Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hair care for human hair extensions

* Do not sleep on wet hair. Hair should be dried thoroughly

* Tie hair up in a pony tail or braid it when sleeping

* Avoid prolonged exposure to chlorine. Wear a cap if possible

* Wash and condition your hair immediately after going swimming. Do not allow chemicals to remain in your hair for any length of time.

* Always dry hair, do not leave it wet. Some stylists recommend using a diffuser attachment
to your hair dryer to avoid direct heat at the point of attachment.

* Hair should be shampooed and conditioned regularly. The extensions do not receive natural scalp oils and need to be conditioned every wash.

* Do not apply conditioner to the roots or directly on the area of attachment. Be very gentle with shampooing. There are recommendations from several extension companies to squeeze the shampoo thru the hair, instead of rubbing.

* Rinse hair thoroughly— especially important for braided/sewn in hair extensions. If shampoo is left in the hair, it will cause buildup.

* Do not rub hair with towel after shampooing Gently detangle the hair using a wide tooth comb.

* Detangle before shampooing.

* Avoid using any hot appliances, blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons directly at the point of attachment

* Avoid 2-in1 hair products

* Avoid products with wax, alcohol and silicone or sulfur

* Avoid cheap shampoos and conditioners

* Avoid scrubbing or rubbing the hair

* Use a spray-on conditioner between shampoos

* Gradually wet the hair with mixture of conditioner and water before washing

* Avoid coloring, tinting, perming or any other chemical processes as it will weaken the hair

* Make sure you keep your scalp clean Use shampoo and conditioner for dry hair, color treated hair

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