The Ultimate Maintenance & Aftercare Guide

by Sheneka Clark on Nov 01, 2021

The Ultimate Maintenance & Aftercare Guide

We know life gets busy between work, family and social life, but your hair care doesn’t have to take a backseat. If you want your coveted Mic She Exotic Hair to look just as fresh as they do in the salon chair, then we’ve got one word for you: maintenance! Our semi-permanent extension methods require move-up appointments to help maintain and freshen up your luscious locks. With the proper tools and techniques, you can extend the life of your extensions, and we’re not just talking about your added inches.

Along with maintenance comes aftercare! This includes everything from brushing, washing, and styling your extensions. All of our aftercare products are quick, easy and gentle to use on both your extensions and natural hair to help you maintain fab look for every season. Discover the maintenance tips, tricks and aftercare routines to keep those extensions looking fierce.

How to Maintain your Tape-In Extensions


A stylist and consumer five all around! Like all of DBH's professional methods, they are made with 100% Remy human hair that is double drawn and stitched to a 1.5" wide weft. The install process is fast, seamless and the wefts gently attach to the hair with medical-grade adhesive--making the maintenance part just as easy. Here's what you need to maintain your Tape-In extensions.

Maintenance Must-Haves

  • Replacement Tape - replaces the original tape when it’s time to reinstall Tape-In extensions with medical-grade adhesives for a safe and secure bond.
  • Easy Release Tape - replaces your original tape when it’s time to reinstall your Easy Release Tape-In Extensions with an enhanced and hypoallergenic tape for faster and hassle-free reinstalls.
  • Single Sided Tape - allows you to install and reinstall Tape-in extensions using one weft per section rather than sandwiching the natural hair between two wefts. This creates a weightless and seamless install for those with fine hair.
  • Tape-In Bond Remover - breaks down the Tape-In bonds using an oil-based formula for a safe and gentle removal, hassle-free!
  • Easy Release Bond Remover - breaks down Easy Release Tape-In bonds. A quick and easy removal now faster than ever!
Make sure to schedule your move-up appointments every 4-6 weeks!

The Dos and Don’ts of Maintenance & Aftercare for Tape-Ins

The Dos:
  • Schedule move-up appointments every 4-6 weeks to avoid added weight and tension from your grown out hair. This could lead to premature slippage and breakage, which we don’t have time for.
  • Use DBH Replacement, Easy-Release, or Single Sided Tape for all maintenance care to ensure best results.
  • Saturate each weft with remover and wait five seconds before removing the extension from the natural hair for smooth and easy removals.
  • Remove the weft downward in the direction of the natural hair to avoid unnecessary pulling, tugging and damage.
The Don’ts:
  • Wash your hair after a fresh install. We recommend you wait 72 hours to allow the Tape-In bonds to set properly.
  • Do not force the weft out of the natural hair. If you are having trouble with removal, we recommend spraying more remover as needed.
  • Do not remove the weft by pulling from left to right. You want to remove each weft by pulling downward in the direction of the natural hair for a swift and easy removal.

How to Maintain your Kera-Link Extensions


Looking for a customizable style? Go with Kera-Link extensions! This strand-by-strand method bonds to your natural hair when bonded with a keratin-tipped extension. Once the bond is melted by our Keratin Melting Connector, you can style them any way you’d like while seamlessly hiding the bonds.

Maintenance Must-Haves

  • Keratin Bond Remover - breaks down Keratin Bonds quickly and gently with an alcohol-based formula that is safe to use on both extensions and natural hair.
  • Keratin Rebonds - replaces old Keratin-Link tips for a fresh reinstall. They come in a variety of colors to match the natural root for a seamless finish.
Make sure to schedule your maintenance appointment every 6-8 weeks!