Beginner's Guide to Hair Extensions cont...

Clean your hair extensions with a moisturizing shampoo wash your hair in a downward motion, working shampoo from the top down in one motion. Condition your hair with a moisturizing conditioner. Follow with the conditioner in the same manner. If the hair feels dry or heavy it is time to shampoo.

Co-wash: substitute conditioner for shampoo wash your hair in a downward motion, working conditioner from the top down in one motion. Rinse well and then style. This is great for curly styles.

Deep condition to keep your hair in tip top shape, use a deep conditioner or hot oil treatment in your hair twice a month. Depending on the hair's need, this is very important if you have chemically treated the hair or use irons.

Styling: always keep your extensions tangle free. Brush or comb gently and avoid any excess tension. Always comb or brush hair from the bottom up, small sections at a time. The more careful you treat your extensions the longer they will last. Support your attachment when brushing or combing your hair.

Halley's curls 100% Malaysian Remy hair can be styled as you would your own hair. You can blow dry, curl with curling iron, straighten with a flat iron, dye with a hair dye.

Heat is your biggest enemy. The more you use on it, the shorter the life span of your hair. Use heat in moderation. Do not use high temperatures. High temperatures can damage the hair, including permanently altering the hair texture. Use styling products that are alcohol free.

Sleep: put your hair "up" at night. Plait or pin curl your hair before going to sleep. This is important in preventing tangles. Never sleep with loose wet hair, for it may tangle while you sleep.

Swimming/sauna: when swimming at the beach, lake, sauna, or pool the following precautions below are recommended. Comb your hair and put it into braids before swimming or wading in any type of water. Never wear a swimming cap, the friction may cause tangling. Dry hair soaks up more salt water and chlorine than already-wet hair; which means dry hair incurs more damage while swimming. If you plan to get your hair wet, soak your hair with plain tap water before you take the plunge. Rinse your hair with plain tap water as soon as you have finished your water play. Follow a day at the beach or pool with a moisturizing shampoo and deep conditioning treatment.

Care for your hair beneath your weave.

Don't forget to nurture your natural hair beneath the weave.

*Never leave in a sewn-in for more than 3 months.

*When washing your extensions do not forget your scalp. Try using a small plastic bottle with a nozzle to apply shampoo and conditioner to hard to reach places.

*Rinse thoroughly to make sure all excess product has been washed away.

*Deep condition your natural hair; allow the conditioner to penetrate for at least 10 minutes.

*Extensions attached with fusion, glue, or tapes can be harsh if not cared for properly. Remove all residue and deep condition hair before you reapply. Ask your stylist for a hair care regimen to maintain your hair.

*Dry your braids under the weave thoroughly by sitting under a hard hat hair dryer. If braids remain damp, over time they will develop a mildew-like scent.

*Keep your hair moisturized. Apply your favorite moisturizer but use sparingly so it does not weigh down your extensions or clog your pores.

*Trim your hair in between your extension installs. Trim the ends at least every 8 weeks.