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HAIR EXTENSIONS MAINTENANCE GUIDE

This information is to help you enjoy your hair extensions and achieve a long life out of them, please follow them meticulously. If these directions are not followed, we cannot warrant your hair extensions.

BRUSHING

 
Brush hair with boar bristle brush prior to entering the shower, When it comes time to brush your hair, we recommend using ELITE HAIR BRISTLE BRUSH . It is best to start at the ends of your hair and when all tangles are removed gently work your way up. Always brush in a downward motion. Brush your hair a few times a day. Hold your hair in a low ponytail or hold hair at the bonds while brushing out the ends to prevent excessive pulling. 
Do not snag the beads, wefts or bonds which can cause damage to your natural hair. Brush in sections to make sure your hair is brushed all the way up to the attachment area.

TREATMENTS

 

How Often Should You treat your Hair Extensions ?

1 Every week for blonde or dye hair 

1 Every week if you use heat often

1 Every fortnight if you don’t use heat often

Apply a 50 cent piece size amount of Elite Hair Therapy Mask to mid lengths and ends of hair (do not apply  to scalp) and leave for 10 to 30 minutes.

 Your extensions don’t receive the natural oils from your scalp.  Dry your hair gently, don’t rub it with a towel but move in a downward motion from roots to ends. Gently detangle your hair.

Never use products containing protein, keratin, sulphates and high alcohol contents. These products will destroy your extensions making them knotty and unmanageable. This can occur after only one use and is irreversible. These products are always found in low quality products as well as hair reconstruct products (even high-quality salon quality brands). Proteins can be hidden in products so it is important to use the Elite Hair Australia hair care range as this is designed for the hair extensions. It contains no nasties therefore is great for your natural hair as well.

WASHING ROUTINE

How Often Should You Wash Extensions?
 
We recommend you wash your hair 1 or maximum 2 a week

Apply a small amount of Elite Hair Therapy shampoo (about the size of a 20-50 cent piece), rub through hands then apply to the scalp only, lather and massage scalp (do not apply shampoo to hair mids-ends, it does not need it)
Repeat shampoo (this is important to properly clean the scalp) and rinse

When you’re done rinse your hair thoroughly. Make sure that your hair is clean before you use a hair conditioner.
Apply a 20-50 cent piece size amount of Elite Hair Therapy conditioner to mid lengths and ends of hair (do not apply conditioner to scalp) and leave for 5 to 10 minutes
Condition your hair after every wash. Your extensions don’t receive the natural oils from your scalp. Do not apply conditioner in the root area or near the attachments. It can loosen the bonds and make your extensions fall out. Dry your hair gently, don’t rub it with a towel but move in a downward motion from roots to ends. Gently detangle your hair.Rinse hair in warm water and blast with cooler water before exiting shower to close cuticle of hair.
Twist hair so it is not dripping wet then exit shower and gently use a soft towel (or cotton t-shirt is best) to remove the excess water. Blot hair do not rub vigorously. Keep hair in downright direction.
 

DRYING & STYLING

When using blow dryers or other styling appliances, do not apply heat directly to the attachments. Avoid using blow dryers on their hottest setting.
 
After the hair is towel-dry, Apply 2-5 pumps of Elite Hair Argan Oil to mid lengths-ends. This will not affect the bonds of the extensions. Instead, keep the hair soft and manageable.
Run your finger through your locks in order to see if you have a lot of knots. Usually what women do is find a knot and yank at it. The end results? Hair extension either fall out they pull out own strands, something you want to avoid.
Take small sections of the hair and starting from the bottom, gently untangle it piece by piece. Always hold the section of the hair with your hand and continue from bottom to top. Just be patient and your hair will be perfectly brushed in no time!
Apply a heat protectant spray and blow-dry hair on medium heat or let it air dry
If combing/brushing concentrate on mid lengths to ends only
Finish off with heat styling to make hair silky and less prone to tangling.

Swimming/wet hair handling

 
  • Avoid long exposure to chlorine and salt water. Chlorine and salt water can cause the hair to tangle and mat up.
  • -Brush hair/detangle hair before swimming
    It is recommended to wear a swim cap if possible or wear your hair up to keep it out of the water.
  • After swimming it is best rinse hair in fresh water then wash your hair to shampoo and condition & treatment h immediately. In general, it is a good habit to wear your hair up or in a ponytail when you exercise
  • Wear hair in low loose plait, never in a top knot/bun when hair is wet
    Avoid combing/brushing hair when wet or damp as the hair is weak when wet therefore more risk of extensions pulling out. Blow dry and then comb/brush gently.
 

Additional Information:

Once hair extensions applied, it is up to you to uphold its quality through good product use (Elite Hair care range) and proper handling. If you feel there is a problem with your hair extensions that is beyond your control, please contact us immediately (hair cannot be returned following 1 month of wear).
The extensions need to be pushed up regularly. Micro- weft is required maintenance every 6 to 8 weeks and Nano ring maintenance is every 5-6 weeks Keratin Knots, Brazilian Knots is every 8 to 10 weeks. Leaving them longer than this can cause damage to the natural hair, as the heavy extension will be pulling down on the hair. The natural hair can also matt and get tangled between the scalp and the attachment point if left longer than 2 months. If you want your natural hair to grow whilst having extensions, do NOT leave them for longer than 2 months without maintenance.
Run fingers through the scalp daily after around 4 weeks of wear to ensure hair is not matting.
For the first week following application wear hair in low ponytails and styles only or leave hair out.
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