Get Through The Grow Out
Social distancing can take its toll on your hair. When you are used to visiting the salon regularly for extension applications and re-applications, you may be tempted to take your grown out extensions into your own hands and attempt to remove them.
Extension removal is NOT a DIY kind of project. If you are thinking of trying to remove your extensions yourself, we would like to remind you why this may be a very bad idea and something that easihair pro never recommends. Remember that to provide easihair pro extensions as a service, salon professionals first must be licensed cosmetologists, they also must become certified through easihair pro by enrolling in our educational courses.
Our education is extremely thorough and covers everything professionals need to know about how to apply, remove, and reapply extensions without causing damage. Without these two qualifications, chances are you are going to perform a removal incorrectly, use the incorrect tools, or use the incorrect technique, and doing any one of these things can cause damage to the hair and scalp, and hair loss.
Salon professionals: Please do not ever advise your clients to remove their extensions themselves. It is much safer to get through the grow-out by following these tips than to remove the extensions incorrectly.
Brushing is a key factor in getting through the grow out. It’s recommended to use easihair pro’s Wet/Dry Detangling Brush designed with inteli-flex technology in which the bristles are sturdy enough to remove tangles, yet gentle enough to flex at extension attachments. You want to gently remove all tangles from your hair by brushing multiple times a day. Starting at the ends of your hair, begin to detangle in soft short strokes working up to the root of the hair. When the brush passes over the panels you may hear a sound that mimics “crunching”, do not be alarmed, this is the sound you definitely want to hear.
Using easihair pro’s Premium Boar Bristle Brush is a great way to distribute your hair’s natural oils, and keep your hair and extensions shiny and healthy but remember: Keeping oils away from the panels is key, as we know that oil and tape in hair extension panels do not mix.
Hair extensions are most vulnerable when wet. If you can go longer between shampooing during the grow out, you will be less likely to experience extensions slipping, pulling, or causing damage. easihair pro’s Rush & Brush Dry Shampoo is a great product to keep your hair looking and feeling fresh between shampoos. This dry shampoo is designed to keep oils off the panels and prevent slipping.
Using easihair pro’s Rush & Brush, or another approved Dry Shampoo, lift your hair in sections and spray. You want to make sure you’re spraying on the base of your scalp near the panels, then thoroughly brushing to distribute the product.
Before shampooing, press your panels together to secure the bond and brush thoroughly to make sure your hair is tangle-free.
The proper way to shampoo hair extensions is by placing shampoo onto the palm of your hands and opening your fingers to make sure you’re getting in between the panels and onto your scalp. You can shampoo twice to ensure that all the product is removed. Make sure to rinse thoroughly to remove product.
After shampooing, condition from ponytail down. Make sure you do not get any conditioner on the panels as this can cause slipping.
Grab easihair pro’s Wet/Dry Detangling Brush and start from the ends of your hair working up while also holding on to your panels to elevate any stress. Repeat to make sure tangles are removed.
After washing, power dry your panels by taking a blow dryer and drying directly the base of your scalp to ensure that moisture is removed from the attachment first. Once the root area is thoroughly dried continue to dry the rest of your hair as desired.
How should you style your hair to hide panels or elevate any tension that you may be experiencing?
Get creative – find new ways to style your hair, particularly if your extensions are grown out.
TIP: Place your hair into a low ponytail by allowing your hair to remain at natural fall (natural fall is the position your hair naturally falls in as it grows), gather your hair loosely at the nape of your neck and secure with a gently with a scrunchie or hair tie. To alleviate any hair extension; tighten the ponytail at the nape only. This will create lift throughout the rest of your hair eliminating stress or tension on the extension attachment.
It is safe to leave your extensions in your hair if you follow these tips. For more information or if you have any questions, please follow us on Instagram @easihairpro.
Disclaimer: If salons remain closed for an extended period of time and it becomes evident that leaving extensions in would cause more damage than attempting removal yourself, we will explore ways to support you while always protecting the integrity of your hair. But don’t worry, we’re not there yet!