Cleansing Your Hair Extensions
We recommend cleaning your Layer Blending Wefts every six weeks, or whenever there is a considerable buildup of product in it. Our cleansing guide below shows you how to clean your Hair Extensions.
Mix half a cup of warm water with one tablespoon of shampoo, preferably a deep moisturising shampoo that is specifically designed for dry hair.
Fill a stain resistant bowl or sink with warm water and add the diluted shampoo. Then de-tangle your extensions by brushing out the ends, then the mid-lengths from root to ends. Place the extensions into the water and leave for no more than 10 minutes. Do not swirl the extensions around in the water as this will lead to tangles. Also, you should never comb your extension when it is wet!
Remove the extensions from the water. Rinse the hair extensions under a running tap. Be sure to hold them at the top of the weft. Again, do not swirl the extensions around in the water!
Squeeze out any excess water from the extensions and lay them flat onto a towel. Apply a good quality repair product or a conditioning treatment, to the extensions and then fold again in a towel. Leave the extensions to dry for an hour before rinsing away the remaining product.
Apply more of the repair product or conditioning treatment to the extensions. Hair extensions take longer to get greasy than normal hair does so there’s no need to worry about how much product you apply to them. Fold the extensions in a new towel and leave them to dry overnight. Storing the extensions in an airing cupboard will help speed up the process.
Comb the extensions in exactly the same way as before, 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 extensions before you straighten them. It’s best to straighten one weft at a time. Finally smooth over a light smoothing product to finish.
Dyeing Your Hair Extensions
Our hair extensions can only be dyed two shades darker as they have already been through a chemical process and lightening or bleaching will only affect the condition of the extensions. The only hair extensions that can be dyed are the ‘Dye It Yourself’ extensions. As these are a neutral shade, they will need to be pre-pigmented before applying dye to them. We suggest choosing extensions that are already close to your target shade to avoid any dyeing dilemmas. You should ALWAYS perform a strand test on your extensions before dyeing the whole set and should only dye the rest of them once you are happy with the result. 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. 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! 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, you should not dye hair too often as it will cause damage and breakage. Follow the dye manufacturers instructions and our guidelines closely for instructions on how to dye your extensions. Also it is essential that you wear protective gloves and thoroughly rinse the dye from the hair after. Follow our cleansing guidelines on how to wash your hair booty.
Styling Your Hair Extensions
Heat tools can be used on Hair Extensions but just like normal hair, the less heat you use on them, the longer the extensions will last. When using a heat tool on your extensions, make sure you use a good quality heat protection product on your extensions. 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.