Care for Your Hair
Follow these little tips and tricks to lengthen the life of your luscious long locks
Use only professional products that are paraben and sulfate free. Apply a hair mask (a stronger conditioner) every 3-5 times you wash your hair to lengthen the life of your hair extensions. Refrain from washing your extensions more than 2-3 times a week.
A minimum of two products are essential to keep your extensions in tip top shape:
- Leave-in conditioner with heat-protectant capability and
- Moisturizing oil
Apply the leave-in conditioner to your hair, after washing, but while it’s still wet. The oil should be applied daily to wet and/or dry hair, before and/or after styling as well. Remember, the extension hair is no longer ‘living’ and doesn’t get the natural oils it normally would so we have to replenish it.
Drying and styling
After showering, use a towel to carefully blot your extensions dry. While using your blow dryer, flat iron and curling iron it’s imperative to keep the heat settings on low (below 350 degrees). Blow dry and style often to keep your extensions smooth. Comb often using a Wet Brush of wide-tooth comb – start at the bottom of your hair and work your way to the top.
Braid extensions before bed to keep them from tangling. Use a silk pillowcase for less friction. Also keep in mind that going to bed with wet hair can cause your hair and extensions to mat and knot.
Swimming and adventuring
Summer is the BOMB; however, all it brings is hard on extensions. Hair is like a sponge and will soak up whatever liquid it comes in contact with first (especially if its damaged or on the drier side). So, to protect your hair and extensions from drying out, remember this – if you choose to swim with your extensions, wet your hair, add a generous amount of leave-in conditioner and braid your hair before entering the water. Use a clarifying shampoo and very moisturizing conditioner when you’re done. Take your time combing it out. Bold City Hair will not be liable for any negative reaction that may occur. Limit contact with salt water and chlorine (ocean or pool).
Coloring your extensions can change the integrity of the extension; however if your choose to do so, we suggest a demi- or semi-permanent color. Never use any lightener or bleach on the extensions. Any coloring should be done by a licensed professional. For best results, contact your Bold City Hair certified stylist.