Hair Care

Pre-Installation:

At Ivy League Extensions, we are committed to ensuring that every customer is satisfied. Full satisfaction of our extensions can by achieved by the following hair care tips. First and foremost, always wash the extension hair before installation. If there are any problems with the hair, you will be able to detect them at this time. Hold hair and wash in vertical direction.

Harvard Straight Hair: Maintenance

Shampoo at least once a week.
Use a nourishing and/or neutralizing shampoo .
Sponge the shampoo into the hair.
Do not massage.
Rinse thoroughly.
Apply conditioner and comb hair, starting with the ends working your way up.
Rinse thoroughly.
Let air-dry.
Brush or comb through to style.
Use styling aids, such as mousse, gel, and hairspray in moderation (preferably alcohol-free products).

Sleep

Before going to bed, braid your hair into one loose large braid at the back of the neck. Protect hair with bonnet or silk or satin pillow case.
After waking up, undo braid and comb through beginning at the ends and working your way up.

Harvard Wavy Hair: Maintenance

Shampoo at least once a week.
Use a nourishing and/or neutralizing shampoo .
Sponge the shampoo into the hair.
Do not massage.
Rinse thoroughly.
Apply conditioner and comb hair, starting with the ends working your way up.
Rinse thoroughly.
Let air-dry.
Style as desired.
For extra wave, hair can be set in rollers.
Brush or comb through to style.
Use styling aids, such as mousse, gel, and hairspray in moderation (preferably alcohol-free products).

Sleep

Before going to bed, braid your hair into one loose large braid at the back of the neck. Protect hair with bonnet or silk or satin pillow case. After waking up, undo braid.
Dampen hair with a water bottle.
Comb through beginning at the ends and working your way up.
Let hair air-dry.
Style as desired.
For extra wave, hair can be set in rollers.

Harvard Deep Wave, Curly, and Coil Curl: Maintenance

If you brush or comb hair when dry, it will cause frizz.
Sponge the shampoo into the hair.
Shampoo at least once a week.
Use a nourishing and/or neutralizing shampoo.
Do not massage.
Rinse thoroughly.
Apply conditioner and comb hair, starting with the ends working your way up.
Rinse thoroughly.
Scrunch up hair gently to reform curl.
Let air-dry.
Style as desired.
Brush or comb through to style.
Use styling aids, such as mousse, gel, and hairspray in moderation (preferably alcohol-free products).

Sleep

Before going to bed, braid your hair into one loose large braid at the back of the neck.
Protect hair with bonnet or silk or satin pillow case.
After waking up, undo braid.
Dampen hair with a water bottle.
Comb through beginning at the ends and working your way up.

Swimming:

When wearing hair in ocean or salt water condition it before hand. Salt water and chlorine dries your hair out, because this hair is raw it reacts exactly like your own human hair.
Before swimming comb out tangles.
Braid hair into one braid at back of neck.
Immediately after swimming undo braid, comb hair and let air-dry.
Follow with appropriate shampooing and conditioning as needed.

Additional Tips

Conditioning the hair is vital to its maintenance.

If you use hair spray or other styling products, try to avoid those containing alcohol. (Alcohol can be very drying to the hair.) Styling products create build up on the hair and it is recommended that a deep cleansing shampoo be used once or twice a month to remove build-up. Build-up can make the hair dry and can cause tangling. Use moisturizers to avoid this problem.

If you use heat, use a heat protectant

When you sleep, we highly recommend that you braid, wrap or ponytail your hair together. Use a sleep cap or silk or satin pillow case to prevent tangling.

When washing the hair, always wash it going in a downward motion. Use your fingers in a horizontal motion between wefts to clean your scalp. When rinsing, do the same to be sure that all the shampoo and conditioner residues are washed out.
If you perm, tint, bleach or cellophane the hair, you do it at your own risk. We do not guarantee any hair that has been chemically altered. If you must chemically alter it, then be sure to do a test strand first. This will allow you to test how the hair will hold up to the chemicals.