ALL parts of aftercare are super important.
But, what would I say is the most important part of aftercare?
>>Brushing your roots and keeping the extensions from growing together<<
Clients who really need to be careful of this happening are those that have fine, damaged or bleached hair.
Other hair that is susceptible to matting are those with natural kinky or very curly hair.
Extensions that are left in longer than 3 months can have this happen too.
This could occur as the extensions grow away from the head after the first 4-6 weeks.
It is important to dry the roots of your hair as soon as possible after washing.
Brush the roots with a hair extension brush or boar bristle brush.
Pull extensions apart to separate. You should always be able to run fingers from roots to ends.
Keep roots dry! Don’t ever sleep, wear a ponytail, wear a hat, wear a helmet while extensions are damp. This includes sweat.
If you’ve ever heard about someone losing hair, developing bald patches or having to cut their hair to get extensions out, you can guarantee they had their hair extensions in for too long or let them mat or dread.
If you feel extensions sticking together and seeming a little “dready” at the roots please let me know.
Don’t let it get worse.
I can usually repair the beginning stages of mats but sometimes the extensions will have to come out and it’s possible that your hair will need to be cut. It is painful to have knots combed out of your hair for hours and can break your hair.
I understand that extensions are expensive, I really do. I know that sometimes people have to wait longer than they would like to have a redo. Please keep in mind that the integrity of your own hair may be risked!
.Clients who really need to be careful of this happening are those that have fine, damaged or bleached hair.