hair then have your colour match done then have the extensions fitted.

  • Colouring includes bleaching, hair dye, toners and even purple/silver shampoo.

Maintenance Appointments

  • Keep your hair looking gorgeous by taking good care of it and attending regular maintenance appointments. 

  • Tape extensions and weaves require maintenance every 6-8 weeks.

  • Nano bonds, micro rings and keratin bonds require maintenance every 10-12 weeks.

  • If you know you have matting at the bonds of your hair extensions you should book in for a maintenance appointment to have this sorted as soon as possible. This may be an indication that something is not correct with your aftercare procedure. You must not allow the matting to escalate into a bigger problem. Large scale matting can be extremely difficult to remove especially if hair extension bonds are trapped inside the matting – this would require a very lengthy removal appointment and would be subject to an additional charge.

 

 

Removal Appointments

  • You should always have your hair extensions professionally removed 

  • If you remove your own hair extensions you risk damaging your own hair and scalp.

  • Please ensure you have your removal appointment booked in advance to avoid disappointment.