Goldirocks Guide to Happy Extensions

 

THE LIFESPAN OF YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS WILL DEPEND ON HOW WELL YOU LOOK AFTER THEM. WE FIND THAT OUR EXTENSIONS LAST AROUND 4 MONTHS IF LOOKED AFTER PROPERLY.

WE FIND IF YOU TREAT YOUR EXTENSIONS THE SAME AS IF YOU HAD LIGHT BLONDE HAIR, IT TENDS TO WORK PRETTY WELL. YOU HAVE TO BE MORE CAREFUL WITH HAIR EXTENSIONS AND THEY DO NEED MORE TENDER LOVING CARE!

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

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WE DO NOT RECOMMEND COLOURING YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS AT HOME. REMEMBER THEY ARE ALREADY PRE-BLEACHED AND COLOURED SO ARE UNPREDICTABLE TO COLOUR. IF YOU NEED TO RE-DO YOUR COLOUR OR WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE YOUR COLOUR, WE RECOMMEND CONTACTING US AS WE CAN COLOUR THEM SAFELY FOR YOU.

BRIGHT BLONDE COLOURED HAIR EXTENSIONS WILL HAVE A SHORTER LIFE SPAN DUE TO THE BEING HIGHLY BLEACHED IN PROCESSING. JUST LIKE ON YOUR OWN HAIR, LIGHT BLONDE TENDS TO BE DRYER AND BREAK MORE EASILY.

LIGHTER SHADES WILL ALSO NEED MORE CARE AND LESS HEAT APPLICATION TO INCREASE THE LIFESPAN OF YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS.

AGAIN, TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS AS YOU WOULD YOUR OWN NATURAL HAIR AND REMEMBER THAT LIKE YOUR NATURAL HAIR, YOUR EXTENSIONS CAN BE EASILY DAMAGED WITH TOO MUCH HEAT. USING TOO MUCH HEAT ON HAIR EXTENSIONS WILL REDUCE THEIR LIFESPAN.

AVOID PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN ALCOHOL, SULPHATES AND OIL.

IT IS NORMAL TO LOSE 10-15 BONDS OVER THE LIFETIME OF THE EXTENSIONS. HOWEVER IF YOU ARE LOSING MORE, OR LOSING A LOT ALL AT ONCE, LET US KNOW ASAP.

THEY ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR ANYONE WITH SCALP CONDITIONS OR SENSITIVE SCALP AS THEY MAY CAUSE IRRITATION.

DONT GET TOO HOT! SWEATING WILL CAUSE THE BONDS TO SLIDE OUT. IF GOING TO THE GYM, WE RECOMMEND WASHING YOUR HAIR STRAIGHT AWAY OR USING DRY SHAMPOO….WE RECOMMEND WATERKILLER BY EVO.

EXCESSIVE OIL PRODUCTION WILL ALSO CAUSE BONDS TO SLIDE OUT – AVOID DOING ANYTHING THAT NATURALLY MAKES YOUR HAIR OIL SUCH AS OVERLY TOUCHING OR PLAYING WITH YOUR HAIR.

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DURING THE SUMMER

STRICTLY AVOID SALT WATER – IT CAN DISCOLOUR HAIR AND LEAVE YOUR HAIR DRY.

CHLORINE CONTENT IN WATER WILL DAMAGE HAIR EXTENSIONS JUST AS IT DAMAGES YOUR OWN HAIR, ESPECIALLY BLONDE HAIR, CAUSING MATTING AND DISCOLOURATION; IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED TO AVOID SWIMMING.

UV RAYS WILL DISCOLOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS;THEREFORE,WE ADVISE WEARING A HAT IN THE SUN AND AVOID UV RAYS. WE ALSO HAVE A ‘SUNSCREEN’ FOR YOUR HAIR CALLED ‘HAPPY CAMPERS’ BY EVO. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE IN THE SUN, ASK YOUR STYLIST FOR THIS.

BRUSH YOUR HAIR

THE EXTENSIONS ARE ATTACHED TO YOUR NATURAL HAIR AND THEREFORE PULLING THEM CAN RESULT IN PULLING OUT YOUR NATURAL HAIR.

START BRUSHING YOUR HAIR FROM THE BOTTOM AND THEN MOVE SLOWLY TO THE TOP. ENSURE YOU ARE USING A PROFESSIONAL EXTENSION BRUSH TO AVOID BREAKAGE AND DAMAGE TO YOUR OWN HAIR OR A DENMAN BRISTLE BRUSH SO TO AVOID PULLING THE BONDS. THESE ARE SOFT AND DONT PULL ON THE BONDS SO YOU CAN BRUSH AT THE ROOTS AS WELL AS THE ENDS.

WE ALSO RECOMMEND DAILY DETANGLING AT THE ROOTS. JUST WHEN YOU ARE SITTING WATCHING TV AT NIGHT, PUT YOUR FINGERS IN BETWEEN THE BONDS AND DETANGLE AT THE ROOTS….DONT FORGET THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD!

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SLEEPING

IN ORDER TO PREVENT MATTING NEVER GO TO SLEEP WITH WET HAIR; ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOUR EXTENSIONS ARE COMPLETELY DRY ESPECIALLY AT THE ROOTS TO AVOID TANGLING. A SPRAY-IN, LEAVE IN CONDITIONER IS GREAT TO USE OVERNIGHT. SPRAY IN BEFORE BED, BRAID YOUR HAIR AND WAKE UP WITH A MERMAID WAVE!

WHEN SLEEPING, BRAID YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS TO AVOID TANGLING WHICH WILL STOP THE BONDS & HAIR FROM RUBBING TOGETHER.

WE HAVE ALSO FOUND THAT PEOPLE THAT SLEEP ON ONE SIDE ALL THE TIME ARE MORE LIKELY TO LOSE BONDS FROM THAT SIDE. TRY TO CHANGE IT UP.

WASHING

WASH HAIR 1-3 TIMES A WEEK WITH A SULPHATE, ALCOHOL & OIL FREE SHAMPOO. EXCESSIVE WASHING AND STYLING WILL DAMAGE THE CUTICLE AND DECREASE THE LIFESPAN OF YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS.

ON THE FLIP SIDE, NOT WASHING YOUR HAIR ENOUGH CAN CAUSE BUILD UP IN OILS MAKING THE BONDS SLIDE OUT. IT CAN ALSO PRODUCE BUILD UP OF PRODUCTS AND GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION. MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR FINGERS IN BETWEEN YOUR BONDS TO WASH THEM ALL PROPERLY.

USING DRY SHAMPOO IN BETWEEN WILL HELP YOU LAST LONGER BETWEEN WASHES. IT CAN ALSO DRY UP EXCESS OIL THAT COULD MAKE YOUR EXTENSIONS SLIDE OUT

SHAMPOO AND CONDITION YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS WITH SULPHATE FREE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER. MOST COLOUR SAFE SHAMPOO’S WILL BE SULPHATE FREE, A PROFFESSIONAL  SALON-ONLY PRODUCT IS BEST AS THEY ARE MORE GENTLE AND NOURISHING

LET THE CONDITIONER SOAK INTO YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS FOR YOUR ENTIRE SHOWER BEFORE RINSING THOROUGHLY.  AVOID THE ROOT AREA AS THIS WILL MAKE THE BONDS SLIDE OUT AS IT MAKES YOUR HAIR TOO SLIPPERY

DEEP CONDITION ONCE A WEEK WITH A DEEP CONDITIONING TREATMENT.

USE A NOURISHING ‘DRY’ OIL EVERY DAY ON THE LENGTHS AND ENDS. WE RECOMMEND SATIN OIL OR SO PURE DEFRIZZ SERUM BY KEUNE.

APPLY 4-5 PUMPS TO WET BEFORE BLOW DRYING AND APPLY TO DRY HAIR ONCE A DAY. ALSO KEEP OFF THE ROOTS! YOU MUST GIVE YOUR EXTRA NOURISHMENT AS THEY CAN’T PRODUCE ANY NATURAL OILS THEMSELVES.

CURLING & STRAIGHTENING

KEEP HAIR PROTECTED FROM HEATED APPLIANCES BY USING A THERMAL PROTECTION SPRAY WITH NO ALCOHOL. USE ON BOTH WET AND DRY HAIR EXTENSIONS.

 

ALL OF OUR CLIENTS NEED TO FOLLOW THESE AFTERCARE GUIDELINES. THE CORRECT HAIR MAINTENANCE AND AFTERCARE IS ESSENTIAL TO MAINTAIN HEALTHY HAIR AND HEALTHY HAIR EXTENSIONS.

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