Hair Extensions Maintenance & Aftercare

It is vital that you follow the correct aftercare procedure in order to ensure your hair extensions will remain in great condition for a full three months.

We recommend you buy a shampoo and conditioner designed for hair extensions as these contain no oils (oils can damage the bonds and make your extensions fall out).

You should also invest in a heat protecting spray especially if you like to straighten or curl your hair, and a glossing serum can keep your extensions looking silky and shiny.

You will also need a hair extension brush.


Hair should be brushed from the bottom to the top, gently working out any tangles and should be brushed at least 3-4 times a day using a special hair extension brush.

Bonds may need to be separated after washing or blow drying as the heat can make the glue tacky and hairs can stick to it when this happens.


The hair should be kept clean as the scalps natural oils can compromise the bonds

Hair should only be exposed to water for short periods of time.

Hair should be washed using a smoothing motion rather than a scrubbing one.

Conditioner should be kept away from the bonds, although conditioning the lengths of the hair is very important as this will keep your extension hair smooth and supple for longer.

We also recommend using a weekly intensive conditioner.

Products such as serum, mousse etc should be kept away from the bonds.

Hair should be patted dry with a towel and not towel dried.

After each wash you should separate the bonds to stop them sticking together.


Hair should be combed through with a wide tooth comb before blow drying.

Hair should be blow dried on a cool setting.

Hair can be straightened and curled, however you must not touch the bonds with heated hair tools.

Hair should be brushed at least 3-4 times a day to prevent tangling.


You can continue to colour your roots but you MUST NOT get colourant on your bonds. As human hair is a biological product the colouring of the actual extensions themselves is not recommended.

Sports Activities.

You should wear your hair up for sports.

Extensions are not recommended for regular swimmers.


Never go to sleep with wet hair and always tie your hair back into a loose ponytail or plait for bed.

Disclaimer: The information is the opinion of Essential Beauty to help you prolong the life of your hair extension hair. Essential Beauty can accept no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage caused by the above advice. Please be aware no guarantee can be made to longevity of your hair extensions if you do not use Essential Beauty aftercare products or if you use colour on your extensions, doing so invalids any assures we can give on your hair extensions.