Hair doesn't make the woman, but good hair definitely helps. Take care of your investment.
Before taking your shower, make sure to thoroughly brush your hair starting form the bottom and working your way up to the top. Be sure to place your hand at the attachment point to gently hold and support your rows while brushing.
I recommend sectioning out your row(s) from the top of your natural hair first, before getting into the shower. Shampoo with warm water and not super hot water. Be sure to only use the professional haircare products that I recommend for your extensions. You may need to wash your hair twice thoroughly get that freshly cleansed feeling with a nice lather. Sectioning out your row(s) will help with this.
Be sure to always use conditioner and alternate between your conditioner and a hair masque as hair extensions need a lot of moisture. Start by applying your conditioner/masque to the ends of your hair and work your way up, using your fingers to massage and untangle your extensions. Be sure to be very gentle here as hair becomes more fragile when wet and you do not want to cause any unnecessary friction. Allow product to sit in hair for 5-7 minutes before rinsing out.
Gently squeeze out excess water before towel drying. use your towel to squeeze out as much of the water as you can. Do not rub the towel creating friction and frizz.
I recommend a Wet Brush pro or Bathpack brush. Apply a leave-in spray or cream, like the Mr. Smith Leave In, to help gently untangle hair. Always have one hand at the installation point (top of the wefts) and carefully brush with the other hand. make sue to separate your tows if you have more than one. Be sure to thoroughly brush both your natural hair and the extensions starting g form the bottom and working upwards. This process should be down with extra care as not to disturb the point of installation. Once hair is thoroughly brushed out, apply a few pumps of Serum to your hair starting on the ends and working your way up with it. Don't forget to apply the remaining serum on your hands to your natural hair, after applying majority of product on your extension hair.
I recommend air drying your hair for a bit to about 80% dry before reaching for your blowdryer and brush. This will allow less tugging and tension when you go to smooth out your hair. Remember, you must always completely dry the weft line of your extensions. Excessive moisture on the weft line will create swelling and will result in shortening the lifespan of your wefts.
When blowdrying, be sure to use a nozzle to concentrate the airflow of your dryer down the hair shaft. Always make sure your hair is 100% dry before reaching for any hot tools.
Styling + Sleeping
Your extensions can be styled just like your own hair with hot tools. The less heat you put on them, the healthier your hair and extensions will be. Be sure to keep your hot tools on lower settings. Do not turn the heat up because you have more hair. Always use a heat protectant when using heat on your hair.
When putting your hair in buns or ponys, remember to make sure your rows are either in natural fall laying flat or completely flipped up laying flat. Do not wear mid ponys as this will create tension on the corner points of the rows causing unnecessary tugging and possible slippage.
You must brush your hair daily and twice a day. In the morning and at night before bed. Be sure to always brush your hair starting at the ends and supporting your rows.
Put your hair in a loose braid (or two) or a high loose bun before bed. This will ensure that you do not create friction while sleeping as well as help maintain your style to minimize heat styling. I highly recommend investing in a silk pillow case to create less frizz and friction on your hair. Bonus points: silk pillow cases are also good for your skin as well.
Don'ts With Your Extensions
Don't go to bed with wet hair, ever! This will cause some serious matting and can cause major damage.
Don't wear your pony in the center back of your head.
Don't go in pools, lakes or oceans without prepping your hair first.
Don't use products that contain protein excessively. This will dry out your extension hair and cause breakage over time.
Don't use drugstore/retail store haircare products on your extensions. Think of it this way, you want to protect your investment with high quality products that contain high quality ingredients.
Don't use sunscreens that contain avobenzone, this ingredient will cause your blonde hair extensions to turn peach, orange, apricot and pink and you will need new hair.
Don't forget to tell all your friends how much you love your extensions!