Cleansing Your Hair Extensions
We recommend cleansing your Clip In Bang every once every six weeks or when there is a considerable buildup of product in it. Follow our cleansing guide below on how to clean your clip in bang.
Mix half a cup of warm water with one tablespoon of the shampoo. A deep moisturising shampoo that is specifically designed for dry hair is best.
Fill a stain resistant bowl or sink with warm water and add the diluted shampoo. De-tangle your clip in bang by brushing out the ends, then the mid-lengths from root to ends. Gently place the clip in bang into the water and leave for no more than 10 minutes. Do not swirl the hair extension and do not comb your clip in bang whilst it is wet!
Remove the clip in bang from the water and hold it under a running tap. Again, do not swirl the it around! Let the running water do its job and rinse away the shampoo.
Squeeze out any excess water from the clip in bang and lay it flat onto a towel. Apply a good quality repair product, such as a conditioning treatment, to the clip in extension. Fold the towel over and leave the clip in bang wrapped in the towel for an hour before rinsing.
Apply more of the repair product or conditioning treatment to the clip in bang. Hair extensions take longer to get greasy than normal hair does so applying more product will not harm the condition of the clip in extension. Fold the clip in bang in a new towel and leave it to dry overnight. If you wish to speed things up a little, you may store the extension in a safe place in an airing cupboard.
Comb the clip in bang by starting at the ends of the hair, the mid lengths and then the roots to the ends. Apply a good quality heat protection product to the clip in bang before straightening. Finally smooth over a light smoothing product for a silky, soft finish.
Dyeing Your Hair Extensions
Our hair extensions can only be dyed two shades darker as they have already been through a chemical process. Therefore 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. However they will need to be pre-pigmented before dyeing because they are a neutral shade. To avoid any dyeing dilemmas, we recommend choosing extensions that are already close to your targeted dyeing shade. Before dyeing your hair extensions, you should ALWAYS perform a strand test on your extensions. If you are happy with the result, then you can dye the rest of the set. 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, although one should be enough for a clip in hair extension. You must completely saturate the extensions in dye to prevent an uneven result. To apply the dye, 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%). You are able to dye hair extensions more than once but the less often you dye them, the better their condition will be. Always follow the dye manufacturers instructions and our guidelines closely when you are dyeing your extensions. Wear protective gloves and thoroughly rinse the dye from the hair. Finally follow our cleansing guidelines on how to wash your hair extensions.
Styling Your Hair Extensions
Heat tools can be used on clip in hair extensions. However, the less heat you use on them, the better their condition will be. If you are going to straighten, curl or crimp your clip in bang, make sure you use a good quality heat protection product on them first before using a heat tool. Also hair extensions tend to style faster than our own hair, meaning extensions do not need as much heat time than normal hair. We also recommend not using any sticky or greasy products on your extensions. Instead opt for lighter, silkier products.
Keep the hair extensions together with a bobble or a hair net and place in a box.