Hair Extension Aftercare Guide

Now you’ve got your fabulous hair extensions, how do you look after Them to keep them in top condition? Correct aftercare is essential to maintain the quality of your hair extensions and to help prolong their life. We recommend that you should wash your hair no more than 3 times per week.

Before washing you should de-tangle the hair from ends to root

using a gentle brush such as a  tangle teaser.  Wash the hair in an upright position in lukewarm water, ensuring that you do not massage vigorously or twist the hair.  Massage the shampoo gently into the scalp and over bonded areas letting the suds run through the lengths of the hair. Ensure conditioner is only on the middle and ends of the hair - avoid putting product on the root area and areas where extensions are attached, making sure to rinse thoroughly to avoid any build-up. After washing, avoid rolling or rubbing the hair, instead gently squeeze out the excess water and pat dry with a towel. When brushing hold the hair towards the root to de tangle.

Gently blow dry the hair Avoiding any tangles. Never leave hair wet and always make sure the roots and bonds are dried immediately After washing.

Daily Maintenance

You should always start to brush your hair from the bottom then slowly move up towards the top of the head to the root area. Daily separate the extensions so they Do not matt together.

When it comes to sleeping, avoid going to sleep with wet hair

- always make sure your extensions are completely dry to avoid any potential problems occurring.  We suggest putting your hair into a loose ponytail or plait before bed which helps to prevent the hair from tangling or matting.

General Advice


Only 100% remi or human hair extensions can be coloured, synthetic hair Extensions cannot be coloured. Bearing in mind that the hair extensions Have already been through a chemical process, it is at your own risk if you decide to dye them as it may affect the hair condition. For this reason, it’s a good idea to dye your hair before getting hair extensions installed, and having the hair colour matched to your desired colour.


Hair extensions are not recommended for use in chlorinated water, salt water, and hard water with a high mineral content, or in hotter climates than normally accustomed to as damage or discolouration can occur.  

Keep your hair looking gorgeous by taking good care of it and attending your regular maintenance appointments.  Please always come to your hair extensions Appointments  With clean dry hair, micro rings do not attach well to dirty hair.   


Helen Whitehouse Hairdressing

103 Winchester Road

Chandlers Ford


SO53 2GG

Telephone: 02380 254111

Home     About us     Prices    Hair extensions     Contact us    

Opening hours & contact Hair extensions Cutting & colouring prices About the salon Home Helen Whitehouse Hairdressing