Hair Care Tips For Remy Human Hair Extensions
Our high-quality extensions consist of intact human hair and require nourishing care. Just like your normal hair, even hair extensions can dry out, get split ends and become brittle. Because the hair is no longer nourished through the root of the hair, it will depend on your care of your extensions with how beautiful they will look. It is important to wash and dry the hair properly. Read on for more information.
Hair Care Instructions For All Our Hair Extensions
1. Brush Daily
The hair should be brushed 1-2 times with an hair extension brush on a daily basis. Hold the hair with your other hand so that you don't put too much strain on your own roots.
2. Moisturize Daily
3. Hair Washing Tips
Before you wash your hair, you will have to prepare your hair extensions: first, gently run your fingers through your hair to disentangle any small knots. Then, carefully brush your hair with a soft brush.
Do not wash hair with water that is too hot. Never flip your hair upside down to wash it. If you have hair that is 50 cm long or longer, then we recommend that you wash your hair once or twice a week. Comb the hair well with the special extensions brush and loosen any knots before washing (they’ll just get worse while washing). Cleanse the scalp with a mild shampoo. Do not rub the hair, otherwise it will become tangled. Thoroughly rinse out the shampoo. Follow with a hair conditioner; use balm only on the ends. The washing process should be kept as short as possible because too much water dries out the extensions.
Do you have keratin bonds or tape-in extensions that are securely in place? Then you can use the shower to wash your hair. The water streaming down from above will act like a comb. The hairs will remain smooth and tangle free. To give your hair extensions the best care, turn the shower head to medium pressure and gently work in the shampoo using your fingers like a comb. Unlike a head massage or circular movements, your hair will not be able get tangled this way.
Gently pat your hair dry with a towel and without rubbing it. Complete the hair treatment with our conditioning spray. Your hair and your extensions will be easy to brush and will have a nourished sheen.
4. Blow Drying Your Extensions
While blow-drying, loosen the hair of knots by running your hands through your hair. Once the hair is already a little dry, it can be brushed more easily. That is not possible when hair is wet. Great hair care products for your beautiful hair are available right here directly from us.
5. Styling Your Hair Extensions
When styling with a hair dryer, straightening iron or curling iron, make sure not to expose the adhesives to too much heat as they may loosen. Always use a heat protection spray to protect the hair from heat damage. If you would like to perm your hair extensions, only use gentle products.
6. Swimming With Hair Extensions
Contact with chlorine water and salt water must be avoided as this will damage the hair. If you do come in contact with it, we will not assume any guarantee. If you want to nonetheless go for a swim in the swimming pool or the sea, put your hair up in a bun using an elastic band and preferrably, use a swimming cap. The same applies for taking a bath at home - watch out for bath oils.
7. Colouring Your Hair Extensions
The hair has already been brightened and should therefore, not be bleached any further.
You should ideally color our hair using tint. This way, you will have your desired hair color in a gentle but effective way. Tinting is much gentler than dyeing because tint does not include ammoniac but only natural ingredients, which do not damage the hair. The color particles in these products do not penetrate the hair but rather sit on top of the it. Tint has a positive electrical charge which attracts the negative charge of the hair. This effect is even more intense with wet hair. That is why you should add tint to your hair after you have washed it. Remember that the color will be more intense if the original color is on the lighter side. Tinting is meant for darkening hair 2 to 3 shades. We do not recommend lightening the hair. The hair found in the Premium line still has a naturally intact hair cuticle, which can be colored just as you own hair can. That way, you are able to exactly match the hair color.
Please carefully read the information on the tinting package you are using. It is advisable to try out the tint on just one hair strand first to see how much time you will need for the color to set for a perfect result. Afterwards, you can color the rest of your hair. Take into consideration that each treatment will cause damage to the hair structure. You should therefore reduce such treatments to a minimum in order to enjoy your human hair extensions for a long time to come.
Choosing The Right Hair Care Products
When choosing the right hair care products, you should pay attention to silicone-free and products free of fruit acid because silicone can sometimes cause the extensions to loosen.
The following products may not be used: No products with 2 in 1, no products with sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), chemical products such as perm water, oxidation, bleaching powder, etc. Do not use products on your extensions that contain alcohol or perfumes. The same applies to volumizing, smoothing and dandruff shampoos.
- Apply the hair care products only onto the hair ends and length, not on the adhesives (bonds, tapes)
- Never rub long hair, only gently knead the hair, otherwise knots will form.
- Part hair sideways and apply a mask from the neck down after each wash.
- Wrap a towel around the hair and let it sit for a few minutes.
- Apply hair tip fluid and hair treatments and use an extension brush to comb hair.
Special Hair Care Tips For Your Permanent Tape-in Hair Extensions and Keratin Bonds
Permanent hair extensions that use glue require a slightly different approach to hair during the first 24 hours. After applying the extensions, you should not wash your hair for at least 24 hours and preferably, not brush it to allow the glue to completely set (bonds / tapes). You should never comb your hair, especially when it is wet, as this can cause your own hair to break. Allow at least your roots with the adhesives to dry before gently working your way through your hair and extensions with a brush. To carefully brush the hair, you need a special extension hairbrush that gently detangles the hair and does not damage the bonds or tapes. Always start at the tips of your hair while brushing and carefully work your way up to the roots. Hold your hair at your head so as to avoid pulling too much on the adhesives.
Do not wash your hair upside down when you have extensions as this can cause knots and tangling. Hair with extensions should be washed a maximum of 3x per week. Only apply alcohol-free shampoo diluted with water to the adhesives.