Caring for Your Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are a great solution for any number of hair-related issues. They can camouflage a bad haircut or change up a short style with long locks. Hair extensions add volume to your hair and they’re an excellent way to play with color without committing to actually changing your natural hair color.

To get the maximum wear from your hair extensions, there are some things you’ll need to do at home to care for them and keep them looking flawlessly beautiful. After care is extremely important, especially if you’re unable to make your maintenance appointment in a timely manner.

Wash Correctly

You may have a favorite shampoo and conditioner, but use the products your stylist recommends. There are different requirements for different extension types to ensure that bonds remain secure and natural hair to experience healthy growth. Avoid products containing alcohol and sulfates. Shampoo the roots, but don’t use conditioner on the roots as it can cause extensions to slip. Use warm water to wash extensions rather than hot.

Wet Extensions

Always make sure extensions are completely dry before going to bed. Sleeping on wet extensions results in matting, tangles, and can cause them to fall out. Wet hair is at its weakest and most vulnerable when its wet. Use a good quality hair dryer and turn down the heat setting. Brush extensions gently.

Weekly Conditioning

A weekly conditioning treatment ensures your natural hair continues to benefits from natural oils. Your extensions don’t since they’re bonded in. A conditioning treatment ensures extensions are moisturized and retain their shine. Use products that contain oils such as argan or coconut and be careful to not apply it near the roots.

Minimize Heat Damage

Hot dryers and styling tools can cause hair extensions to become brittle and develop split ends. Dry at temperatures as low as possible and use a heat protectant prior to drying. You’ll also want to minimize the use of styling tools whenever possible.

Avoid Tangling

Tossing and turning during sleep causes tangling. Minimize tangling by tying them back loosely before going to bed or place them in a low ponytail. Use a scrunchie or other soft method for containing extensions. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase will also help reduce tangling.

Separate Bonds

One of the most important things you’ll need to do is separate the bonds each day and it doesn’t require a lot of time or special tools. Just gently run your fingers through the extensions to identify any bonds that may have become tangled. If you find any, gently brush them out.

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