Taking care of your hair is essential if you want to maintain longevity and prevent damage that can be caused by improper maintenance. Below you’ll find some tips that you can use to keep your hair looking beautiful and lasting longer.
5 Tips for Maintaining Hair Extensions
Hair extensions require careful maintenance to prevent and to help extend the life of your extensions. You certainly want to keep up your new great look so you’ll need to be careful right from combing to washing it. Here are some simple and easy-to-follow tips that will help keep your human hair extensions looking healthy and in good condition.
Tip 1: Brush Gently
Avoid inflicting damage to your hair extensions by brushing roughly. Take your time and go slowly; remember that your hair extensions won’t grow back. When brushing, use a soft-bristled brush and start at the bottom while slowly working your way up. Whether your extensions are simi-permanent or clip-in, try not to tug or pull at them because they will loosen.
Tip 2: Wash and Moisturize
Just as you would your own hair, you should shampoo and condition your extensions, however there are a few tips you should know before you wash. Firstly, only use hair care products that are formulated for dry and/or damaged hair as these products often provide the best moisturizing benefits.
Before you wash, make sure to gently brush out any tangles or knots to help prevent damage to the hair. While washing, gently massage in the shampoo from top to bottom then rinse and apply a moisturizing conditioner. Also, keep in mind that extensions lack the natural oils that are produced by your hair, so they will stay cleaner for a longer period of time so you can wait a few days in between washing.
Tip 3: Avoid Chemical Processes
Chemical processes are damaging to hair. Try and avoid getting treatments such as coloring, perming or tinting. However, should you want to get any of these treatments done, make sure to speak with your hair stylist before getting your hair extensions treated with any chemicals. They will know what is best for your hair extensions.
Tip 4: Keep the Ends Trimmed
Just like your natural hair, your human hair extensions will most likely get split ends as well. To prevent the damage from getting worse and moving further up the hair shaft, trim the ends of the hair every 6-10 weeks. You can either do it yourself by using salon scissors or by going to see your hair stylist.
Tip 5: Don’t Overheat with Styling Tools
Using heated styling tools may give you the look that you want, but using too much heat will damage your extensions. Whenever you can, dry your hair extensions naturally, however if you must blow-dry, be sure to do so at a low temperature and with a diffuser. Flat and curling irons will also damage your human hair extensions, however if you want to style your hair using these tools, you should also apply a good protectant that will help prevent further damage to the hair.
Taking good care of your human hair extensions will ensure that you hair will last longer and look gorgeous. Following these five easy steps will ensure that your hair stays beautiful and healthy.