Nov 29 , 2023
The Day of Your Hair Extension Appointment
All right, you’ve done your research. You know everything there is to know about hair extensions, right? Good! Now it’s time to book your hair extension installation and start prepping your hair so you can make hair magic with LVH. Here’s what you need to do on the day of your appointment.
Wash Your Hair
The number one question we get is, “Should I wash my hair before going to the salon?” Yes, you absolutely can! Before your hair extension installation, you’ll want to wash your hair to remove all that oil and build-up. Try to use a clarifying shampoo – this will give your stylist an extra clean slate to work with. (Or just book a add-on service that includes wash, detangle etc!)
Don’t Use Any Conditioner or Styling Products
Why not? Well, conditioner and styling products can interfere with the extensions’ bond. Products that contain alcohol, like hairspray, can damage and dissolve the extension adhesives. Clean, product-free hair will help the application method stick to your natural hair without any issues. We suggest saving that haircare routine for after your appointment!
Completely Dry and Brush Out Your Hair
Before you step foot in the salon, make sure your hair is completely dry, brushed out, and free of any knots and tangles. Avoid any and all temptation to style your hair – that means no curling or straightening! Remember: clean, fresh slate.
By the way, let us know if you’ve ever had a perm or straightening treatment or anything else that can help towards your appointment.
Be Prepared to Spend Time at the Salon
Get comfy because depending on the type of extensions you choose, you could be at the salon for a good chunk of the day! Make sure you block off plenty of time on your calendar and feel free to double-check with your stylist to see how long your hair extension installation appointment will last.
After Your Hair Extension Installation
Yay, you did it! Your extensions are in, you’re rocking new and improved locks, and you’re ready to take on the world. But first! Add these things to your shopping list to keep your tresses looking their absolute best.
Hair Extension Brush
Taking proper care of your heir extensions starts with brushing them! Look for a hair extensions brush designed specifically to maintain hair extensions and minimize damage from brushing. These kinds of brushes are made with soft bristles that are extra gentle on your scalp and detangle strands without any breakage.
Shampoo for Hair Extensions
Can you wash hair extensions? Yes! With a few caveats, naturally. We don't recommend washing your hair every day, especially if you have hair extensions because all that sudsing and lathering can loosen the bonds. Try to limit hair washing to 1 to 2 times a week. And use a hair extensions shampoo specifically formulated for extensions for the best results!
Conditioner for Hair Extensions
Keeping your hair hydrated promotes healthy, happy strands, so seal in that juicy moisture with a hair extensions conditioner. And, when your tresses need an extra boost, reach for a leave in conditioner that will add a nourishing dose of protection.
Hair Makeover Complete!
Getting hair extensions for the first time is such a thrill. Nothing beats the moment when your stylist turns your chair around to reveal how that short and fine hair gets magically transformed into long, voluminous locks!
Now that you know all about hair extension installations, you know exactly how to make your stylist’s job a whole lot easier! (You might just be their favourite client!)