Woman with long hair
Simple Tips For Taking Care Of Your Hair Extensions
Choosing The Best Extensions
It’s best to book a consultation with your stylist. They’ll ask about your hair history and the level of maintenance you want to pick the right type of hair extensions for you.
How To Brush Your Extensions
Brush at least twice a day, in the morning and once before bed, with an extension-safe brush or soft boar bristle brush, starting at the ends and moving up towards your scalp.
Lift up your natural hair so you can access the extension more easily. Hold the top of your extensions at the scalp when brushing and make sure to brush near the top.
Washing Your Extensions
You only need to wash your hair once or twice a week. Regular brushing and hair oil application throughout the week will help keep your extensions looking their best.
Washing your hair (and extensions) too often can lead to moisture loss, stripping your hair of the natural oils your scalp makes. This can cause dry, brittle hair and hair loss.
Using Hair Styling Products
Use styling products that are created for hair extensions and avoid using products with alcohol. If you’re on a budget, look for products made for dry hair or that have argan oil.
Heat Styling Tools
Human hair extensions can take heat just as your normal hair can, but if you’re wearing synthetic hair or a synthetic blend, avoid hot tools as they can literally melt the hair.
If you can use heat, choose a curling iron, wand, or straightener that comes with the ability to modify your heat settings since high and low settings aren’t always enough.