Hair Extensions Care.

Caring for hair extensions seems intimidating, but I’ve got you, sis! Follow these tips and your new hair can last up to a year or more!

Cleanse

+ Brush hair to remove any tangles and to prevent matting B E F O R E showering.

 

+ Use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to prolong your hair color and extensions. I suggest Kevin Murphy Wash and Rinse. 

 

+ Gently shampoo all of your natural hair and in between your rows as well.

 

+ Do not scrub vigorously.

 

+ I suggest a double shampoo to fully clean the hair.

 

+ Rinse well. Do not leave any product behind.

 

+ Apply conditioner. Again, I highly recommend Hydrate.Rinse from Kevin Murphy.

 

+ For even distribution and to seal down the cuticle, use a Wet Brush to brush the conditioner through your hair and extensions.

 

+ I recommend a weekly mask to strengthen and nourish your hair.

Brush & Blow Dry

+ Using a Wet Brush, start from the ends of your hair and work your way up. 

 

+ Once you reach the top of the weft, stop brushing.

 

+ I suggest clipping everything up except the natural hair underneath your bottom row, and start brushing there. Next, drop down your bottom row and brush that out. Then, drop out your natural hair in between the two rows and brush that out. Next, drop out your top row and brush that out. Finally, drop out your natural that is on top to complete the brushing process.

 

+ Apply a heat protectant like Kevin Murphy Untangled Leave In. 

 

+ Rough dry your hair 80% of the way. Remember, no tugging at the extensions with a round brush or comb. Use only your hands and fingers.

 

+ For a faster blow dry, section out each row and rough dry them separately. 

 

+ You can use a round brush and a small amount of tension to smooth your hair and the extensions during the last 20% of your blow dry.

Sleep

+ Brush thoroughly and make sure you're going to bed with D R Y hair.

 

+ Do one or two loose braids and secure with a silk scrunchie. A loose low pony is another option.

 

+ Sleep on a silk pillowcase.