HAIR EXTENSIONS AFTERCARE
Please read through our simple aftercare and maintenance advice carefully. Your hair extensions will require regular maintenance to keep them looking healthy and nourished.
Provided each step is followed correctly your hair will last its full lifetime without any problems and will continue to look beautiful. Remember this is human hair, so you will need to look after it just like you would with your own hair.
1. WASH YOUR HAIR BEFORE INSTALLATION
Please ensure that your natural hair is washed prior to installation. This is to remove any residue, including products build up, oil and pollution. Your hair must be free from any kind of conditiondr, styling product, balm or natural oils. Your hair must be full dried before installation. This will provide a clean surface to allow the bonds to adhere correctly and prevent them from sliding and becoming loose.
2. RESTORING YOUR HAIR NATURAL OIL & MOISTURE
After your hair extensions have been installed, we recommend sulphate free shampoo and conditioner to restore your hair’s natural oils and moisture. These nutrients can be lost after washing and blowdrying. Our aftercare products will condition your hair and your extensions, leaving them naturally silky, shiny and soft.
3. TENDER/ SORE SCALP
One of the first things you may notice immediately after having your hair extensions installed is your scalp may feel tender or sore. Don’t panic, this is normal and will subside within a couple of days. You have extra weight attached to your head and this should not be perceived as a problem, therefore you have no need to worry. However, if the tenderness or soreness persist, or you endure another issues, you should contact the stylist who installed them to check, as his may be the result of the bonds being fitted too tightly.
4. HAIR GROWTH
Your natural hair will grow by approximately 1.5-2 inches within three months. If your bonds have not been separated correctly once installed, your hair roots my start to tangle together. This is not healthy for your hair or your scalp if this issue is ignored. Please refer to the brushing section with help to prevent this.
5. UP TO 3MONTHS AT A TIME
We recommend that you keep your hair extensions in for up to three months at a time, leaving a two-week gap between installations. This will allow time for your natural hair and scalp to rest.
6. AVOID SHAMPOO'S/ CONDITIONERS CONTAINING SULPHATES & PARABENS
We do not recommend the use of shampoos and conditions containing sulphates and parabens. These chemicals are found in a number of well-known branded hair products and can cause hair to dry, split, shed or discolour and cause bonds to deteriorate. Always look out for the following ingredients on the back of the bottle before purchasing.
7. iHOBBS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SHEDDING PRODUCTS
Many factors including products on the market can cause hair to shed which are out of our control. iHobbs Hair and Beauty is not liable for shedding products. We would always recommend the use of a good quality weft adhesive prior to fitting of weft hair. This will ensure the weft track is completely secure and will minimize shedding. Other factors can cause bonds to not set properly upon installation and become soft. iHobbs Salon and Academy Ltd is not liable for bonds which become soft and have not set properly.
8. NORMAL TO LOSE SOME HAIR WHEN BRUSHING?????
It’s perfectly normal to lose some hair the brushing. The average person ca lose up to 100 strands of hair a day.
9. THE LIFESPAN OF YOUR HAIR
To ensure the full lifespan of our hair products we strongly recommend the use of our aftercare advice and recommended aftercare products.
1. AVOID COLOURING/ BY PROFESSIONAL IF HAVE TO
We do not recommend any additional colour applicaion, as this may cause damage to your hair. if you choose to do so, the colour should be applied by a professional and carried out on test strands first, to achieve the desired results. This will be done at your own discretion and risk. iHobbs Salon and Academy Ltd will not accept any liability for damage to hair extensions due to colouring. This also includes the use of pigment towers (silver shampoos)
It is important to only use a hair extension brush on or near the extensions. This is to prevent the hair from snagging. Hair extension brushes are specifically designed to flow through the bonds. The use of round barrel brushes, brushes with ball tips, wooden bristle brushes and any other similar products may rip hair from the bonds and cause unnecessary damage.
When hair is fully dry, gently brush through thoroughly in a downward direction.
Please make sure bonds are held when brushing to prevent excess tugging and to prevent forcible removal of the bonds.
It is perfectly normal to loose strands of hair when brushing, so don’t panic. Holding sections of the hair, starting with the bottom section and gently brushing the sections in turn, working your way whole of the hair carefully, will help prevent this.
Do not brush between the scalp and the bonds.
On a regular basis, gently separate the bonds with your fingers to help prevent matting and tangling.
Gently brushing your hair thoroughly, at least once or twice a day will prevent knotting and matting.
We advise you not to over-brush your hair, as this may result in damage to strands and unnecessary wear and tear.
When your hair is wet it is at its most fragile state. Only use a wide-tooth comb lightly on the extensions to separate the strands.
After you have towel-dried your hair, brush very gently in a downward direction, using a wide-tooth comb to remove any excess knotting.
We recommend that you do not wash you hair within the first 2-3 days after having your hair extensions applied. This is to allow any bonding agents to fully harden. At night, tie hair up in a loose ponytail or plait.
Prior to washing de-tangle hair from ends to roots.
You should only wash your hair extensions 2-3 times a week with a mild shampoo in warm water. Over-washing could lead to dryness and unnecessary wear and tear to bonds.
Smooth shampoo down the hair extensions as tangling may occur if rubbed in multiple directions.
Make sure you wash in amongst the bonds, avoiding the bonds themselves.
Conditioner should only be applied from mid length to the ends of your hair extensions. Never apply conditioner to the bonds.
Wash the hair in an upright position using warm water only.
When washing your hair, do not tip your head over the bath as this could cause tangling.
If you have two or more colours in your hair (especially dark and light), we recommend care is taken when washing for the first time to ensure colours do not mix with one another. On rare occasions certain products may cause colours which run into one another due to colour mixing.
Hair colours will naturally fade overtime. Bright colours may fade more quickly depending on the aftercare techniques and products used on the hair. iHobbs Salon and Academy Ltd will not be held liable for discolouration or adding of any kind after the product leaves our warehouses.
Heat is your biggest enemy, only blow-dry hair on a cool setting. Using a hot setting may result in the bonding agents softening and loosening over a period of time.
Dry hair using a blotting motion ad squeeze the hair in a towel to remove excess moisture. Do not rub or roll hair dry in a towel.
Blow-dry section by section, gently using a wide-tooth comb
STYLING & FINISHING
Straightening irons, tongs, crimpers and heated rollers can be used……