Showering with tape hair extensions

When it comes to showering with your tape hair extensions there can be some questions and concerns. Such as “can I even get my extensions wet?” We want to be sure that you know and understand what you need to do to ensure the best hold with the tape.

 

After Installation

After your tape hair extensions are installed please wait 48 hours until your next shower. This will help your tape hair extensions stay in longer and give you a better hold. If you absolutely need to shower talk to your hairstylist first.

 

Showering

You should only be showering around two times a week. We understand that everyone’s hair is different due to the amount of oil your hair may have but we suggest this because your hair needs those nourishing oils that keep your natural hair healthy. For anyone with thick curly/wavy hair, you can get away with washing your hair once a week. If you feel that your scalp is getting oily, use a dry shampoo to absorb any excess oil your scalp may have. We also want to recommend that you use sulfate-free products because they can help your tape hair extensions last longer. They do not strip any natural oils and it will help keep your hair happy and healthy!

 

Scrubbing your hair

When showering we recommend that you do NOT scrub on the wefts. Try to focus on the scalp and then below. Scrubbing on the wefts could potentially loosing the bond and not give you as long of a hold as you wanted.  Gently apply your condition from mid strand to the ends of your hair.

 

In-Shower Condition Treatments 

If you feel your hair needs moisture and you have a coconut moisture treatment you would like to use, place it at the bottom of your hair and tape hair extensions. If you place it too close to the top your hair could weight your hair down and mess with your wefts.

 

Drying your hair

DO NOT brush your hair when it is wet. We also recommend that you do not wrap your head in a towel or flip your hair upside down and try to dry it with a towel. You need to slowly start at the ends and work your way up. Avoid squeezing and pulling your hair, slowly pat dry and reduce tangles.

 

How to take care of human hair extensions

Hair extensions are a wonderful way to add highlights, thickness or simply make your hair longer. While they can improve your look dramatically, if they’re not taken care of properly, they won’t do much for you. These simple tips will help you take the best care of your hair extensions so that they will last a long time and you will get your moneys worth.
 

1. You should be gentle when brushing. Without the proper treatment, your hair extensions will get damaged quickly.

2. Wash with moisturizing hair care products. Hair extensions will not get any of the moisture from the natural oils your scalp produces, moisturizing hair care products will keep your hair healthy. If you are longing for shine, use a serum. Many hair care products that promote shine have a drying affect on hair.

3. Deep condition once a week. Leave the conditioner on the hair for approximately 20 to 30 minutes and rinse. Leave it on the hair for at least 20 minutes, then rinse and let them air dry (using a blow dryer will damage them if used too much. If necessary, put the dryer on a cool setting, almost as if it was wind!).

4. Use a heat protectant. Nowadays, just about everyone uses heated appliances on their hair. Whether it’s a blow dryer, curling iron or flat iron, they all have one thing in common: they damage your hair. If you want to make your extensions last, your best bet is to use a heat protectant whenever you use a heated appliance on your hair. This simple step will prevent breakage and keep your locks looking great a lot longer.
 

Tips & Warnings

1. Wash your extensions every 2 to 3 days. This will prevent them from getting dried out due to over shampooing and conditioning.

2. Do as much as you can to NOT scrub at your scalp. It will loosen everything up. Use conditioner only on the ends of the hair or it will work against the glue and your extensions will come out.

3. Your best bet is to wash your hair as little as possible and use a ‘dry shampoo’ in between washings. It’s an areosol and it’s dry like a powder.

4. You spray it at your roots etc and it keeps your hair from looking greasy etc. Try to wait until your extensions are mostly dry before combing or brushing them.

5. The hair extension is easily damaged while wet. Hold your hair tight near the roots when brushing, or press your hand flat against the ‘glued seam’ on your head to avoid pulling or tugging at the bond.

6. Make sure to carefully cut the hair. It doesn’t grow back!