Shear Magick hair should be brushed very gently. To untangle these hair extensions we strongly recommend using either a loop brush, a “wet brush,” or a medium hard bristle brush.
Brush your hair in the morning, during the day only if necessary, and before going to bed. It is always best to brush your hair extensions in smaller sections. Make sure to always brush your hair from the ends and work your way up to the middle of the hair shaft and then the top roots at the very last. This way it ensures you don’t create more tangles, stress, shedding, and causes less tension on the hair.
Before going to bed, Make sure you braid (good for beach looking waves) or put your hair extensions in a loose bun on the top of your head (personal favorite method if I have curled my hair and want the curls to last the next day,) and at the very least in a ponytail on the top of your head (if you want it straight.) If you put your hair in a braid or loose bun it keeps the integrity of the hair longer and less shedding, friction, tangles or damage occurs.
We highly recommend using a pillowcase made of silk or satin on your own hair and hair extensions. It’s the healthiest for your hair, causes less damage, and helps retain moisture in your hair more than materials like cotton.
Make sure not to use any products that have parabens or sulfates in them. Also, do not use too little or too much of product. When it comes to shampoo and conditioner make sure to use a professional shampoo and conditioner (Pureology we highly recommend and it's highly concentrated so you need very little. It doesn't make sense to spend good money on your hair only to strip and fade it with bad shampoo or too much product build up.) Only shampoo your natural hair and roots. Then when you rinse your hair, the shampoo that runs over the extensions is plenty to cleanse the extensions. DO NOT shampoo the extensions because even though they are 100% human hair, the hair is no longer "Alive" so it does not receive the natural oils it needs from the scalp anymore. Therefor, the shampoo that gently runs over it after rinsing out your own natural hair is enough of a gentle wash for them. DO condition them from the mid-shaft to the ends, because they do need those good conditioning treatments and oils. DO NOT use any Moroccan or Argon oils that claim to be real that are not or that are too heavy. Do use a leave in conditioner and serum (personal professional favorites are, Sealed Ends Rescue Repair by Swartzkopf and 21 leave-in treatment by Pureology. Each which are sold on the website or in the salon.)
When it comes to hot tools, TURN DOWN YOUR HOT TOOLS! Not only does heat damage your hair, but also fades your color and causes breakage. Make sure to use product for each hot tool you use. If you blow dry, you need product so it burns through the product and not your hair. NEVER use your blow dryer on high/hot heat! It's too hot and even with product it burns through the product and your hair. Only use the warm or cool setting on your blow dryer. If you use another hot tool, like a curling iron or flat iron, after blow drying make sure to use another heat protectant or serum because the blow dryer already burned through your last protectant products. Keep those hot tools on the lowest settings as possible!! We cannot stress this enough! (Think of an egg... Do you cook it on high heat so it burns? Or do you cook it on a low or medium heat so it cooks perfectly and gets the job done? Our hair is the same.)