Cleaning The Human Hair Extensions
Just like your own hair, hair extensions will accumulate residue through normal wear. However, you do not need to wash the hair everyday to keep consistent results. The hair should be washed as infrequently as possible or when you notice that the hair appears dull or acquires an odor. If you are wearing the hair all day, every day, you can wash them after 3-4 wearings.
Before shampooing, gently remove any tangles. If hair is excessively tangled, a spray on conditioner should be used.
Always use a mild shampoo or one specifically formulated for chemically treated hair.
Run the hair under warm water and after placing a small amount of shampoo on your fingers, gently work the shampoo into the hair extensions, stroking downwards from the weft base to the ends. Do not twist, scrub or rub the hair. Use the shampoo sparingly.
When clean, rinse thoroughly under warm running water until the water runs clear. Be sure to rinse until all shampoo is removed, as improper rinsing could result in damage.
Just like your own hair, the extensions from Hair Extensions Australia need to be conditioned after shampooing to maintain a healthy shine and promote styling ease.
Place a small amount of conditioner in your hand. Gently work into the hair and let sit for three to five minutes.
Rinse thoroughly in warm water and the gently towel blot to remove excess water.
While wet, gently comb the hair to remove tangles. Using a large toothed comb, move in a downward motion away from the clips and to the ends. Do not use a bristle brush on wet hair as it may pull out or break the hair.
Hang to air dry, set in rollers, or use a blow dryer on a low setting, as desired.
If the hair is excessively dry, a "professional" conditioner may be necessary. Consult your stylist about this.
Styling the Hair Extensions
Steam rollers and/or wet setting are the safest way to curl your human hair.
Hair dryers, curling irons and other thermal tools may be used on low settings. Remember, the hair may scorch if the setting is too high.
If you choose to use electric rollers, always make sure that the ends are wrapped into the rollers to avoid "fishhooks".
For cutting, or any chemical processes such as perming or coloring, take the extensions to a professional stylist.
Storing the Hair Extensions
Not only is the maintenance of your hair extensions important, but also their storage. By following a few simple tips you can keep your extensions in great condition for a considerable period of time.
Proper storage of the extensions can be accomplished by purchasing a hatbox in which to keep your extensions in. When placing them into your desired storing apparatus, ensure that you place them in such a fashion so as to not create any tangles.
A good quality plastic bag is also great for storage when hard done by for other options, but only for short-term storage between applications. Ideally, a hatbox is the preferred option for long term storage, as it keeps them dust free and helps colouring human hair extensions to maintain their desired shape and style.
It is also recommended that you utilize a hair net to maintain any particular style you may have imparted onto the extensions. In this way, your human hair extensions will maintain a more vibrant and healthy appearance for a much longer time.