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We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your new If It's Hair extensions so you can keep them looking just like they did the first day they arrived! Scroll on for tips to get you out the door looking your best!

 

 

GENERAL MAINTENANCE

Pre-Installation

Always wash the hair before installation without cutting off the plastic tie.  During the wash, be sure to run your fingers through the hair in a downward motion. Let the hair air-dry. Once dry, the hair should be tangle and shed-free.

 

Installation

We advise our clients NOT to cut the weft even though they are double stitched.  If you do, we recommend sealing the part cut with weft glue.  We also recommend not sticking the needle through the weft because this can cause shedding to occur. When brushing the wefts, make sure to hold the top to avoid tension from pulling and always start from the ends working your way up.

 

Daily Maintenance

 

Straight/Body Wave

Gently brush or comb hair using a hair extension brush (loop brush) or wide-tooth comb starting from the ends working your way up to the root. Use alcohol free products, low heat settings on hair tool, and heat protectant products for extra protection. 

 

Natural Wave/Deep Wavy/Curly

Lightly wet the hair with a spray bottle, then using an extension brush (loop brush) or wide-tooth comb gently work from ends to root.  To help prevent frizzing throughout the day while wet gently smooth a little leave in conditioner or curl defining crème.  Be careful not to use an excessive amount.  Use alcohol free products, low heat settings on hair tool, and heat protectant products for extra protection.  Do not brush through hair when dry because it will cause it to frizz. 

 

Closures

Our wefts are handmade and delicate hand sewing that allows the hair to be parted in any direction.  Since each hair is ventilated through and knotted directly to the closure there is not a lot of support holding the hair making closures very fragile pieces that need to be handled with extra care to prevent then from balding.  Balding can occur from the following, but not limited to excessive tugging, scratching with fingernails and/or foreign objects, rough brushing and combing, applying product directly on closures, vigorous washing or rough handling.  To care for your closure, when you brush the hair start from the ends and gently work your way up making sure to hold the hair at the root to prevent tension on the hair.

 

QUICK TIP

The average head take about 3 - 4 bundles depending on how full you want your look and a closure to complete your new style!

 

Sleeping Instructions

To keep hair from tangling overnight arrange hair in a loose braid or hair tie on either side or back of head depending on how you normally sleep to avoid laying on hair as much as possible.  A satin scarf of a satin pillowcase is recommended.  Avoid going to bed with wet hair because this can cause tangling and matting.

 

 

Washing Instructions

Depending on the amount of products being used, shampoo at least once a week.  Use a shampoo with a pH balance between 4.5 and 5.5 and sulfate free.  To prevent any mineral build up from unfiltered or hard water, wash your extensions with tepid/cool purified or soft water.  Hold hair in a vertical position while massaging shampoo in a downward motion.   Because the hair strands are not receiving essential vitamins from the scalp, use a conditioner that is moisture-rich but sulfate free.  While the conditioner is in the hair, comb through hair from ends to scalp using a wide-tooth comb.  Rinse thoroughly and dry.  Although not required, you will get your best results if you allow the extensions to air-dry.  When washing closures, gently massage the shampoo into the hair working in a vertical position letting the hair fall in its natural position.

 

 

Other Considerations

Swimming

It is not recommended to swim in a pool or an ocean with hair extensions.  If you do, you do at the risk of damaging your extensions.  However, here are some recommended tips if you choose to go swimming.  Before entering the water, make sure to remove tangles and to wet extensions to minimize the hair from absorbing any of the harsh water.  Consider putting a conditioner on the hair and fixing it in a loose braid before getting into the water.  It is not recommended to wear a swim cap as it could cause matting from the friction or any water that might seep in through the cap while swimming.  Don’t submerge you head underwater and no diving into the water.  If hair extensions do become wet, it is recommended to wash the hair immediately after and if hair is submerged into the water, use a clarifying shampoo to remove chlorine or salt water.

 

 

Sunbathing/Tanning

Due to high temperatures and heat, it is not recommended to sunbathe or use tanning booths regularly or for long amounts of time with extensions.  If you do, make sure to remove tangles prior to fixing hair into a loose braid on top of your head to prevent tangling and matting from friction and sweat.  Afterwards, let the hair cool in the braid before removing and brushing to prevent breakage.  It is recommended to shampoo and condition to restore any lost moisture after sunbathing or tanning.  Also, sun can naturally lighten the extensions so be aware of the amount of sun exposure to avoid natural lightening of the hair. 

 

 

Sauna/Working Out

Fix hair in loose braid on the top of your head to avoid contact with your skin prior to entering the sauna or beginning a workout.