Proper at Home Care for Your Hair Extensions

Caring 

For Your Hair 

BRUSHING 

  • Brush hair thoroughly multiple times a day. With your free hand keep pressure on the base of your extensions to eliminate unnecessary tension and pulling while you brush.

  • Gather the hair into a ponytail and securely hold close to scalp. Begin brushing from the ends, carefully working your way up toward the scalp.

  • Brushing your hair before it gets wet will keep the hair from tangling while washing.

WASHING

  • Brush extensions thoroughly before washing to remove any tangles.

  • Now that your hair is thicker, you may decide to divide the hair into two sections on either side of the head to wash or multiple ponytails and wash section-by-section.

SHAMPOO

  • Use a sulfate-free and paraben-free salon-grade shampoo.

  • Begin at the scalp and massage shampoo into the hair using a Z formation. Do not use circular motion or flip head upside down as this causes tangles.

CONDITION

  • Use a sulfate-free and paraben-free salon-grade.

  • Apply conditioner from mid-shaft down to the tips of your hair and leave on for 2-3 minutes.

  • Rinse completely.

  • The use of leave-in conditioners, heat protectants, as well as deep conditioning mask once a week is recommended to protect your extensions.

DRYING

  • Towel or air dry hair as much as possible before using a blow dryer 

  • Using a blow dryer, rough-dry the hair

 

  • Starting at the ends and working our way up toward the scalp.

STYLING

  • COVET & MANE Hair extensions are safe to use with thermal tools like curing wands, flat irons, etc.

  • Temperature setting depends on your natural hair. You may use between 270 degrees- 380 degrees on your extensions as long as proper heat protectants are applied before styling.

PRODUCT

  • Use professional grade products recommended by your stylist to maintain the health of your natural hair and extensions.

SWIMMING

  • Before swimming, wet your hair with fresh tap water and apply a small amount of leave-in conditioner to the ends. 

  • Tie in loose ponytail or braid.

  • Once you are finished swimming, rinse extensions with fresh water and spray with leave-in conditioner.

SLEEPING

  • Brush hair gently and loosely braid before sleeping.

  •  Do not go to bed with wet hair as it can cause tangling close to the scalp if this occurs, schedule on appointment with your stylist to remove immediately.

AVOID

  • When activities take place in damp or humid conditions such as work-outs, steam rooms, saunas, beaches or lakes, make sure the extensions are dried immediately after. Focus on the top of the weft.

  • Avoid sleeping with wet hair. Always loosely braid hair or place it in a top knot before sleeping to avoid matting.

COLORING

DO NOT attempt to color your hair extensions at home. Please consult your certified IBE stylist for all color services and inquires.