Cleansing Your Hair Extensions
Ideally you should cleanse your Hair Bouffant Volumizer Hair Extension once every six weeks, or whenever there is a considerable buildup of product in it. Follow our cleansing guide below on how to clean your hair booty.
Mix half a cup of warm water with one tablespoon of shampoo. We suggest choosing a deep moisturising shampoo that is suitable for dry hair.
Fill a stain resistant bowl or sink with warm water and add the diluted shampoo. De-tangle your hair booty by brushing out the ends, then the mid-lengths from root to ends. Place the hair booty into the water and leave for no more than 10 minutes. Do not swirl the clip in hair extension around in the water. You should never comb your extension when it is wet either!
Remove the hair booty from the water and hold it under a running tap to rinse away the shampoo. Again, do not swirl the clip in hair extension around!
Gently squeeze out any excess water from the hair booty and lay it flat onto a towel. Apply a good quality repair product, such as a conditioning treatment, to the clip in hair extension. Fold the towel over and leave the hair booty wrapped up for an hour before rinsing away the remaining product.
Apply more of the repair product or conditioning treatment to the wrap around ponytail. It doesn’t matter how much you apply to the clip in extension as hair extensions take longer to get greasy than normal hair does. Then fold the hair booty in a new towel and leave it to dry overnight. You can store it in an airing cupboard to help speed the drying process up a little if you need to.
Comb the hair booty like before, by starting at the ends of the hair, the mid lengths and then the roots to the ends. Make sure you apply a good quality heat protection product to the hair booty before styling and straightening it. Finally smooth over a light smoothing product.
Dyeing Your Hair Extensions
Our hair extensions can only be dyed two shades darker as they have already been through a chemical process. Lightening or bleaching will only affect the condition of the extension. The only hair extensions that can be dyed are the ‘Dye It Yourself’ extensions. You should pre-pigment these before dyeing because they are a neutral shade. However, we suggest choosing extensions that are already close to your target shade. You should ALWAYS perform a strand test on your extensions before dyeing the whole set. If you are happy with the result, then you can dye the rest of your extensions. Hair extensions usually need more dye than normal hair and two boxes of dye is usually enough to dye one full head of hair extensions. Having said that, one box should be enough for the hair booty. You must completely saturate the extensions in dye. To dye the extensions, use the flat palms of your gloved hands and pat the dye through the hair in a stroking motion from root to tip. Do not rub the dye in as this will tangle the hair. Semi-permanent, permanent, quasi-permanent, toner and vibrant dyes can be used. The maximum peroxide which can be used is 20vol (6%). Hair extension can be dyed more than once but just like normal hair, the more you dye, the worse the condition of the extensions will become. You should always follow the dye manufacturers instructions and our guidelines closely when dyeing your extensions. Also wear protective gloves and thoroughly rinse the dye from the hair. Finally follow our cleansing guidelines on how to wash your hair booty.
Styling Your Hair Extensions
Heat tools can be used on clip in hair extensions but just like normal hair, the less heat you use on them, the better their condition will be. When using a heat tool on your extensions, make sure you use a good quality heat protection product on your hair booty. Also hair extensions straighten and curl faster than our own hair, which means extensions do not need as much heat time. We also recommend not using sticky or greasy products on your extensions. Instead use light and silky products.
Keep the hair extensions together with a bobble or a hair net and place in a box.