ALTER YOUR EGO CLIP IN EXTENSIONS INSTRUCTIONS The ultimate solution for all your TARGET PROBLEMS! Thin or fine hair? ALTER EGO was created for those wanting full, lush voluminous hair, ALTER YOUR EGO clip in extensions can be applied in seconds and will attach safely and securely without causing damage to your own hair. ALTER YOUR EGO EXTENSIONS are 100% human hair and can be flat-ironed, blow-dried and/or curled. Style as you would your own hair. The unique base allows additional security and natural blending by simply pulling your own hair through the honeycomb holes...perfect for all hair types! Please Note: Human Hair extensions have been previously treated and chemically processed. It is not recommended to lighten or lift color from this hair. If you must color the human hair extensions, we recommend purchasing a lighter color and using semi-permanent color to deposit only. (with step one pic.)With the clip side of the piece facing you, put both thumbs on each side of the clip and the index fingers at the front sides. Snap the clip open by applying pressure toward yourself with the index fingers. Similarly, close the clip by applying pressure away from yourself with the thumbs. (with step two pic. )Create a horizontal part using a tail comb or your fingers starting about one inch above your ears. (with step three) Lift up all the hair above the part and clip it out of the way using duck-bill clip(s). (with step four pic) Open all four clips. Starting with the two center clips, snap in the middle of your head, attaching to your own hair in a downward direction. Pulling across in a straight line, snap the two remaining clips on either side of your head. Feel with your fingers to ensure the clip is flat against your head with no gaps. If you feel a gap simply unsnap and reattach pulling slightly tighter. (with step five) Remember To finish, simply release your hair by removing the duck clips and blending alter ego extensions with your hair. Tip After you have finished washing and towel blotting (drying) the hair, spray the hair with a leave-in conditioner before beginning to comb the hair. Starting at the ends, grasp the hair above the area you are combing and hold the hair firmly while moving a large toothed comb down from your grip towards the ends. When you have combed out all the tangles from the hair you are holding, release your grip and grab the hair closer to the top. Continue to comb the hair below your grip. Continue this method until all the hair is tangle-free. The key is to treat your hair as if it is on the head of a "Tender-Headed" person. By doing this, you create the least amount of tension that may result in hair breaking or pulling from the weft. While wet, gently comb the hair to remove tangles. Using a large toothed comb, move in a downward motion away from the clips and to the ends. Do not use a bristle brush on wet hair as it may pull out or break the hair. Hang to air dry, set in rollers, or use a blow dryer on a low setting, as desired. If the hair is excessively dry, a "professional" conditioner may be necessary. Consult your stylist about this. Styling the Hair Steam rollers and/or wet setting are the safest way to curl your human hair. Blow dryers, curling irons and other thermal tools may be used on low settings. Remember, the hair may scorch if the setting is too high. If you choose to use electric rollers, always make sure that the ends are wrapped into the rollers to avoid "fishhooks". For cutting, or any chemical processes such as perming or coloring, take the extensions to a professional stylist. Remember Unlike your hair, this hair does not grow back if you cut it. So, remember to always take your new hair to a salon professional if you need it customized. This will give you the best results! Storing the Hair It is best to store the human hair in it's original container. However, you can store the hair in a plastic bag. To keep the desired curl pattern, you may want to set the hair on rollers that conform to the curl size you wish to maintain before storing in plastic. Do not sleep or swim while wearing the human hair.