NBR Extensions care

Everything you need to know to get the most out of your investment and keep your hair looking fabulous.

The essential how to's:


  • Brush out extensions with ISLA brush BEFORE washing, this helps to prevent tangles and matting in wet hair.
  • Follow your DKW Artists product recommendations. (Below is a list of our recommended products, unless your DKW Artist recommends an alternative for you.)
  • Shampoo gently between rows, no need for vigorous scrubbing.
  • Apply a detangler and oil prior to brushing through wet hair after washing.
  • When brushing, start from your ends and work your way up to the scalp. Hold hair in one hand (like a ponytail) and brush down.

NBR Extensions Washing + Brushing Instructions:

Recommended Products:

Oribe gold lust shampoo & conditioner

ISLA Brush

Oribe Run-Through Detangling Primer

Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil


  • Section your natural hair from your extensions, pin your natural hair up, and dry extensions FIRST, this will prevent over-drying your natural hair.
  •  Rough dry your extensions 80% of the way just using your dryer and hands. (no tugging on super damp hair with a brush) This applies to DRY BARS as well. If you love a weekly blowout, be sure to communicate to the artist styling your hair to NOT round brush extensions from wet to dry. 
  • When curling, run your section of hair through the curling iron to smooth once or twice before placing curls. This will give your extensions a more polished look.

NBR Extensions Styling Instructions:

Recommended Products:

Balm D' Or Heat Styling Shield

Dyson Blow Dryer

Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray

Bio Ionic Curling Iron


  • Be sure to apply oil to mid-lengths and ends of extensions.
  • Brush nightly before going to sleep.
  • Sleep in a loose ponytail. 
  • Sleep in braids, this prolongs the life of curls. 
  • You may also sleep with your hair loose. 
  • A silk pillow case will lead to smoother, more hydrated hair

NBR Extensions Sleeping Instructions:

Recommended Products:

Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil

ISLA Metal Detangling Brush

Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase

Oribe Oil Control Dry Shampoo

Important Tips

  • If you notice excess tangling or hair shed, please contact us as this can be a quick fix when addressed right away. 
  • You can live a normal, active lifestyle with NBR®, high pony's (wait 1 week after installation), braids, all styles welcome.
  • Blondes especially: use mineral-based sunscreen, and keep off of extensions, it can turn the hair pink! 
  • You can swim with NBR® just be sure to add oil and brush once out of the water (never put wet hair into a messy bun and allow it to dry, it will mat!)

NBR Extensions Important tips:

Recommended Products:

Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day Mineral Sunscreen

ISLA Brush

Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil

Slip Silk Scrunchies - Small

Video tutorials

Have more Questions about extension care?

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DKW Styling Salon

Welcome! DKW is the flagship salon for NBR (Natural Beaded Rows®) hair extensions. We are a luxury hair extension specialist salon located in Laguna Beach, California.