After install / What to expect
It is normal for extensions to feel tight for the first few days after installation. This will soon go away and become more comfortable with wear.
I’ve found everyone is different in this aspect. For first time extension-wearers, it’s important to give the scalp a chance to accept that there’s now a foreign object attached. However, how we install and what we install is extremely attentive and cautious of scalp health from day one. It is always our priority. This will be closely monitored throughout your experience when wearing Luxury Hand-tied Extensions.
The three most important things that will affect the life of your extensions are.
1. Products 2. Brushing 3. Heat
1. Products. Apply recommended leave-in conditioner + oil throughout mids+ends on damp OR dry hair morning and night. This will be key to keeping your extensions looking healthy and soft. “repairing” products containing protein are not recommended for extension hair. Use only products recommended for best results (shampoo, conditioner, oil, detangler, heat protectant) See below for trusted lines.
2. Brushing. On dry hair, separate rows and hold base of extensions while brushing thoroughly working your way up from ends to base. WET Brush is recommended.
3. Heat Styling. If you are using hot tools and blow-drying hair from damp to dry often, not only will it take an extensive amount of time, but your extensions will also likely dry out. It is highly recommended to let air dry to at least 50% before blow drying to maximize the life and health of the extensions.
Don’t go to bed with wet hair. It is recommended to blow dry the base of the extensions if this is a must to avoid any matting.
Don’t pull, scratch, or disturb the base of the extensions in any way to avoid damage.
Don’t put your hair in a bun or pony that will cause too much tension or pulling at the front of your extensions. It must be either high on top of your head or low.
Don’t use HIGH heat with hot tools including blow dryers and irons. Don’t go above 300, make sure blow dryer filter is always clean and used on medium heat.
Don’t use products containing sulphates, parabens, or high amounts of protein.
Don’t forget to be mindful about dry shampoo. An Excessive amount will likely dry them out.
Don’t remove extensions at home. This is imperative to preserve the health of your natural hair.
BLONDES ONLY: Don’t overuse purple shampoo. The extensions will take in the violet pigment much quicker than your natural hair. They will turn violet. Don’t touch blonde hair with SPF; they will turn peach/mauve in color. tip: tie hair up and out of the way and be mindful of where the sunscreen is going and wash your hands after OR use mineral sunscreen by ‘Bare Republic’. We have found that this product will not discolor the extension hair.
Washing can be intimidating at first but have no fear as they will not go anywhere. It will start to feel normal after the 3rd wash or so! I highly recommend a filtered shower head if you are in an area with hard water.
1st shampoo: focus on natural hair around the part line and hairline
2nd shampoo: use two fingers to focus in between the extension rows gently.
Conditioner: saturate throughout mids/ends as needed
RINSE THOROUGHLY between rows.
IF YOU HAVE WELL or CITY WATER, be mindful of the discoloration that may build up on both your natural and extension hair. I highly recommend purchasing a shower head filter from amazon that is extremely easy to install and affordable to help with this.
My “go-to” styling routine after the washing consists of
Blow drying the base of the extensions.
Air dry overnight (in loose braids)
In the morning waking up and adding a few curls or styling as needed.
- OR -
Let the extensions air dry most of the way before blow driving on medium heat.
High Pony + Topknots: how to wear?
The luxury of the method that I offer is that with its flexible tension, you’re able to pull your hair up without worry of visibility or discomfort! With, when wearing a ponytail or topknot, be sure to wear it very high or low. Meaning either near the occipital bone, or on the very top of your head. Give the extensions a chance to “flip” over by physically flipping your head over to pull it up.
If this step is neglected, this may cause damage inevitably. This also may create the appearance of “flaps” or “wings” if ponytail is closer to the center of the head, causing maximum tension near the front of the extensions. Also be sure to use a scrunchy, invisibobble, or something non-abrasive to avoid breakage on both natural hair and extension hair if wearing this style often.
“Testimonials provide a sense of what it's like to work with you or use your products. Change the text and add your own."
Morgan James, NY
"A great testimonial can boost your brand’s image. Click to edit and add your own."
Lisa Driver, MI
“Have customers review you and share what they had to say. Click to edit and add their testimonial.”