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Advice, Hair Extension Specialists

Hair Extension Dos and Don’ts: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Hair extensions can be a great option for transforming your look. We go through dos, don'ts and common mistakes to avoid.

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Hair extensions can be a great option for transforming your look.

Whether you want to gain volume, length, or both! To ensure the best results and maintain the longevity of your extensions, it’s essential to follow the correct aftercare, we are here to provide you with valuable tips to ensure your extensions stay seamless and are long-lasting.

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Choose the Right Method and Type of Extensions

  • Before committing to hair extensions, do some research into the different methods to make sure you are choosing one that best suits your hair type and lifestyle.
  • Book yourself in for a free consultation, one of our expert stylists can help determine which type of extensions will work best for you and advise you on the length and amount.
  • Make sure to use the best quality hair extensions made from real human hair to ensure the most natural and durable results. At Vixen and Blush we are lucky enough to have our own in-house lab The London Hair Lab who provides us with the best blends.
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Don’t Neglect Proper Installation and Hair Extension Maintenance

  • Make sure you have your extensions fitted by a professional to ensure a safe fitting and removal.
  • Keep on top of your scheduled schedule maintenance appointments to ensure your extensions stay in good condition and don’t exceed the wear-time of your chosen method.

Use the Right Hair Extension Care Products and Techniques

  • Use the salon quality shampoos and conditioners, ask our stylists at your extension consultation or fitting about the best products for your hair type!
  • Make sure you brush your extensions gently with a wide-toothed comb or a soft-bristle brush to prevent damage and breakage we recommend using a tangle teezer.
  • Make sure you always apply a heat protectant spray before using heat styling tools.
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Regular Cleaning and Care for Your Extensions

  • It’s important to clean your hair extensions regularly to remove product build-up and keep them looking fresh.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to chlorine, saltwater, and direct sunlight, as these can cause damage and colour fading, read our full blog post on wearing hair extensions in the sun for all our top tips.

Having hair extensions isn’t that dissimilar to how you care for your own hair, you will soon pick up the little tips and ensue the best results for your hair transformation. Choosing the right method and type of extensions, prioritising proper installation and maintenance, using suitable hair care products and techniques, and practicing regular cleaning and care will help you maintain the longevity and beauty of your extensions.

Remember to book in for your free consultation so we can have a good chat with you and start you on your extension journey!


Sarah Mckenna

Sarah McKenna is the founder of Vixen & Blush and The London Hair Lab. Sarah graduated as a research biochemist in 2005 and started a career within the pharmaceutical industry, before becoming a hair extensions expert. In 2010, Sarah gained insight into the hair extensions industry and could see that clients had a very poor value/quality proposition. At that time, poor-quality hair extensions were available, at prohibitively high prices. Sarah left her initial career and set out on a mission to improve the hair extensions industry in the UK, using her research and development skills.

Spending 3 years securing a high-quality and sustainable supply of human hair, Sarah then developed new products and fitting techniques to allow long-term refits of the same hair. In this way, Sarah was able to offer hair extensions services at a more affordable price to clients, while improving the quality of the service for her clients.

With Vixen & Blush starting in 2012 as a 1 chair salon in London, Sarah quickly grew the business to what it is today, a team of more than 20 hair professionals working together as London’s leading hair extensions specialists.