Recommendations for maintaining your Keratin Hair Extensions by stylist Edward from Avant-Garde Salon and Spa Miami
Do you have extensions? Well here are a few tips to maintain the longest lasting extensions.
Brush hair from scalp to ends at least 2 times a day, once in the morning or before washing and once in the evening before bed.
Washing your hair
Do not shampoo your hair for at least 48 hours after your extensions have been applied to allow the bond to set. Shampoo and condition your hair as you normally would, but try to avoid using too much conditioner at the bonding points. Cold water is key. Avoid warm/hot water.
Do not comb between the scalp and the bond. On a regular basis, separate the bonds with your fingers to prevent matting
Drying your hair
Always dry your hair thoroughly, starting at the bond, as it is at its most vulnerable when wet
Do not towel dry the hair with a scrubbing motion. Instead, use a blotting motion and wrap the hair in a towel to remove excess moisture
Always blow dry your hair on a cool/warm temperature
Great Lengths flat headed, soft bristle brushes are the most suitable for brushing your hair. With small sections of hair gently brush from the bonds to the ends of the hair
Styling and finishing
Styling products such as Pearl Gloss Styler can only be applied to the lengths and ends of your hair and not the bond itself
The Great Lengths round brush can be used for blow drying
Straighteners, tongs and heated rollers can be used; however they must be kept away from the bond area
We recommend you tie your hair in a loose pony tail or braid to prevent tangling while sleeping
Exercise and your lifestyle
Extensions suit most lifestyles, however be mindful in the following circumstances which may affect the lifespan of your bonds, or in fact, cause them to breakdown:
Regular swimming, particularly in sea water and chlorinated water
Regular sauna or steam room use
Excessive aerobic activity
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Location in Miami: Avant-Garde Salon and Spa – 155 Miracle Mile – Coral Gables, FL 33134