Jul 24, 2022

Congratulations! You just purchased your first ever luxury full, root, or crown volume extension from The Lauren Ashtyn Collection! Since you completed your online purchase, your hair piece has been through a lot – especially if you live internationally! 

Read on to learn more about the journey your hair extension has made and proper first day hair extension home care.

Creating Your Custom Hair Piece

Once we receive confirmation of your purchase, one of our team members goes to our storage area and selects the piece you requested based on color, length, and type. With Lauren Ashtyn, you have the ability to completely customize your hairpiece so you can achieve the luscious locks of your dreams. Or, you can choose from a selection of existing hair pieces if you don’t know where to begin.

Next, that hair piece is colored, if you chose to have us customize your color, blown out, and styled. If you live within the United States or Canada, it is then packed on a foam styling partner (secured with four pins – be careful!) in a signature Lauren Ashtyn box to help the piece keep its style throughout its journey to you.

When you see the Lauren Ashtyn box outside your door, you’re one step closer to achieving your dream hair. 

Receiving Your Hair Extensions

When you receive your new hair, you will be able to simply take it out of the box, clip it in, and you will be ready to go! 

Because the boxes are so heavy and of such high quality, international shipments including the box are not normally made at this moment. If you live outside of the United States or Canada, your hair piece is gently packed into a silk signature Lauren Ashtyn bag to prevent damage and the buildup of static when shipped internationally. 

When your piece arrives, it will likely be a little bit worn since it has just made a long journey.

First Day Hair Extension Home Care

When your hair extensions arrive in a box, they are typically tangle free and ready to wear. However, you can still take steps to make sure your hair piece looks its best whether it was shipped in a box or silk bag.

Just like how you have to fluff up your hair after a long flight, you will have to do the same to regain the volume in your hair piece when you receive it in the silk bag. Here are a few simple steps to take for your first day hair extension home care:

  1. Make sure all clips are closed and carefully pin your hair piece on your Lauren Ashtyn Mannequin Head. This helps the piece maintain a natural shape while brushing your hair.
  2. Dampen your extensions with a little bit of water and blow it out yourself. Use heat protectant and a blow dryer to gently make sure your hair is not tangled and matted.
  3. Add some body to your extensions by curling it with our featured curling iron or other styling tools! Make sure your hair piece is completely dry before using heated styling. Use low heat settings to avoid damaging your hair.
  4. Last but not least, whether you live in the United States, Canada, or far away, be sure to visit your hair stylist to have your piece cut in to blend perfectly with your haircut. Extra hair in your piece can make it heavier and lessvoluminous. A quick, easy trim will solve all of those problems and have your hair looking voluptuous in no time. 

If you need assistance in finding a stylist with experience cutting and styling extensions in your area, please email us (contact@laurenashtyn.com) or call us (+1.864.590.8924) at your convenience! 

Pro Tip: Real human hair extensions contain natural oil called sebum that helps make it soft and shiny. Since your volume or length extension is ‘made’ of human hair the extension itself can benefit from a small trim here and there to help it look and feel its best. Also, make sure to gently brush your hair a few times a day to spread the natural oils from your scalp down to your extensions.

Tips For Washing Your Extensions

First day hair extension home care doesn’t usually mean you have to wash your extensions, but it’s still an important part of maintaining your hair in the long run.

If you are new to clip-in extensions and you’ve just come from your stylist, you should entirely avoid washing or moisturizing for at least 48 hours to a week, as they don’t need to be washed as often as your own hair. 

When it comes time to wash your extensions, you should take care of your hair as you typically would (though simply washing them less). Purchase silicone-free shampoo and conditioner and gently massage your scalp. You can even follow up with a leave-in conditioner or salon-quality moisturizer to help your extensions remain lush.

Like your hair, your extensions are at their weakest when wet. It’s important to avoid brushing your extensions too harshly when your hair is wet. Instead, let it air dry until it’s damp and use a hair extension brush or gentle detangling brush to smooth things out.

Only use styling tools and heat on dried hair and use a heat protectant.

Storing Your Extensions

For clip-in extensions, you should also pay attention to how you store them. Most importantly, make sure your clip-ins are 100 percent dry before putting them away. You can store your extensions in the satin bag in which they came. Keep the bag that holds your clip-ins out of harm’s way, like in a closet or vanity is a great place.

When it’s time to put your extensions in again, simply give them a little TLC and styling and they’re ready to go.

Styling Your New Hair Piece

Oftentimes, your piece needs just a little bit of love from you or your stylist before you can achieve the polished, voluminous look for which The Lauren Ashtyn Collection volume extensions are known. 

As always, contact us with any questions and we will be sure to instruct you on the best ways to achieve your desired look, where to find an experienced extension stylist near you, and any other questions you may have! 

Simply go to our website to access our chat feature, email us, or call/text us and we will make sure you are as happy and proud of your Lauren Ashtyn volume extension as we are!

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