After your hair extensions have been applied, do not wash your hair for 2-3 days to allow the bonds to fully set. Tie your hair back in a loose braid for bed.
Brushing When dry:
Hair Extension Brush (Tangle Teaser)-Make sure the only brush you use on or near to thebonds is an extension brush; these are designed specifically to ensure your bonds do not get snagged. When brushing it is important to hold the bonds to support them, this prevents excess tugging on the extensions.
Wide Tooth Comb -Use only a wide tooth comb on the extension hair when wet..
Your extension hair should be washed 2-3 times per week. Before washing, de-tangle the hair and separate the bonds. When the extensions start growing down, the bonds need to be separated on a regular basis, to prevent matting at the roots. It is essential that you only use only hair extension shampoo and conditioner hair care products when washing your hair. These products have been specifically designed to protect keratin bonds and our Remy hair. Using non-extension hair care products can severely cut the lifespan of your extension bonds and extension hair, causing dryness and tangling.
Directions for Washing
Smooth the shampoo down the extension hair – never rub as tangling will occur. Make sure to get in amongst the bonds and scrub your scalp down. Condition from the mid lengths to the ends of the extension hair. Do not apply conditioner to the bonds. Wash your hair upright (a shower is ideal). Never tip your extensions to wash over a sink or bath, pat hair gently to remove excess water. Again do not rub. Be very careful when washing long hair extensions in a hairdressing basin and hair can gather at the bottom of the basin and tangle.
When hair is damp, spray in Protein Spray or use Argan Oil/serum. Dry your extension bonds first using the cool setting on your hairdryer. Never use the hot setting as this can melt bonds over a period of time. Section your hair and blow dry section-by-section using a round vent brush or extension brush. Point the hairdrier to the floor to smooth the extension hair. Never leave your hair extensions to dry naturally and never rough dry your extensions. Finish with hair straighteners or for a wavy style you can use heated rollers, tongs or any other heat tool. Keep heat away from your extension bonds and use a heat defense spray at all times. Always use a Heat Protection spray before blowdrying and applying heat.
Warning to Holiday Makers and Sunbed Users
If using a sun bed, wrap your hair in a towel to protect the bonds and the extension hair. Wearing your hair extensions abroad can cause dryness of the extension hair so try to keep it nourished. Whilst on holiday try not to get extension hair wet, if it does come into contact with chlorine wash your hair immediately. Your extension hair may try out abroad so bear this in mind and give your hair a deep treatment upon return.
Micro Ring and Hot Fusion Bond Aftercare Advice Briefing:
We highly recommend that you use our Aftercare products which are specially formulated for use with hair extensions. They will restore your natural hair and condition of your hair extensions, this is essential to looking after your extensions, although the extensions are human hair, they do not receive any nutrients from your scalp like natural hair. We recommend the following aftercare ranges: Using heat on the extension hair can reduce their life span. Extensions should be treated with respect, just as your natural hair. Good aftercare and maintenance that will keep hair looking and feeling good for longer.
Washing Your Extensions:
Once the extensions have been applied, you should avoid washing hair for two to three days. After a few days we recommend your extensions must be washed only two or three times every week (no more than this) before washing we suggest brushing your hair extensions thoroughly to remove any teasing or tangles using wide tooth comb or soft brush to separate these bonds. We also suggest you do not use hair products which have alcohol as one of their ingredients some can dry out your hair excessively. When you wash your hair, avoid tipping your head over your bath since it can cause them to tangle. Wash them with head upright, ideally in a shower. The hair should be gently massage on the scalp with your fingertips, using a light up and down motion. Do not wash the hair in circular motions (never rub the hair together) as these can cause tangles or even matting. Smooth your shampoo on your scalp and avoid rubbing vigorously. Pick out the top section of your hair and then apply the conditioner to it. Once hair is washed, pat them gently rather than rubbing them together. Conditioner should be used only from mid length of the hair till the ends. Avoid applying the conditioner or anything oily to your bonds since these will cause them to become slippery and soft. Also do not apply too much water all of a sudden as it swell up hair and cause tangles.
How to care for the extensions before sleeping:
Always make sure to thoroughly dry your hair out before you hit bed for the night. So, if you are planning on washing your hair, make sure you do it several hours before bed time. You also need to tie up your hair gently before you sleep so that the hair does not tangle up.
Drying Your Extensions:
Before you detangle your hair, it is advisable to use leave in conditioner spray. Post spraying your hair, detangle them using a wide toothed comb and ensure that you do not have any contact with the bonds. Ensure all bonds are completely dried. You will have to be quite careful while brushing hair when they’re wet. Ensure that the extension hair is supported by holding your bonds (although it’s best to let the hair dry out naturally) Section the hair and then blow dry with a soft bristle round brush for sleek finish. Ensure that the bonds are not snagged. We recommend you use a thermal protection serum then you can before using hair straighteners for a smooth and silky finish.
Styling Your Extensions:
Tongs, crimpers, irons and heated rollers can be used on your extension hair. However, it is advisable that you use heat protection spray for protecting your extension hair and natural hair before you use them. Hairspray, gels and serums can be used but the keratin bonds should be avoided as it can cause slippage, stickiness and even cause the bonds to weaken. Try not to overuse heat tools as this can cause your extensions to dry out considerably, again use a protection serum to avoid these issues.
Coloring Your Extensions:
We strongly suggest you do not perm, tint or color extension hair. As all of our hair is multi- tonal (made-up of different colours), the dye may pick-up different tones. If you do dye make sure you avoid the bonds and it’s only advisable to dye darker. We also cannot be responsible for any problems you have with the hair as any contact with the bonds can seriously affect the keratin and also over dyeing will damage the cuticles. These products contain various elements which may damage extension hair.
Brushing and Combing:
The extensions are attached to your natural hair and therefore pulling very hard and mistreating them can result in pulling out of your natural hair. For the extension brush, you should only use an extension brush which has cushioned base with soft bristles (Tangle Teaser). Start styling your hair from the bottom and then move slowly to the top portion. Always make sure to brush in a gentle manner and never exceed over 3 times in one day. The brush will glide over your bonds gently. When you brush your extensions you should hold your bonds and ensure there is no added stress on your hair.
Those who use sun beds should wrap their hair first in a towel. These sun beds will dry out hair and can weaken or even start to melt the keratin bonds. For those who work out regularly or use steam room and sauna regularly should ensure that their bonds are dried/cooled down completely after the session at the earliest. Keeping bonds in a damp environment can make them deteriorate. It is advised not to get hair extensions in case you are pregnant and for one year post having the baby since hormonal hair loss during pregnancy and after it can accelerate through hair extensions.
Holidays and Swimming:
Swimming with the extensions on is not recommended. However, in case you do, the following precautions are advised to be taken:
Use a covered band and place the long extensions in a braid. Do not get extension hair wet. Keep head above water, avoid diving and under water swimming. The chlorine present in pools as well as the salt present in sea along with heat can matt and the chemical within the pool can cause discoloration. Salt, pool chemicals and chlorine can cause the disintegration and break down of keratin bonds which can weakness/stickiness of your extension which can lead to matting or extensions falling out. When extensions get wet while swimming, it is advised that you dry your extensions immediately after rinsing hair out with fresh water and use a leave in conditioner. Avoid brushing wet extension hair and dry them immediately. Make sure that extensions are not tangled after swimming. Again avoid sleeping with wet extensions and ensure that they have been completely dried before going to bed.
Essential Important Tips:
Keep your hair clean. Hair tangles when dirt and sweat build up, wash your hair after exercise, swimming etc. Brush your hair and remove all tangles before washing it. Wash your hair going in a downward motion.
When brushing use a soft bristle brush, start at the ends of your hair and gently work your way up. Always brush in a downward motion. Do not brush harshly. Brush your hair 2 or 3 times a day. Heat is one of your hair’s biggest enemy, the more you use it, the sooner you will have to replace your hair extensions. Be careful with the use of blow dryers and curling irons. It is best to let your hair dry naturally and then style.
Exercise and Swimming:
Chlorine and salt water can cause the hair to tangle and mat up. It is recommended to wear your hair up or in a ponytail when you swim or exercise. Rinse hair thoroughly after swimming to remove chemicals and salt water.
Never sleep on wet hair; make sure your hair is completely dry before you go to bed. It is also recommended to braid your hair loosely or gently tie it up to prevent tangling.
Hair care products:
Use a good (leave-in) conditioner to keep your hair soft and manageable. Don’t overdo it. Too much conditioner or any other hair care product can cause a build-up and tangling. Avoid hair products that contain alcohol or ethanol. Alcohol makes hair dry. Ask about Hotheads Hair care Products.
Hair extension styling tips:
At LeModish, we are committed to ensuring that every customer is satisfied. Full satisfaction of our extensions can be achieved by the following hair care tips. First and foremost, always wash the hair before installation. If there are any problems with the hair, you will be able to detect them at this time. Hold hair and wash in vertical direction. If you detect any problems, contact us immediately. If there are no problems with the hair within the first two weeks, it can be assumed that the hair is fine. If problems arise after two weeks, the problem does not lie in the hair or workmanship. Please feel free to contact us and we will try to help you resolve your situation.
All of our hair have the cuticle intact. It is vital to follow these steps. Always take hair from the top where it is tied with string, never take hair from the bottom of the bundle. When folding hair over the braid, the tail must be trimmed short, just below the tie-off.
Hand – Made Wefts
Natural Body Wave Hair Maintenance
Permed Curly and Natural Curly Hair
Specific Conditions Static
After Care Washing