Tips for Caring for Your Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are a great way to change up your look, but they can be especially beneficial if you prefer shorter styles. Extensions enable you to maintain a shorter, more convenient style, while having the means to change your look whenever you want.

Correct Cleansing

Treat your extensions as you would your own hair, but ask your stylist for shampoo and conditioner recommendations that are best for your extensions to ensure the bonds stay secure. Avoid products containing alcohol or sulfates that strip natural oils and allow extensions to mat. Cleanse hair in the shower and let the water run downward to reduce tangling and keep conditioner away from roots as it can result in the extensions slipping.

Wet Extensions

Sleeping with wet extensions leads to matting and tangling. Hair is at its weakest and most vulnerable when its wet. Tossing and turning during sleep makes the situation worse if hair is damp. Always dry extensions before going to bed.

Brush With Care

Use care when brushing extensions as the bonds can begin to slip and loosen. Use a good quality brush and begin at the ends, gradually working your way toward the scalp.

Condition Weekly

A weekly conditioning treatment will do wonders toward keeping your roots and extensions looking great. Natural oils don’t get disseminated throughout the hair when you have extensions. You can attempt a deep conditioning at home, but it’s always best to visit your stylist.

Heat Damage

Use extra care when using hot styling tools. Extensions can develop split ends and become brittle just like your natural hair. You’re your extensions begin showing that type of wear, you may have no choice but to change them. Keep blow dryers at least 6 inches away from hair, use a heat protectant, and use minimal heat.


To minimize tangling while you sleep, the quickest and easiest method is to wear your hair in a loose and low ponytail using a silk scrunchy.

Separate Bonds

Daily separation of the bond is a must. It only takes a few moments and you can do it with your fingers. It also gives you an opportunity to check that none of the bonds are slipping or tangling.

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