1 Keep your hairclean. There are anumberofpurifying shampoos available for purchase
that help cleanse thehair of any buildup or
residue that ispreventing the extensions from sticking to the hair.
Do not use conditioner or other hair products after
bleachingthehairbecause you will add the
substancethatwas just removed with thebleaching shampoo.
If you’reworriedthat your
purifying shampoo willremovemakeup too easily, look for ashampoo that advertises
sensitive skin and is made from organic materials instead of
2 Dry the hair well.
If your hair is completelywet, the glue from the extensions will not stick to the
3 Make a spacer for your hair. A partner will cut small sections of your hair to incorporate the
extensions and protect your scalp from burns.Forthis you will need a piece of
cardboard about three inches in diameter.
Cut cardboard into a circleabout three inches wide.
It doesn’t have to be aperfect
shape, but a curved shapeworks best.
Cuts a slit towardsthecenterof one side of the circle, like drawing a radius. In the center of circle
, make an enlarged hole one to two millimeters wide.
Youcannowmove small sections of hair into the center of the cardboardcircleandthe
Fusionextensionconnectssecurelyto the roots without burning your head.
Cut the bottomhair. Part your hair about two inches from the
nape andpin everything above that mark to the top of your head.
5 Place a lock of hair inacardboardspacer. Pick up the small piecesof
and pull them through the splitter.Hooksareperfect for this.
This will make
the first piece you fusetogether and should be about the same size as the hair extensions.
Secure the separatortothe hair with bobby pins or bobbypins,ifdesired.
6 Attach an extension to splitends.Bend the
end of the extension at the hairline so that it starts as close to the scalp as possible.
7 Use a flat iron to secure the extension.
Hold the tip of the extension and therootofthe
hair in the flat iron for a few seconds. Remove the flat iron for
seconds and repeat. Be careful not to burn your hair in the process.
8 Wrap fused locksin your natural hair. Rollthe
throughyourstillwarmhairwith your fingertips to blend the extension with your natural hair.
will help hold the melted glue or keratin
9. Remove the hair divider. Take another section of the same bristle row and replacethe
withthecardboardspacers on the new bristlestring.Remember to be careful withnewlymerged
10 Repeat the above steps todivide and jointhebristles.
layers evenly ontoptomakethemlookmore natural. Continue this process until you have used all
11. Style your hair.
brush with no sharp or bumpy ends at the end of yourhair so you don’t pull out your newly fused extensions. There should be no problemwith
expandingafter your basestylingroutine, as long as you are careful not to damage the base of the fusion.
Donot brush or comb hair near scalp.
Too much tension can cause the extensioncordtoslip or fall.
Brush the hair regularly, beingcarefulto avoid brushing
too close to the scalp. When washing hair extensions, use a sulfate-free
productwhichdoes not condition the scalp. Leave-InConditioner can help you preventtangles
Use a very gentle touch. Do not rub, scrub or pull hair.