Do’s & Don’ts for Long Lasting Beautiful Hair

With the correct home care, Haute Hair should last around 9-12 months*. Here are some tips and tricks to follow to keep your hair looking beautiful until your next redo.


  • Brush your extensions to stop them from tangling.
  • Use a paraben & sulphate free shampoo and conditioner, preferably a clarifying shampoo. A clarifying shampoo ensures all residues are removed. Avoid natural products as they contain too much protein, which is bad for extension maintenance. Any volume or protein products are not suitable.
  • When washing only apply conditioner to the ends and mid length of your extensions, avoid applying any conditioner to the root area.
  • For best results leave conditioner on ends for 3-5 minutes and comb through to remove any tangles before rinsing thoroughly.
  • Always wash your hair immediately after exercise or dry shampoo to absorb sweat and oil.
  • Never go to bed with your hair wet.
  • Wash your hair using vertical movements not circular or horizontal to avoid tangles.
  • Apply leave in conditioner and heat protector before blow drying or using any heated tools.
  • Apply oil to the ends of your hair twice a day.
  • Sleep with your extensions in a loose side braid.
  • Always brush your hair before washing to ensure there are no tangles.
  • Hold your extensions at the root when brushing to avoid tension to the tip.
  • Always wash your hair in the shower; never wash hair in the bath.
  • Hard water, well water and foreign water with high levels of copper can cause extensions to discolor. To stop discoloration, make sure your water is correctly filtered and maintained.
  • Keep your hair clean! DO NOT allow your hair to get oily – natural scalp oils, dirt, perspiration and products contaminate the bonds and will cause them to soften.
  • Use a soft bristle Brush, start at the ends of your hair and work your way up.


  • Don’t leave your Haute Hair in for longer than 3 months (or as advised by your stylist) as this will cause damage to your natural hair as well as your extensions.
  • Do not use dry shampoo on the tips, as it will cause them to crumble.
  • Don’t use styling tools or hair dryer without evenly applying heat protection all over your hair.
  • Do not allow anyone but a Haute Hair certified professional adjust or rotate your extensions.
  • Don’t expose your extensions to prolonged periods of sun.
  • Do not let chlorine have any contact with hair, as it will cause discoloration. Do not go swimming. If you go on vacation and the country has hard water, your hair could turn an orange or pinky color. This is not a Haute hair extension fault but the hard water leaving a mineral build up and residue on top of the color. Malibu C Hard Water Wellness Kit will remove this. Please note that it CAN be removed with no chemicals and causes no harm to your hair.
  • Don’t allow your Haute Hair Extensions to come in to contact with sun creams/moisturizers/fake tans etc as they may cause color change.
  • Don’t attempt to maintain or adjust your extensions yourself.
  • Never blow-dry your hair upside down.
  • Never blow-dry your hair on a high heat, always dry on a low – medium heat.

Extra Tips

Your hair will naturally shed around 50-100 strands per day so it is not unusual to shed approx. 5-15 strands of your Haute Hair over the course of your wear. Just simply pop your strand in a safe place and we will reapply these for you.

*9-12 months is the approximate life span of Haute Hair providing all home care tips are followed. Haute Hair will not accept any liability for damaged hair that has not followed the correct aftercare advice. We always like to make sure that our customers are 100% satisfied with their Haute Hair Extensions, so if you have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.