How To Care For Hair Extensions – Advice From The Experts at Simone Thomas Hair Salon and Trichology Clinic in Bournemouth
Here at Simone Thomas hairdressers in Bournemouth, we realise that research into hair extensions and hair care is ongoing and ensure that we keep abreast of new advances, technology and techniques so that you can trust the information and guidelines that we give you are current and backed by science. We specialise in a variety of hair extensions in Bournemouth including clip in hair extensions, human hair extensions, micro ring hair extensions, tape in hair extensions and more. We prefer to use Remy hair extensions due to their natural they look and high quality.
The most important factor in keeping human hair extensions healthy and at their optimum is moisture – this keeps your hair strong! If your hair loses moisture, the strands will swell causing it to lose its strength and flexibility and will become brittle and break.
Washing Human Hair Extensions
There are many factors that can affect the moisture content in your human hair extensions, including your diet, chemical treatments you expose your human hair extensions to and the air humidity. A beach holiday means our hair and human hair extensions turn into a frizz bomb. There are products that you can use to help combat that. When you simply wash, condition and towel dry your human hair extensions you will stroke your hair in many different directions, this act in itself can cause strands to weaken and break – try not to rub your human hair extensions in the towel – let excess water soak into the towel. Combing can cause the hair to stretch and break too – especially if you do not start from the ends and work your way up the hair shaft. You must treat your human hair extensions carefully just as you would your own hair.
Shampoo And Conditioner For Human Hair Extensions
Research shows that hair is negatively charged and the shampoo we use is designed to have a negative charge too so that it won’t be absorbed. On the other hand, conditioner is designed to encourage the absorption of moisture and a good quality conditioner will reduce the friction between the strands of your hair helping to keep it strong and smooth.
However, do not use high street conditioner for your human hair extensions. Here at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic and hairdressers in Bournemouth we use high quality paraben free products and stock a great range of hair care products for you to purchase and use at home in between your maintenance visits including Moroccan Oil, Shampoo & Conditioner which is sulphate, phosphate and paraben free! Don’t use harsh clarifying shampoos but rather sulphate free shampoos and conditioners.
Sleeping With Hair Extensions
Comb or brush your human hair extensions starting from the ends up before going to bed (finger comb if you have a kinky curly style). Always braid your hair before sleep and try not to
sleep with wet human hair extensions as you will wake up with a tangled mess.
Swimming With Hair Extensions
Apply a good quality leave-in conditioner before going swimming and then braid your human hair extensions to avoid tangling. Wash your hair with conditioner after going to the pool or to the beach to ensure chlorine and salt have been removed and moisture has been re instated into your hair. This is good practice for human hair extension wearers and for the health of your natural hair too!
You will always leave our salon with full human hair extension care details and the option to purchase our products, which we use on our clients!
For further information about how to care for your human hair extensions or to book a consultation for hair extensions in Bournemouth, please call 01202 760003.