Your new hair extensions are safe and will not damage your own hair if you follow these rules. I have fitted your hair extensions with care and attention to detail. This guide is for you so that you can now take care of your own hair and your new hair extensions at home.
THE 3 GOLDEN RULES
1 – No pulling!
2 – No upside down head!
3 – No oily or wet roots!
LIST OF THINGS YOU NEED
1 – Shampoo: Clarifying Shampoo (for oily hair type) or Sulfate Free Shampoo (regular or dry hair types).
2 – Conditioner: Use a lightweight good-quality conditioner on the ends of your hair only (never on the root).
3 – Moroccan Oil or Serum: Use Moroccan oil (the best) or a nice serum on the ends of the hair extensions to protect them from heat styling. (Heat protection sprays are not advised).
4 – Brush: Use a Wet Brush. Never use a brush with baubles on the end, or a comb or any hard brush.
5 – Hairdryer: Your hair extensions need to be very well dried especially at the root, make sure you have a good quality, effective hairdryer.
Before Washing: Brush through your hair (starting at the ends) with a Wet Brush and remove any tangles.
Washing: Hair Extensions cannot be left to go greasy at the root. Wash your hair regularly – enough to keep it clean and not allow it to go greasy. Only ever wash your hair in the shower (never the bath). Use a Clarifying shampoo or a Sulfate Free shampoo and lather the shampoo on the top of your head and between your rows where there are no extensions. Run fingers along scalp in “Z” shape pattern and run fingers through your extensions. DO NOT scrub your extension foundation in a round motion. However – do not be scared to wash your hair as not rinsing properly can lead to product build up. Rinse for double the amount of time you do normally. Use conditioner on the ends of your hair only.
Towel: Never put your head upside down. This means that you cannot wrap your hair in a turban.
Drying: Hair Extensions NEED to be dried at the root within 30 minutes of washing. The extensions cannot be left wet for long periods of time. . Do not tip your head upside down to blow dry your hair. Also, try to blow-dry the hair using your fingers to begin with and only use a brush when the hair is 80% dry. Brushing your hair aggressively when wet can lead to loosening of extensions.
Styling Tip: Hair Extensions look best when freshly washed and styled well. You should make an effort to style your hair as it holds really well and will last up to 4 days. Make sure you have a brush with you and brush through your hair regularly to stop it from looking stringy.
Extra care must be taken when brushing your hair to avoid dragging (pulling) the cylinder attachments.
When brushing your hair you should use two hands – one to hold your hair just below the extension connection area and the other to brush gently with a tangle teaser or soft bristle brush. You should only brush over the area where the base of the weft is with a soft bristle brush (not a comb). Hold your hair close to the base and brush from the ends working your way up the shaft of the hair. Make sure you’re using LUXURY oil on your LUXURY Hair Extensions.
As your hair grows, the cylinders attaching the Extensions will move further away from your scalp along with your own hair. This can increase the traction on your own hair. Therefore, it is necessary for you to return to me every 6-8 weeks for a restitching. The reason is to have the attachment cylinders returned to or replaced to their original positions. Failure to do this may result in tangling and/or loss of some of your own hair and also a loss in the manufacturer’s guarantee on the Bellami’s. Furthermore, it is vital you return to me within one week of the initial fitting of your Bellami Extensions so I can ensure that the system is satisfactory to you. This will also assist in determining suitable hair care regime at home and in the studio.
You must tie your hair in a low ponytail when you go to sleep or do exercise. I suggest sleeping on a smooth silky surface that is non-abrasive and will assist in taking care of your Extensions while sleeping.
-DO NOT go to bed with wet hair.
-Loosely braid or put your hair into a ponytail when sleeping.
If you are going away to a hot country and will be in and out of the swimming pool, I advise clients to put their hair into a low pony tail to go into the sea or the pool. Once out of the water I ask you to take your hair out of the pony tail and let the sun dry your hair. Please do not put a hat on as your hair needs to dry as soon as possible. Rinse any chlorine or sea water out of your hair to prevent discoloration. Apply a detangler or leave-in conditioner once you get out of the water