How to properly take care of your Hair Extensions

We have already got you covered on which hair extension style or type suitable for you, so now that you’ve made this worthy splurge, it’s time to talk proper care. So to ensure a beautiful and long lasting look, it is essential to get the maintenance rituals for real human hair. Here’s are the expert advice, do’s and don’ts when it comes to preserving these extensions. Scroll through to learn exactly how!


  • It is highly recommended that the Nylon & Bristle Mason Pearson Hairbrush be used. The extra nylon and bristles ensure no matting at the roots
  • Brush firmly over the top of the extensions, ensuring that the nylon part of the brush goes through to the scalp
  • It is a good idea to hold hair firmly at the base while brushing ends
  • It is recommended that hair is plaited into 2 plaits for sleeping – this prevents matting
  • Sleeping on a satin pillowcase also prevents the mid-lengths and ends from tangling
  • Never go to bed with wet hair
  • Brush your hair with a Mason Pearson Brush and remove all tangles
  • Plait your hair in to 2 plaits. This will reduce the stress on your hair and scalp as hair stretches when it’s wet
  • Shampoo and conditioner should be applied running straight down over the plaits
  • It is recommended that a leave-in conditioner is applied and that hair is combed with a wide toothed comb
  • NEVER tie up hair whilst wet
  • NEVER use a 2 in 1 product
  • NEVER use Morrocan Oil
  • NEVER USE PROTEIN / KERATIN BASED PRODUCTS ON EXTENSIONS (as this makes extensions dry and brittle)
  • Intensive moisturising treatments or masks used regularly are fantastic for prolonging the condition and life of extensions, as extensions can become dry due to natural oils from the scalp not travelling down the extensions
  • It is important to return regularly to your Beverly May accredited salon for your extensions to be lifted. This ensures damage to your natural hair is minimised
    TRU Tips: 4 – 6 weeks
    TRU Skin: 4 – 5 weeks
  • Swimming in chlorinated or salt water is never a good idea for extension wearers. If water cannot be avoided it is vital that you tightly plait your hair prior to swimming and immediately rinse hair after
  • Apply an intensive conditioning mask or treatment should be applied after swimming, to help restore moisture to the extensions

*It is also important to understand what to expect from new hair extensions – possible initial discomfort, extra time to wash and dry hair, returning to the salon for maintenance and the costs involved