Maintenance Tips

Tips for All Types and Textures:

  1. Co-washing your extensions before installing is an essential step to not only gently cleanse the hair but to also add luster, shine and bounce back into the hair for a flawless install.
  2. Regularly, shampooing can dry out the hair and strip it of its natural moisture. Be sure to use only sulfate free shampoo when cleansing and always follow it with a conditioner. Wash hair at least once a week with the sulfate free shampoo of your choice. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Apply sulfate free conditioner, comb through with a wide tooth comb or denim brush, starting with the ends working your way up you scalp.
  3. Let hair air dry after wash. 
  4. Use styling products minimally to avoid build up.
  5. Avoid using heavy oils and styling products to avoid buildup.
  6. Do NOT cut your wefts. If so, use a weft sealer on each cut end. Seal wefts before installing your hair. Apply a weft sealant of your choice along the top of your wefted bundles. Applying sealant on one side should suffice, as most sealers seep through onto the other side. Allow sealant to completely dry before installing.
  7. Sew around your wefts. Puncturing through the wefts will cause the stitch along the track to loosen and immediately prompt shedding.
  8. Always use a head protectant when flat ironing the hair to prevent heat damage.
  9. Before Going to Bed: Gently brush hair to remove all tangles. Braid your hair into a couple of big braids, wrap your hair, or tie your hair into a ponytail or bun. Sleeping in a satin scarf/bonnet is also beneficial.
  10. One of the most important rules of hair extensions is not to wear them too long. Our extensions can be used for up to two years, but that doesn’t mean you should wear them for over a year. You can take them out, cleanse them and reinstall them. The important thing is that you take them out and give them a break. The longer you wear the extensions, the more difficult it is to remove build-up and clean the extensions.

 

Tips for Closures and Frontals:

  1. Be very careful and gentle when handling lace base extensions. Vigorously brushing, combing and plucking with tweezers can cause punctures within the lace.
  2. Avoid bleaching the knots of your lace, chemicals can cause the knots & lace to weaken and may promote shedding. Use a concealer or lace tint.
  3. Detangle by using a wide-toothed comb or detangling brush. Gently start from the ends and work your way up towards the lace. Run closure under warm water and use sulfate free shampoo. Work shampoo throughout the hair in a downward motion from the lace to the ends. Do not scrub the lace, it can cause it to tear or shed. Next gently comb from bottom to top and allow to air dry.
  4. Bleaching, plucking, constant restyling all mess with the integrity of the frontal and is going to pull at the knots. Frontal/closures are very delicate and have to be treated as such.
  5. Always place one hand on the closure/frontal while combing with the opposite hand to decrease tension to the piece.

 

Curly Hair:

  1. When caring for curly hair, remember to keep your hair hydrated by using good quality shampoo and conditioner. Conditioner is the key to a beautiful pattern, texture, and good nutrition for your manes.
  2. Try to always use a moisturizing leave in conditioner or a conditioner for curly hair. Refrain from using oil products as much as possible.
  3. While hair is wet and conditioned, scrunch hair in the palm of your hands to enhance your curls.
  4. Use a wide tooth comb to carefully separate your curls and tame your manes.
  5. It is recommended to leave hair to air dry after it has been washed to eliminate the possibilities of frizzing and tangling
  6. For a “wet” look, we suggest a leave in conditioner & water. Can apply using a spray bottle.
  7. Bedtime Care: Separate hair into sections and twist hair (do not braid hair, this will affect the pattern of your bundles) wrap hair in a silk scarf or bonnet before bed.
  8. A curl cream may be required for a more tamed look.
  9. Do not brush or comb hair when dry, it will cause hair to frizz and may cause hair to tangle.
  10. A curl cream may be required for a more tamed look.
  11. Do not brush or comb hair when dry, it will cause hair to frizz and may cause hair to tangle.

 

Straight:

  1. Always use a moisturizing conditioner. Once hair has been washed, rinse hair thoroughly.
  2. You are able to use a very small amount of oil on straight hair.
  3. It is recommended to let hair air dry after it has been washed to eliminate frizzing and tangling. 
  4. Bedtime Care: Gently brush or comb through hair. Wrap hair and place in silk scarf or bonnet.
  5. Always use a head protectant when flat ironing the hair to prevent heat damage.

 

Body Wave:

  1. Always use a moisturizing conditioner. Once hair has been washed, rinse hair thoroughly.
  2. Refrain from using oil on body wave hair to avoid buildup.
  3. Scrunch body wave hair to enhance the wave pattern
  4. It is recommended to let hair air dry after it has been washed to eliminate frizzing and tangling. 
  5. Use wide tooth comb to carefully style your manes.
  6. Bedtime Care: Gently brush or comb through hair. Wrap hair and place in silk scarf or bonnet.
  7. Always use a head protectant when styling the hair to prevent heat damage.