Brush your hair thoroughly multiple times per day.
Separate rows brushing one row at a time.
With your free hand, keep pressure at the base of your extensions to eliminate necessary tension + pulling while you brush.
Always start brushing at the ends of your extensions, working your way up to the base to avoid new tangles from forming.
Use a professional extension brush or “wet brush” when brushing the hair.
Be careful to not brush over the top of your wefts! Doing so will cause damage to the extensions + shorten the life of your extensions.
Brush thoroughly before washing.
You may have to shampoo twice to get enough lather to cleans around your rows.
Gently wash between rows + rinse thoroughly. If you have multiple rows you may find it helpful to clip the top row(s) up; cleans and rinse around the bottom row first then repeat with the above row.
Do NOT vigorously shampoo your extensions/wefts! Cleansing in a gentle downward motion will keep your true hairs integrity intact.
Gently towel dry and use Mr Smith’s Leave In Conditioner + Serum mixed together for hydration, heat protection, and UVA + UVB protection.
Do NOT wrap your hair in a towel on top of your head, this will cause unnecessary tension + pulling on the front beads.
Use a moisturizing conditioning mask once a week to keep your extensions hydrated and at their best!
After washing, apply your styling products before combing through. Air drying your hair as much as possible is always best!
Always use a heat protectant before styling.
Make sure hair is 100% dry before applying hot tools.
The temperature on styling tools should be no higher than 325 degrees.
Once your leave in and serum are applied, comb through hair with a pic, large tooth comb, or wet brush following the brushing instructions above.
Always use professional sulfate + paraben free products.
Using your recommended hair serum twice per day will help maintain the moisture your extensions need.
Avoid repair or strengthening products on you’re extensions!
Always brush before bedtime.
Braid your hair or secure with a low bun before sleep to avoid matting + unnecessary tangles.
Sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase is recommended.
After any water event you will want to use a clarifying shampoo to remove all chlorine, chemicals, or mineral build up on the hair. This will prevent your extensions from drying out. Follow up the clarifying shampoo with a hydrating masque.
Before swimming wet your hair and apply a leave in conditioner. This help to prevent dryness + discoloration caused by minerals found in pools + oceans. It is best to put your hair in a braid, ponytail, or bun before swimming.
Rinse immediately after swimming.
Swimming, Lake + Beach Experiences
Avoid chemical sunscreens on your face + body that have Avobenzone + Octocrylene. These ingredients can turn your extensions pink or orange when the extensions touch your face or body. Mineral sunscreen doesn’t contain these ingredients + wont affect your extensions.
Invisible Bead Extensions® requires maintenance appointments every 6-10 weeks depending on your natural hair texture and integrity.
Mark Barrington/Shrink Link extensions (whatever you prefer) requires 8-12 weeks for maintenance appointments.
On average, extension hair will last 8-14 months dependent on proper come care.