After your extensions have been fitted please wait 48 hours before washing your hair, as this will allow time for the bonds to set. Extensions are not high maintenance and as long as you follow the guidelines below they will be hassle free, we hope enjoy your new Glamournique style.
Brush hair using a soft bristle brush. Begin brushing the ends of the hair in downward strokes, moving up the hair, being especially careful when reaching the 'bonds' area, as harsh brushing can loosen or break the bonds.
When brushing mid lengths and end, always hold the hair to avoid unnecessary tension on the roots and bonds.
Never comb or brush in between the extension bond and the scalp, this may cause extensions to loosen and possibly come out. Only brush over bonds with a soft bristle brush or one of the special hair brushes designed not to harm your extensions .
With your new extensions you won’t have to wash hair as much as you would normally. You shouldn’t need to wash your hair any more than 3 times per week, any more than this can put stress on your extensions due to excessive heat styling etc (over washing is not advised, this could weaken the bonds and dry out the hair). This is to ensure that natural oils do not build up at the scalp area, which can cause the bonds to weaken. If you have a particularly oily scalp, wash every second day. Before washing, gently brush the hair with a soft bristle brush to remove any tangles. Then, separate each bond, one from the other, at the root area. This will prevent the bonds from sticking together, and avoid loose hairs at the root area from becoming entwined between the bonds.
Wash hair in the shower. Do not wash hair over the bath as the hair could easily tangle causing knots, which can be hard to brush out.
Keeping the hair in a downward flow wet thoroughly and apply a generous amount of shampoo. Massage the shampoo gently at the scalp area, and stroke down the hair to the tips. Do not rub the hair together, as this will cause tangling and make combing out and styling very difficult. Rinse thoroughly, then gently squeeze hair to remove the excess water
Apply conditioner through the mid-lengths to ends of the hair. Never apply conditioner to the root area and the bonds, as this may result in the bonds weakening. Use a good quality conditioner to maintain the shine in your extensions.
SEPARATING & PRODUCTS
After washing, gently pat wet hair with a towel to remove excess water. This will make it easier to comb through, preventing pulling on the hair and bonds. They are more likely to come out at this stage when the hair is wet.
Do not wrap wet hair in a towel, as this can cause tangling. Blot wet hair with the towel, without rubbing it.
After removing the excess water from the hair, apply a spray leave-in conditioner, to the mid-lengths and ends of the hair. This will keep your hair soft and make it easier to comb through. Then, comb through with a wide toothed comb. Whilst holding the hair at the root, start to comb the ends first, gently working upwards step by step.
Once the hair has been combed through, separate extensions at the root area before drying, making sure each one is hanging separate from its neighbouring connection. This ensures that the bonds do not stick together, and that any loose hairs that may be in the root area are not tangled and entwined with a neighbouring extension.
You can apply serums, hairsprays, mousse and gels etc. on wet hair or dry hair. However, avoid contact with the bond as this could cause them to weaken.
Using a cool-medium setting on your dryer, tip your head forward and dry the root area. Once the root area is dry, turn your head the right side up. Using a warm or hot setting, blow-dry the hair section by section.
Scrunch drying - Tip your head upside down, and using the cool setting on the dryer, dry the root area first. Keeping your head upside down, turn up the heat setting, and hold hair into a diffuser. When just about dry, turn your head up straight, and scrunch with your fingers for the finishing touches.
Hot rollers - Apply a little mouse to the ends of your hair after it has been blow-dried. Keep the hot rollers away from the bonds, and use as normal.
Do not direct hot air from a blow dryer or the heat from tongs and rollers onto the bonding area, as this will cause the bonds to soften, and you may lose extensions.
When sleeping, gently plait the hair or tie loosely in a soft band to prevent tangling. Never sleep on wet hair, always make sure hair is completely dry before going to bed.
Do not apply unnecessary tension to the bond and root areas by tying ponytails too tight.
Keep your hair clean. When dirt and sweat build up, hair can tangle and matte together and can also cause the bonds to soften. Wash your hair after exercise, swimming etc. If possible, wear a cap when swimming or try to keep your hair out of the water. It is recommended to wear your hair up or in a loose ponytail when you swim or exercise.
Please note, excessive pulling or picking of extensions may result in extensions coming out and your own hair breaking off.
By making sure you take the correct care of your hair extensions and by following these guidelines, your hair extensions should last 3 months. After this period, the extensions will need to be removed professionally.