Thinking about getting extensions? Recently invested in your own extensions? Here is our guide to make sure you get the most out of your investment.
When brushing your hair with extensions it is important not to pull or create friction. The best tools will be loose when brushing such as a soft bristle brush or a wide tooth comb. Always brush the ends of your extensions gently first, then work your way toward the link/bonds, brushing in a downward motion. Always brush your hair before bed time and first thing in the morning.
Frequent brushing during the day will limit tangles and improve the appearance and integrity of the extensions.
Lather your shampoo at the scalp. Gently lather through the lengths of the extensions (do not aggressively rub through extensions, unless needed from buildup). Rinse your hair thoroughly. Condition your hair below the bonds on the lengths of the extensions only avoiding the scalp. Rinse your conditioner out thoroughly
Tip: As a general rule, the fewer times you wash, the longer the nano link extensions will last you. 1-2 washes a week is ideal. Dry shampoo is recommended to keep oil under control.
Tip: Always use a sulfate free shampoo to prevent hair from drying out. If you use purple shampoo DO NOT get it on the bonds, as it can cause the bonds to breakdown
You can allow your hair to air dry or you may blow dry it. Straighteners, curling irons and hot rollers can be used as normal,
but be sure to avoid touching the bonds with extreme heat.
Tip: If you like to air dry your hair, be sure to blow dry the scalp (bond area) completely dry and then allow the lengths to dry
naturally on their own. The #1 cause of matting is allowing the bond area to remain damp or going to bed with wet hair
Extensions should be tied back while sleeping. We recommend a braid or a loose low pony with a scrunchy. This will prevent
unnecessary pulling and tugging while you sleep. Never sleep with wet hair. Sleeping with wet hair will cause matting!
It is normal for your scalp to be itchy the first 1-2 weeks. Your scalp is adjusting to more hair and may feel a bit dry at first. This
will fade. It may take a couple nights to get use to the feeling of the extensions. It is normal to have a few extension pieces fall out, just keep the pieces and bring them to your maintenance appointment to have them re-installed.
It is CRITICAL that you attend your maintenance appointments. Going longer than the recommended period of time can cause
tangling and damage to your own hair. Your touchup/ re-tigthening appointment should be scheduled as follows:
Thin or Delicate Hair Every: 6-8 weeks
Average Thickness Hair Every: 8-12 weeks
Thick, Dense, Strong Hair Every:12-16 weeks
NEVER attempt to remove Nanos by yourself. You must go to an revisit us or another experienced stylist to prevent damage to your hair.
If you have any problems or questions contact your stylist. They are here to help you and make sure you are happy with your new head of hair.