Gradually wet your hair and brush gently before you wash it. Massage the scalp gently all over using a downward flow. Do not rub the hair together as this will cause tangling and make combing out and styling very difficult. When you have finished washing, flood your hair with warm water. Squeeze the excess water from the hair. Pat dry, do not rub.
When brushing use a soft bristle brush or a paddle brush with wide teeth (and a wide tooth comb for wavy/curly hair). Start at the ends of your hair and gently work your way up to the roots. Brush your hair 2 or 3 times a day if possible. Be careful with the use of blow-dryers and curling irons. It is best to let your hair dry naturally whenever possible.
Wear a cap when swimming if possible. It is not recommended you expose your hair to chlorine. If in salt water, make sure to condition after swimming.
Before blow-drying your extensions, it is a good idea to prepare and style the top section and fringe area. Then, using a cool setting on your dryer, tip your head forward and dry the root area. Using a hotter setting, blow-dry the hair section by section. Wrap hair around a bristle brush, or in the paddle brush, and hold the dryer over it (not on it) until the hair is dry.
Never sleep on wet hair. Make sure your hair is completely dry before you go to bed. It is also recommended to wrap your hair together or gently tie it up to prevent tangling. Spray a little conditioner in before tying up.
Hair care products
Use a premium quality (leave-in) conditioner to keep your hair soft but don’t over do it. Too much conditioner can cause a build up and tangling. Ask your stylist for advice on hair care products. Avoid getting any product or conditioner on, or around the rings, as this will contribute to slipping.
Avoid permanent colour if possible on your extensions. As with any hair, dye will reduce its life. Use a semi-permanent colour if you intend to colour your extensions, free of ammonia or peroxide bleach. Bleaching is not recommended.
Avoid excessive pulling or picking of extensions as this may result in your natural hair breaking.
Pros And Cons Of Micro Ring Extensions
I strongly recommend you have a read of this section to decide if this method is best for you. No type of extension is suitable for everyone, they all have good and bad points. But from my experience, these extensions are reliable, cost effective and very popular with the vast majority of my clients.
-Relatively easy to add
-No heat of glue which have the potential to damage your hair.
-Easy to remove and adjust the extensions
-Provide a natural look and a virtually undetectable
-Last to 3 to 4 months depending on how you look after them
-Rings are detectable if you have very short hair (a few inches)
-If you want extensions for just one night, clip ons would be the better option.
-Not recommended if you have easily breakable hair.