The 10 Commandments – Hair Extension Edition
Thou shalt not visit a mobile hair extensionist
There can sometimes be a negative reputation surrounding hair extensions, whether it be that they’re poor quality, damage the hair, or look awful. The way to completely avoid a bad experience is to do your research, invest your money, and go to a reputable salon.
Hair extension fitting tools, and hair, are easily accessible online and more and more inexperienced people are advertising their services and ruining hair everywhere. Don’t risk it.
Thou shalt not use moisturising shampoo
Good quality hair extensions shouldn’t need too much care, you do not need to keep them moisturised, and a build up of moisture in your own hair whilst you have hair extensions in can cause a disaster. Go for a salon quality clarifying or volume shampoo instead!
Thou shalt not condition their roots
Following on from shampoo’s, conditioning your hair is a specific task. Conditioning the roots of your hair can cause the conditioner to build up around your hair extension connection, and also super silky soft hair can cause the hair extension to slip.
Thou shalt not ‘upside down’ head
Over directing hair extensions is an absolute no-no. Hair extensions are fitted downwards, meaning pulling them too far in the opposite direction will put a strain on the connection, and your own hair. It can feel super uncomfortable!
Thou shalt not let their hair dry naturally
If you were to let your hair extensions dry naturally, this would mean that your bonds are left damp for a considerable amount of time. With the water sitting on the bond and around the hair, over a period of time this can begin to break down the bond, weakening its grip on your hair.
Thou shalt not go for salon blow-dries
Some hair salons won’t be experienced in hair extensions, and can be too rough with them. Too much pulling can cause pain, damage to your own hair and the hair extensions may even come out. Rough drying and heat styling all the way!
Thou shalt not miss their 12 week appointment
Vixen & Blush are big on safety. One of our golden rules is to never leave hair extensions in for longer than three months. In this time your hair would have grown a surprising amount, and the longer your hair is, the more at risk you are of the hair extensions matting. You can have them taken out and re-applied straight away, they just need to be re-applied near the root of your hair again!
Thou shalt not visit a regular hair salon for a hair cut
Imagine finding the perfect salon, the perfect hair extensions, spending a lot of money, for them only to be completely ruined with a bad hair cut. Don’t do it! A good hair extensions salon will offer trim’s of your locks, to ensure they’re kept in the best possible shape.
Thou shalt not remove their own hair extensions
Another safety rule. We guarantee no hair loss and no damage with our hair extensions. Mostly through the careful fitting and our detailed maintenance guide, but having them taken out is equally as important. Always go to someone who is trained in what they’re doing, and never do it yourself.
Thou shalt not brush wet hair extensions
It is a widely known fact that brushing wet hair is damaging; you should stick to combing. The same can also be said of hair extensions, especially when wet. If you do this, your hair extensions can get tangled and even cause some of the hair strands to snap. The worst that could happen when you brush wet hair extension is that they can shed prematurely. The best you can do is let your hair extensions air dry or use a clean towel to pat gently on the strands. Once the hair extension is fully dry, gently comb the ends and gradually work your way up.