How To Care the Cuticles On Your Hair Extensions

by Perstar Hair on April 22, 2020

Remy hair (also called cuticle hair) is healthy, virgin remy human hair which is never processed. Each strand is carefully selected to ensure that the cuticle remains intact and all cuticles align in the same direction unidirectionally. Because all of the hairs run in the same direction, Remy hair maintains a soft, silky texture and more tangle free and manageable.

care the cuticles on you hair extensions

Brush and Detangle

Brush before bed and before washing your human hair bundles to ensure there are no natural occurring tangles caused by wind or friction and do not brush wet hair as that is when hair follicles are at their most vulnerable.

Wash, Rinse and Clean

Use an Organic and sulfate free shampoo. Sulfate strips hair of natural oils, as there is no direct supply of nutrients from your scalp into the extension strands, its vital that you use a no sulfate shampoo to avoid drying the hair out.

To avoid damaging the hair extensions, the cuticles and your scalp, only wash with warm water.  

Wash the hair gently in a downward motion with your palms, do not scrub or bunch the hair together as this will cause open cuticles to rub against each other and eventually causing friction.

Rinse between each wash, and wash only 1-2 times.

Style with Care

Remy hair extensions are natural hair, so you can style them in the same way you would do to your regular hair. That means using a flat iron, hair dryer or curler is acceptable, but you should limit the use of heat in order to extend the life of your extensions. When you do choose to style your hair, opt for the lowest heat settings and also make sure to use heat protecting cream or spray prior to styling.

Rinse Again

Finally, lower the shower head and rinse your hair (not scalp) with cold water, this is known as an Arctic Rinse. It will close the cuticles to lock the moisture and nutrients from the oil, leaving you with nutrient rich hair extensions.

Let The Hair Air-dry

Let your virgin cuticle hair extensions air-dry at home, take 2-3 hours to wash and naturally dry your hair - Do not use heat as this will swell and dry your strands.

Oil Applying

Whilst it’s being wet, add 2-3 drops of natural oil such as Almond or Coconut by gently applying it evenly over the hair, and these oils will penetrate the cuticles and add moisture to hair extensions.Natural oils do the work of most conditioners without the added chemicals and silicones, and this is always best.

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