Shampooing

Learn best practices for shampooing
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Video length: 4 Minutes

How to Safely Shampoo Your Hair System

When you're ready to wash your hair, there's an easy five-step technique we recommend for short hair that will help maintain your frontal attachment during an extended-wear bond.

You will need
  • Poly Tip Blow Dry Brush (or styling tool of your choice)
  • Shampoo
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Bath towel or microfiber hair towel

Step 1
Apply shampoo to dry hair

First, squeeze a small amount of shampoo into the palm of your hand and apply it to the system's hair.

Gently distribute the shampoo through your hair system, and then brush the hair forward with a poly tip brush.

Tip: Always be sure to brush the hair forward in the front so you don't put stress on the front bond.

Step 2
Rinse your system in the shower

Now, hop into the shower and rinse thoroughly with luke-warm or cool water. Try to keep the hair flowing in the same direction.

Tip: Never use hot water directly on the system. It's best to use the coolest water you can while remaining comfortable. 

Step 3
Shampoo your growing hair

Then, wash your growing hair with the shampoo of your choice. Work into a lather, gently massaging up to the edge of the base of your hair system to make sure your scalp is oil-free at the edge of the system.

Rinse thoroughly with luke-warm or cool water.

Step 4
Towel dry your hair

When you're done in the shower, lay a bath towel over your head and gently blot to dry. It is important to blot. Never rub the towel on the hair system or it will cause tangling and shedding.

Keep moving the towel and blotting the hair with dry areas until most of the water is removed. This will help reduce friction when brushing and styling later.

Tip: Never check the strength of your bond right after a shower.
Wait at least an hour after showering.

Step 5
Style your hair

To keep your front bond as strong as possible, never brush or comb your hair from front to back right after a shower. Inevitably, you will catch a tiny tangle with the brush and the front may lift off your scalp.

While your hair is still damp, spray on a few pumps of leave-in conditioner.

Always brush the top and front forward first, to make sure there are no tangles. After brushing it forward and releasing any tangles, you can brush it in any direction while it is still damp. Following these steps can really impact the overall length of your bond.

Lastly, style the hair the way you like it and allow it to air dry.

Now you're all clean, styled and ready to go!

Next, watch the video "Removal" for precise removal instructions.