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FAQ & Aftercare

  • Treat your extensions with the same respect as you would with your own hair. Superior aftercare and regular maintenance will keep your hair feeling and looking great for longer.

  • After extension installations, you might notice your scalp feeling tender. However, this is only caused by the weight of the hair and should go away by three days at most.
     

  • Do not bleach or dye extensions, dye can sit beneath a weft and damage your scalp and the extensions will become brittle.
     

  • Always come to Taylor’s Hair Replacement for your maintenance, as all methods are exclusive to the salon, and no other salon is trained to practice this method.

  • Before bed, tie your hair back in a loose ponytail or plait using a scrunchie, and never go to bed with wet, loose hair. 

  • Do not wear extensions for longer than 6 weeks without maintenance.

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  • Lighter shades of extensions have a bleach content and therefore won’t last as long as darker shades. In order to increase the lifespan of these lighter extensions, take extra care of it and make sure to limit its exposure to heat.

  • Products like hairspray and mousse will dry out and destroy hair extensions. Shine and volume adding shampoos and conditioners will also damage the hair. Please only use products we recommend to ensure your hair lasts as long as possible. 

  • Make sure to only use shampoo designed for hair extensions (completely sulphate free) and use MoroccanOil hair treatment as a leave-in conditioner.
     

  • Only wash hair extensions 1 to 3 times a week. You can wash your natural hair by rolling your extension into a bun and only washing the top of your natural hair.​​

  • Before washing your extension, make sure you detangle it with a tangle taming brush to separate any knots.

  • When washing all your hair, don’t dip your head under the bath as this can cause tangling and damage roots.​​

  • Always wash with your head upright and, ideally, use a shower instead of a bath.

  • Smooth shampoo down the extension hair instead of rubbing it in to avoid knotting it.

  • Brush the conditioner through the hair before rinsing. It makes a HUGE difference to the silkiness of your hair

  • Rinse, Rinse, Rinse!- make sure all product is removed.

  • After washing, follow by detangling, making sure you brush right up to the root of the wefts. Beauty works 10 in 1 spray or MoroccanOil is perfect for detangling and leaves the hair soft and manageable. Make sure all the wefts are dried completely.  Be very careful when brushing the hair when wet, make sure you support the extensions hair by holding the weight.  With hair replacement units, be a little more gentle- The hairs are hand tied and are less sturdy than extension wefts.

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  • For a sleek finish, section your hair off and blow dry using a tangle taming brush. point the hairdryer downwards in the direction of the hair cuticle.

  • Heated Rollers, Straightening Irons and curling wands (not tongs) can all be used on the extension hair although it is advisable not to use heat protection sprays, serums, gels, etc as they contain ingredients that may do more damage than good!! just use your moroccanoil for everything, it’s all you need.

  • Never use a blow-drying brush or those evil tools that suck your hair into the machine and spit out a curl, often they just spit out frazzled hair if you are lucky or ripped out hair if you are not!

  • Remember your extensions are attached to your own natural hair, pulling too hard or mistreating your extensions can result in your own hair being pulled out.  The only brush you should use with your extensions is a tangle tamer or the Head Jog – The brush gently glides over the micro loops.  When brushing the extensions always hold the root, making sure no additional stress is put on the hair. Once you have detangled the lengths you should then make sure the roots are tangle free. if you do not take care of the root, you will have matting.

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  • Hair replacement/Basket weave integration clients - Hold one side of the unit firmly with your palm when you brush the other side and the centre when you brush the back, this will prevent unnecessary pressure on your already fine hair. Only brush in a downwards motion, never upwards and never upside down. Having said this, the underneath can get matted if it is not brushed so be sure to get underneath. Do not use anything other than a head jog hair extension brush or a tangle tamer.  Please be extra gentle on the lace part of the unit, do not dig the brush into it as you detangle your hair as it will leave bald patches. The lace is hand tied hair and the most fragile part of the system.

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  • Always dry at least the crown of your head after washing.

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  • If you use a sunbed, it is advisable to wrap the hair in a towel first. Sun beds can dry out the hair.

  • If you work out regularly or have regular use of a sauna or steam room, make sure the roots are completely dried as soon as possible after your session - leaving the roots in a constant damp environment could cause them to deteriorate.  

  • We do not advise getting Hair Extensions if you are pregnant or for one year after having a baby as hormonal hair loss during and after pregnancy can be accelerated by wearing hair extensions.

  • When working out or doing any exercise that can make you sweat you will need to wash your hair immediately afterwards as the salt in the sweat can dry your hair extensions out!  

  • We do not recommend that you swim with your extensions, however if you do, we advise you take the following precautions:

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  • Place hair into a braid, using a covered band or roll it into a bun

  • Avoid getting extension hair wet when swimming. Keep your head above the water, do not swim under water and no diving.

  • The chlorine in pools and salt in the sea combined with heat can cause the extension hair to discolour and matt. Chlorine, pool chemicals and salt will cause damage to the hair. 

  • Correct aftercare is just as important as fitting the extensions correctly

  • It is perfectly normal to lose some hairs when brushing, remember most people lose up to 100 hairs a day! You are actually doing less damage to your hair by having extensions as you aren't using heat directly onto your own hair.

  • Hair extensions do require a certain amount of maintenance but once you've got the hang of how to wash, dry and style your hair your extensions will look great for even longer, it really is worth it!

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  • If you have any concerns or problems, please contact me straight away. I am happy to help and will squeeze you in as soon as possible. if a loop becomes loose, I will happily replace it for free.

 

Scalp Micro pigmentation aftercare.

  • After a scalp treatment the skin can feel very tight and have a heavy feeling or cause a light headache. 

  • To reduce swelling, you can apply cold compress to the area that has been treated.

  • Do not use a soothing creams as the scalp is already very oily

  • Do not wash the hair/scalp for 7-10 days

  • Do not wear hats or headwear that will cause perspiration

  • Avoid gym, swimming and saunas for at least 10 days

  • Avoid any haircare products for 10 days

  • Keep scalp dry and oil free as much as possible

  • To avoid fading or loss of pigment avoid steam and heat treatments

  • Do not apply make-up to the area after the procedure for 7 days

  • Do not touch the area after the procedure

  • Do not pick, scratch, or peel the protective scab that forms on the area.

  • Do not perform activities where the scab can be irritated

  • Do not perform activities where excessive sweat is caused as this could cause the scab to peel causing potential scarring.

  • Avoid alcohol after the procedure

  • Avoid going out into the sun until the area has completely healed.

  • It is advised that a sunblock is worn at all times on the treated areas.

  • It is normal for approximately 25%-50% of the colour to fade during the initial 10-12 days of the healing process. Although the area will appear to be healed it will not be fully healed for 6-8 weeks. Continue to follow aftercare until you are completely healed.

  • Although rare, excessive swelling or an allergic reaction may occur. If excessive swelling occurs, you should consult your GP. If an allergic reaction causes difficulty in breathing or swallowing call 999 or go straight to the hospital immediately.

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