With our 100% natural Remy human hair extensions, you can expect the best quality and a long lifespan. In the extension world, Remy refers to the fact that each individual strand of hair is pointed in the same direction. This means that the cuticles are facing downward to keep frizz to a minimum. Because our hair extensions are created with such high standards in mind, that means they are in the best shape possible and can be treated just like your own hair.
If you want to go blonde or ombre or even if you want to experiment with funky colors, you’ll need to bleach your hair. Luckily, our Remy hair extensions are capable of being bleached and colored, too! And because they are in such good condition to begin with, you’ll experience minimal damage to the extensions, so your newly lightened locks will maintain their sheen and movement. Additionally, because you can remove the extensions from your scalp (unlike your real hair!), they are much easier to bleach and color; no more needing a second pair of hands to get the back of your head! If you’re just bleaching the extensions for an ombre style, a dip-bleach method is an easy place to start.
With all-natural human hair extensions, you have to be as careful as you are with your natural locks. From washing to styling and everything in between, you should be gentle with your extensions if you want to keep them looking their best for months to come. Brushing is one of those stages of hair extension maintenance that can be a little tricky to maneuver. Here are a few tips on how to properly brush your hair extensions.
Never brush when wet. Hair is more delicate and more likely to break when it is wet, so you’ll want to keep the hairbrush away. Instead, let your hair air dry for a few minutes until it is just damp. Alternatively, you can blast the roots with a hairdryer on medium heat to get your tresses dry quickly. Then, use a wide-tooth comb instead of an actual brush.
Start from the ends. If you take a brush from the top of your head and try to drag it down to the ends, you’re going to end up with knots. Instead, hold your hair in your fingers a couple of inches above the ends. Work your brush gently through this small section. When all tangles are gone, move your fingers another couple of inches up towards your head and repeat the process.
Use a good brush. A detangling brush or extension-specific brush is a good choice for keeping your extensions in good shape. They won’t pull on the weft or tug out any clips or tape. Look for boar-bristle brushes for the best all-natural option that will give your extensions incredible shine.
Unless you’ve chosen halo hair extensions or clip-ins extensions, you’ll likely be living with your extensions installed for up to a few weeks. This means you’ll be sleeping with them each night. This can take a bit of time to get used to, especially with all the new length and volume you may not be accustomed to. Sleeping with hair extensions in place may be uncomfortable at first, so we’ve gathered a few tips to make it more comfortable for you:
The braid. This is the most popular option for women with extensions, and for good reason. Pulling all your hair back into one long braid makes sure that it doesn’t get roughed up from friction between it and your pillow. Don’t make the braid too tight or you could risk the extensions coming loose. Braiding helps make sure that your hair doesn’t tangle while you sleep. As a bonus, you’ll wake up with lovely waves throughout your hair, so styling is a breeze.
The wrap. To protect the hair at night without having to change the curl-factor, use a sleeping cap or silk scarf to contain your extensions. This will prevent tangles, friction, and texture changes.
The turned-under ponytail. This is a good option for those that want to keep their extensions more or less straight. Simply pull your hair into a mid-low ponytail. On the elastic’s final loop around your hair, don’t pull the ponytail completely through. It will basically be folded in half, keeping your hair nice and tidy while you sleep.
Like your regular hair, hair extensions need to be taken care of if they are to remain in good condition for as long as possible. Washing your hair extensions is one task that might seem optional, because, after all, aren’t you removing them whenever you aren’t’? That may be true but washing them will help keep them in good shape for a longer time, so don’t skip out on this step.
There are two things you need to remember when it comes to how often you should wash your extension. First, you should not wash them every day. In fact, many women are coming to learn that their natural hair doesn’t even need to be washed that often. Washing too regularly over-encourages sebum secretion, which is what makes hair greasy on the scalp. If you wear hair extensions daily, your natural sebum will release onto the hair extensions along with your natural locks. Washing once or twice a week with a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo will help keep your extensions healthy and shiny.
The second thing you need to remember is that there will also be times where you’ll wash your hair extensions “as needed.” This means that along with your once or twice-weekly washing, you may need to give an additional wash, especially if you use a lot of hair products. If you notice a buildup of hairspray or dry shampoo, your extensions are probably getting sticky or dull. This is a good sign that it’s time to wash, particularly if you want to keep wearing your extensions for a long time. Finally, you should also consider weekly or monthly leave-in treatments or masks to encourage shine.
The better condition you keep your extensions in, the longer they will last. However, you may have noticed that the older extensions get, the more they lose their softness and shine. Luckily, there are a few methods to bring back that luster and smoothness using a few simple products.
Use oil. It sounds counterintuitive to slather your hair in oil, especially if you suffer from greasy hair, but oil is ultra-moisturizing and very protective. The best oils to use are going to be pure and unflavored versions. Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, or even argan oil are excellent choices. Find the best oils in the cooking aisle of the supermarket – oils made just for hair are often much more expensive for the same thing. Kitchen oils are also usually much purer and won’t have any fragrances or colors.
Make a mask. An oil mask is the easiest way to use these products. Simply warm up a bowl of oil in the microwave until it is warm to the touch. Dip your extensions into the bowl, making sure they are completely saturated. Then, place the extensions in a sealed plastic bag for about an hour before rinsing them with water. Comb them out, slather on some conditioner and then lay flat overnight to air dry.
The boiling pot. This method also uses oils, but the oils are mixed with water, so you need less of them. To do this, boil a pot of water to a gentle bubble. Add a few drops of your oil of choice and a couple of spoonfuls of conditioner. Then, submerge your extensions in the pot and let it sit for 10 minutes. Allow the hair to cool completely before removing it from the pot. Lay flat on a towel overnight to dry.
Leave-in treatments. While natural oils are probably the easiest and cheapest method, there are also a variety of leave-in treatments that will work for different hair concerns. This is probably the best type of product to use regularly when your extensions are installed.
One of the worst things for extensions-wearers is having a bad blend or even no blend at all! Blending is a crucial part of making sure your extensions look as natural as possible. While it’s best to have a stylist apply your extensions, you can still practice blending on your own with easy clip-ins. Pay attention to the following for the best blending:
Don’t go too drastic. If you want to be able to take care of your extensions without a stylist on hand, don’t go too long with them. Super long extension(think 30 inches) are difficult to blend with natural hair since there will be a larger difference in lengths. Instead, opt for something between 16-22 inches.
Match the weight. You may notice that hair extensions come with a gram measurement. This refers to the thickness of each individual strand of hair. While you may be tempted to get the thickest option possible, resist! Choosing hair that is thicker than your natural hair will make it incredibly obvious and hard to blend.
Get a trim. Once you choose your extensions, take them to your stylist for a bit of a trim. Most extensions have blunt ends so you don’t miss out on any length, but this does make it difficult to blend. A simple trim will shape the extensions to match your current look.
Color them. We have so many different shades of extensions, so you’ll be able to find one that matches quite closely to your natural hair but adding a snippet of a highlight to the extensions and your natural hair throughout will ease the blending.
When in doubt, curl. Curling is one of the easiest ways to blend hair extensions. Adding movement and texture through curls or waves makes your extensions blend easily with your natural hair. When styled correctly, no one will be able to tell that you have them at all!
The great thing about our hair extensions is that if you take care of them well, they can last for more than a year. Of course, proper storage for when the hair is not in use is crucial for keeping your extensions in good enough shape to last a long time.
After removing the hair extensions, make sure that the clips are closed shut. Any open clips could snag on loose strands and begin to pull the hair out of the weft.
Carefully brush the extension using either a wide-tooth comb or a detangling brush. Begin at the ends; once smooth, go up a couple of inches and brush downwards. Keep brushing until you’ve reached the clips and everything is smooth.
If your extensions are wet or damp, let them fully air dry before storing them to prevent mold or bacteria growth.
Carefully place the extensions in a storage container. Choose one that is long enough to hold the extensions completely flat. Folding or piling the hair will result in unwanted kinks that you’ll need to style out later.
Keep a close eye on your storage environment. The container should be stored in a cool, dry place, such as a closet or in a dresser drawer. Keep the box away from heat and sunlight.
When it comes to taking care of your hair extensions, the products you use on them have major effects, so you’ll want to make sure you’re using the right products. Here are a few things you’ll want to stock up on to if you want to get the most out of your extensions:
Sulfate-free shampoo. This type of shampoo is much gentler than your normal shampoos. They clean thoroughly without being too harsh.
Leave-in conditioner. Sure, you canuse regular conditioner in the shower, but these tend to be heavier and could weigh your extensions down. A leave-in formula is usually much lighter yet still nourishing.
Dry shampoo. Even with a gentle shampoo, you shouldn’t wash more than two or three times a week. Dry shampoo will help carry you over the non-wash days without leaving you a greasy mess.
Heat protector. Because extensions blend seamlessly with your own hair, you’ll be styling them as you would your natural locks. If you use heat, make sure to invest in a good heat protector or treatment spray.
Detangling brush. As with washing and drying, your brushing should be gentle on the extensions. Regular brushes are made for hair that is connected to your scalp; a good detangling brush will be able to get out all of the rats from your extensions without pulling them off your head.
Finding the right shampoo is never an easy feat, whether its for natural hair or extensions. You’ll want to find the right formula that works with your texture, scalp, and desired outcome. While it’s impossible to say what the absolute best shampoo is for all hair extensions, there are a few things you should look for when looking for the ideal shampoo for your needs.
First of all, moisture is key. Just like your real hair, human hair extensions need to be hydrated regularly. This will keep the cuticle smooth and reduce frizz. When looking for a moisturizing shampoo, look for ingredients like argan oil, coconut milk, shea butter, and avocado oil, among others. These are some of the top moisturizing elements commonly found in shampoos and conditioners today.
Next, there are things you should avoid in a shampoo, namely, sulfates. Sulfates have typically been used in everything from shampoo to soap to toothpaste and give these items their “sudsing” capabilities. All those bubbles that let us know something is clean? Sulfates. The downside is that these chemicals can leave a sticky residue on the hair, weighing it down and making it dull. Sulfate-free shampoo will encourage moisture and shine.
Finally, if your extensions are colored, a color-protecting shampoo is a good option for you. They are often very hydrating and also include certain proteins and amino ions that create a protective layer over the hair shaft to seal in the color. This has the added benefit of strengthening each strand and keeping in moisture.
All of our hair extensions are made from the finest human hair, which means that they’ll last sometimes longer than a year if taken care of properly. But how do you make sure the hair stays in great condition for as long as possible? Here are a few tips:
Use your stylist. While many of our clip-in extensions and halo hair extensions are ready to wear and easy to install, going to your stylist for more in-depth installations for I-tips or micro rings is a great first step to keep your extensions in good shape. The stylist will be able to put them in gently and easily without tugging the extension or weakening the weft.
Clean gently. Our extensions are made from natural human hair, which means they are susceptible to the same types of damage your own hair is. When you wash your hair, try to do so only once or twice a week. This will train your scalp to not produce as much oil and will keep your extensions soft and sturdy. Additionally, use a gentle or sulfate-free shampoo to reduce buildup that can make your extensions look dull.
Condition. Use a light conditioner in the shower if you have thick hair. If you don’t, a leave-in treatment may be better; it won’t weigh down finer locks and will keep your extensions bouncy.
Style softly. While it’s true that our hair extensions are made to withstand coloring and styling, just like your hair the extensions will stay in better condition if you don’t over-do it, especially with the heat. If you do use a heat tool to style, invest in a good heat protector spray.
Store properly. If you don’t wear your extensions daily, make sure they are stored correctly when not in use. They should be dry, brushed, and laid flat in a storage box that will stay in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.
You’ve most likely come across hair shedding several times in your life. If you think you haven’t, just go check your hairbrush for the evidence!
Like your natural hair, hair extensions can experience shedding. Shedding occurs when individual strands of hair are pulled out of the weft or away from the clip, tape, or other methods of installation. Unless your extensions are sewn in tightly to the weft, you will experience shedding. And because your extensions are made from human hair, this is normal! But there are a few things you can do to reduce the risk of shedding.
Wash gently. Just like your own hair, if you are rough with your extensions, you’ll see more strands shedding. Start treating your extensions gently in the way that you wash. Don’t pull, tug, or twist hair while you’re washing it, and never use a regular brush while it’s wet.
Try a new wash method. Along with just being more gentle, experiment with different types of shampooing. Sulfate-free shampoos are much more gentle on the hair and won’t leave a sticky residue. Alternatively, many extensions-wearers do the “co-wash” method, where you only use conditioner to clean your hair.
Seal the weft. You may be able to seal the weft and add reinforcement to them. Special glues can be used to do this.
Tie it up at night. With all the tossing and turning we do at night, our hair experiences a lot of damage while we sleep. Combat this by putting your hair into a braid or bun at night to reduce friction and frizzing.
Our hair extensions are made from the highest quality human hair, so you can treat them exactly as you do your own natural locks. Our extensions use “Remy” hair, which means each strand is facing in the same direction; all the cuticles lie flat and face towards the end of the strand. This eliminates frizz and flyaways from occurring. As such, the hair is in such good condition that you’ll be able to use heat to style, whether from a blow dry, straightener, or curling iron. This makes them much easier to blend in with your natural hair.
It’s important to know, though, that because our extensions are made from human hair, they can suffer damage from overusing heat tools. If you choose to use heat on your extensions, pay attention to the following.
Don’t overdo it. Just like you won’t mistreat your hair, it’s important to give your hair extensions a rest from heat tools every once in a while. Doing so will help them last much longer.
Use heat protection. If you use high-heat tools like curling irons/rods or straightening irons, make sure to use a heat protector spray before you start with the tool.
Curl before applying. If you curl your hair with an iron, it’s a good idea to curl your extensions separately. This is because of your natural hair and the extensions will have different textures and may require different curling times or higher/lower heat. By doing them separately, you reduce the risk of damaging your own and the extensions. Once applied, you can make small adjustments for blending.
Drying hair is always a source of frustration; a blow-dry means the risk of heat damage, but you can style as you go. Air drying means that you won’t be susceptible to damage, but you’ll likely have to use heat to style your hair once it’s dry anyway, so you may not have saved your hair from damage at all. However, there are a few things you can try when it comes to drying your new hair extensions.
Don’t brush. Don’t even comb yet. If you have washed your hair extensions while they are installed, brushing or combing them while wet could cause their connection to your hair to weaken and they may start to sag and slip. Instead, simply squeeze excess water out with a towel. Don’t rub or pull!
Begin with moisture. Before you start to dry your extensions, take necessary precautions to ensure that you won’t be losing a ton of moisture. Like your real hair, extensions can go dry and brittle if they aren’t hydrated properly. Use a good leave-in treatment after washing your extensions and before you begin drying or using any heat.
Heat protection. If you’re going to be blow-drying your hair, make sure to get a good heat protection spray. This will protect the cuticles from damage and will ensure that your blow-dry leaves your extensions smooth and sleek.
Start at the roots. When you begin to blow dry, focus the hot air at the roots. Drying this part will ensure that the extension installation will remain firm before you start styling. If you are washing and drying your extensions while they are notinstalled, you can skip this part and go to the next.
Comb out any tangles. Once your roots are dry, it’s safer to comb out the extensions since it won’t be as likely to pull away from your head.
Blow-dry the remainder of your hair. Make sure to use a medium heat. Anything less will take far too long, and high heat won’t speed things up either but willbe more damaging.