Remy Clips Hair Care
Remy Clips Hair Extension Care
Heat Styling Your Remy Hair Extensions
You can heat style your remy hair extensions just as you do with your natural hair, and blow-dry, curl and straighten them, but keep in mind human hair extensions will damage just like your own hair. You should always use a heat protector spray before applying hot curling and straightening irons to any extension hair.
Many flat irons, and curling irons have ceramic tourmaline plates, which promotes shine and prevents frizz. You should use a iron that has a temperature dial so you can customize the amount of heat you apply to your hair extensions. Ion flat iron technology, reduces static, Human hair extensions are not like your natural hair, in that they do not grow out of your head collecting your natural oils. Most salon professionals use ion styling tools.
Find a good ion hair dryer that emits negative ions once it heats up. Similar to traditional hair dryers, they still have a fan that blows out the hot air, however, once the negative ions come in contact with the hair extensions, the ions disperse in such a way that they infuse the cuticle of the remy hair with moisture and shine.
Negative ions actually help to flatten the cuticle instead of raising the cuticle. When the cuticle is raised, the result is usually frizzy, unhealthy hair. However, a good ion dryer can help lock moisture into the cuticle, and leaves the hair much softer, smoother and healthier.
When you can, it is a good idea to allow your hair extensions to air dry. The more you blow dry your Remy Clips extensions the faster the remy hair strands will dry out, tangle and become brittle. Heat will also open the cuticle and leave your extension hair looking less shiny.
Hair extensions are not like your natural hair, in that they do not grow out of your head collecting your natural oils that add moisture to the hair. As natural dryness increases, it's also advised to have your remy extension ends trimmed just like your own hair. Remy Clips hair is sent to you a slightly longer than the length you order for this reason. This gives you or your stylist some "trim" room so you do not lose the desired length of your human hair extensions.
Our hair extensions are 100% Remy human hair, so they will last you 9 months to a year with proper care. That is a long time for hair extensions. If you only use them for special occasions, give them gentle care, the life span of your extensions can last a year or more. We always suggest to use as little heat a possible, and air dry and curl when you can. The less damage to the extensions, the longer they will last.
Washing Your Human Hair Extensions
Depending on how much you use your remy hair extensions, we advise to only wash them every 4-6 weeks with a salon grade shampoo that has been diluted with distilled water. Distilled water is chemical free and is less abrasive on your extension hair. If you live in a area where there is hard water, you might want to give bottled distilled water a try. This will help to remove the hard water and mineral deposits, not only on your hair extensions, but on your natural hair too. The results are shiny soft hair.
Washing every 4-6 weeks with cold water will refresh your extensions and remove hairsprays and other product build-up. Why cold water? Because cold water helps the cuticle close and lay flat, which promotes shine and prevents frizz. It will also help shut the cuticles of your hair locking in nutrients and moisture. Hot water will open the cuticles and can leave your remy hair frizzy and appear less shiny.
Washing on a regular basis is not advised, it will strip your remy hair extensions of needed moisture and color and dry the your remy hair out faster. Hair extensions are not like your natural hair, in that they do not grow out of your head collecting your natural oils. They need moisture, conditioning, and to stay free from chemicals and heat to be soft and silky.
Always apply a quality salon grade deep conditioner to your extensions after washing, and rinse in distilled cold water. Apply a leave-in conditioner.
When brushing your wet hair, spritz with a detangler that has a leave-in conditioner. Separate the hair into small sections. From the bottom of the hair, work your way to the top of the weft a few inches at a time to detangle. Use a wide toothed comb or brush and gently work your way through the remy hair.
Coloring Remy Extensions
You can dye or color your remy human hair extensions. It is advised to have a professional stylist dye them for you for the best results. Always be sure that your stylist is knowledgeable in how to color extension hair! Never drastically change the color of your extension hair, you may not get the color you want. Extension hair is double processed, (Colored and Textured Straight or Wavy), as a result you must know how to treat processed hair for the best results.
For instance, if you have dark remy hair extensions, it is not advised to bleach them platinum blonde. Always use professional salon grade hair color products. Never color more than 1 or 2 shades darker from the original color. If you must drastically change the color of your hair extensions, get professional help.
We highly advise you to always go darker since your extension hair has been processed by several methods before you receive them. ALL extension hair will get damaged faster with bleaching. Adding a darker color will coat the hair shaft and help to give it a silky softer feel, and add shine.
If you need to go lighter, we recommend you buy a lighter hair extension set. You can always add a darker color or low lights to it. It is important that remy hair extensions are dyed using a salon grade semi-permanent hair dye. This type of dye is less damaging and does not dry out extension hair as much as permanent hair dyes. Permanent hair dyes can significantly dehydrate remy hair extensions.