Important Indian Hair Extension Tips
You look after Hair Extensions the same as you would do long hair that you grew yourself. If you have never been able to grow your hair long before it is probably because you are probably stunting the growth just as fast as quickly as it grows. As far as were concerned, our number 1 most important advice tip would be to always follow the instructions and advice given to you by your stylist. That being said, heres a few more important tips.Quick Tips:
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Hair Care products
Use good name brand products, Jane Carter Solution, Mixed-Chicks, Pantene or Keracare are highly recommended. Use a good (leave-in) conditioner to keep your hair soft. Dont over do it. Too much conditioner or any other hair care product can cause a build up and tangling. Avoid hair products that contain alcohol. Alcohol makes hair dry. Ask your stylist what would be the best products for your hair. Chemical agents are widely used to add curl to straight hair and to loosen curls in curly hair. These products defat the scalp and permanently alter the structure of the hair. These compounds can also cause severe hair loss from over processing. Never use perms or relaxers on damaged hair. If possible, allow the hair to regrow before introducing new chemical processes.
When shampooing make sure your hair is not bunched up or piled on top of your head... This badly tangles hair. Instead of doing this, gently wash vertically in one direction only. Be sure to use a rather gentle shampoo and dont skimp on the quality. Dont ruin your hair and/or extensions by trying to save a couple of dollars on the super cheap stuff. Go with good reputed brands in the market. Using good quality products like shampoo, conditioners and hair gels will enhance the life your hair extension and also help them to look better. If your extensions are sewn in, you need to treat them like your own hair and take good care to comb it and slowly remove the knots and maintain the hair. After your shower, feel free to dry your hair the same way you would have dried your own natural hair. We would highly recommend an ionic dryer, as they wont damage the hair. Also use good quality straightening irons and curling rods.
Color your natural hair the desired color before your extensions are applied. Your stylist will then color match your extensions, whether synthetic or real, to your new color to make your purchased hair look like the real thing. Highlights can even be added by adding different colored extensions in the same randomness as highlights applied to hair pulled through a cap. If your roots need a touchup before you need to change your extensions, play it safe and leave the coloring to your stylist. BLEACHING YOUR HAIR IS NOT RECOMMENDED. It is risky and uses harsh chemicals that can damage your hair.
Always ask your stylist before attempting any styling techniques you are unsure about. Chemical agents are widely used to add curl to straight hair and to loosen curls in curly hair. These products defeat the scalp and permanently alter the structure of the hair. These compounds can also cause severe hair loss from over processing. Never use perms or relaxers on damaged hair. If possible, allow the hair to regrow before introducing new chemical processes. If you do color your hair, DEEP CONDITION with a good quality conditioner. Here are a few how to videos for styling your hair.
Swimming & Exercise
Wash the hair immediately after swimming! When dirt and sweat accumalates, hair mattes, tangles, and becomes unmanageable. Be sure to always wear a swim cap made of latex. Carefully comb out any tangles that may be present starting from the bottom and working your way up. Once the hair has been detangled braid the hair in two braids to ensure that all of the hair is protected and tucked neatly under the cap. Following your dip, be sure to wash your hair immediately to remove any damaging chemical that may have snuck under your cap.
NEVER SLEEP ON WET HAIR. Make sure your hair is completely dry before you go to bed. It is also recommended to wrap your hair together or gently tie it up to prevent tangling.
NOTE: Care for hand-tied wefts