Extend the Life of Your Extensions
How do I care for my extensions?
Wash: Use only professional products that are paraben- and sulfate-free. Apply a hair mask (a stronger conditioner) every 3-5 times you wash your hair, use a hair mask to lengthen the life if your extensions. Try not to wash too often.
Products: Two products are essential to maintain your extensions in top condition — leave-in moisturizer with heat protectant capability and moisturizing oil. Apply the leave-in moisturizer to your hair after washing but while it’s still wet. The oil should be applied daily to wet and dry hair.
Drying and styling: blot dry excess water after shower, never rub towel on the extensions causing friction.
Blow dry, flat iron and curling iron on low heat settings (below 350 degrees). Blow dry and style often to keep your extensions smooth. Going to bed with them wet can cause matting and knots. Comb often using a weft brush or wide tooth comb. ( start at the bottom of your hair and work your way to the top).
Sleeping: Braid extensions before bed to keep from tangle. Sleep on a silk pillow for less friction.
Swimming and adventuring: Summer time in the BEST but its hard on the extensions. If you choose to swim with your extensions, wet your hair, add a generous amount of leave in conditioner and braid before entering ocean, pool or lake. (Your hair is like a sponge and will soak up whatever liquid it comes in contact with first, so fill you hair with water and leave in conditioner to protect from drying out).
Use a clarifying shampoo and very moisturizing conditioner upon completion.
Take your time combing it out.
Minerals found in large bodies of water and chlorine can react negatively with extensions. Platform Hair Extensions is not responsible for negative reaction. Limit contact with salt water and chlorine (ocean or pool).
Coloring: Coloring extension can change the integrity of the extensions. However, if you choose to do so, we suggest a demi or semi permeant color, never use any lightener or bleach on the extensions. Any coloring should be done by a licensed professional. For best results contacts a Platform certified stylist.