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AFTERCARE for Extensions + Color

After install / What to expect with handtied extensions

It is normal for extensions to feel either snug or flexible right after installation. For first timers this become less noticeable with wear. 

I’ve found everyone is different in this aspect. For first time extension-wearers, it’s important to give the scalp a chance to accept that there's now a foreign object attached. However, how we install and what we install is extremely attentive and cautious of scalp health from day one. It is always our first priority. This will be closely monitored throughout your experience when wearing Luxury Hand-tied Extensions.

The three most important things that will affect the life of your extensions are 

1. Products    

2. Brushing      

3.Heat

1. Products. . Apply recommended leave-in conditioner + oil throughout mids+ends on damp OR dry hair morning and night. This will be key to keeping your extensions looking healthy and soft. “repairing” products containing protein are not recommended for extension hair. Use only products recommended for best results (shampoo, conditioner, oil, detangler, heat protectant) See below for trusted lines.

 

2. Brushing. . On dry hair, separate rows and hold base of extensions while brushing thoroughly working your way up from ends to base. WET Brush is recommended.

 

3. Heat Styling. . If you are using hot tools and blow drying hair from damp to dry often, not only will it take an extensive amount of time, your extensions will likely dry out. It is highly recommended to let air dry to at least 50% before blow drying to maximize the life and health of the extensions. 

Main Focus

Don’ts

  • Don’t go to bed with wet hair. It is recommended to blow dry the base of the extensions if this is a must to avoid any matting.

  • Don’t pull, scratch, or disturb the base of the extensions in any way to avoid damage.

  • Don’t put your hair in a bun or pony that will cause too much tension or pulling at the front of your extensions. It has to be either really high on top of your head or really low.

  • Don’t use HIGH heat with hot tools including blow dryers and irons. Don’t go above 300, make sure blow dryer filter is always clean and used on medium heat

  • Don’t use products containing sulphates, parabens, or high amounts of protein.

  • Don’t forget to be mindful about dry shampoo. An Excessive amount will likely dry them out.

  • Don’t remove extensions at home. This is imperative to preserve the health of your natural hair.

  • BLONDES ONLY: Don’t overuse purple shampoo. The extensions will take in the violet pigment much quicker than your natural hair. They will turn violet. Don’t touch blonde hair with SPF ; they will turn peach/mauve in color. tip: tie hair up and out of the way and be mindful of where the sunscreen is going and wash your hands after, OR use mineral sunscreen by ‘Bare Republic’. We have found that this product will not discolor the extension hair.

Washing

Washing can be intimidating at first but have no fear as they will not to anywhere. It will start to feel normal after the 3rd wash or so! I highly recommend a filtered shower head if you are in an area with hard water.

1st shampoo: focus on natural hair around the part line and hairline 

2nd shampoo: use two fingers to focus in between the extension rows gently 

Conditioner: saturate throughout midst/ends as needed

RINSE THOROUGHLY between rows.

IF YOU HAVE WELL or CITY WATER, be mindful of the discoloration that may build up on both your natural and extension hair. I highly recommend purchasing a shower head filter from amazon that is extremely easy to install and affordable to help with this.

 

Styling

My “go-to” styling routine after the washing consists of

Apply Product

Blow drying the base of the extensions

Air dry overnight (in loose braids)

In the morning waking up and adding a few curls or styling as needed

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Let the extensions air dry most of the way before blow driving on medium heat

 

High Pony + Topknots: how to wear? 

The luxury of the method that I offer is that with its flexible tension, you’re able to pull your hair up without worry of visibility or discomfort! With that being said, when wearing a ponytail or topknot, be sure to wear it very high or low. Meaning either near the occipital bone, or on the very top of your head. Give the extensions a chance to “flip” over by physically flipping your head over to pull it up. 

If this step is neglected, this may cause damage inevitably. This also may create the appearance of “flaps” or “wings” if ponytail is closer to the center of the head, causing maximum tension near the front of the extensions. Also be sure to use a scrunchy, invisibobble, or something non-abrasive to avoid breakage on both natural hair and extension hair if wearing this style often

 

Recommended Products

Goldielocks, Iles Formula, or Monat Shampoo + Conditioner,

Monat and Unite (heat protectant)

Goldielocks, Iles Formula, or Monat, unite leave in conditioner

Goldielocks, Iles Formula, or Monat, Unite Serum

Goldielocks,  Iles Formula, or Monat, Unite mask

Goldielocks, Iles Formula or Monat, Unite styling products

 

For Textured or Curly Hair

For recommended base products, see list above. Note that you may need a cream + mousse or styling product to scrunch in right out of the shower when styling wavy or curly hair. If extensions feel dry, add oil + detangler to the mids/ends. 

Brushing - BEFORE you shower, take a wet brush, hold the base, and work your way up. You may need to add oil or spray a leave-in to ensure that you’re not ripping through tangles resulting in breakage. 

 

Maintenance Visits

It is recommended to come in for a move-up every 6-8wks.
Please be sure to book in advance in order to reserve your appointment within this time frame

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