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Hair Extensions 101

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Tips On How To Take Care Of Your Extensions

After you get your hair extensions it is best to wait 48 hours before you wash your hair. Your stylist will give you instructions about this (if not, ask!).

  • Washing                                                                                                                                      Keep your hair and scalp clean! When sweat and dirt build up in your hair it causes it to tangle. Use a quality Shampoo and Conditioner for your extensions. There are products available specially formulated for use with natural human hair extensions. Your stylist can tell you what products are best for your hair and extensions. Detangle your hair first with a detangling brush from the ends to the roots before shampooing. Wash your hair gentle in a downward motion (from the roots to the ends). Rubbing can cause the hair to tangle. When you're done rinse your hair thoroughly. It is important that your hair is clean before you use a hair conditioner. Make sure you condition your hair after every wash. Your extensions don't receive the natural oils from your scalp so it is important that you use a quality conditioner. When conditioning your extensions, do not apply conditioner in the root area or near the attachments. It can loosen the bonds  and make your extensions fall out. Dry your hair gently, don't rub it with a towel but move in a downward motion from roots to ends. Gently detangle your hair.

 

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Clip in Hair Extensions
It is recommended to remove your clip ins before washing. Use a soft brush or wide tooth comb to remove tangles. Gradually wet the hair with lukewarm water and brush it to prevent tangling. Use a gentle sulfate-free shampoo and was your hair gentle in a downward motion to prevent tangling. Rinse thoroughly. Apply a lightweight conditioner (follow the instructions on the bottle). Rinse and gently press the water out with a towel. Brush your hair gently. It is best to let the extensions air dry.

  • Tape in Hair Extensions
    Some brands advise to brush your hair gently when you come out of the shower while others will tell you not to comb or brush your tape in hair extensions when your hair is still wet. Follow the instructions given to you by your stylist. Do not use conditioner close to the bonds. Use it mid-shaft down.
    Press the tape panels together on a daily basis. This will keep the attachment strong for a longer time.

  • Styling
    It is better to avoid heat. Heat is your one of your hair's biggest enemy, the more you use it, the shorter your hair extensions will last. Be careful with the use of blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons. Do not use hot tools directly on the tape tabs of your Tape In extensions. It will weaken the adhesive and they will fall out. It is best to let your hair dry naturally.
    Use a special brush for hair extensions when brushing your hair (soft bristle brush). It is best to start at the ends of your hair and when all tangles are removed gently work your way up. Always brush in a downward motion. Brush your hair a few times a day.
  • Hair styling products
    Use a good (leave-in) conditioner to keep your hair soft. Don't over do it. To 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. 
    Confirm with your stylist that all styling products (including shampoo and conditioner) that you use are OK.
  • Hair Oils
    Be careful with hair oils such as Argan oil, Coconut oil and other essential oils. It can be wonderful for your hair but when it comes in touch with the bonds of for example Tape Ins it can deteriorate the attachment and the hair can slip out. Consult with your Diverse Root Stylist prior to using oils as part of your hair extension care. 
  • Hair treatments
    When you would like to perm or color your hair, don't do it yourself. Let your Diverse Roots Salon stylist take care of all chemical treatments you would like to do.
  • Sleeping
    DON'T sleep on wet hair. Make sure that your hair is completely dry when you go to sleep. A good habit is to tie your hair together in a ponytail to prevent tangling as much as possible.
     
  • Exercise                                                                                                                                      Avoid long exposure to chlorine and salt water. Chlorine and salt water can cause the hair to tangle and mat up. It is recommended to wear a swim cap if possible or wear your hair up to keep it out of the water. After swimming it is best to shampoo and condition your hair immediately. In general it is a good habit to wear your hair up or in a ponytail when you exercise.
  • Summer Care
    During summer your hair extensions can use some extra care. Sun, salty water and chlorine can really damage your hair make it tangle. It can also make the bonds and tape fragile. When you use skin and sun care products make sure not to come too close to the bonds or tape.

Diverse Roots has always strive to educate our clients as well as making them look fabulous. It is our mission is to inspire every client in achieving their personal best, through our personal best. We believe, there is something beautiful in everyone. It would be our dream, to make your dreams come true. We are dedicated in providing a place for growth, in mind, body, and hair.

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