HOW TO CARE FOR VEILA PULL THRU HAIR EXTENSIONS.
Like most hair extensions, our hair extensions require a little extra care since they are not your own hair. They are affixed with micro beads which are protected within the extensions. It is important to brush your extensions, but the area where they are placed needs a little extra attention as to not break the tiny holes that we pull your own hair through. At this area, gently comb or brush just below the beads - this will keep the holes intact preventing any type of tearing. You can brush your own hair and the rest of the hair extensions as normal
As your own hair grows, it will shed 100 +/- strands per day which will stay in the extensions until they are removed & replaced. At this time your stylist will remove the shedding gently.
Veila Pull Thru Hair Extensions are made of “remy hair’ which is collected from donors in the exact direction as it grew from the scalp. Remy hair has cuticles which are aligned and this prevents matting. Our blonde colors are made of “virgin remy hair,” this means it was taken from one donor - we choose this hair for its high quality and consistent color shading.
The hair cuticle is intact (not stripped) that is why it is soft and not oversaturated with silicone. Many inferior hair extensions are stripped in acid baths to decolorize, our system is done over weeks which leaves the cuticle intact & ready for colorizing.
With proper care at home, your extensions should be reusable from 8 months to a year. Keep in mind our own natural oils do not run through hair extensions as would your own hair, therefore, it is important to use moisturizing leave in products. Do not use the leave-in products, oils, etc. at the attachment area since this can cause the extensions to slip out faster than normal.
We recommend using sulfate free shampoo to avoid over drying the hair extensions, as well as your own hair. Hair conditioner will help to detangle your hair and some prefer to use a wide tooth comb while the conditioner is on to detangle and then rinse. Your salon will recommend the best products for you.
You should dry your hair 100% since it is weakest when wet and this will keep your extensions supple. As with all heat tools (flat irons & curl irons) high temperatures can break down your own hair as well as hair extensions.
This varies based on your own hair density, finer hair spreads oils faster than thicker. We do recommend washing often enough to keep hair oil free (this will vary from person to person)
Finer hair - every other day Thicker hair - 2 to 3 times per week
For excessively oily hair, dry shampoo particularly at the top of the head & site of the extensions will help prevent oil build up. Do not use dry shampoo in place of proper cleansing.
As previously stated, it is best to dry your hair but there are circumstances when you can’t especially when swimming or on the beach. Never put your hair up wet & just leave it down to dry in the sun.
Chlorine is tough on natural hair & even tougher on hair extensions. We recommend a cute bathing cap or trying not to wet your hair. If you do decide to swim, rinse your entire head with natural water beforehand and this will give you some protection from chlorine.
Ocean water & lake water are not as harsh as chlorine, just be sure to leave your hair down and let it dry in the sun.
No extension method is permanent because natural hair is constantly growing & shedding this is why “move-ups” vary from person to person since our hair grows at a different rate (average growth is 1⁄4” per month).
After 4 to 8 weeks, you will have your stylist remove & replace (move-up) your extensions. What is special about our method is that there is no harmful glue, tape or tension from sewing (hand tied extensions or weaves). Sensitive heads really appreciate our method! We find it paramount to keep your natural hair healthy.
In closing, if you follow our care instructions, you will have an amazing experience and possibly become a hair extension addiction as many of us do!