Aftercare – Hair Extension Maintenance
Micro Bonds/ Micro and Nano Rings
Envy Micro Crystal Bonds are a safe bond option, they set like crystal and remove easily with our special remover causing no damage. they are fused onto your hair holding the extension in place. Our bonds are small, not far from the size of a grain of rice.
Envy Micro/Nano Rings are seen to be the safest option for hair extensions, the extension is held/clamped onto your hair with a tiny metal ring which is small and colour matched to be undetectable, they are flattened securely into place to hold your extensions in place.
Your hair must be washed/clean prior to Fitting or Rotation/Maintenance. A wash and Finish can be booked with your stylist if not your hair must be washed/dried by yourself on the same day and prior to your appointment. Do not use any products containing oils/serums etc…
Shampoo and Conditioner
Do not wash or wet your hair for approximately 24 hours after initial application. Shampoo and Conditioner must be oil free, your stylist will have these for sale, they are the only products we recommend. Wash and condition your hair gently, preferably under a shower, lather gently downwards and rinse well. It is important that you ensure to rinse all products including shampoos and conditioner from your hair as this may leave a residue on your hair or in and around your bonds/rings which could cause shedding or loss of extensions.
Pat dry with a towel, at no point when washing or drying should you rub vigorously with a towel or a brush as this could cause the hair to tangle or knot.
Dry shampoo can be used but if your hair is excessively oily/greasy always wash as soon as possible.
TREATMENTS – are available from Envy for you to to use to help keep your hair extensions nourished and soft, including softening sprays and other products. – No treatments with high protein content to be used.
OILS/SERUMS – must only be applied from the neck area down to the ends of the hair, not to be applied near bonds or rings
Brushing and Styling
Always hold/support your hair in a ponytail in your hand with a firm grip and brush the ends first to get out any knots, then repeat this process going further up until all the hair is thoroughly brushed through, this will stop your extensions pulling at the root, If you do not follow these careful instructions
and your brush snags a knot it could rip your extension out from the root-causing a small bald patch -Ouch!! Or it could cause your extensions to slip out. A specialist brush is available to purchase from your stylist. You may notice that you loose the odd strand of hair from your extensions here and there this is quite normal when you consider how much hair has been applied, to prevent this from happening please ensure to use the correct products and follow all of our advice. We recommend loosely tying your hair back when going to bed to avoid any pulling of your hair/extensions while asleep.
What products can I use?
You can use most oil free shampoo and conditioners, and and most holding products such as Hairspray, Gel spray, Mousse, Gel etc, Your stylist will recommend products for use/sale.
Products I should not use?
As long as you follow these instructions above you should not have any problems with your extensions. Avoid natural oils and all products containing oils/serums/shine etc from anywhere near the roots/bonds/rings as this will cause shedding/moulting and may cause your extensions to slip and your bonds may turn white/grey if left in residue of product or if in excess oil, This cannot be repaired and the only option is removal of the extension/s, and retipping the extensions with new bond/ring to re attach as new.
If you are prone to greasy or oily hair you must wash it regularly.
even natural oils from your scalp.
High Protein levels in some treatments can cause the hair to constrict and go tight causing it to knot. We advise that you to NOT use any other treatment or products we recommend.
What tools can I use with my extensions?
You can use hairdryers (not too hot) do not use a brush and pull your hair as you dry as this will heat the bond and cause slipping and can also cause a strain on your root over time, gently finger dry your hair and style once dry. Your hair may go slightly fluffy using this process but it is the proven way to look after your own hair at the roots, once dry you may use straighteners, tongs, wands, heated rollers etc, if using high heat tools such as straighteners and tongs etc ensure that you do not touch the bond as this cause cause them to re melt.. and may cause connection to the extensions next to it….
Using Heated appliances on your hair may shorten the predicted life span of your hair extensions.
Every couple of weeks gently go through your extensions at the roots and ensure that they are not connecting or attaching to each other, if this is happening just simply pull them apart, it is usually just a hair wrapped around your extensions, or you may have slightly caught bonds with heated appliance and slightly melted the bonds together, but if this is not caught early this can cause matting. But do not worry – any matting at roots will brush out when we remove your bonds/rings at rotation. Please note if you have neglected your extensions and caused excessive matting you may be charged extra for your rotation depending on extra products used and time needed to remove and correct.
We recommend using a satin pillowcase to sleep on and this causes no friction on your hair or the roots. Tie your hair back when sleeping.
Always thoroughly brush through your extensions ensure tiny knots are removed all the way through your air.
If your hair is for any reason knotty do not pull a comb or brush vigorously through it as this can cause hair to stretch or snap and is non repairable, spray on our taming spray before brushing to help your brush glide through your hair.
If for any reason you lose the odd bond/ring extension do not throw them away, please keep these safe and give them to your stylist at Rotation for reattachment.
A full Rotation should be booked in with your stylist approximately every 3 months. We remove each individual bond/ring which has grown down and re tip it and re attach it as new. Any extensions that may have come out can be re attached at your rotation.
Prices for rotation will vary client to client and is dependant on the amount of extensions you have in to rotate, and also the weight of the hair etc.
Extra new hair /new extensions can be added during the rotation process at an extra charge, price for each extension / extra hair will vary depending on the hair grade/length and weight of hair used/needed…
We can give you an estimate price for this, so please do not hesitate to contact us at Envy for more information.
If left in longer than 3 months it may damage your own hair and may also incur an extra charge due to bad aftercare of your hair and extensions and extra time needed by your stylist.
Full Removal of extensions
Extensions are recommended to be removed by your stylist after no longer than 3 months otherwise you may cause damage to your own hair. The price of this may vary, but we cannot stress enough that this needs to be done professionally!! Using the correct tools and solutions. Full removal prices vary depending on the amount of extensions to be removed and the time it takes to remove them. Prices available from Envy on an individual client basis.
Plaited/sewn in Method
Your weave is attached by plaiting your hair to your head in rows from ear to ear then we carefully stitch your hair weft onto your plait, How many rows/plaits needed will be discussed with your stylist and is dependant on the volume/fullness you require,