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June 23, 2014

Extend the Life of Your Extensions

Done right, extensions can completely transform your clients’ looks—not to mention providing a huge boost to your bottom line! With so much potential, it’s important that you know exactly how to apply and maintain these (faux) luscious locks. HairUWear Professional shares important tips to make sure you’re an expert on all things extensions, and especially their new human hair Clip-in Extensions!

 

Application
1.
Applications can be done more quickly if you pre-part sections and clip hair out of the way before beginning the application process.
2. If placing HairUWear Pro Clip-ins on the sides of the head, make sure to clip the extension at least one inch behind the ear so it fills in the gap. 
3. When cutting the HUW Pro Clip-ins, make sure to texturize the extensions carefully and shake out the client’s natural hair.

 

Care
Because HUW Pro Clip-in Extensions are not connected to the client’s scalp, they’re not subjected to the natural oil that secretes from the scalp, so it’s not necessary to shampoo them as frequently as you shampoo natural hair—even if they are worn every day. Like a great pair of jeans, washing them only when necessary helps keep them looking fantastic, longer.      

 

1. Before shampooing, gently remove all tangles. If hair is excessively tangled, a spray-on conditioner should be used.
2. Always use a mild, professional-grade shampoo, such as those specifically formulated for chemically treated hair. 
3. Do not immerse the entire extension in container of water. Simply hold the weft(s) under a stream of warm water and let water run down the strand(s).
4. Place a small amount of shampoo on your fingers, gently work the shampoo into the hair, always stroking downward from the weft area to the ends.
5. Do not twist, scrub or rub the hair.
6. Use shampoo sparingly.

 

Conditioning the Extensions
1.
For the best result and to avoid product buildup, only use the professional conditioning products that are recommended by your stylist. 
2. While the extensions are still wet, use a large-toothed styling comb to remove tangles.  To minimize breakage, comb out the tangles in a gentle downward motion starting at the ends and working up to the weft base. Do not use a bristle brush on wet hair as it may pull out or break the hair.
3. Hang to air dry, set in rollers or use a blow dryer on a low setting.
4. If using a blow dryer, avoid getting direct heat on the weft area.

 

Styling
1.
Steam rollers, wet setting or a dry set are the safest way to curl your extensions.
2. Blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons and other thermal styling tools can be used on low settings, never set higher than 350 degrees. Remember, temperature settings higher than 350 degrees will rob the hair of its moisture, create frizz and potentially burn the hair.