Once hair extensions are fitted it is extremely important to look after them correctly. Easy Long Locks Hair Extensions can last up to a year with continuous wear if applied and maintained correctly.
- After your hair extension installation your scalp may feel tender, sore and itchy. This is normal, it will pass and is not a sign of a problem. It may be necessary for you to take mild pain killers for up to 3 days.
- Never brush your extensions with a ball tipped brush or comb. Use a hair extension brush or a tangle tamer brush. These brushes are gentle on the hair and won’t pull your extensions out. If your hair has tangles, support the extensions with your hand at the bonds as you brush. Avoid putting excessive downward force on your extensions. You need to keep your extensions tangle free by brushing your hair up to two times a day, but avoid over-brushing.
- Your extension hair should only be washed between 2-3 times per week. Use a dry shampoo to freshen the look of your hair rather than washing it more often. Before washing it is advised to detangle your extension hair and separate the bonds. Normal shampoo and conditioner can be used on the extensions. When washing your hair, do not tip your head over the bath as this could cause tangling – always wash with your head upright. Smooth the shampoo down the extension hair – do not rub vigorously. Make sure all product is washed properly out of your bonds after washing. Pat hair gently when washed – do not rub. Be extra careful when brushing the hair when wet. To dry and style, section your hair off and blow dry using a brush with soft bristles. Be very careful that you do not snag the bonds. Make sure the bonds are properly dried. Finish by using a good quality straightening iron making sure you section off each weave in turn to straighten it.
- If you use a sun bed it is advisable to wrap the hair in a towel first. Sun beds can dry out the hair.
- We do not advise that you swim when wearing extensions as prolonged water exposure especially with chemicals may weaken the bonds. Chlorine in pools and salt in the sea combined with heat will also cause the extension hair to discolour, deteriorate in condition. If you must swim we recommend you take the following precautions: Place your extensions into a braid and cover with cap. Avoid getting the extension hair wet where possible. Immediately after swimming, rinse hair in fresh water thoroughly and wash and dry as described above.
- It is a good idea to tie your hair in a loose plait when sleeping as this will minimise tangles and matting overnight.
- It is advisable to have a maintenance appointment a month after you’ve had your extensions fitted to make sure everything is going well. This should be organised with your stylist. Your extensions will need moved up after roughly 3 months due to normal hair growth. Everyone’s hair grows at a slightly different speed. The actual time that you need yours moved up may be less or more than this.