hair extension application and care

  Human hair extension products should only be applied and removed by an experienced professional.  The key to preventing hair damage is by choosing the right hair and stylist and making sure you take care of your extensions properly.  Clip-In extensions are suitable for home application.  The easiest and best way for us to match your hair colour is in person, so come in to our store if you're able to. If ordering from our online store, select your colour from our colour chart.  We are able to accept returns on unopened hair for colour exchanges (minus shipping).

Hair Quality
​  Remi/High Quality hair: High quality hair will save you a lot of time during your beauty routine. It is much more soft and manageable. This hair type is Remi which means all of the hair strands are facing the same way as they would if they grew out of your head, which means less tangling for you.  If you do dye this hair, it's recommended that you use a semi-permanent dye. Bleaching is not recommended for this (or any) hair. High quality hair is preferred by people who don't have a lot of time to style their hair. If you are on the go a lot and don't want to worry about your hair as much, definitely go with the highest quality hair.  Lilybelle Locks sells only the highest quality remy hair from Bohyme, Hair Couture, and Jon Renau.

-14" is the shortest length we stock, great for adding volume, and length to the bra line on most women. It's the best option for those with shorter hair. Comes in weave, stick and clip options, and if your hair is REALLY short combine with an EasiPart or EasipartXL for a seamless result without the "mullet" look
-16" is a happy medium, it still appears quite long but has some extra thickness compared to 18" and is a great value compared to longer hair. Comes in Bohyme weave only.
​-18" is the most popular length for hair extensions. It falls at mid back or just above the belly button, and blends best with shoulder length hair. 18" Comes in high quality Bohyme weave, stick, tape and clip in options, and Onyx Remi Weave and White Label Stick tips for temporary quality hair.
-22" is best for people who already have long hair, but want it longer or thicker! It will fall at the hip for most women. Available in weave, stick, tape and clip in.
-26" is very long. This is for people with long hair who can't get enough of the length. 26 inches will usually fall past your bum. By special order in Weave and Tape Weft, by Bohyme.

Hair Extension Care
Prior to your first installation, it is important to wash your hair. You will be able to detect any issues with your bundles at this time. If you do have any concerns, contact us at this time.

When it comes time to brush your hair, we recommend using a paddle brush or wide tooth comb. This will prevent tangling and yanking the hair from the wefts. Brush in sections to make sure your hair is brushed all the way up to the attachment area. Do not snag the beads/wefts/bonds which can cause damage to your natural hair. Failure to section and brush out thoroughly can lead to matting near the root. Brush hair gently to avoid snapping the ends, which can cause the hair to shed prematurely from the beads/wefts/bonds. Light shedding is normal.

Wash hair every 2 to 3 days. The longer you can go between washes the longer your hair will last due to the detergent chemicals in shampoo. They strip away the hair's natural oil's and can cause them to dry out and weaken their strength. We recommend using natural shampoos or paraben-free, and sulfate free products. Look for chemical names such as "methylparaben, propylparaben, any -paraben" ingredients. These chemicals are synonymous with preservatives, they tend to dry out your hair.  While washing, do not scratch your hair as this causes friction with the hair and scalp.

Extensions look best with a little heat styling, and drying completely at the root zone helps keep your extensions smelling fresh.  Your extensions will react to heat just like your own natural hair. You may use all the common tools such as flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers, but always apply a heat protectant before styling. Keep hot tools away from direct contact with the bead/tape/bond areas, and temperature should be set to 280 to 350 degrees max.  If your tools don't have a specified heat setting, stick to LOW to avoid excessive heat damage. NEVER sleep with wet hair, if you're in a hurry spend at least a few minutes near the scalp and fluff dry, then braid your hair if your ends are damp.  Sleeping with wet hair, especially in a messy bun will quickly lead to matted hair and tangling.

We do not recommend the use of any dye, toner, bleach, perm, keratin, or straightening solutions, which can damage hair. Keep hair pulled back in a low ponytail during sports and water activities. While we don't recommend using hair extensions in sea water or swimming pools, if you do participate, it is important to thoroughly wash your hair to clean the salt water or chlorine from your hair. After getting out of the water spray leave-in conditioner, brush hair out thoroughly and allow hair to air dry.

When sleeping, a satin pillow case will help prevent tangling, leave your hair smoother and your complexion softer. Prior to bed, we recommend that you braid your hair into one loose large braid and wear a satin/silk scarf or bonnet to prevent the hair getting caught on the fabric. This will keep your hair in the best condition as well as prevent morning frizz. To keep your bouncy waves for the following morning, you can style with a variety of curling rods prior to going to bed. Never sleep with wet hair and never let it dry without brushing.

  Lilybelle Locks is not responsible for any misuse of our products, please consult a salon professional prior to self-application.  We are unable to exchange or refund hair or wigs that have been processed in any way, including dyes, heat, or straightening agents - Please do strand tests prior to dyeing if you are unsure (human hair only).  Hair extensions and wigs are generally safe to wear for extended periods - for best results always practice good hygiene and hair care.

How to apply a variety of Hair Extensions

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