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  • How can I determine my natural hair type?
    Determining your natural hair type involves assessing the pattern and texture of your hair without any products or styling. Here's a brief breakdown: Type 1 (Straight) 1a: Very straight and fine hair. It doesn't hold curls well. 1b: Straight but with a bit more body and volume. Might have slight bends at the ends. 1c: Straight with a slight wave, especially towards the ends. Type 2 (Wavy) 2a: Slight, loose, undefined waves. The hair tends to be fine. 2b: More defined waves that might resemble an 'S' shape. This type can get frizzy. 2c: Clearly defined waves or loose curls. This type often has a mix of different textures. Type 3 (Curly) 3a: Big, loose curls, about the size of sidewalk chalk. 3b: Bouncy, springy curls about the size of a marker. Hair can have a combination of textures. 3c: Tight, corkscrew-like curls, often the size of a pencil or straw. Type 4 (Coily) 4a: Well-defined, springy, tight coils about the size of a crochet needle. Has an "S" pattern. 4b: Z-shaped pattern with less defined coils. Hair bends in sharp angles. 4c: Very tight coils, often with a zig-zag pattern. This type can shrink more than 75% of its length. To accurately determine your type, wash your hair and let it air dry without applying any products. Then, compare its natural state to the descriptions above. Keep in mind, it's common to have a mix of different types on one head of hair.
  • What natural hair type is most compatible with our Archie Straight Remy Hair?
    Our Archie European Straight is your perfect match if you're a MANE Beauty with naturally straight hair, falling within the type 1 to type 2 range. This extension's soft, sleek appearance seamlessly blends with hair that naturally falls straight, devoid of waves or curls, eliminating the need for extensive styling or manipulation. Archie's straight texture is all about precision—every cuticle is intact and aligned from root to tip. This meticulous arrangement ensures minimal tangling and a naturally smooth appearance. You can still experiment with this popular texture if you have naturally wavy or curly hair. However, to achieve a seamless blend, consider straightening your natural locks or manipulating your new extensions to mimic your natural texture with the help of styling tools. Remember to coat your strands with your favourite heat protectant before using heated styling tools—essential for preventing heat damage and protecting the integrity of your natural hair and MANESTORY extensions.
  • What natural hair type is most compatible with Birdie Straight Remy Hair?
    For the MANE Beauty seeking a natural straight look falling within the type 1 to type 2 hair range, Birdie Straight Remy Hair is your ideal companion. While Archie European Straight boasts a soft and sleek appearance, Birdie brings forth a unique charm with its slightly coarser feel, offering a distinctive option for those who appreciate a bit more texture. Like Archie, Birdie's straight texture is meticulously crafted—each cuticle intact and aligned from root to tip. This precision ensures minimal tangling and a naturally smooth appearance, upholding the high standards of quality we embrace at MANESTORY. Don't let naturally wavy or curly hair hold you back—Birdie Straight Remy Hair invites experimentation with this popular texture. To seamlessly blend, you may straighten your natural locks or skillfully manipulate the extensions to mimic the desired straight look, all achieved with styling tools. Always shield your strands with your favourite heat protectant before using heated styling tools. This step is essential for preventing heat damage and safeguarding the integrity of your natural hair and your beloved MANESTORY extensions.
  • What natural hair type is most compatible with Dottie Yaki Remy Hair?
    Our Dottie Indian Yaki is designed to blend with natural hair types that boast a textured or coarser feel and mirror distinct characteristics of type 3 (curly) to type 4 (coily) hair that has undergone relaxing or straightening treatments. Its coarse texture provides a natural look that's both captivating and authentic. Our texturizing process involves skillful artistry to replicate this distinct pattern. Detailed construction ensures that every strand retains this authentic texture and ensures minimal tangling. Even if your natural locks boast looser curls or straight textures, Dottie Yaki is still within reach, with a bit of finesse using heating tools to ensure a seamless blend between your natural hair and the Yaki extensions, allowing you to revel in the textured beauty without compromise.
  • What natural hair type is most compatible with Edie Kinky Straight Remy Hair?
    Our Edie Indian Kinky Straight is best suited for MANE Beauties with type 4 naturally kinky or tightly coiled hair. When straightened, these hair types have a thick, entire appearance, and Edie Kinky Straight extensions mirror this look, providing a natural blend and versatile styling options for those with this unique hair texture. Kinky Straight hair, often called a "blow-out texture," retains some of its natural coarseness and texture, making it appear more voluminous and authentic than purely straight hair. Mane Beauties with type 3 (curly) hair can use Kinky Straight extensions. However, to achieve the best blend, they might need to blow-dry or slightly straighten their natural hair to align more closely with this popular texture.
  • Disclaimer
    MANESTORY hair extensions are known for their high quality and natural appearance, and they generally require less maintenance compared to other types of hair extensions. However, proper care enhances their longevity and appearance. Like natural hair, our Remy extensions benefit from regular maintenance. Gentle cleansing, conditioning, and occasional styling will help preserve the integrity of the cuticle and ensure a lasting, beautiful finish. Excessive heat, harsh chemicals, or neglect can impact the quality over time. Follow our care recommendations below to maximize the lifespan and maintain the luxurious feel of your new hair extensions. Carefully curate the suggestions below and implement the options that best match the needs of your natural hair.
  • Overview
    At MANESTORY, our commitment to quality is reflected in our Remy extensions, designed for lasting durability. By combining regular salon visits with our proven care routine, your natural hair and Remy extensions will maintain their fresh look and feel, even months after installation. Establishing a consistent washing routine is key. Avoid over washing, as it can strip natural oils and lead to dryness. Depending on your lifestyle and hair type, washing your extensions every 2-3 days or less may be suitable. At MANESTORY, we value the rejuvenating power of wash day. We wash our installed Remy extensions at least once every week to ensure the hair cuticles retain its vibrancy. Always follow the care instructions, professional advice from your stylist and use the right products for Remy hair. Our comprehensive wash day kit includes the following essentials: Detangling Brush, Wide Tooth Comb, Alligator Clips—For Sectioning, Cotton Towel Shampoo, Bond Repair, Conditioner, Leave-In Conditioner, Hair Mask, Hair Serum, Hair Oil, Hair Sheen Round Brush Blow Dryer, Filtered Water Showerhead Attachment, At Home Counter Top Hair Steamer Follow these simple steps in your at-home care routine. Review the suggestions below and implement the options that best match the needs of your natural hair.
  • 1. Detangle
    Before washing, detangle your hair using a detangling brush to prevent additional tangles and knots that can occur when your hair is wet and saturated with water and shampoo. Start with dry hair and use a detangling brush. Gently work from the tips of your hair toward the roots, removing any knots and tangles. Once your hair is thoroughly detangled, you can proceed with your regular shampoo and conditioning routine. You may want to also consider detangling your hair while it is coated with conditioner, using a wide tooth comb or your fingers. Start at the tips and work your way up to the roots. The slippery texture of the conditioner can make detangling easier and less painful.
  • 2. Shampoo
    How Often: It's important to note that shampooing frequency should be tailored to your specific hair type and needs. Some people may need to shampoo daily, while others may benefit from less frequent washing to avoid over-drying their hair. At MANESTORY, we advocate washing our extensions at least once every week or two. Wash day holds special significance for us, serving as a vital opportunity to refresh and rejuvenate our hair, ensuring it stays vibrant and healthy. Type: The type of shampoo you choose should align with your hair type, concerns, and specific needs. Selecting a shampoo that suits your hair and scalp conditions is essential for the best results. At MANESTORY, we alternate between using sulphate-free and clarifying shampoos in our hair care routine. Sulphate-free shampoos are devoid of harsh sulphates like sodium lauryl sulphate and are a staple product for us. These shampoos are the preferred choice for individuals seeking a milder and more delicate cleansing experience, less likely to strip the hair of its natural oils or cause irritation. We recommend the occasional use of clarifying shampoos if you want to infuse additional nourishment or a special touch into your cleansing routine. Clarifying shampoos are engineered for deep cleansing, with the primary goal of eliminating product buildup, excess oils, and impurities from the hair. These shampoos are typically used intermittently to prevent the accumulation of residues, ensuring your hair remains fresh and free from buildup. Viral Tip: Once you have finished washing the shampoo from your hair, gently wring out your hair to remove as much water as you can before moving on to the next step in your wash routine. This step will ensure more of the product used in your next step gets absorbed into the hair rather than slip off with the excess water.
  • Colour Correcting + Purple Shampoos
    Colour-correcting shampoos, like purple shampoo, act as superheroes for coloured hair, mainly benefiting blondes or those with highlights. They neutralize and counteract unwanted yellow or brassy tones that may develop over time. The purple pigments in the shampoo cancel out yellow undertones, maintaining a cool and balanced hue. For brunettes, purple shampoo helps neutralize warm hues, providing a more neutral look. Shampoos with blue or violet pigments counteract warmer tones for a cooler and more neutral result. How Often: Use purple shampoo as needed, depending on how quickly unwanted tones reappear. At MANESTORY, we recommend using it once or every other week to keep your colour looking fresh. Viral Tip: If your selected MANESTORY colour doesn't quite match your current or desired shade, consider using colour-correcting shampoo on your extensions first! It can be a helpful ally for subtle colour correction and might spare you a trip to the salon for a colour treatment.
  • 3. Bond Repair
    If your hair is healthy, you can skip this step. However, you might still want to consider it as a preventive measure—at MANESTORY we certainly do. A bond repair product is designed to restore and strengthen hair that's been damaged by factors like hard water, heat styling, colouring, chemical treatments, or other numerous stressors. Bond repair products contain ingredients that rebuild the hair's structure, making it stronger and healthier. Follow the product manufacturer's instructions, usually applying the bond repair to clean, damp hair for a specified time before rinsing. How often you use it depends on your hair's condition and the product. Using a bond repair can be valuable to your hair care routine. It helps maintain and enhance the overall health of your natural hair and our high-quality Remy extensions, improving its appearance and texture. It's important to be realistic about the limitations of bond repair products. Bond repairs are most effective for addressing minor damage, dryness, general wear and tear, and preventative measures. In rare situations where natural hair is severely damaged, or the hair extensions have been stripped of their cuticle—maybe due to extreme over-bleaching—the effectiveness of bond repair products may be limited. In such cases, seeking professional guidance from a hairstylist or trichologist specializing in hair and scalp health is a wise decision. MANE Insight: When using a bond repair, avoid applying it to the roots or extension attachment points to prevent slippage, product buildup and to preserve the integrity of your installation. Your Solution is a Click Away: Explore Our Current Favourite (Amazon)
  • 4. Conditioner
    On wash days when you've incorporated a bond repair treatment, the need for additional conditioning may vary, depending on the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the product you've selected. The decision to condition your hair after using a bond repair treatment should consider the product's specific guidelines and the current condition of your hair. Conditioning, as a fundamental step in any hair care routine, plays a crucial role in maintaining the health, appearance, and manageability of both natural hair and Remy extensions. Selecting the right conditioner tailored to your unique needs can enhance the longevity and beauty of your hair. How Often: It's a good practice to regularly condition Remy hair extensions, just like your natural hair. As for the frequency of conditioning, it's important to note that the ideal frequency varies based on your hair type, specific requirements, and personal preferences. Keep in mind that hair care routines are highly individualized, and you might need to experiment to find the perfect balance for your hair. Observe how your hair responds to different conditioning frequencies and adjust as necessary to keep it looking and feeling its best. At MANESTORY since we use a bond repair regularly as a preventative measure, we generally agree that conditioning at least once a month is an excellent minimum guideline for maintaining natural hair health and the health of our Remy extensions. If your hair needs more moisture or feels dry and brittle, you can increase the frequency of conditioning. Less frequent conditioning may be suitable if your hair is healthy and doesn't require as much moisture. Type: The best conditioner can differ from person to person, depending on their unique hair needs and preferences. Our preference at MANESTORY is to alternate between Keratin-based conditioners, which strengthen our hair, and deep conditioning masks that provide treatment hydration and restore our natural hair's health, shine, and softness. MANE Insight: When using a conditioner, avoid applying it to the roots or extension attachment points to prevent slippage, product buildup and to preserve the integrity of your installation.
  • 5. Hair Mask
    Hair masks serve as an occasional deep-treatment product designed to address specific hair concerns. Depending on your hair's needs, incorporating both conditioner and hair masks into your routine can help maintain the health and appearance of your natural hair. It's possible to use hair masks on your MANESTORY extensions. However, it is important to choose a lightweight mask and a careful application technique to prevent product build and preserve the quality of your Remy extensions. Masks are particularly beneficial to maintaining the integrity of your natural hair. For different types of extensions: Clip-Ins: We advise removing your Remy clip-in extensions to treat your natural hair fully. With the clip-ins out, you can apply the mask to your natural hair liberally. A mask can help maintain your natural hair's overall health while accommodating the extensions. Tape-In Extensions: To maintain the integrity of your tape-in extensions, it's important to avoid applying hair masks directly to the tape adhesive or the extension attachment points. Instead, concentrate on the natural hair around the extensions to prevent any interference with the adhesive. Consider using alligator clips to section the hair, ensuring that none of the hair mask touches the application point. This precaution is vital to preserve the quality and longevity of your installation. Keratin-Tip Extensions: If you have keratin-tip extensions, you can apply a hair mask to your natural hair and Remy Extensions. However, we recommend focusing the product on your natural hair. This can help preserve the health of your natural hair while your extensions are in place. It's important to avoid applying hair masks directly to the attachment points to preserve the integrity of your installation. Hand or Machine Weft Extensions: If you have weft extensions, avoid applying the mask directly to the weft to prevent product buildup, potentially affecting the weft's integrity. To sum things up, when using a hair mask with installed extensions, focus your application to your natural hair for effective results. Avoid applying the mask directly on extension wefts, clip-ins, keratin bonds, or tape-ins. Doing so could damage the extensions and shorten their lifespan. Exercise extra caution to preserve the integrity of your extensions. For our diligent MANE Beauties who prioritize thorough care, you may still choose to include this occasional step in your wash day routine , especially if your natural hair possesses the following characteristics: It has low porosity. It is prone to breakage. It has been damaged from heat styling or colouring. It is fine or thin. It tends to be frizzy. It is curly, and you desire to define and enhance your curls. At MANESTORY, we deeply appreciate and understand the significance of maintaining your natural hair while enjoying the benefits of our Remy hair extensions. Your commitment to your hair's well-being is something we hold in high regard. MANE Insight: When using a hair mask, avoid applying it to the roots or extension attachment points to prevent slippage, product buildup and to preserve the integrity of your installation.
  • Hair Mask + Steam:
    Hair masks or treatments can be enhanced with the use of steam after the mask has been applied. The combination of a hair mask and steam can provide several benefits for your hair. Deeper Penetration: When you apply a hair mask to your hair and then introduce steam, the warmth and moisture from the steam help the mask penetrate deeper into the hair shaft. This allows the product to work more effectively in moisturizing, repairing, and nourishing your hair. Improved Absorption: Steam can help open the hair cuticles—the outer protective layers of the hair—for both your natural hair and your Remy extensions. When the cuticles are open, the hair can better absorb the beneficial ingredients in the mask, resulting in improved hydration and conditioning. Enhanced Softness and Shine: Combining a hair masks and steam can leave your hair feeling exceptionally soft, smooth, and shiny. It can help reduce frizz and increase the overall manageability of your hair. It can be used to revitalize and refresh your Remy extensions, making them softer and more manageable. Reduced Hair Breakage: Deep conditioning with the aid of steam can make your hair more elastic and less prone to breakage, especially if you have dry or damaged hair. To use steam with a hair mask, you can follow these general steps: Apply the Hair Mask: Apply your chosen mask to clean, damp hair. Ensure you distribute the mask evenly from the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair. Use Steam: There are a few ways to introduce steam into your routine. You can use a shower cap to trap the natural steam from your shower or invest in a hair steamer designed for at-home use. Rinse and Style: After the designated time, rinse the hair mask out of your hair thoroughly and proceed with your regular styling routine. When to Avoid Steam: While steam can be beneficial for both natural hair and Remy hair extensions, exercising caution is vital when using steam on extensions, especially those attached using adhesive methods like tape-ins or keratin bonds. Excessive moisture or heat can compromise the bonds or adhesive, resulting in premature slippage or potential damage. When considering steam treatments, it's essential to proceed with care, taking into account the type of extensions and their attachment method. Consultation with an experienced professional stylist, particularly one well-versed in working with extensions, is a recommended practice to ensure the best outcomes. Steam can be incorporated into professional maintenance appointments before installing a new set of adhesive bonded extensions—Keratin Bonds or Tape-Ins. Adhesive Attachment Methods: It's important to note that this step is not advisable for Tape-In and Keratin Bond installations. Smart Choices, Simple Clicks: Check Out Our Favourite At Home Hair Steam (Amazon)
  • 6. Final Rinse
    Use cool water for the final rinse to help seal the hair cuticles and enhance shine. After washing, gently wring out excess water from your hair and Remy extensions. Avoid twisting or pulling your hair too tightly, as this can damage the hair and lead to breakage.
  • 7. Towel Dry
    Gently pat your hair and Remy extensions with a microfiber towel or a cotton T-shirt to remove any further excess water. Avoid rubbing, as this can lead to tangling. Let your hair air dry or move onto the next step to prepare your hair for blow drying with a heated hairdryer.
  • 8. Leave in Conditioner
    The order in which you apply your favourite styling products after washing your hair and Remy extensions can depend on the specific products you use and your desired hairstyle. However, at MANESTORY, we recommend the following order, starting with our favourite leave-in conditioner. A leave-in conditioner helps hydrate and prepare your hair for styling. These conditioners come in differing ingredients and various formulations, such as sprays, creams, oils, mists, etc. Choose one that suits the needs of your natural hair. Sprays are lightweight and easy to distribute, making them suitable for most hair types, especially fine or thin hair. In contrast, creams have a richer texture for added moisture and control and are more suitable for hair that needs extra hydration. How To Use: Apply your chosen conditioner evenly to damp, towel-dried hair, focusing on the lengths and ends. A detangle brush or wide-tooth comb ensures the product is distributed evenly throughout the hair. This step can be especially beneficial if you have dry or damaged hair. Leave-in conditioners provide essential moisture, making it easier to manage and style your hair. To avoid product build up you may want to consider removing this step from your routine if you plan to use a heat protectant.
  • 9. Heat Protectant
    If you plan to use heat-styling tools like a blow dryer, flat iron, or curling iron, liberally apply a heat protectant from top to bottom. This product forms a barrier to shield your hair from the heat and prevent damage. Spray or distribute the heat protectant evenly through your hair. Viral Tip: Always use a heat protectant generously before you add heat to your hair and Remy extensions. Some leave-in conditioners can act as a heat protectant though leave-in conditioners may not offer as much of a barrier. You may consider using either a heat protectant or a leave-in conditioner depending on what your natural hair and extensions need, to limit the amount of product buildup. Smart Choices, Simple Clicks: Check Out Our Favourite Heat Protectant /Frizz Control(Amazon) Your Next Click, Your Next Favourite – Protectant Spray For Straightened Hair(Mon Platin)
  • 10. Smoothing Cream, Serum or Both
    Additionally, you can apply a small amount of smoothing cream or serum to control frizz and add shine. When applying, concentrate on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair, where these products are typically most effective. Remember your MANESTORY Remy hair extensions are high-quality and do not require excessive product. Some smoothing creams are formulated to include leave-in conditioner properties. These creams often contain moisturizing ingredients to hydrate the hair, making it more manageable while also offering smoothing agents to reduce frizz and enhance shine. Viral Tip: If your smoothing cream has leave-in conditioner properties, it can simplify your hair care routine, and you won't need to use a separate leave-in conditioner or heat protectant. Smoothing creams with conditioning properties are designed to provide moisture and hydration to your hair while helping smooth and manage frizz. However, it ultimately depends on your hair type, specific needs, and personal preferences. To avoid product build-up you may want to consider leaving this step out of your routine. Quality Meets Convenience – Click Check Out Our Favourite Blowout Cream (Amazon)
  • 11. Blow Dry
    At MANESTORY, we love to use a round hot air brush to dry our hair and Remy extensions. Blow dry brushes combine the functions of a brush and a hair dryer in one tool. This makes drying your hair faster and more convenient, as you can style it while drying. Hot air brushes are designed to create a smooth and sleek finish, reducing frizz and leaving your hair and Remy extensions looking polished. These brushes can add volume and body, helping you achieve a more voluminous and bouncy style. To use a hot air brush effectively after applying your favourite styling cream, follow these steps: Select the Right Brush: Choose the appropriate size and type of brush for your desired style. Different sizes will work better for different hair lengths and achieve different looks. Round blow-dry brushes are excellent for creating curls and waves, while paddle blow-dry brushes are great for straightening. Section Your Hair: Divide your hair into sections for more manageable styling. Use alligator hair clips or ties to keep the sections separated. Begin Styling: Plug in your hot air brush and select your desired heat and speed settings. Starting with one section of hair, hold the brush at the roots and gently pull it through your hair while using the blow-drying function. You can roll the brush inward to create curls or outward for waves, depending on your brush, hair length and preference. Repeat: Work on each section of your hair, continuing to dry and style it with the brush. It's essential to move slowly and maintain a little bit of tension. Be careful not to tug too hard at your installed extensions. Cool Shot: If your hot air brush has a cool shot button, use it to set your style in place. A blast of cool air can help lock in your hairstyle. Viral Tip: Using a hot air brush on the hair at the front of your head can create more volume, particularly if you have bangs or front layers. Achieve this by dividing the front section of your hair, including your bangs or the layers framing your face, from the rest of your hair. Secure the remaining hair to keep it out of the way. Use the hot air brush on the front section of your hair. Start at the roots and gently pull the brush forward through the hair while simultaneously drying. For volume, direct the brush in an upward or outward motion to lift the roots and create a fuller appearance. Smart Choices, Simple Clicks: See Our Favourite Hot Air Brush on a Budget (Amazon) Quality Meets Convenience – Check Out Our Favourite MultiStyler & Dryer (Amazon)
  • 12. Hair Oil or Sheen Spray or Both
    Hair oils and sheen sprays can be valuable tools in your hair care and styling routine, providing a finishing touch to achieve your desired shine, smoothness, and an overall polished look. Your MANESTORY full cuticle Remy hair extensions are high quality and require low maintenance. Use additional products, like oils and sprays—sparingly—to help maintain the health and appearance of your natural hair and the longevity of your Remy extensions. Whether you've chosen yaki, kinky straight, or our European straight hair, your MANESTORY Remy extensions are less prone to dryness and may require less oil. The amount of hair oil needed for extensions depends more on your natural hair's specific needs and your preference for a desired look rather than the texture or origin of the hair itself. It's important to be mindful of how you apply these products to ensure they do not negatively impact your extensions. Here are some considerations: Benefits: Maintains Natural Hair: Hair oil or sheen spray can help keep your natural hair, especially your leave-out, well-moisturized, preventing dryness and damage. Adds Shine: These products can enhance the shine of your natural hair and Remy extensions, creating a more polished and cohesive look. Reduces Frizz: Hair oil or sheen spray can help control frizz and flyaways, creating a sleek appearance. Considerations: Avoid Extension Attachment Points: Be cautious not to apply oil directly to the attachment points of your extensions, such as tape-in or keratin bonds. Oil can weaken the adhesive or bonds, potentially leading to extension detachment. Use Lightweight Products: Choose lightweight hair oils or sheen sprays to avoid weighing down your hair or Remy extensions. Heavy oils may make your extensions appear greasy. Apply Sparingly: Use these products sparingly and primarily on the parts of your hair that require them. Do not over-saturate your hair or Remy extensions with oil. Consult with Your Stylist: If you have concerns about how to care for your extensions, consult with the stylist who installed them. They can provide specific guidance on maintenance and product use. At MANESTORY, we deeply appreciate and understand the significance of maintaining your natural hair while enjoying the benefits of our Remy hair extensions. Your commitment to your hair's well-being is something we hold in high regard. MANE Insight: When using hair oils, avoid applying product to the roots or extension attachment points to prevent slippage and product buildup and to preserve the integrity of your installation. Your Next Click, Your Next Favourite Hair Oil – Check It Out Now (Gisou) Smart Choices, Simple Clicks: Check Out Our Favourite Sheen Spray (Amazon)
  • Filtered Water Shower Head
    Filtered water can benefit your hair health, especially if you live in areas plagued with hard water. You can get a filter attachment for your showerhead for less than $25, and it only takes about 5 minutes to install. Here's why filtered water can help your hair: Removes Impurities: Tap water can contain things like chlorine and minerals that can dry and damage your hair. A filter can get rid of or reduce these things. Less Dryness: Chlorine in tap water can take away your hair's natural oils, making it dry. Filtered water with less chlorine can help your hair stay moisturized and stop it from breaking. Stops Buildup: Hard water with lots of minerals can leave deposits on your hair, making it look dull. A filter can make hard water softer and prevent mineral buildup. Healthier Scalp: Getting rid of impurities and making tap water gentler can make your scalp healthier. A healthier scalp can lead to better hair growth and less irritation. Keeps Hair Color: If you've dyed your hair, using filtered water can help your colour last longer. Unfiltered water can make the colour fade faster. Disregard this step if your home has an installed water softener or filtration system. Click to Explore: Our Favourite Filtered Shower Head Filter (Amazon)
  • Overview
    At MANESTORY our Remy hair is crafted for durability. Combining regular salon visits with our proven care routine will leave your natural hair and Remi extensions looking and feeling fresh, even months after installation. Our Remy hair extensions require similar care to natural hair to maintain quality, appearance, and longevity. Here's why it matters: Appearance: Daily care keeps your extensions shiny and nice, so they blend well with your natural hair. No Tangles: Brushing or combing your extensions every day prevents them from getting tangled and messy. Moisture: Extensions can get dry, so using special products daily helps keep them hydrated and looking healthy. Healthy Scalp: Even with extensions, you need to care for your scalp to keep your natural hair healthy. Styling: Daily attention is needed to style your extensions and make them look great. Avoiding Damage: Daily care prevents damage from things like heat, chemicals, and rough handling. Longevity: Proper daily care makes your extensions last longer, saving you money. Always follow the care instructions, professional advice from your stylist or and use the right products for Remy hair. Our daily care kit includes the following essentials: Soft Bristle Brush, Wide Tooth Comb, Alligator Clips—For Styling, Silk Pillow Case, Silk Sleep Cap Leave-In Conditioner, Heat Protectant, Hair Serum or Hair Oil or Hair Sheen, Wax Stick Round Brush Blow Dryer, Various Heat Styling Tools, Heatless Curling Tools: Curling Headband, Rollers, Flexi-Rods
  • Brushing
    Start your day by gently brushing your Remy extensions with a soft-bristle brush or a wide-tooth comb. Begin at the tips and work your way up to the roots. Hold the hair near the roots to minimize tension on the attachment points. Throughout the day, be mindful of tangles and gently detangle your hair with your fingers or a wide-tooth comb if needed.
  • Leave-In Conditioner
    Apply a lightweight leave-in conditioner to your Remy extensions to keep them hydrated and prevent dryness. Focus on the mid-lengths and ends of the hair, avoiding the roots and attachment points. VIRAL TIP: Section you hair into two halved sections. Work on one section at a time. Use alligator clips, to part each section into smaller sections. Liberally spray or coat your leave in condition section by section to ensure the most coverage and protection is applied to your natural hair and new extensions.
  • Hair Grease + Serums
    Hair grease or serums can be used to help lock in moisture after applying a leave-in conditioner to your natural hair. However, using hair grease on our high-quality Remy hair extensions is NOT ADVISABLE. Hair grease can make the extensions look heavy and greasy, create build-up, and affect their attachment points. Instead, use products designed for extensions to keep them looking great and lasting longer. Hair serums, which add shine and smoothness, work for various hair types. When using hair serums, be sure to apply them sparingly to avoid making your hair and extensions greasy. Apply them after the leave-in conditioner for extra moisture and a polished look. Start with a small amount and distribute it evenly through your Remy extensions, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends. Hair serums can be particularly helpful for extensions because they provide a lightweight way to maintain moisture, reduce frizz, and enhance the overall appearance of the hair.
  • Heat Protectant
    Always use a heat protectant generously before you add heat to your hair and Remy extensions. This includes before using heated styling tools or a blow dryer. Liberally apply a heat protectant from top to bottom. This product forms a barrier to shield your hair from the heat and prevent damage. VIRAL TIP: On days where you have applied a leave-in conditioner skip using a heat protectant to avoid product buildup.
  • Styling Tools
    Minimize the use of heat styling tools, such as straighteners and curling irons, when you can. When you do use them, liberally apply a heat protectant spray to shield your hair and Remy hair extensions from heat damage.
  • Extension Friendly Hair Oils
    Some hair types may benefit from occasional applications of hair oils to maintain shine and nourish your extensions. Our Remy hair extensions, whether you've chosen yaki, kinky straight, or our European straight texture, are less prone to dryness and require less oil. However, there are some general considerations: Texture Matters: Our yaki and kinky straight hair extensions are coarser textures and could benefit from more frequent hair oil use. However, avoiding over-saturation, which can make the hair appear greasy, is essential. Individual Hair Type: Your hair type also plays a role. If your natural hair is straight, wavy or thin, your natural scalp oil may help to add moisture to your extensions while you are wearing them and require less of a need for additional oils. Sebum has a more challenging time travelling down curly and thick hair strands. Our MANE Beauties with these hair types may benefit from incorporating this step into their routine. Treat your MANESTORY extensions with the same care you give your natural hair. Avoid Overuse: Regardless of the hair texture or origin, it's crucial not to overuse hair oil. Too much oil can weigh down the hair/extensions and make them look greasy. Start with a small amount, apply it sparingly, and adjust based on how your hair responds. Focus on the ends and mind length. Balancing Shine and Nourishment: Find a balance between adding shine and providing nourishment. Hair oil can enhance the appearance of the hair while also providing some level of conditioning and protection. Experiment with different amounts to achieve the desired look. Maintenance Routine: Consider your overall maintenance routine, including washing frequency and your use of leave-in conditioners and styling products. Adjust the amount of hair oil based on your complete hair care regimen. In summary, the application of hair oil should be based on the specific needs of your hair and extensions, regardless of the texture or origin. This can differ based on the natural oils your hair produces or the humidity found in the city in which you live. It's best to start with a small amount, observe how your hair responds, and adjust accordingly. For step-by-step instructions on applying and using hair oils at MANESTORY, check out our Hair Oil & Sheen Spray section in our Wash Day routine.
  • Wax Stick
    Wax sticks work like magic for those short, rebellious hairs that won't behave. They're the secret weapon against frizz and unruly hair, giving you that smooth, polished look. For Taming Flyaways on the Top of Your Head: Brush Your Hair: Ensure your hair is brushed and detangled. Apply Wax Stick: Take the hair wax stick and lightly apply it to the areas with flyaways. Remember, a little goes a long way, so start with a small amount. Smooth with Fingers: Use your fingers to gently smooth down the flyaways and distribute the wax evenly. Style as Desired: You can leave your hair down or style it into a bun, ponytail, or any other preferred hairstyle. For a Sleek Ponytail: Gather Your Supplies: You'll need a hair wax stick, a brush or comb, and a hair tie. Prepare Your Hair: Ensure your hair is clean and dry. Brush or comb your hair to remove any knots or tangles. Section Your Hair: If your hair is thick, consider dividing it into sections for easier styling. Apply the Wax Stick: Rub the hair wax stick over your palms to warm it up. Then, smooth it over the surface of your hair, focusing on areas where you want a sleek look. Brush or Comb Through: Use a brush or comb to distribute the wax evenly and smooth out your hair. Create Your Ponytail: Gather your hair into a ponytail at the desired height and secure it with a hair tie. Final Touch: Apply a small amount of wax to the ponytail itself to tame any flyaways or frizz. Tips: Start with a small amount of wax and add more if needed to avoid over-application. Experiment with different amounts of product to achieve your desired level of hold and shine. Choose a hair wax stick that suits your hair type and desired style. MANE Insight: Remember, less is more with wax sticks. Too much can make your hair look greasy. So, experiment a bit to find the perfect amount for your style. Those flyaways won't stand a chance with a wax stick, and you'll rock that flawless look every time! Check Out This Viral Wax Stick(Amazon)
  • Dry Shampoo & Dry Conditioner
    When it comes to hair extensions, especially high-quality Full Cuticle Remy hair extensions, it's generally safe to use dry shampoo and dry conditioner. However, it's important to keep a few things in mind: Gentle Application: Be gentle when applying the products to avoid tangling or pulling on the extensions. Regular Cleansing: Even with the use of dry shampoo, it's essential to regularly cleanse the extensions using a suitable shampoo to maintain their quality. Dry shampoo is best used when you want to extend the time between regular hair washes. It's great for quick touch-ups and freshening up your hair when you don't have time for a full wash and ideal for post-workout refreshment when you don't have time to wash your hair immediately. Dry conditioner helps soften the hair and detangle it, making it more manageable. It can add shine and a healthy appearance to dry or dull hair. Dry conditioner often contains moisturizing ingredients that can provide hydration to the hair. Regular use of dry shampoo without proper cleansing can lead to product buildup on the scalp. Don't apply these products when hair is greasy. They works best when applied before your hair gets greasy. VIRAL TIP: Applying dry shampoo before bed gives the product that extra time need to soak up oils, reducing that white cast that sometimes forms after application. To avoid that white cast try coloured dry shampoo. Click. Explore. Enjoy: Dry Shampoo(Amazon) Click. Explore. Splurge: Traceless Dry Shampoo(Amazon) Click. Explore. Enjoy: Affordable Dry Conditioner(Amazon)
  • Additional Hair Care Products
    You may choose to implement numerous products in your hair care routine. When selecting your hair care products, choose quality products specifically designed for Remy hair extensions. When possible, avoid products containing alcohol, as they can dry out both your natural hair and your Remy extensions. Remember that the specific products you use and the frequency of these steps can vary based on your hair type and the type of extensions you have. Always follow the care instructions, and guidance provided by your professional stylist to ensure proper maintenance and prevent damage.
  • Sleeping
    If you wear extensions while sleeping, use a silk or satin silk cap and/or silk pillowcase to minimize friction and tangles. Consider tying your hair up or braiding it to prevent tangling.
  • Upkeep
    Be gentle with your Remy extensions. Avoid pulling, tugging, or excessive tension on the attachment points. This can damage both the extensions and your natural hair. Check the attachment points (e.g., clips, tapes, bonds, wefts...) regularly to ensure they are secure. If they start to loosen, consider having them reattached by a professional. The frequency of salon visits to tighten loose hair extensions depends on the type of extensions you have and how fast your natural hair grows. Here's a general guideline for various types of extensions: Tape-In Extensions: Tape-in extensions usually need to be moved up or tightened every 6 to 8 weeks. This is because the adhesive used to attach them can lose its strength over time as your hair grows. Frequent tightening helps maintain a seamless look and ensures the extensions stay securely in place. Weft Extensions: Depending on the application used, our hand-tied or machine weft extensions generally need maintenance every 6 to 8 weeks. The tightness of the braids or cornrows used to anchor the extensions can loosen as your hair grows, so regular appointments are essential to re-tighten them. Keratin-Tip Extensions: Keratin-tip (also known as fusion or bonded) extensions are typically not designed to be readjusted or reused after their initial installation. As a general guideline, you can expect our keratin-tip Remy extensions to last for about 4 to 6 months before they require reinstallation. However, some people may need more frequent instalments due to faster hair growth, while others can get away with much more extended periods. Keratin bonds can last longer than other application methods. However, you should still visit the salon to ensure they are securely in place and to prevent any matting or tangling. Clip-In Extensions: Our Clip-in extensions are temporary and don't require regular salon visits. You can remove and reapply them yourself as needed. However, it's a good idea to maintain the extensions, such as washing and conditioning, and store them properly when not used. Silk bags or pillowcases are the best items to keep hair extensions. Well-maintained clip-in extensions can last anywhere from a few months to a year or more. Regularly assessing their condition, addressing any damage promptly, and following care guidelines will help maximize their lifespan. PonyTails: Well-maintained drawstring ponytail extensions can last several months to a year or more. The more frequently you wear the drawstring ponytail, the more it will be subject to wear and tear. The drawstring mechanism should be handled carefully to avoid damage. Pulling or tugging too forcefully on the drawstring can cause stress on the attachment points. Lace Closures: Our transparent lace closures are made from premium materials to withstand regular use and washing. Proper care and maintenance significantly impact the longevity of a transparent lace closure. Well-maintained closure can last 3-4 months and longer if used irregularly. V-Part Wig: Regularly washing, conditioning, and detangling your wig, using suitable hair care products, will contribute to an extended lifespan. These are general guidelines, and the actual timing may vary based on how fast your natural hair grows, and how well you care for your extensions. If you notice that your extensions are becoming loose or uncomfortable before the recommended timeframe, we recommend scheduling a salon appointment for tightening or adjustments to prevent potential harm to your natural hair. Your stylist will be able to assess the condition of your extensions and advise you on the appropriate timing for maintenance based on your specific situation. Regular follow-up appointments are essential to keep your extensions looking good and to ensure they don't negatively impact your natural hair.
  • Professional Maintenance
    Regular maintenance appointments at the salon are important for both your natural hair and your Remy hair extensions. Professionals can assess your extensions, address issues like tangles and matting, and prevent damage to your natural hair caused by tension. These appointments help extend the lifespan of your extensions, saving you time and money. Choosing a hairstylist experienced with hair extension installation is essential for excellent results and to protect the health of your natural hair.
  • Is scalp health important?
    Maintaining scalp health is vital when wearing extensions as it directly influences both natural hair and extension durability. A healthy scalp fosters strong hair growth, alleviates itching and dryness, and prevents root damage. This care is especially crucial for individuals with type 3 and 4 hair textures, who often require regular moisturization. Prioritizing scalp health while wearing extensions is essential for preserving overall hair health and the condition of the extensions.
  • Scalp care for naturally straight, type 1 hair
    Type 1 hair tends to produce more oil, making the scalp prone to oil buildup. When using Remy hair, it's essential to ensure your scalp remains clean to prevent excessive oiliness and potential product buildup. A gentle cleansing shampoo, used once a week or as needed, will be sufficient. Regardless of hair type, when using Remy hair, always ensure your scalp is completely dry after washing to prevent any issues with mold or mildew, especially with sewn-in types. Regular scalp checks and gentle massages can promote blood circulation, leading to a healthier scalp and better integration of the weave or extensions.
  • Scalp care for naturally wavy, type 2 hair
    For wavy hair, maintaining a balance is key. Since this hair type can experience both dryness and oiliness, a sulfate-free, hydrating shampoo works best. Also, consider a lightweight scalp moisturizer if dryness persists. Regardless of hair type, when using Remy hair, always ensure your scalp is completely dry after washing to prevent any issues with mold or mildew, especially with sewn-in types. Regular scalp checks and gentle massages can promote blood circulation, leading to a healthier scalp and better integration of the weave or extensions.
  • Scalp care for naturally curly, type 3 hair
    Curly hair often means a drier scalp, as natural oils don't travel down the hair shaft as easily. Hydration is vital. Opt for moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, and occasionally incorporate oil massages using oils like jojoba or coconut to keep the scalp moisturized. Regardless of hair type, when using Remy hair, always ensure your scalp is completely dry after washing to prevent any issues with mold or mildew, especially with sewn-in types. Regular scalp checks and gentle massages can promote blood circulation, leading to a healthier scalp and better integration of the weave or extensions.
  • Scalp care for naturally coily, type 4 hair
    The tight curls of type 4 hair can make the scalp extremely dry. It's crucial to focus on hydration and moisture retention. Use a deeply moisturizing shampoo, indulge in regular deep conditioning treatments, and frequently moisturize the scalp with natural oils. A weekly scalp massage can also stimulate oil production and promote a healthy scalp environment. Regardless of hair type, when using Remy hair, always ensure your scalp is completely dry after washing to prevent any issues with mold or mildew, especially with sewn-in types. Regular scalp checks and gentle massages can promote blood circulation, leading to a healthier scalp and better integration of the weave or extensions.
  • Scalp care tips for maintaining healthy hair while wearing extensions
    To care for your scalp while wearing hair extensions, follow these steps: Keep it Clean: Wash your scalp regularly with a gentle shampoo, making sure to massage it gently to remove dirt, oil, and product buildup. Use a sulphate-free shampoo to prevent stripping your scalp of natural oils. Moisturize: Hydrate your scalp with a lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer to prevent dryness and itchiness. Look for products specifically formulated for use with extensions to avoid residue buildup. Avoid Tension: Minimize tension on your scalp by not wearing extensions that are too tight or heavy. Opt for lighter-weight extensions and avoid styles that pull on your hairline. Protect at Night: Cover your hair with a satin or silk scarf or use a satin pillowcase while sleeping to reduce friction and protect your scalp and hair. Limit Heat: Reduce the use of heat styling tools as much as possible to prevent scalp irritation and damage to your natural hair and extensions. When using heat, always apply a heat protectant. Hydrate with Oils: Apply natural oils like coconut, jojoba, or argan oil to your scalp and massage gently to moisturize and soothe the skin. Avoid applying oils directly to the bonds or adhesive of extensions to prevent slippage. Regular Maintenance: Schedule regular maintenance appointments with your stylist to ensure your extensions are properly installed and to address any scalp issues promptly. By following these tips, you can keep your scalp healthy and comfortable while wearing hair extensions.
  • What's the best way to store my Remy hair when not in use?
    Each type of Remy hair extension has its unique storage needs: Clip-in: Brush them gently to remove any tangles, then lay them flat in their original packaging or a silk or satin storage bag. This ensures they remain tangle-free. Hand Weft & Machine Weft: These should be coiled loosely and stored in a breathable cotton bag. Ensure they're free of any tangles before storing. Ktips: Store them in their original container, ensuring they're aligned in the same direction. If the original container isn't available, lay them flat in a storage box separated by parchment paper to avoid tangling. Tape-in: It's crucial to ensure the adhesive side doesn't come into contact with anything that could degrade its stickiness. Place a piece of parchment or wax paper between each tape section and store them flat in a box. For all Remy hair types, store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to maintain color and quality. Always ensure they are clean and completely dry before storing to prevent mold and odors.
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