Abigail Nicholls - Exeter based, UK leading Hair Extension Specialist. Southern Regional Educator for Remi Cachet. Mini Locks, Ultra Tips, The Hollywood Weave, Prebonded, Tape Extensions. Remi Cachet SuperStylist. Great Lengths Certified Salon & member of The Federation of Master Hair Extensionists
Looking After Your Hair Extensions

Following the correct aftercare guidelines and advice is essential to keep your extensions in perfect condition, whilst still maintaining the condition of your natural hair and ensuring a healthy scalp.

The guidelines will vary depending on the type of extensions,  the application method & the brand / range you are wearing.

Below are some general guidelines.  For more in depth aftercare advice for the type of extensions you have fitted, please refer to the main menu.

  • Wait until the time lapse advised before your first wash following application
  • Before shampooing detangle hair by brushing from ends to roots
  • Always use the recommended aftercare shampoo and conditioner
  • Wash hair in an upright position
  • Wash hair in warm, not hot water
  • Gently massage shampoo in with up and down not circular motion
  • Use conditioner through the mid lengths and ends
  • Ensure shampoo and conditioner is thoroughly rinsed
  • Gently squeeze out excess water and blot dry with a towel
  • Use a leave in conditioner or hair oil in damp hair
  • Always use a soft bristle brush designed for use with extensions
  • Support root area when brushing and start at the ends up to the roots
  • Blow dry the root area on a warm not hot setting
  • Finish with a 'cool' shot over the root area
  • Use a heat protection product when using hot styling tools
  • Hair and attachments must be separated regularly to prevent matting
  • Tie hair in a plait or low ponytail for sleeping
  • Wrap hair in a towel or turban when using a sunbed
  • Tie up when exercising / playing sports
  • Wear a hat for swimming
  • Wash immediately after swimming
  • Return for regular maintenance appointments
  • Return to have your extensions professionally removed

  • Wash your hair before the recommended time following fitting
  • Do not use a circular or harsh scrubbing motion when shampooing
  • Do not wash your hair more than the recommended times per week
  • Do not apply conditioner in the root area or on the attachments
  • After washing do not roll or rub hair in the towel
  • Do not leave damp hair in towel for prolonged periods
  • Never tie hair up whilst wet
  • Never go to bed with wet hair
  • Do not apply styling products or hair oils near your bonded areas
  • Do not use products not specified for extension use.
  • Do not comb the attachments
  • Do not blowdry on a high / hot setting
  • Do not pick or twist the attachments
  • Do not pull your hair extensions
  • You are advised not to tint, colour, bleach or perm your extensions
  • Not advisable for wearing in chlorinated water or hot climates
  • Do not attempt to remove the extensions yourself
  • Leave your extensions in for longer than the advised time