You should always cleanse hair before installing it, especially when purchasing from overseas or if you aren't sure if the company will wash it. At Embellished Kinks,
all orders are cleansed and defined as a means of quality control so you don't have to. (The exception being if the buyers opt for expedited shipping, in which the order is packaged directly from stock). However, thereafter, depending on the usage of the extensions, we advise to only shampoo every 3-5 weeks and co wash *weekly. Hair extensions do not receive the natural replenishment of oils, as our natural hair does. Shampooing on a regular basis is not recommended as it can overstrip the hair of moisture causing them to become dry and prone to tangling. When shampooing, always follow up with a deep conditioning hair treatment.
If your order was expedited or you would like to cleanse the hair yourself, here's a few tips:
For the initial cleansing we recommend you leave the hair in its original bundled form to start with. Start off by generously filling a basin or sink with warm water. Submerge the hair into the water and ensure the hair is completely wet by letting it soak or repeatly dunking the hair into the water. Next, apply an quality cleanser directly to the hair. We suggest using a high quality cleanser with natural ingredients or one that is free of sulfates, alcohol and formaldehyde.
Distribute the product with a gentle downward motion using only your palms and fingers. Using tools while shampooing may be damaging the hair strands.
Be sure not to rub the hair or go in a back in forth motion. Eliminate contact at the end of the bundle and reconnect at the wefts. Doing so will prevent unnecessary friction preventing tangling, matting and frizz.