MANAGING YOUR INTRALACE SYSTEM and hair Extensions DURING ISOLATION
Colouring your connections at home
Until the government allows hairdressers to reopen - tentatively scheduled for July 4th - we can only do essential Intralace work and are not allowed to do colouring.
In this video Clive from our London studio show you how you can dye hair that may be growing out and showing through lighter or darker Intralace hair. However we stress that you should only attempt this if you feel it's absolutely necessary and you must do a skin test first. Listen to all Clive's advice and read the instructions thoroughly before starting.
Colouring roots and tightening an Intralace
Clive from our London studio demonstrates how you can best use sprays to colour your roots, how you can tighten your Intralace system, and how to cover bald patches on partings.
Should you find yourself in isolation and therefore needing some extra help in securing your Intralace System until you can get to us, here are some useful tips to help.
- Kirby grips/bobby pins are a great way to temporarily keep your system in place.
You can get them through the holes in the mesh and they will then grip on to your natural hair. Obviously it won’t feel as secure as when you have had an adjustment appointment but they will keep the system in place temporarily. See the video below.
- Clients who use tape – you may want to change your tape more frequently than usual to keep your system forward and secure. If you only use tape in one section then use the bobby pins in the areas where you have connections.
- As always, keep conditioner and any silicone based products away from your connections as these products can loosen them.
- Whilst blow-drying, concentrate on drying the connections and the mesh as the connections can expand whilst wet. Blow dry the connections on a medium heat to ensure they harden back up.
For clients who need to order tape, please use www.holistique.co.uk, and www.hairdirect.com and www.amazon.co.uk
Removing Tape Residue
We recommend that you use Garnier Micellar water (make-up remover) as an alternative to the Isoproponal spray. It will remove tape/adhesive residue from your skin and from the Intralace System. It is widely available in supermarkets, chemists and online. You can use alongside facial/baby wipes, the two combined work really well together.
Advice for clients using Hair Extensions or Medi Connections
For those clients whose extensions are due out, it is possible to wear them for a prolonged period of time. Some clients choose to wear the same set of extensions for up to six months and whilst not ideal, the majority of the extensions will usually stay in for this time, albeit they will grow away from the roots a little further every week.
Your hair extensions will usually continue to look good even if they are left in for an extra month or two.
For those of you who perhaps don’t wear that many and would like to encourage the extensions to come out, then placing a hair oil treatment on the roots for a few hours or overnight will usually soften the bonds and result in them sliding out. Repeat this process a few times if necessary and the bonds should peel easily away from the hair.