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  • Are hand tied hair extensions bad for your hair?
    They don’t have to be! When using a proven installation method and are properly applied by a professional hair stylist, hand tied hair extensions are not damaging to your natural hair. It’s very important to select a well-trained, knowledgeable stylist to ensure that you get the best results.
  • How many rows of hand tied hair extensions do I need?
    The number of rows you receive will depend on factors such as your current hair density, as well as the volume and length you’re hoping to achieve. This should be thoroughly discussed during your consultation.
  • Can you wear your hair up with handtied hair extensions?
    Yes! Not only can you wear your hair up, you can do so with confidence knowing that your extensions will remain undetectable!
  • How often should you wash hand tied hair extensions?
    Most stylists recommend washing your hair once or twice a week at most to maintain the integrity of your extensions. You’ll need to be gentle to avoid unnecessary tangling. It is recommended you brush your hair first before wetting it. Also, it is imperative to separate the rows while shampooing to ensure the attachment points get thoroughly washed.
  • Is it bad to let hand side extensions air dry?
    No it is not, But if you choose to air dry, you must make sure you at least get the top of the wefts all the way dry with the use of a blow dryer. Wefts that remain moist can begin to swell which will cause bulkiness at the weft line and also can cause your extension hair to prematurely shed.

Hand Tied Extensions Do’s & Don’ts 



  • Maintain your appointments: you’ll need to get your extensions re-installed every 8-10 weeks to avoid tension and difficulty in styling and maintenance.

  • Brush multiple times daily: to ensure your hair doesn’t snag and to keep it looking beautiful and well-kept.

  • Keep hair clean: be thorough when washing around your wefts to avoid product build up and maintain scalp/hair health.

  • Be gentle: when brushing, styling or cleansing your hair use a light touch to avoid disturbing your attachment points, and/or tangling or damaging your hair.

  • Use professional products: It is recommended you use sulfate and paraben-free products which focus on hydration and moisture. You need to be prepared to use shampoo, conditioner, a hair mask, leave-in conditioner, and a serum for the best results. Extensions need extra moisture due to the processing during their creation, so a moisture-rich line is recommended.



  • Sleep with wet hair: going to bed with wet hair will cause unnecessary tangling and matting that you’ll have to deal with the next day!

  • Use a cotton pillowcase: Cotton pillowcases can cause unnecessary tangling and strain to your hair. It is rough and unforgiving as you toss and turn in the night. It is highly recommended that you use a silk pillowcase so your hair stays protected throughout the night.

  • Use reparative or bond-building products: You need to focus on hydration and moisture with your hair care line. Anything that lists protein (natural or synthetic) as an ingredient needs to be steered clear of. It will cause your extension hair to break and become brittle.

  • Go to improperly trained stylists: be sure to go to a certified IBE® hair stylist to receive the safest, most versatile, and comfortable hand tied hair extensions.

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