Combing the shed hairs toward your scalp can also be done with your finger tips. Now, slowly peel apart the bonds which have twisted around each other. You will feel the shed hairs loose their grip and in a manner which you know is not harming your hair. Never force the separation.
You should find strand-by-strand hair extensions to be the most comfortable and versatile hair extension method when it comes to applying and wearing hair extensions but hair extensions are something in your hair and it does take a little time to get accustomed to them. With that, there are steps you can take, and things you can do, to ensure the most comfortable and unnoticeable hair extension wear.
For myself, I can only wear a hat or a ponytail for a certain period of time before it is driving me crazy, but the hair extensions I can wear for months and not even notice them there in my hair. (After I get though the Day 7 to Day 10 issue. Read more about that in the paragraph marked “IMPORTANT” below.)
You should not feel the extensions beyond the first night or 2. The flexibility of the TemBond® allows for comfortable wear shortly after installing your hair extensions. As you sleep, the bonds will mold to the shape of your head. This means no hard balls of glue or metal rings poking into your head. For immediate comfort or to hurry that process after applying, use a heating pad on low while you lie your head on it.
Ponytails may not be comfortable to wear tight and high on your head right after your hair extension application. High ponytails will get more comfortable after your hair grows out a little bit, typically 1-3 weeks. Until then, low ponytails work great for pulling your hair back.
Another issue with high, tight ponytails would be the pulling this could cause on your natural hairs which are already working to support the weight of your new extensions. Sometimes small red bumps can result. You should eliminate the pulling if this occurs. Either remove and stop wearing the tight ponytail for a while, or remove the extensions in that area altogether.
There have been many positive reports to the comfort of these hair extensions. The bonds are flexible and mold to the shape of your head. Thus, you shouldn’t have discomfort, itching or poking with the hair extensions beyond bearing, but if you do have a comfort issue, please try the below fixes and see if it improves. Some things to be aware of:
Part of your successful wear is caring for your new hair extensions.
This includes brushing and combing daily, washing 1-3 times a week at least and a little bit of maintenance with your bonds and strands to enhance your hair extension wear.
Some of the questions we should ask and topics we should research before wearing hair extensions need to be about the care of hair extensions. How we care for our hair makes a huge difference in how we feel about the overall experience of wearing our hair extensions.
Washing while wearing hair extensions is a little different from you may be used to. Extra hair on your head is going to create a thicker “barrier” to your scalp and those oils can really build up if you aren’t getting in and cleansing underneath and around your extension bonds. The same goes for rinsing. You will want to rinse longer and much more thoroughly. Sticky, mushy or too soft of bonds can result from not cleansing and rinsing thoroughly. Also, TemBond® bonds can become broken down and extensions lost from not cleansing and rinsing your hair and hair extensions thoroughly.
Your hair extension bond should be allowed to cure for 3-12 hours after installing. During this time you may carefully comb and style your hair extensions without disturbing your new bonds. Wait as long as you can, at least 48 hours for washing. Washing too soon can cause your extensions to shed throughout your wear. Allowing the bonds to cure for a full 48 hours will help to ensure no shedding of the extension hair for many months of wearing it!
ManeMaxx Extension Hair is 100% human hair which can be straightened with a flat iron or curled with a curling or waving iron.You will want to keep all hot tools from touching your bonds at all times. Sometimes it takes a little oops to remember this. Use the warm or cooler setting and don’t leave the hair dryer in one spot for too long.
You will find your hair extensions don’t get as dirty as ofter which will allow you to shampoo your hair less if you'd like. One to 3 times per week is recommended for longer wear time. Some wearers do wash daily and this isn’t harmful, just more work.
It is recommended you just wash and condition your own hair, without putting any product on your extension hair directly, and just allow the gentle wash for your extensions to happen as you rinse your own hair. Be gentle with your bonds after washing and until your root area is completely dry.
The products you use for washing your hair extensions could make a huge difference in whether and why your hair extensions tangle or matt up. Sulfate shampoos, soft or treated water and many products can be very drying to extension hair and your own hair. Avoid these products while wearing your hair extensions since these products can cause tangling and matting. Check for alcohol content in products you use and try to use little product directly on the extension hair when washing.
Sulfate-free shampoo can be found on the PUREOLOGY line of products, available only at salons. PUREOLOGY carries gentle, but effective, conditioning and leave-in products, and solutions, for many hair types and conditions.
PUREOLOGY Hydrate or SuperStraight are excellent choices for washing while you are wearing your extensions. PUREOLOGY Purify is a clarifier which should only be used prior to installing your hair extensions. The Purify should only be used to strip and free your hair of oils and products before your application. Using the Purify on your extensions will cause them to become dull and dry.
When washing, carefully work your shampoo under all of your hair extension attachments and at your scalp. Don’t worry about so much shampoo on your extension hair, it doesn’t get as dirty and a thorough rinsing of the soapy water through your extension typically suffices.
Lighter conditioners, such as PUREOLOGY's, can be worked into the scalp underneath your bonds, to condition your scalp and hairs at the root area and precent tangling of the extension hairs. When using conditioners in the area of your bonds, be sure you are rinsing, rinsing, rinsing for as long as you can.
Again, a thorough final rinse of all products will give your hair extensions a clean, crisp, fabulous result that will last for days. Section your hair extensions while rinsing and allow the water to flow freely around the hair extension bonds and through all your hair.
A little extra care and time during washing and rinsing will save you time in the long run and provide you with the best, longest hair extension wear.
Between full washings, you can freshen your own hair by just washing at the crown. To do this, tie your extension hair back, pull the hair at the crown forward and wash and rinse just this area at the crown.