Considering hair extensions? Do you want to know how to care for your beautiful new locks? Whether you’ve gone for our Russian Remy hair or Indian Remy hair extensions, aftercare is ever so important! We want you to love your fresh new style, so our professional stylists have put together some definite Dos and please Don’ts!
DO: Brush your extensions gently
Whether you’ve gone for our glamorous new ombre hair extensions or any other style, luscious volume and sleek texture are part of the package. Take a few extra minutes each morning so you can brush them gently and with a soft, delicate touch. Pulling on your hair puts some strain on your extensions, which will test even the strongest Micro Ring bonds. You’ll also want a brush that’s designed specifically for hair extensions, with flexible bristles, like our professional hair extension detangle brush. This way, you'll greatly reduce the risk of your extension bonds becoming trapped in the bristles.
DO: Wash your hair extensions
Washing your hair extensions the right way is super-critical to keep your hair as lifelike as possible. Luckily, it’s as easy as washing your hair normally, with the right products! Use warm water rather than hot for your shower, and try to avoid flipping your head over if you usually wash it this way. The first is more tender on your extensions, and the second is important to prevent tangling.
When it comes to products, our Studio58 hair extension shampoo and conditioner is the best way to ensure you don't expose your extensions to damaging sulphates or parabens. Made using 100% naturally-derived ingredients, the heavenly smell alone is to die for!
DO: Pamper yourself
Everything from the sun's rays and salt water, to cold wind and dry weather can take its toll on your hair's natural bounce. When your hair extensions aren't properly hydrated, they'll lose some of their lustre and life, in the same way natural hair does. To keep them looking fantastic for much, much longer, our stylists suggest you treat yourself once every seven days to a hair extension weekly reviver treatment. By deep conditioning and refreshing the colour in your Remy hair each week, you're guaranteed to get the most out of your hair extensions for months on end.
DO: Feel good about styling them!
Styling your luscious new hair extensions is more than half the fun of the whole awesome experience! Do feel completely free to get busy with your regular curling wands, straightening irons, and hair dryer, just make sure you protect your hair from the heat. Overheating your hair can lead to pesky flyaways and breakage, which nobody wants.
We recommend using our hair extensions heat protection serum before you dive in, to keep your locks from getting dry and brittle. Like our other hair extension care products, our heat protection serum is designed especially for Studio58 extensions, so it’s much better suited to caring for your new gorgeous tresses.
DON’T: Sleep with wet hair extensions
Even if everything’s been non-stop radiant and beautiful, try not to hit the hay when your hair extensions are still wet, or even when it’s damp. This is a sure way to give yourself a difficult time brushing your hair in the morning. Both the tips and roots of your fresh new tresses become more easily tangled when you sleep with wet extensions. Even worse, struggling to brush them in the morning can put undue pressure on both micro-ring extensions and pre-bonded extensions.
DON’T: Be shy to ask for advice!
Your stylist is experienced in everything you’ll need to know about hair extension aftercare. They’ll be able to give you expert advice on how to look after your shiny new hair, as well as help you remove them and fit new ones when the time comes. Don’t be afraid to ask for tips or tricks on how to keep your extensions lifelike and outstanding!
Fresh new hair extensions are far and away the best way to add instant length, volume, and gorgeous colour to your look. If you haven’t fallen in love with our ombre hair extensions yet, browse our stunning professional colours and choose from Micro Ring or Pre Bonded extensions right here at Studio58. Now that you know all about hair extension aftercare, you’ll be an expert right away!