How To Properly Care For Your Luxury Extensions

Having the perfect hair regimen and realistic expectations is extremely important, especially if you want your hair to maintain its beauty for years to come. Whether you are a first-time customer or trying a new texture, we are here to help. Keep reading for everything you need to know when purchasing our Straight/Wavy textures, Curly textures, and our famous Lace products!

Remember that you have purchased RAW human hair. This means that it will cooperate how your natural hair would cooperate! It was grown from a human scalp and will need to be treated as such. Please remember to also set realistic expectations with RAW Human Hair, especially higher-maintenance textures. If not taken care of properly, you will most likely experience dissatisfaction.

QUICK HAIR TIPS

  1. Try to avoid shampoos with sulfates and alcohol or with a pH balance higher than 7.
  2. Co-washing is highly recommended to clean the hair and maintain its luster.
  3. Gently massage moisturizing conditioner into the hair shaft; distribute the conditioner evenly with a wide-tooth comb from end to root.
  4. Air dry is preferred but you may gently pat the hair with a towel to rid of excess water.
  5. When using heating tools on the hair, it is best to use a heat protectant.
  6. Never go to bed with wet hair, which can cause tangles and matting.
  7. Treat the hair as if it were your own and enjoy being glamorous!

STRAIGHT AND WAVY TEXTURES

WEEKLY MAINTENANCE

Conditioner only wash is recommended 2-3 times per week. This is to ensure your hair is retaining moisture and periodically cleansing any build-up that could cause matting or tangling.  Should your extensions need deep conditioning, we recommend using a thick deep conditioner containing smoothing properties to minimize unwanted frizz.

For the ultimate wash experience, complete the following:

  1. Part your hair in 7-10 sections before shower/hair bath.
  2. Detangle each section as much as possible using a wide-tooth comb or a wavy hair brush, working from roots to tips.
  3. Wet hair/install completely with water.
  4. Start from the bottom of the install, part your hair using your fingers, and gather a 1-inch section, tie up the rest of the install on top of the head.
  5. Lather 1-inch section generously with conditioner and brush hair from ends working your way up to roots. Complete 2 “brush-outs” on section starting a brush by the top of the weft all the way through the ends of the hair. This will let you know that your hair is properly detangled.
  6. Repeat throughout the entire install.
  7. By this time, your hair should be completely detangled and have much “slip” as it is saturated with conditioner. Twist hair into top bun or braid. Let the conditioner sit for 15-20 minutes. Do not massage hair to avoid frizz.
  8. Rinse thoroughly. For extra waves scrunch to enhance wave pattern or set in rollers. Dry with cotton hair town or t-shirt as regular bath towels will cause excessive frizz.
  9. Apply a dime-sized amount of smoothing oil or glossing polish if desired to weigh down hair strands and minimize frizz throughout the day.  Allow air dry.
  10. Between installs or 1x per month can use an intensive hair masque or hot oil treatment to aid in the longevity of your extensions.

DAILY CARE

Brush or comb through to style.

Apply an alcohol-free glossing polish or hair serum for shine and frizz control as needed. Excessive products may lead to stiff hair which may cause matting and tangling.

Always use a heat protectant when heat styling to avoid damage. Keep in mind, excessive heat styling can alter the original wave pattern and integrity of the hair (similar to your natural hair).

BEDTIME CARE

Before bed, put hair into a high ponytail or roll into a bun to enhance wave pattern. Apply satin scarf or bonnet to reduce frizz and fly-aways. For bouncy waves, style with flexi-rods. After waking up, remove overnight protection and comb through using Our Favorite Hair Brush beginning at the ends and working your way up. Style as needed.

CURLY TEXTURES

Our curly textures require a more extensive hair care regimen and this is simply due to the structure of curly hair strands. Again, when purchasing curly hair it is important to have a realistic expectation of the maintenance that goes into having beautiful curls. Unlike “beauty supply” hair or many virgin curly hair options that may remain in the same curl without manipulation (but will not look as natural or last), our curly textures are cut from single donors and known for looking as if the hair was your natural hair! We must understand that it will act as such and need to be maintained accordingly.

 

So, what causes hair to curl? The perfect blend of protein and moisture!

 

With Curly hair you have to remember when your hair is lacking moisture, the more it will expand or swell with humidity. Curly hair is more porous than straight textures therefore it tends to pull moisture from the air causing the hair to swell. Once the hair swells and the cuticles become rough the hair may lose its curl pattern and become less visually appealing. This also leads to tangling and matting as the strands rub together. Therefore, it is important to follow a routine care regimen with curly hair to help combat these issues.

 

When we have deep condition and have a regular hair care routine in place our hair is more manageable, softer, and less prone to breakage and frizz.

MAINTENANCE

As an overview for curly hair care, conditioner only wash is recommended 3 times per week (non-negotiable step). This frequency is mandatory for the best result

Process:

  1. Section hair into 4 parts with hair clips before getting your hair wet. This will make the process much easier when dealing with curly textures.
  2. Wet all sections of your hair thoroughly while keeping each section separated.
  3. Section by section apply your conditioner and work through the section with a sturdy brush. Be sure to work your way up from the ends. Detangling curly hair is easiest when worked in sections.
  4. Once detangled and conditioned, allow the conditioner to deep condition for 15-30 minutes.
  5. Now it’s time to rinse. This step is dependent upon your personal preference. We want to be sure that we do not leave the hair completely saturated in the conditioner. Although for our kinkier textures we recommend leaving a bit of conditioner in the hair when rinsing. This will act as a leave-in conditioner and allow the hair to retain more moisture. However, with our looser curl patterns rinse the hair thoroughly to ensure the curls are not weighed down. Again, it is all about personal preference and what curly style you are rocking that day!

Now that we’ve finished the Wash process, it’s time to move into Curl Definition! This is the bread and butter of curly hair perfection and where our curls really get their time to SHINE!

  1. Section your hair into 3 to 4 parts and detangle your hair completely using a sturdy brush. You want to make sure that all of your curls are completely brushed out. Side note: You can’t be lazy with this step because it causes issues later.
  2. Use a water and conditioner mix in a spray bottle using 2/3 water and 1/3 conditioner. Spray each section thoroughly making sure that all sections are fully saturated.
  3. Apply a light sealant cream to hold in moisture. Use your steady brush to brush through each section where the product is fully saturated. When you brush through, you will notice the coils start to form. You should have no friction with this step if and only if you weren’t lazy with step 1.
  4. Once we’ve completed this we are going to use a cotton T-shirt, to scrunch each section. The scrunching step helps to put the coil form in place and to stop the hair from dripping water.
  5. (optional step) With your hair still in sections, use a blowdryer with a diffuser attachment to dry the hair until it is at least 60% dry. The diffuser head helps to prevent frizz and lock your curls in place.
  6. (non-negotiable step) LEAVE THE COILS ALONE. This is the most difficult step. While curls are drying, you never want to touch or run your fingers through it. Just let it air dry.
  7. Refresh as needed until the next wash with water/conditioner mix spray.
  8. Between installs or 1x per month can use an intensive hair masque or hot oil treatment to aid in the longevity of your extensions.

Always use heat protectant when heat styling to avoid damage. Keep in mind, excessive heat styling can alter the original wave pattern and integrity of the hair (similar to your natural hair).

BEDTIME CARE/DAILY CARE

Before going to bed, put hair up in a high ponytail or braid into large sections and wear a Satin scarf or bonnet. This with help to maintain the curl pattern and reduce frizz while sleeping.

Once you are ready to style your hair for the day remove your ponytail or braids and spray hair with water and conditioner mix to activate the leave-in product. Section hair and brush from tips working your way up to the roots. Scrunch gently and allow to air dry. Avoid manipulation as this may cause excess frizz.