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Why Our Hair Extensions May Be Different Than Other Suppliers:
Silk is like wool is like hair– it’s a natural, protein-based fiber that can be resilient and long lasting. The things most likely to ruin these delicate fibers are strong shampoo detergents that scrub the hair and leave deposits that dry out the strands. High blond colors are even more vulnerable to becoming dry and unruly if the proper care is not given to maintain the quality.
In addition, conditioners that just slide off the hair after rinsing without leaving behind moisturizing properties do not help in the necessary care of light blond human hair extensions. The mechanics of cleaning and conditioning the hair is actually very simple but does require the correct products and handling. What must be remembered is that we DO NOT blend our Indian Remy hair with thicker Asian hair or apply a silicone coating that would eventually wear off, as is common in the hair extension industry. This means whatever is done to the hair extensions has an immediate effect upon the cuticle strands.
Just like you would not toss your expensive silk or fine wool clothing into the washing machine with your cotton t-shirts, there are necessary steps to maintain the hair so it does not dry out, begin snagging and frizzing, resulting in a very unhappy client. The most common issues that lead to dried out frizzy blond hair are caused by too much heat from styling tools and/or the use of blowouts on the blond hair.
What is done to the hair before we ship to customers:
When we receive our batches of hair extensions from our factory, every single bundle is hand-washed in our soft cleanser and conditioned with our everyday moisture. The hair is towel dried and then brushed from root to ends using a wide tooth brush with straight pin bristles. The hair is then gently shaken to loosen up the strands and then dried into its natural wave. And that is how we deliver the hair to our customers. There are no special treatments or tricks, just a very soft gentle shampoo and a simple daily conditioner that matches the pH level of bleached/dyed hair extensions and the use of a proper brush.
Key elements to remember:
- Avoid heavy products containing too much oils and silicones that cause build-up
- Keep hair hydrated by washing often with a very light shampoo that does not “scrub” the hair
- Use a daily conditioner that leaves just enough deposits to keep the hair smooth and soft
- Use the Ionix Brush Up treatment every 6-8 weeks
- Always finish blow drying the hair completely and only then use thermal heat tools for styling
- Never color treat the light blond colors.
- Never use heating tools above 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Guides and Advice for the best results:
Share our guidelines with your client in the Maintenance Guide for Your Client.
If you plan to color treated the hair, even with a purple shampoo, follow the post-treatment steps advised in our Guide for Color Treating Hair Extensions.
And you if you would like to find out what other stylists are doing who have ordered and used our blond hair extensions for many years, please read the High Blond Maintenance Guide, by stylists for stylists.
One last recommendation!
Please wash and style the hair BEFORE installing on your client. If the hair does not tangle for you, it should not tangle for the client and this will be your proof. Also it will be your last test to make sure the hair is suitable for your client. We are very generous with our return policy for unused hair, even after washing and drying. It is a crucial step to take before installing hair extensions your client wants to wear up to a year.