How to wash your hair extensions?
The maintenance procedure on how to wash your hair extensions is pretty straightforward! The methods of strand by strand hair extensions and minimal care are required, just like your natural hair. When kept in their best condition, they can last up to 6 months. Once you know what to do, it will be natural for you.
The aftercare for hair extensions will require some maintenance for them always to look their best but directed in this topic, and we will cover the ‘what to do’s and ‘how to do’s for the aftercare of your hair extensions. And I hope you find value in this advice!
Brushing your extensions.
Brush your hair before you wash your hair extensions. Use a wide bristle brush or comb. Begin by holding the hair extensions midshaft of the hair, brushing starting at the ends first, then working your way up the strand. It would be best if you brushed up to the point of attachment.
Sleeping with hair extensions.
Always braid your hair before sleeping or exercising. Henceforth, minimize tangling, and reduce stress on the hair.
A satin pillowcase is helpful to minimize matting and helps maintain durability in the hair extensions.
It’s most important to never go to bed with wet hair because it can cause matting, dreading.
Going to bed with wet hair is particularly crucial for hair extensions with commercial Asian or Indonesian hair, as these hair types may be highly processed. Therefore, highly processed hair may tangle to such a severe degree that complete removal of the extensions may be necessary. Harshly tangled hair is a very lengthy process to comb out. European hair can also be susceptible to this type of tangling, so don’t risk it never going to sleep with wet hair.
Installing hair extensions.
Before installing, wash your hair extensions. Shampoo and condition very well before installing. Keep the conditioner away from the area to be bonded.
Do not shampoo hair for 24 hours after receiving hair extension service. The hair extensions need a 24 hour curing period to guarantee the best results for adhesion and durability.
Products for use with hair extensions.
When you wash your hair extensions, use this essential ionic technology to trap moisture into the hair to make it shinier and silkier. For all commercial hair, use a positive ionic charged shampoo with a PH 7+ and a good “ moisturizing” conditioner after every shampoo.
Negative ionic charged products are best suited for commercial human hair, and the recommended products would be the shampoo for blonde or damaged hair or baby shampoo. It is essential to avoid silicone or oil-based products, especially on or near the bonds, as those products can cause the hair to become very slippery and may cause you to lose some strands.
Most high-end brands of shampoo are negatively charged product base. However, this can cause commercial hair to dry out, creating a dry, brittle feel. The reason is that the commercial cut hair no longer receives the natural acid-based secretion from the scalp giving the commercial hair a positive charge base.
Hair extension hair, referred to as commercial hair, has been cut from the donor’s head. The hair follicle attached to the head secretes sebum from the sebaceous glands causing an acid mantle to coat the hair lengths, giving the hair on your head a negative ionic charge. After cutting, the hair no longer obtains the acid mantle coating. Therefore no more acid mantle; now it will have a positive charge. It requires shampoo and products for positively charged hair.
If you use a negatively charged shampoo, it will cause drying to your hair ad with dry hair comes a host of other problems like frizz. Or unable to straighten. Hard to brush and ride upon your shoulders. Not to worry, though. Once you use the proper shampoo, the hair will return to its intended luster. And when styling, use a style guard product to protect your hair from the heat of dryers or sunlight.
Betty Bizzarre uses the highest quality of hair conditioners available, a permanent hair coat RP – hair coat, CW7882-SEV has somewhat the function of CW7885 – RST. Miracle permanent hair coat conditioners with microemulsion technology.
Product shampoos for hair extensions.
Johnson Baby Shampoo is formulated for children as their hair is sensitive and soft. The shampoo is PH 7 and sulphate-free shampoo, and that is why it does not create that frothy lather. It does not contain Sodium Lauretha sulphate (SLES) & Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS). It is suitable for commercial hair as well.
Shampooing your hair extensions.
What to do before you wash your hair extensions?
When you wash your hair extensions, first braid your hair to prevent knotting.
You should wash your hair extensions with lukewarm water and start applying shampoo to the scalp until the roots are thoroughly clean. Then work the shampoo down through the braided ends massaging and working the shampoo down through the braided ends. The shampoo will need to rinse for a more extended period. Pay special attention to the root area and rinse until your scalp and hair are squeaky clean.
If the softening of the bonds in the keratin fusion systems occurs, it may be caused by cleansing with the wrong shampoo. Although the durable design of our systems, the hair extension system may slip out of its attachment if the shampoo contains oils. Natural body oils can also create a “sticky” situation on keratin fusion bonds only.
Therefore, it is essential to cleanse gently yet thoroughly throughout the scalp. Most hair we have worked with responds best to frequent cleansing. So to ensure secure bonding and keep the hair soft, prevent “bunching” and tangling, shampoo frequently.
Shampoos best suited for hair extensions.
It is essential to wash your hair extensions with a sulphate-free shampoo-positive ionic charged shampoo. Shampooing with high-end brands usually has a negative charge and can dry out the extension hair causing a dry, brittle feeling. Use positive charged products to shampoo the commercial hair. Although the installation systems are durable, the hair will react to cleansing with the wrong shampoo.
In the keratin fusion systems, the wrong shampoo may cause softening of the bonds, or if shampoo contains oils, this may cause the extension system to slip out of its attachment. If you have oily hair or an abundance of natural body oils, this can also create a “sticky” situation on the keratin bonds.
So it is essential for removing the oils from the scalp. High-quality hair types will respond best to frequent cleansing. Using products with a positive ionic charge helps prevent tangling, ensures a secure bond, and keeps the hair soft.
Water effect on hair extensions.
The water quality could noticeably affect conditions when you wash your hair extensions. Soft water is preferable for washing all hair, natural and commercial for the state and appearance of your birth and extension hair. Washing with hard water (containing many chemicals and minerals, especially iron and Sulphur) may result in breakage, tangling and discoloration.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have a water-related problem. It may be necessary to treat the water supply you are currently using to wash your hair.
Saltwater and chlorine water must be rinsed from the hair extensions immediately, as chemicals as these can fiercely dry out the hair. Wash and rinse immediately after submerging your hair in these water types. Avoid exposure to these types of water whenever possible. Don’t stop having fun. Tie your hair back, wash and rinse your hair well afterwards.
Quality of water could noticeably affect the condition and appearance of your natural and extension hair by creating dreading and or matting.
Conditioners recommended for hair extensions.
After you wash your hair extensions, use a generous amount of conditioner. Commercial hair cannot remoisturize like natural hair and requires daily conditioning.
After shampooing, rinse your hair thoroughly. Apply the conditioner below the bonded area of your hair extensions; this is very important because the conditioner on the hair is like butter on your finger when trying to remove your ring. It can cause slippage in both strands by strand systems, and in cold fusion, it can soften the bond and destroy the adhesiveness. Never apply conditioner to the scalp, and it is vital during their wear to avoid any slippage of the strands.
The oils in products will gradually permeate and soften the keratin fusion bonds or soften and loosen the hair inside the crimp bead of the micro linking methods of hair extensions resulting in shedding or loss of hair extensions.
Begin the application 2 – 3 inches away from the attachments, and work down through the braided ends, massaging product through the hair. Leave for 5-10 minutes, then rinse and wash your hair extensions. Sometimes, “leave-in” conditioners or hair oils are also necessary and apply them only below the attachments as described. The same precautions apply when using “spray-on” conditioners.
Conditioners will soften the bonds causing a sticky feeling on the fusion bond or may cause shedding on either bonding method. Never forget this! Check with your extension artist before applying any product to your hair that is not on your list of recommended products.
Apply a deep conditioner or hair mask below the bonded area only. Apply generously and let the product soak in at least 10 -15 minutes—also a necessary step to ensure that your hair extensions remain soft and moisturized.
Rinse product out of your hair extensions.
Thoroughly wash your hair extensions and rinse the shampoo completely out of your hair. Ensuring no shampoo residue is left on the hair before conditioning. Product left on the hair can weigh it down or cause it to look greasy when dry. So rinse the hair with warm water; this will help open the hair’s cuticles so that the shampoo can penetrate deeper and remove dirt and oils from the hair.
Open cuticles will help absorb the oils and moisturize from the conditioners. When you feel that slippery, softness on the hair after conditioning, rinse it again with cold water that will help close the hair’s cuticles to seal in the moisture and make the extensions shinier.
After rinsing very well, gently squeeze any excess water from your hair to avoid towel drying, which can ruffle the cuticle.
Climate Affects on hair extensions.
Here are some additional alerts to recognize when you wash your hair extensions.
1: A dry climate can cause static. However, style guard products will help control this problem.
2: Volcanic ash will cause severe drying and tangling, so take lots of conditioners on your Tiki Tiki adventure holidays, and also, it is advisable to rinse your hair immediately.
Maintenance on your hair extensions.
Regular maintenance will make it easier when you wash your hair extensions. This step is essential and not to be skipped by your clients. Maintenance is a salon procedure at the three-month point of your hair extension wear. This procedure keeps dreading at bay and extends the wear of the hair extensions, returning them to a free-flowing state.
We lose hair during hair extension wear because of the natural growth and natural loss of hair from the scalp. These hairs may be attached to the bonding of the hair extensions unable to fall.
These hairs coming from the scalp will still have the bulb from the scalp attached can cause dreading by hooking on to each other and through natural wear rubbing alongside other hairs latching on and from dreading. By removing the white bulbs of these fallen hairs, the dreading should then release easier, and you can remove the dreading.
The hairs again move freely, which will extend the wear by double the length of time.
Look at the bulbs carefully. It is an unhealthy sign for the hair extension if any are black. Black hair follicles if a sign of damage. The hair has had trauma or pulled out for this to happen and should not be like that.
Regular maintenance of your new hair extensions is essential for keeping your hair extensions as free-flowing as possible. Also, maintenance is the number one combat against any breakage of your natural hair while wearing hair extensions.
Do not omit this step when wearing hair extensions. The best hair extension experience will be with an even density of hair follicles on your scalp. Not having maintenance increases the matting, dreading, and knotting to the point where damage occurs, and hair follicles are pulled out during wear and upon removal.
At this point, add more hair if you desire to. Some people may opt to come in once every three months for maintenance and additional hair instead of six months of total removal and new installation your choice and applicable.
Separating the hair extension strands.
Before you wash your hair extensions and dry hair, it is necessary to separate the hair extension strands above the bonded area to your scalp.
As you wear your hair extensions, fallen hairs can cause dreading or matting at the root area. A good practice is to separate the strands by taking two strands, holding them at the bond area and pulling the strands apart. It can sound scary but don’t worry. You are close to your ears, and sound amplifies. The sound is the hook from your fallen hair, letting its neighboring strand loose.
Use your fingers to feel between each extension to release any signs of matting.
Do this on a day-to-day basis. Your natural hair will grow out as usual, and by separating the strands, you will decrease the risk of damage during the removal process.
Dreads in your hair extensions.
Before you wash your hair extensions, remove the dreading to the best of your ability.
Preferably daily to keep the dreading at bay!
An easy way to do this is by running a hot iron over the knotted area of your hair before you brush hair. You do not want the hot tool too hot! A suitable temperature would be 350- 400 degrees F. Remove the dreading or knot with a comb-out comb with metal tail ends.
However, this process requires repeating these steps over and over again. Spray hair with a protective guard, run a hot iron* (hot tools should be in good working order) over the knotted area repeating several times, subsequently smoothing the ends allowing the knots to slip out easily.
I like to use a comb with a five-point metal prong to separate the dreading slowly and carefully, starting at the ends and working your way up the shaft. Repeat this several times to remove the dreading. Releasing the knots will alleviate discomfort and undue stress on your hair and scalp, making your hair extensions more manageable.
Skipping maintenance will make the removal time much longer. Removing dreads must be done with patience, gently pulling them apart and releasing the dreaded strands one at a time, starting from the ends.
In conclusion, to the aftercare for when you wash your hair extensions, don’t stress about maintenance or whether you’re taking care of them is a breeze. If you have questions, you can call me, text me, or DM me, and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Here is a quick summary to follow when you want to wash your hair extensions!
- Everybody with long hair!
- Protect your hair by tying it or braiding it.
- Limit your time in the sun
- Take special care of length and hair.
- Going to bed, braid or pony
- Prevent the hair from getting tangled
- Morning unravel the braid or the ponytail
- Brush from the nape up row by row
- A wide-tooth comb or brush
- Remove tangles from the ends working up
- Do not comb from the scalp down to the bond
- Silk satin pillowcase
- Do not shampoo 24 hours after install
- For cold fusion, do not shampoo for two days.
- Don’t wash your hair with your head face down
- Tilt your head back
- Wash hair from the top to the bottom
- Do not scrub action
- Wrapped with a towel around wet hair to absorb moisture
- Use products for commercial hair
- Do not use products that contain Sulphur, such as dandruff shampoos,
- Do not use products high and alcohol or silicone,
- or products that contain glycerin, wax, tar, peppermint or minerals, as these can affect the cold fusion bonds
- Avoid tanning beds, steam and sauna rooms, and hot springs when wearing cold fusion.
- Brush your hair daily.
- Natural fallout of your hair tangle between two bonds
- Separate strands from bonds to the scalp by pulling them apart.
- If this happens, make an appointment with your salon to remove it.
- Natural to lose a few strands due to natural fall.
- If necessary, you can return, and I have a few strands added.
- COLOURS and highlight your stylist and stay away from the bonds!
- A professional hair extension artist does removal!
Hair extension disclaimer:
Bizzarre Hair Extensions, CA, does not take responsibility for any harm or adverse effect from using this or any procedure stated on this website or not.
Do not do hair extensions with inadequate equipment; use a high-grade Ionic flat iron, hot tools or hair extension equipment. Use equipment and this method of hair extensions at your own risk.
The advice stated in this blog or anywhere on this site is for entertainment purposes. Betty Bizzarre or this website does not take responsibility for any misuse or recklessness in the care of your hair extensions.
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This video is for entertainment purposes only. It is not advice or financial investment, legal or otherwise. Any decision or action made by any viewer of this video is entirely at the discretion of that individual. Betty Bizzarre does not warrant or represent that any information is accurate.
This blog is for entertainment purposes only. It is not advice or financial investment, legal or otherwise. Any decision or action made by any reader of this blog is entirely at the discretion of that individual. Betty Bizzarre does not warrant or represent that any information is accurate.