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Read our business update for coming out of lockdown and bookings 2021

Hair extension aftercare and maintenance

Our guide to helping you get the best results and longest life out of your hair extensions.

  • Brush your extensions thoroughly but gently from roots to ends (yes, you can brush right over the top of the beads!) each day, morning and night, using a soft bristle brush (stocked at CHE).
  • Allow your hair to dry naturally as much as possible to minimise heat damage.
  • Use a high moisture shampoo and conditioner, leave-in treatment and heat protection spray when heat styling hair.
  • Ensure all products are sulphate-free, as sulphates can rapidly deteriorate your extensions.
  • When washing your hair, concentrate your shampoo on your scalp and wash underneath the hair extensions thoroughly to remove any build-up of dead skin or products. Focus your conditioner, treatments and leave-in treatments from your mid-length to your ends, avoiding root/bead area as this will cause beads to slip faster.
  • Squeeze as much of the moisture out of your hair as you can before you begin blowdrying but avoid rubbing the hair together with a towel as this will cause matting.
  • When blow drying, dry hair in a downward direction to assist in smoothing the hair.
  • Always make sure your hair is 100% dry before going to bed. Going to bed with wet or damp hair will result in it being unmanageable when you wake up – and your hair will need to be re-washed to make it manageable again. Additionally, moisture trapped under the beads can breed bacteria, and if you have underlying scalp conditions, this can cause irritation and discomfort.
  • Use metal-free hair ties or scrunchies when tying up your hair to prevent damage.
  • Avoid the pool or ocean if possible. If you aren’t able to, we suggest wetting your dry hair down, adding a leave-in treatment, and plaiting your hair before entering the water. Once out of the water, wash and treat your hair as soon as possible.
  • Once a week, use a nourishing moisture and plex treatment.
  • Book your adjustment appointments in advance to avoid going too long between visits.
  • When your extensions are in, your hair sheds as it normally would, but the hair is trapped inside the beads. It’s normal when we take the extensions out for an adjustment to shed what may feel like a large amount of hair, but will only be what would have naturally fallen out over the period between application and adjustment without extensions in.
  • Do not shampoo, wet your hair or exercise to the point of perspiration for 48 hours after application of extensions to allow time for the adhesive to fully set. 
  • Allow your hair to dry naturally as much as possible to minimise heat damage.
  • The most important thing when you have tape hair extensions is to never use a straightener or any heat styling tools ON the tape attachment. Doing so will cause damage to the tape and reduce the life of the extension. It will also cause the adhesive to become gluey which can be damaging to your own hair. 
  • When blowdrying your hair, press your extension panels together with two fingers (without applying heat directly to the attachment). This will reaffirm the bond each time you are drying. Power dry panels and the scalp area before applying tension with a brush.
  • Brush your extensions thoroughly but gently from just below the attachment of the extension (and the rest of your hair from the root) each day, morning and night, using a soft bristle brush (stocked at CHE).
  • Use a high moisture shampoo and conditioner, leave-in treatment and heat protection spray when heat styling hair.
  • Ensure all products are sulphate-free, as sulphates can rapidly deteriorate your extensions.
  • When washing your hair, concentrate your shampoo on your scalp and wash underneath the hair extensions thoroughly to remove any build-up of dead skin or products. Focus your conditioner, treatments and leave-in treatments from your mid-length to your ends.
  • Be sure to check that all products are rinsed thoroughly when you have finished conditioning and treating your hair to prevent irritation to your scalp and to go longer between washes. 
  • Squeeze as much of the moisture out of your hair as you can before you begin blowdrying but avoid rubbing the hair together with a towel as this will cause matting.
  • When blowdrying, dry hair in a downward direction to assist in smoothing the hair.
  • Always make sure your hair is 100% dry before going to bed. Going to bed with wet or damp hair will result in it being unmanageable when you wake up, and your hair will need to be re-washed to make it manageable again. Additionally, moisture trapped under the beads can breed bacteria and if you have underlying scalp conditions, this can cause irritation and discomfort.
  • Use metal free hair ties or scrunchies when tying up your hair to prevent damage.
  • Avoid the pool or ocean if possible (even more important with tapes than wefts). If you aren’t able to, we suggest wetting your hair down and applying a leave-in treatment before entering the water. Once out of the water, wash and treat your hair as soon as possible. Remember that your hair will tangle much easier with extensions and when in chlorine or salt water, so we suggest taking extra care. 
  • Once a week, use a nourishing moisture and Plex treatment from the mid-lengths down. 
  • Book your adjustment appointments in advance to avoid going too long between visits.
  • When your extensions are in, your hair sheds as it normally would but the hair may be trapped between the tape. It’s normal when we take the extensions out for an adjustment to shed what may feel like a large amount of hair but will only be what would have naturally fallen out over the period between applications.
  • You can wash your extensions, but try to avoid excessive washing and heat styling to minimise wear and tear. Your extensions are not actually attached to your scalp, so unless they get too much product on them, are dirty, or you want to change style, you shouldn’t need to wash them more than once a month at most. 
  • When washing and styling your extensions, treat them as you would your own hair. Hair extensions can always use moisture. We recommend washing them in a hydrating range such as Minu range in Davines, Hydration Goddess range in Pure Haircare or Hydrate Me in Kevin Murphy. Apply leave-in treatment and heat protector as you would your own hair before heat styling. 
  • If possible, ask a friend or family member to hold the top of the extensions while you wash and dry them. This ensures you can dry the hair downwards, preventing tangling and knotting, which can cause damage. 
  • You don’t always need to dry your temporary or clip-in extensions with a hairdryer. If you have enough time, let them dry naturally. The easiest way to do this is to lay them out flat on a towel in a warm dry area, or hang them on a coat hanger – we have seen all kinds of creative drying solutions from our clients over the years, but at the end of the day what matters is that the hair is laid or hung in the direction you’d like it to dry. 
  • After your extensions are dry, give them a brush using a Scream-Free brush (stocked at CHE) and they are ready to be styled. Never style your extensions unless they are 100% dry. 
  • When not being used, keep your extensions covered in a safe place – either in their original packaging, a box or a bag to protect them from becoming tangled and too dry.

Canberra Hair Extension Update

New location

As restrictions have eased and we can now have more clients at a time. We have made the decision to operate Canberra Hair Extensions (CHE) out of Eden Hair Energy G02/19 Challis Street, Dickson 2602 going forward.

If you have an appointment with CHE it will now take place at Eden Hair Energy Dickson. Eden Hair Energy is just a short walk from the original CHE location – you can even park where you are used to parking however our recommendation for best parking is on Challis Street and is underneath the salon. It is $5.00 a day which is better value than any other parking around Dickson. You can view the parking map for options by clicking here.

If you would like an appointment

As we emerge from lockdown we are catching up with the backlog of clients who missed appointments as well as moving into our busiest time of year. Appointments are quite limited for the remainder of 2021 however we would LOVE to hear from you and see what we are able to do for you.

If you would like a booking or have an enquiry, please email us at info@edenhairenergy.com.au and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Our online booking is currently disabled until we get through our lockdown appointments – please email us if you’d like an appointment at info@edenhairenergy.com.au

How we are responding to COVID-19

At CHE we always have the interest of you, our team and the community at heart. We operate with strict hygiene measures in place as well as following all ACT and Commonwealth Government guidelines and recommendations.

If you have been a close contact to anyone who has COVID-19, are showing any symptoms or feel you may be unwell please let us know as soon as possible to rearrange your appointment – again the best way to reach us is by email.

We are not currently taking new clients for haircuts as standalone services however we welcome expressions of interest from hair colour and hair extension