Hair Extensions Care Guide 

100% Remy Virgin Indian Human Hair Extensions are a wonderful way to add highlights, thickness or simply make your hair longer. While they can improve your look dramatically, if they’re not taken care of properly, they won’t do much for you. These simple tips will help you take the best care of your Hair Extensions so that they will last a long time and you will get your money worth.

Things you will need:

  • Moisturizing shampoo
  • Moisturizing conditioner
  • Deep conditioner
  • Shine serum or silicone
  • Heat protection

1. Brush, Brush, Brush, Be gentle.

  • One of the most important things about hair extensions is that you have to baby them.
  • When you are brushing your hair, be gentle.
  • Without the proper treatment, your hair extensions will get damaged quickly.

2. Shampoo & conditioner.

  • Wash with moisturizing shampoo and thereafter use moisturizing conditioner.
  • This step is especially important because the hair will not get any of the moisture from the natural oils your scalp produces.
  • Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner will keep your hair healthy.

3. Deep conditioner.

  • Don’t forget to deep condition.
  • Once a week you want to deep condition your hair extensions.
  • Leave it on the hair for approximately 20 to 30 minutes and rinse.
  • This extra TLC will give your hair an extra moisturizing boost.

4. Let the hair extensions dry naturally.

5. Trim your hair.

  • Keep those ends trimmed.
  • No matter what you do, your hair extensions will inevitably get split ends.
  • The best way to keep split ends from getting out of control is to regularly trim them.
  • Trim the ends of the hair every 6 to 10 weeks.
  • Keep in mind that you don’t want to trim too much, otherwise you will quickly lose the length of your hair.
  • You can either do it yourself or have a professional trim them.

6. Heat protectant.

  • Use a heat protectant.
  • Nowadays, just about everyone uses heated appliances on their hair.
  • Whether it’s a blow dryer, curling iron or flat iron, they all have one thing in common: they damage your hair.
  • If you want to make your extensions last, your best bet is to use a heat protectant whenever you use a heated appliance on your hair.
  • This simple step will prevent breakage and keep your locks looking great a last longer.

7. Store with care.

  • Your Remy Virgin Indian Human Hair need to be stored with love when unused!
  • Only that way you can rest assured there won’t be any unpleasant surprises next time you decide to put them on.
  • Clean, condition, dry and detangle them first then place them in an air-tight container big enough to accommodate them perfectly.
  • After all, you don’t want to check on them after a month or so only to find a moldy, discolored, messy bundle – don’t you?

Remember!!!

Unlike your hair, this hair does not grow back if you cut it. So, remember to always take your new hair to a salon professional if you need it customized. This will give you the best results!

Straight Hair

  • Shampoo and condition hair regularly with sulfate-free products.
  • Keep styling products to a minimum to prevent weighing down your hair.
  • Keep your hair light by only using a small amount of heat protectant (for flat ironing only).
  • For daily styling, use a light styling product, or allow hair to air dry product free for a full look.
  • When hair is wet, comb or brush through with a paddle brush. You can also finger comb the hair.
  • Daily before going to bed, braid your hair into one loose large braid at the back of the neck.
  • In the morning, undo braid and comb through beginning at the ends working your way up to the roots.

Body Wave Hair

  • Shampoo and condition hair regularly with sulfate-free products.
  • Keep styling products to a minimum to prevent weighing down your hair.
  • Keep your hair light by only using a small amount of heat protectant (for flat ironing only).
  • For daily styling, use a light styling product, or allow hair to air dry product free for a full look.
  • When hair is wet, comb or brush through with a paddle brush. You can also finger comb the hair.
  • To prevent frizz, do not touch your waves. Allow hair to air dry or use a hair dryer with a diffuser attached.
  • We recommend that you separate the waves during the drying process with your fingers.
  • Try not to over-do it. The less manipulation, the better.
  • Due to the nature of the waves, we do not suggest frequent flat ironing to prevent change in texture or wave pattern.

Loose Wavy Hair

  • Shampoo and condition hair regularly with sulfate-free products.
  • Keep styling products to a minimum to prevent weighing down your hair.
  • Keep your hair light by only using a small amount of heat protectant (for flat ironing only).
  • For daily styling, use a light styling product, or allow hair to air dry product free for a full look.
  • When hair is wet, comb or brush through with a paddle brush. You can also finger comb the hair.
  • To prevent frizz, do not touch your waves. Allow hair to air dry or use a hair dryer with a diffuser attached.
  • Due to the nature of the waves, we do not suggest frequent flat ironing this texture to prevent change in texture or wave pattern.
  • For extra waves, hair can be set in rollers.
  • Daily before going to bed, braid your hair into one loose large braid at the back of the neck.
  • In the morning, undo braid and comb through beginning at the ends working your way up to the roots.

Deep Wavy Hair

  • Shampoo and condition hair regularly with sulfate-free products.
  • Keep styling products to a minimum to prevent weighing down your hair.
  • Keep your hair light by only using a small amount of heat protectant (for flat ironing only).
  • For daily styling, use a light styling product, or allow hair to air dry product free for a full look.
  • When hair is wet, comb or brush through with a paddle brush. You can also finger comb the hair.
  • To prevent frizz, do not touch your waves. Allow hair to air dry or use a hair dryer with a diffuser attached
  • We recommend that you separate the waves during the drying process with your fingers.
  • Try not to over-do it. The less manipulation, the better.
  • Due to the nature of the waves, we do not suggest frequent flat ironing this texture to prevent change in texture or wave pattern.

Curly Hair

  • Shampoo and condition hair regularly with sulfate-free products.
  • Keep styling products to a minimum to prevent weighing down your hair.
  • Keep your hair light by only using a small amount of heat protectant (for flat ironing only).
  • For daily styling, use a light styling product, or allow hair to air dry product free for a full look.
  • When hair is wet, comb or brush through with a paddle brush. You can also finger comb the hair.
  • To prevent frizz, do not scrunch your curls! Allow hair to air-dry or use a hair dryer with a diffuser attached.
  • We recommend that you separate the curls during the drying process with your fingers. Try not to over-do it.
  • The less manipulation, the better.
  • Due to the nature of the curls, we do not suggest frequent flat ironing this texture to prevent change in texture or curl pattern.
  • For extra curls, hair can be set in rollers.
  • Daily before going to bed, braid your hair into one loose large braid at the back of the neck.
  • In the morning, undo braid and comb through beginning at the ends working your way up to the roots.

Lace Wig

1. Wash

  • Before washing the hair, spray mixture of conditioner and water and brush the hair from bottom up.
  • You must gradually wet the hair down and brush it gently before you completely wash the hair.
  • If the hair is very dry and a lot of water is added at once, hair will swell up like sponge and tangle!
  • Therefore, it is important to gradually wet the hair and brush it.

2. Applying shampoo

  • Rinse wig in cold water. This is very important, because you do not want heat from the water to cause the cap construction to break down or cause the hair to detach from the cap.
  • Apply the shampoo to the wig. Focus on the forehead area of the wig, which may be heavily soiled.
  • Treat the wig delicately, as you would a delicate garment.
  • Avoid using heavy friction.

3. Rinsing the shampoo

  • Rinse the shampoo from the wig.
  • Always rinse the shampoo off with water flowing in the same direction of the hair, from roots to the ends.

4. Towel dry the wig

  • After rinsing, human hair wigs should be placed on a flat towel to have the excess water dabbed away.
  • DO NOT brush or comb the wig while it is still wet.
  • Due to the water absorbency, the hair shaft expands and the root knot loosens causing the hair to shed dramatically.

Prebonded Hair

  • Do not shampoo your hair for 48 hours after your service, including initial and maintenance services.
  • This will give enough time for the bonds to settle and ensure that your extensions will not slide out through premature contact with cleansing chemicals.
  • Expect to see small quantities of naturally released hair trapped in the bonds after some time.
  • This is quite normal and should not be interpreted as hair being pulled out of the scalp by the extensions themselves.
  • These ends can be cut by your stylist to minimize tangling close to the bonds.
  • Prior to bed, pull your hair back into a soft ponytail to prevent tangling while sleeping.

1. Brush

  • Brush your hair twice a day. Do not use hard brush strokes.
  • Separate your applied strands using your fingers and slowly brush close to the scalp.
  • This will avoid matting in this area. Do not use a hard bristled brush.
  • This may cause the extension strands to slip out.
  • Use a wide toothed comb to gently remove tangles from mid-strands to hair ends.
  • Do not use a comb near the scalp area and the bonds.

2. Styling

  • Curling irons and hot rollers may be used, but keep them at least 3cm to 4cm away from the hair bonds.
  • Never use a hair dryer on high heat close to your scalp.

3. Showering

  • Do not use products that contain sulphur, such as dandruff shampoos.
  • Use recommended products that are especially designed to improve the condition of your hair extensions.
  • When showering, tilt your head back and cleanse from the top of the head downward.
  • Avoid facing your head downward. Condition and de-tangle only from mid-strand to end, avoiding the scalp area.
  • After showering, apply the leave in condition to restore your hair's natural ph. balance.
  • Dry your hair by wrapping it with a towel to remove moisture.
  • Always dry the base area thoroughly to avoid bond breakdown.
  • Avoiding drying in a scrubbing motion.
  • If using a blow dryer, use a medium to low heat and finish with a cool shot once the hair is completely dry.

4. Swimming

  • Activities that result in a constant, damp environment, especially swimming in sea water and chlorine, may lessen the longevity of your hair extensions.
  • Prior to swimming, wet the hair completely to prevent chlorine and salt water sticking to your hair.
  • Immediately after swimming, apply the leave in conditioner to eliminate damage from alkalinity in water and dry the base area as prescribed above.

Tips

  • Although the extension hair is real, it is not receiving nutrients from the scalp like your own hair.
  • Heat is your hair extensions biggest enemy. The more you use on it, the shorter the life span of your hair.
  • When you sleep, we highly recommend that you braid, wrap or ponytail your hair together to prevent tangling.
  • This will save time that would be spent untangling the hair the next morning.
  • When washing the hair, always wash it going in a downward motion.
  • Use your fingers in a horizontal motion between wefts to clean your scalp.
  • When rinsing, do the same to be sure that all the shampoo and conditioner residues are washed out.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I store my hair extensions when they are not in use?

Hair extensions usually come packaged in plastic or cellophane depending on the manufacturer. This is done in order to protect the extensions and keep them clean during the shipping and distribution process.

As for storing hair extensions that are removable and reusable (such as sew-in weaves, clip-in hairpieces, etc.) these should be carefully washed to remove any product residue and thoroughly dried and stored in an air-tight container to keep them clean, safe and dry.

The cleaning part is to prevent discoloration of the extension piece which can be caused by some styling products. This is especially problematic when dealing with lighter hair colors. Some hairsprays, gels and other products when left to age on the hair extension can turn yellow and dingy. They also make the hair extension more easily attract dirt and dust. Certain products can also become "gummy" over time and can result in tangles and knots in the extension.

Making sure the extensions are dry before storing is another important factor. Moisture left in the extensions when storing them can lead to the development of mold, mildew and an unpleasant odor in the hair extensions. Even synthetic hair can develop a "sour" odor if stored when not completely dry.

You can store your clean, dry, hair extension pieces in plastic bags if desired, just so long as you make sure to use a sufficiently sized package that the hair doesn’t get handled roughly. You should make sure that you can place it into the packaging in a neat and tidy arrangement. You can use the newer, "disposable", food storage containers. They are available in a variety of sizes and you can easily arrange the hair extensions into the container to keep them neat and untangled.

Once they’re stored safely, place the containers in a dark place (or at least away from exposure to sunlight). UV light can bleach the color of extensions when they are exposed to it for continuous and repeated periods. Simply place the extensions on a closet shelf, or in a drawer or cabinet when you need to stow them away.

How to maintain hair extensions?

One of the main reasons that people end up having problems with hair extensions that fall out and damage their natural hair, is that the extensions are not well maintained.

Well cared for hair extensions will last a lot longer and will be easier on both hair and scalp.

Instruction

Follow your hair stylist’s instructions and use the recommended products. When you first have your hair extensions put in, your hair stylist will give you a series of instructions on how best to care for your hair. They will also recommend products created specifically for that type of hair extension. Using the right products for your hair extensions is one of the best ways to maintain them.

Treat wet hair carefully. Never sleep on wet hair, as it can damage your extensions by breaking them. Do not leave hair in a wet towel or ponytail for more than a few minutes, as it can prevent the hair from drying, making the bonds, tape... soften. Always use mild conditioners and shampoos on your hair, and make sure not to apply conditioner to the attachment points, as this too will cause the bonds, tape... to soften and fall off.

Don’t let your extensions get tangled. If your extensions get tangled in your natural hair, this can cause you to lose your extensions. Remember to brush your hair at least twice a day to prevent tangles. Brush and braid your hair before you go to bed. While brushing, be sure to be gentle as possible.

Treat your 100% Remy Human Hair in much the same way as your natural hair. However, keep heated styling tools away from the bond, tape... attachments.

If you want to re-style or dye your hair, always go to your hair extensions stylist. Never dye your extensions or use chemical processes--like perms--at home. At home, chemical processes run the risk of damaging the hair extensions. Let your hair extension specialist handle any dye jobs

What are the best hair care products for hair extensions?

Getting hair extensions is an investment. Although the longevity of your hair extensions also depends on the type of hair and installation method used, how you maintain the hair also plays a crucial role. If you nurture your hair extensions as if it was your own hair, expect to have those extensions looking good for a while. However, if you neglect the investment you have made, you can expect to be disappointed with your purchase.

Brushes/Combs

Because gentle care is required, you should choose quality combs and brushes to untangle and smooth the hair.

Combs should be wide-spaced. Before washing your hair, brush it with a soft-bristle brush to prevent further tangles.

When brushing, always start at the ends, then work upward toward the extension weft. Never yank at your hair extensions, as this can extract them and damage your own hair.

Shampoos/Conditioners

Always use a gentle shampoo to cleanse your hair extensions. The stylist who installed your hair extensions can also give you recommendations on the proper shampoo to use. As for conditioners, opt for one that is moisturizing. Deep condition your hair extensions at least every two to three days to give them optimum moisture. Ask your stylist to recommend the best conditioner. Use a light hair extensions moisturizer every two to three days so the extensions do not dry out and form ratty, split ends.

Styling Products

Hair extensions can be a costly investment, therefore, you must choose the right styling products that will not damage them. Before applying any heat, always apply a thermal protectant to shield the hair. Ceramic or ionic styling tools are better choices for hair extensions. They are designed to control heat more effectively. The less heat used on the hair, the better. Avoid using chemicals on the hair; instead take the hair extensions to a professional who can process them appropriately.

How to make 100% Remy Virgin Indian Human Hair Extensions last longer?

Hair extensions are pieces of natural hair that are attached to a person's real hair to add volume and length. The key to making hair extensions last longer lies in taking proper care of them. Just like regular hair, extensions need to be washed, conditioned and groomed to help maintain shine, strength and elasticity.

Products & Accessories needed:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Wide tooth comb or boar bristle brush

Instructions:

  • Shampoo and condition the extensions at least twice a week to keep them clean and free of residue like dust, oil and sweat.
  • Dirt and oil can cause extensions to become tangled and messy.
  • Use a leave-in conditioner after every wash to keep hair extensions hydrated.
  • Proper hydration fortifies and strengthens hair extensions, making them less prone to breakage.
  • Thus, they will last longer and be in a better condition.
  • Comb or brush the hair extensions about twice a day.
  • Don't brush too much as this will cause the extensions to fall out.
  • Always comb in a downward motion. Start from the bottom and carefully work your way up with gentle strokes.
  • This method prevents breakage.
  • Use protective styling products that shield hair extensions from heat and environmental damage.
  • Spray a fine mist of the protective product onto your extensions every day before you style your hair or go outside to brave sun and weather exposure
  • Store extensions in a cool, dry place when not in use. Excessive heat and moisture can damage the extensions.

Tips & Warnings:

  • The amount of time the extensions can be left in depends on several factors.
  • As the hair naturally grows out, the extensions will be pushed further and further down the hair shaft, causing additional stress on the root area from the weight of the extension hair.
  • Also, since the hair naturally sheds between 50-100 hairs every day, the hair that falls out is attached to the extension hair and will cause tangling.
  • The extension hair must be removed and replaced closer to the root to avoid these issues.