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Colour Aftercare

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When having your hair coloured in the salon, we use the very best premium Davines colour brand.  This is a very gentle colouring system, low in ammonia and chosen to look after your hair during the colouring process.  To get the very best from your colour, it is important that you follow the tips and advice below to keep your colour looking vibrant for longer. 


  • Refrain from washing your hair for two days after your colour service. Avoid swimming for a couple of weeks as chlorine will cause your colour to fade.  


  • Always use our professional products. Our shampoo and conditioners are free from sulphates and nasties and are a crutial part of your unique home after-care.  Always Condition too, this will help to seal your cuticle and lock that colour in while keeping pollution etc out. Do not use supermarket products, these will strip your colour from your hair,  costing you more in the long run and will not compliment your newly found colour. In doing so, we will not be held responsible for any issues that may occur. Your stylist will recommend the best at-home care for you, this is advised for your best interest.​

  • Water plays a big part in keeping your colour vibrancy too. Avoid standing directly under the shower spray unless you are rinsing, keeping your water at a warm tepid temperature rather than hot, the cooler the better.  If you wash your hair daily it is normal for your colour to fade quicker.

  • SPF isn’t just for your skin. Always use a protection barrier in form of a blow-dry lotion or spray. Pay attention to the crown, parting and hairline area as these catch the most sun. Sun exposure will cause your hair to feel dryer than normal, this causing damage and fading etc. When in the sun cover your hair as much as possible, especially when on holiday. 

  • Protect your hair against heat damage.  Before you reach for your hot tools i.e. hairdryer, straighteners or tongs, make sure you use a heat protector to eliminate removing moisture from your hair and incurring hair breakage.

  • Hair treatments should be carried out a minimum of once a week. This feeding your hair the nutrients needed to keep it in the best condition possible. We offer Express treatments in salon or take home as part of your after-care system. Your stylist will advise you of what treatment is best for you. 

  • Finally, if you have had a toner or fashion colour, these are temporary, fun colours and can last anywhere from 5-20 washes depending on the condition of your hair and if you are following the advice above. For these colours, it is advised that you book for a toner & finish in between your colour appointments and follow the aftercare advice given above. We also have fantastic colour conditioners you can use to top-up your colour or eliminate warmth at home.


Extensions Aftercare

When having your hair extensions done in the salon, we have chosen the best brands to give you options to choose from for you and your hair needs. Your stylist will guid you through these options but to get the very best from your extensions, it is important that you follow the tips and advice below to keep them looking there best and to look after you natural hair too.

After your fitting:

  • Do not washing your hair for 2/3 days to ensure the extensions are fully settled and don’t become compromised causing premature loss of extension strands.

  • Tie your hair into a loose plait for sleeping.



If you colour your hair it is advised to have this done in salon and your hair colored prior to having your extensions fitted. This ensures when choosing your extension for you the match is as close as possible.


  • It is not advised to colour your hair extensions as the result may not be as desired and the hair quality/bonds may be compromised.

  • Any colour including silver shampoo/ lightening shampoos or coloured conditioners are done at your own risk.The salon is not liable for any damage or poor quality as a result to the hair or colouring gone wrong.

  • It is never advised to colour your own hair at any time but more so whilst wearing extensions as you do not know how it will turn out but if you go against this advice be sure to keep colour away from all extension bonds. Again, this is done at your own risk and Rustic Roots will not be held responsible.



  • It is advised to avoid brushing the hair when wet as your hair is at its most fragile and may put too much tension on the bonds. It is best to part dry your hair to 80% dry before brushing and styling.

  • When the extension hair is wet, we would advise only to use a wide tooth comb on your extension hair after a detangle spray has been used.

  • When the hair is dry and requires brushing during the day, only use a specialist hair extension brush which have been designed not to snagged/ get caught in your extensions.

  • You may also find It more comfortable to hold your palm against your head to help aid and support the head when brushing.


Washing and drying your hair extensions:

  • Your hair must be washed a maximum of 2-3 times per week, and before washing make sure you brush your extensions and there are no tangles from bonds to ends.

  • As your extensions start to grow down you will experience matting at the roots, this is perfectly normal, and you must brush regularly to prevent matting and hair damage.

  • Only ever use shampoo, conditioner, styling products and most importantly heat protection designed for hair extensions advised by your stylist. Non-specialist products can cause dryness, tangling, shredding and can cause you to loss bonds quicker, it will also mean the hair suppler will not honor any hair quality guarantee.



  • Use a shooting motion down the extension hair, never rub or use a scrubbing motion as this will cause matting/ tangling and loss.

  • Condition from mid lengths and ends never apply condition to your roots or near your bonds.

  • Wash your hair upright, never wash it tipped over a sink of bath as this will cause matting.

  • Once washed, conditioned and rinsed pat the hair dry with towel never use a scrubbing/ rubbing motion to dry.


Heat, Holidays, Sun & Sunbeds:

  • If using the sunbeds protect the extensions and bonds by wrapping them in a towel

  • If on holiday- never get the extensions wet in either the pool or sea as this can cause extreme dryness of the extensions and the breakdown of the bonds.

  • Be aware the extensions can be prone to drying out when abroad due a combination of different water types and intense sun just like your natural hair.

  • If you have blonde shades of extensions, then dis-coloration due to chlorine and/or sun area can occur so please be aware to avoid.

  • Some water filtration systems can cause light-coloured extensions to go a slightly orange/pink colour.

  • Over time your hair extensions will naturally fade or change colour just like your natural hair.

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