The Art of Hair Extensions: Tape Extensions
Tape extensions that are colour-matched, cut and styled to perfection...
Maintaining Your Hair Extensions
Do not shampoo your hair for 48 hours after your extensions service, including initial and maintenance services.
This will give enough time for the bonds to settle and ensure that your extensions will not slide out through premature contact with cleansing chemicals.
Prior to bed, pull your hair back into a soft ponytail or braid to prevent tangling while sleeping.
You can use a satin or silk pillowcase to allow your hair to move freely while you sleep.
If you experience bond slippage or any discomfort, contact us to determine the cause and remedy the situation.
Brush your hair twice a day using an extensions brush, which is specifically designed for tape hair extensions.
Do not use hard brush strokes.
Separate your applied strands using your fingers and slowly brush close to the scalp. This will avoid matting in this area.
Do not use a hard bristled brush. This may cause the extension strands to slip out. You can use a wide toothed comb to gently remove tangles from mid-strands to hair ends but do not use a comb near the scalp area and the bonds.
Curling irons and hot rollers may be used on your hair extensions, but keep them at least 3cm to 4cm away from the hair bonds. Never use a hair dryer on high heat close to your scalp.
Use only recommended extension products that are especially designed to improve the condition of your hair extensions. This ensures you get atleast 12 months of use from your investment!
Failing to use the correct products can result in the extensions falling out, matting up and becoming straw like.
Amazing Hair Shampoo, Conditioner and treatment
Angel Hair Shampoo, Conditioner and treatment
When showering, tilt your head back and cleanse from the top of the head downward. Avoid facing your head downward. Condition using specialized extensions conditioner and de-tangle only from mid-strand to end, avoiding the scalp area.
After showering, apply a leave in moisture treatment to restore your hair's natural
Ph. balance. Dry your hair with a towel to remove moisture. Always dry the base area thoroughly to avoid bond breakdown. Avoid drying in a scrubbing motion.
If using a blow dryer, use a medium to low heat and finish with a cool shot once the hair is completely dry.
Activities that result in a constant, damp environment, especially swimming in seawater and chlorine, may lessen the longevity of your hair extensions.
Prior to swimming, wet the hair completely to prevent chlorine and salt water sticking to your hair. Immediately after swimming, apply a moisture treatment mask (see above) to eliminate damage from alkalinity in water and dry the base area as prescribed above.
Some commonly asked questions and concerns:
Will tape extensions damage my hair?
This will depend on how you choose to style and look after your hair extensions at home!
Naturally you loose an average of 100 individual strands of hair a day so when you are having a re-tape you may notice a small amount of hair coming out, but this is normal as they are being trapped in the tape and usually a part of your natural malting hair cycle.
Are Tape extensions high maintenance?
You will need to get your extensions re-taped every 5-7 weeks.
I recommend having your re-tape done on a separate occasion to having your colour done. This will avoid being at the salon for a long period of time and to also prevent any slippage.
However, you can choose to have your re-tape done on the same day as your cut and colour service to get it all done in one sitting if this is a more convenient option for you.
Everyone's needs are different and as your appointments become more frequent we can personalise your experience as we go along.
Please do allow an extra 1.5 hours (on top of your regular appointment) if you are having a Full head re-tape or 2 hours if you have more than a full head installed.