Usage and care for weft hair extension
So how do I care for this hair!?
Because we’re cool and we love hair! No but really, not only do we love hair we care about you having the tools and know how to care for your hair to maximize the life of your awesome new hair extensions! The best thing about this is that the tools we give you work with your natural hair as well giving you the tricks and tips for you to have the best looking hair ever. The Amanda Marshall Hair family is a brand centered around what we can do for you not the other way around!
How long will my weft hair last?
Huummmm, good question but there is no set answer, the longevity of the hair is solely dependent on the care and daily routine you provide and how well you maintain your install. The better you treat your hair the stronger it will become and the longer it will last. It all depends on you boo;)
Will my extensions shed?
Hair in general sheds, especially if it not attached to a scalp. But there should never be excessive shedding with you hair extensions, it’s normal to have a few hairs here and there but never a concerning amount of hair. Shedding will also depend on what you put in your extensions and how your extensions are being cared for.
Is it ok to blow dry, flatiron or curling wand my hair extensions?
Yes you can! Treat it just like your own hair, enjoy it. Just like your own hair, use heat in moderation and always use heat protestant spray. Using super high temperatures while styling can damage the hair and permanently alter the hair texture. Excessive heat can and will dry out your hair and shorten it’s lifespan. When blow drying it’s always best to let your hair air-dry naturally when possible.
Can I work out and go swimming in salt water or chlorine water with my hair?
Yes, you can work out and swim with your hair but we recommend braiding it together, a ponytail or wearing a snug-fitted swim cap to protect the hair while swimming and to prevent tangling. Salt water and chlorine can be very drying, stripping moisture from the hair and could also cause tangling. After swimming it’s best to shampoo and condition your hair immediately.
Can I dye/bleach my hair extensions?
Virgin hair can be dyed and or bleached.
Our hair can be bleached or dyed to any color to blend with your hair. Extra care will be required because the hair is not attached the scalp and will not retain its own natural moisture. It is very important to keep the hair hydrated and moisturized. Remember just like your own hair bleaching or using color with harsh chemicals in it can weaken the shaft. Hair that has been colored will need extra love and attention when maintaining it. We always recommend using a professional when dying your extensions.
*Note: when you bleach, tint or perm your hair, you risk drying out your hair extensions. And the longevity of any hair that has been chemically treated may be compromised.
What things should I do for daily styling?
Keep your locks tangle free by gently combing with a wide paddle or detangling brush, from the bottom up avoiding any tension always supporting your attachment while brushing. If you want to enhancing your waves you can us with hot tools including curling wands, flat irons or bendy rollers at night. Use a good brand leave-in conditioner especially for curly hair. This helps retain softness and revitalizes the hair. Avoid products containing alcohol as this leaves the hair feeling dry. Comb the extensions daily, especially in the nape area where tangles may occur.
Can I wash my hair?
Can I wash my hair?
Yes! It’s important to keep you hair and scalp clean! When dirt, sweat and product builds up, your hair will start to tangle. Use a quality shampoo and condition when washing your hair.
We recommend you wash your hair extensions at least once a week using an appropriate sulfate-free formulated shampoo. With hydrating shampoos always wash in a downward motion working shampoo from root to tip.
For curly textures you might find it easier to part your hair into 4 sections using hair bands and then detangle with a wide tooth comb or detangling brush. Gently shampoo in a downward motion, working from the bottom up. Rinse thoroughly in a downward motion using warm water until hair is saturated, avoiding scrubbing of any kind.
Make sure your hair is thoroughly clean and shampoo is completely washed out. Your extensions do not receive the natural oils from your scalp so it’s important that you condition after every wash. Apply a modest amount of moister rich conditioner from root to tip but never saturate the attachment area. You can also leave in for 30 minutes if desired for maximum conditioning. Gently comb working from the bottom up with a wide tooth comb or detangling brush to ensure even coverage and detangling. Rinse in the same manner and allow hair to air dry. Air dry your hair, only blow-dry when necessary. As conditioning is vital to your maintenance regime, we suggest you deep condition your hair with an hot oil treatment or deep conditioner your every 2 washes and leave it in for at least 30 min.
Co-washing your extensions
Co-wash or Conditioner washing is great for when your hair needs a little pick me up or to bring it back to life between washes. It’s also a way to clean your hair without using shampoo. This method is highly recommended with curly textures. A little water and leave-in conditioner for textured hair daily will keep it soft shiny and looking fresh every day.
After I wash and conditioned my hair how do I seal in moisture?
After every wash and condition, apply a reasonable amount of hair serum or natural oil while the hair is still damp before leaving it to air dry. This will give your hair a beautiful healthy shine. Make sure you always restore the moisture in your hair before it gets dry. This is to prevent shedding, tangling and split ends. Conditioner and serum are the best forms of moisturizer. Remember not to use excessive amounts of serum as this will weigh the hair down and make it look greasy once it’s dry.
How should I sleep with my hair extensions?
It’s always best to go to bed with a plan! A good habit is to do loose braids, ponytail, a pineapple (which is a ponytail on the very top if your head, which is recommended for curly textures), or a good old-fashioned wrap or head scarf. Do not use cotton scarves, they are bad for your edges ladies, use silk as well as never go to bed with wet hair! Make sure your hair is 100% dry before bed time because it will promote tangles and over time may cause an odor…eww.