1. Shampoo, Condition, and air dry your natural hair
2. Trim your hair of all split ends, to allow hair to grow while sew-in is installed.
3. If coloring the extensions, color your hair and your extensions at least 2 weeks before installation. Preferably only coloring the hair that will be left out after installation.
4. Do not glue the hair in the head
5. When getting a sew in – sew around the weft and through the braid – DO NOT SEW THROUGH THE WEFT. Stylists sew through the wefts to keep extensions in longer, but this also cuts through the weft, only to cause unneeded shedding.
6. To prevent shedding do not cut the wefts, this is what holds the hair together. This includes when making a wig. Fold the wefts.
7. To prevent shedding, from harsh brushing, seal the wefts with glue.
It is absolutely 100% unwise to think that you can do anything you want to hair and the hair will never be damaged. People every day, learn a new trick on how to damage their own natural hair, and hair extensions are no different. With real hair, any chemical reaction will cause a reaction with hair (i.e.-dying = hair turns a color). Make sure you are aware of this now.
Part hair by the weft. Brush hair (not comb) by holding the train, and brush from ends to very top of weft, making sure you brush up to the train. Wet the hair, and include light conditioner in a downwards motion. DO NOT CRUNCH FINGERS THROUGHOUT HAIR WHILE CLEANING. Place palms in a praying position with hair in between and rub water and conditioner out.
LET HAIR AIR DRY with kinky curls
Wrap hair at night with a silk scarf and Stocking to hold down the scarf.
If your weave is curly then braid 4 sections of the weave at night.
Try to only style weave using heat maximum twice a week on custom made hair textures. Heat made curl, and constant heat will loosen curl. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR THE CUSTOM MADE CURLS ONLY. NOT VIRGIN HAIR.
When sleeping ensure closure piece is held down firmly.
Have stylist fold the tracks instead of cutting them when installing.
If your weave is curly apply small amount of lotion in palm of hands and rub all over hands so it’s a thin layer of product, Loosely apply to hair to maintain curl
Always avoid rubbing the base cornrows as it will cause the weave to drop faster and may cause breakage
Towel dry hair in a downwards motion and always brush hair with a paddle brush from ends up.
When brushing hold the train firmly with your palm, then brush from ends up, then braid downwards if going to bed.
Style with iron once hair is completely dry. Never add product before ironing. This causes stiffness.
If you use products, use only dime size, if at all.
Dye the hair from a lighter color to a darker color. Wait at least 4 weeks before dying on your own if we have already dyed the hair.
If we do not have the exact color you are after, simply purchase the blonde, and dye darker to your desired color. This will result in less stripping to the hair follicle and lead to much better results.
PICKING THE RIGHT HAIR DYE
When faced with picking a hair dye, it is important that you select the right type of dye so as to not damage your hair. Ideally, organic products that have natural ingredients are the preferred option. Not only are they gentler on your extensions, but they are often also better for your scalp.
Secondly, and most importantly, it is extremely important that hair extensions are dyed using a semi-permanent hair dye. This type of dye is less damaging and does not dry out the hair as much as permanent alternatives. Permanent hair dyes can significantly dehydrate the extensions and can cause them to snap.
REHYDRATING THE HAIR
Considering that hair extensions do not have natural oils running through them like your own hair to rehydrate them, they can become brittle and snap if colored and not rehydrated. To avoid this there are numerous products that you can use to add moisture, body and shine to your hair, from our haircare line. Please see information above.