1. Proper washing of extensions
Before washing your hair, gently detangle your extensions with your fingers and thoroughly brush your hair with an extension brush. Always start at the ends and work your way up to the roots.
The best way to wash extensions is to keep them upright under the shower. Gently shampoo your scalp. Let the shampoo run through the lengths and rinse it out with plenty of water.
After washing, treat your hair with a deep conditioning treatment. Massage 1 to 2 walnut-sized amounts into the length and ends of your hair. Make sure the treatment does not come into contact with the attachment points!
After a processing time of 2 to 5 minutes, rinse your hair thoroughly to remove any remaining product.
For an intensive treatment, leave the conditioner on for 10 to 20 minutes. If you're short on time, use a leave-in conditioner spray. It provides ample care and does not need to be rinsed out.
Gently squeeze out the water with a towel afterward. For smooth ends, we recommend using our end fluid - oil with argan oil. Use your fingers to reposition the extensions and let them dry slightly before brushing through.
2. Pitfalls to avoid in care
There are some common mistakes that should be avoided at all costs.
Never wash your hair upside down! The attached hair strands could tangle, and the attachment points can get damaged.
Never rub your hair extensions dry; gently squeeze out the excess water instead.
Never brush your hair extensions when they are wet; this is equally damaging to your natural hair.
3. The right care products
Only with proper care can human hair extensions maintain their smoothness, elasticity, and natural shine. Regular hair washing is just as important as using special extension care products. To ensure the longevity of your hair extensions, the shampoo must not contain silicons, alcohol, or oil.
Our care products have been specially tailored and tested by a German manufacturer for our extensions. This way, your natural hair and extensions receive rich care and intense moisture.
4. Care routine with hair extensions
Brush your hair thoroughly twice a day and gently remove any small knots. Check the attachment points of your hair extensions for damage at least every 4 weeks. Have any damaged or loose extensions lifted or replaced by a hairdresser or with the help of a friend.
5. Styling with hair extensions
You can blow-dry, straighten, or curl your hair extensions just like your own hair. However, pay attention to the styling products you use on your extensions. Oils, silicones, or alcohol can attack the bondings and significantly reduce the durability of your hair extensions. To prevent excessive drying of your extensions, always use a medium heat setting when blow-drying your hair.
6. Exercising with Hair Extensions
If you regularly engage in sports and want to tie your hair up, your hairdresser should be aware of this when attaching the extensions. Generally, physical activity is not an obstacle. However, if the real hair is frequently tied up for sports activities, the hold of the real hair extensions must be particularly good.
The bondings should not be visible when the hair is tied up. For tape extensions, we recommend a "high bun." This allows tape extensions to be laid straight upwards and remain invisible despite the bun.
7. Seawater & Chlorine
Chlorine and saltwater are known to strain the hair. Both can cause significant damage to hair extensions, especially at the bondings. The hair itself also tends to tangle and dry out when in contact with chlorine or saltwater. Saltwater is particularly aggressive on natural hair and extensions. It is not necessarily swimming or diving in saltwater itself that is damaging but rather the subsequent drying process.
On hot beach days, the hair dries quickly due to the heat and often light wind. While the moisture evaporates, the dissolved salt in the water remains as tiny crystals in the hair. These crystals, as water-soluble minerals, tend to reabsorb water as quickly as possible, thereby depleting moisture from the hair. The result is brittle and dry real hair extensions. Dives or headfirst jumps should, therefore, be avoided.
If they are tied up before swimming, they will sustain less damage. A shower with freshwater is definitely advisable after swimming. Afterward, mild hair shampoo and a hair conditioner should also be used.
8. Sleeping with Extensions
The biggest adjustment when it comes to hair extensions is sleeping. Many worry that they might ruin their beautiful new hair while sleeping. However, this concern is unfounded. With a few beauty tips, you can sleep comfortably and worry-free with hair extensions!
Do you enjoy showering or bathing in the evening and going to sleep with wet hair? This is an absolute no-go if you have extensions. Moisture not only harms your natural hair but also your real hair extensions. Wet hair, due to its soft hair structure, reacts very sensitively to friction. With the many head movements during sleep, wet extensions can quickly become tangled or matted. The next morning, the hair is difficult to detangle and may break. Additionally, moisture and water can penetrate the bondings, causing them to swell and the extensions to come loose from your natural hair.
To sleep properly with extensions, thorough hair care before bedtime is important. Turn your evening hair care routine into a small ritual: carefully brush your hair before going to bed, holding your hair at the roots with one hand and working your way up from the tips to the roots.
Sleeping with your hair open is detrimental to your extensions. Individual strands can tangle, knot, and worst-case scenario, become matted due to friction with the pillow. The bondings of the real hair extensions are also sensitive to friction and may suffer damage. There is also a risk of trapping your long hair during sleep and pulling on the extensions.
To prevent tangling of your extensions, you should tie your hair up before going to bed. Whether it's a loosely tied braided ponytail, a low ponytail at the back, side braids, or a bun on top of your head, choose a night hairstyle that is comfortable for your sleeping position. Regardless of the hairstyle you choose, never tie your hair tightly, always keep it loose.
Nighttime hairstyles for extensions:
- A braided ponytail is ideal for side sleepers with extensions.
- Dutch braid for back sleepers
- The ponytail for shorter or straight hair.
Another method for sleeping with extensions is using a silk turban. Simply gather your hair loosely and tie a lightweight silk scarf around your head, not too tightly. If necessary, secure the scarf with a few clips to prevent it from slipping during the night. The silk scarf will reliably protect your hair from tangling while allowing it to breathe.