Hair Extensions Milwaukee FAQs























 Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from our Milwaukee hair extensions clients.


How long does it take to get hair extensions?
This depends largely upon the type of extensions that you plan to receive as some methods of application will take longer than others.  Application methods can vary from tape in, clip in, and other techniques.  The amount of time can vary from an hour to three hours.
What should I do to my hair before coming to the salon to have extensions installed?

Before coming to our Milwaukee hair salon for your hair extensions, you should make sure that your hair is clean and free from any oils and build up.  Clean hair will ensure that your hair extensions stay in securely.

How do I wash my hair extensions?
Hair extensions need gentle cleansing.  If possible, use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.  Shampoo gently with your head tilted backwards so that the water runs down the length of the extensions.  Use gentle motions and avoid scrubbing or rubbing your scalp harshly.  After shampooing, use a great moisturizing conditioner on your hair.  Apply the conditioner to your extensions from the mid-section to the end, avoiding the roots.  You can also use a leave-in conditioner to add an extra dose of hydration.   A leave in conditioner will help to protect your extensions and seal the hair cuticle.

How often should I brush my extensions?

Three times a day is recommended.  This will help to distribute natural oils and also reduce tangles.  Always start from the tips and work upwards, holding the roots with your other hand. You can use a special loop brush made just for extensions or a wide tooth comb.

How long will my extensions last?

Your hair extensions will last for about 8 weeks before they need to be adjusted.  As your hair grows, your hair will grow and take the hair extensions with it.   You can schedule regular maintenance appointments at our hair salon, and we will adjust your extensions and move them up closer to your scalp.

Can I use oil based products on my extensions?

No, we recommend that our hair extensions clients do not use any oil-based products on their hair.   In some cases, oil can affect the bond of your extensions, and oil-based products should be avoided.  

Can I color or perm my hair after receiving extensions?
We suggest that you consult with one of the stylists at our Milwaukee hair salon  first.  Over the counter hair color or perms should never be used on your hair extensions.  Our master colorists at iLLustria Salon will be happy to make specific recommendations for the type of hair extensions that you have chosen. 

Can I use hairspray or styling products on my extensions?

If you use hair spray or other styling products, try to avoid those containing alcohol. (Alcohol can be very drying to the hair.)   Limit styling products such as hair sprays, mousse and gel if possible as they can make your hair dry and can cause your hair to tangle.  Styling products can also create build up on the hair.  If this occurs, use a clarifying or chelating shampoo once or twice a month to remove build-up and residue.  

Can I use a leave-in conditioner?

A leave in conditioner can be used on a daily basis and is an excellent way to give your extensions a healthy dose of moisture and protection.  Even if you do not wash your hair every day, you can still rinse your hair, lightly towel dry it, and use leave-in conditioner.  

Can I swim with hair extensions?
Yes, you can enjoy time in the pool with extensions.  Just remember to wash your extensions thoroughly after swimming to remove all of the chlorine.     Use a clarifying shampoo and acid balanced conditioner to cleanse the chlorine residue from your hair.  






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