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How To Care For Your Extensions

Written by Deb Monti


Posted on December 06 2018

Micro-Rings, Nano-Rings, Micro-Tubes, Cold Fusion, Beaded Extensions, Micro-Bead and I-Tips.


Caring for your extensions is about the same as you would care for your own hair. We all should be "babying" our hair a little more and showing it some love.  After all we rake through it with a brush, blast it with heat when we blow-dry, sometimes even put more heat on it with a curling wand or flat iron, we pull it up, tease it, expose it to the elements....etc. All right- you get the picture, so my 2 main tips for caring for your hair are HEAT PROTECTION and LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER.

If you go to the beach, you wear sunscreen so your skin wont burn, right? So if you are putting high heat on your hair you should be using a heat protector so your hair doesn't burn. Daily heat damages more than you think, and when you see the damage, it's too late. Prevention is key!

We moisturize our skin daily with a face cream and body lotion, so what about our hair? Don't forget to give your locks some love too. A lightweight leave-in moisturizer is a must to keep your hair nourished. Most leave-in conditioners have a heat protector in them so you can get away with only having to use 1 product. (I love Kerastase Nectar Thermique) Protect your investment, and remember the old saying..."your hair is the crown you never take off".


As far as caring for your extensions goes, we stylists at Milvali keep it simple:

Brush your hair at least twice a day with an extension brush while holding on to your hair at the roots to avoid tension/pulling.

Don't sleep with wet extensions. (you will wake up with some tangles)

Don't keep your extensions in longer than 12 weeks (I-Tips) and 6 weeks (Tape-in), 9 weeks (Wefts)

Shampoo your hair like normal- Don't be afraid to scrub your scalp.

Use a heat protector every time you put heat on your hair.

Use a leave-in conditioner.

Call your extensionist if you have any questions or if something doesn't feel right.


For more information, you may contact us directly at 415-409-1500 with questions or for a consultation with a professional extensionist.




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