How to take care of hair extensions?
Purchasing hair extensions is quite an investment. Hair extensions deliver added beauty, length, and fullness that make you love and enjoy your hair all the more. It goes without saying that you protect what you love, right? That’s why you should care for your hair extensions.
Here are simple tips to take care of your human hair extensions
Brush Often and Do It Right
You need to brush your human hair extension frequently, and do it gently. When you don’t brush your extensions frequently, they get all tangled up and damaged. So, brush your extensions frequently and carefully with soft bristle brushes, starting at the ends and working your way upwards.
Place a hand on the base of your extensions and hold it firmly when brushing. It might help to section off the hair if you’re dealing with a full head of extension.
Wash your hair with the right products
It is important to keep your hair extensions clean by washing them a few times a week with sulfate and paraben-free shampoo. Detangle the hair extension properly before shampooing, and the ends to the roots, and then wash your hair from the roots to the ends.
Using the wrong product can dry out the hair strands, thereby leaving you with dry and frizzled strands that don’t stay put.
Dry your hair after exposure to water
Exposing your human hair extensions to water can mess with the bonds of your extension and remove the adhesives, which will lead the extension to being removed from your hair.
Wet human hair extensions can also tangle and pull at your natural hair
which can cause damage.
As a result, you should blow-dry your hair extensions once they have been exposed to water either from the shower or swimming.
Condition your hair extensions regularly
Whenever you go out, your hair extension is exposed to many drying agents, including the sun. Even the hair products you apply could dry out the hair and cause it to tangle. So, you need to condition your extensions frequently with a focus on the mid-lengths to ends. Avoid applying conditioner to the roots as they will become greasy.
Besides your conditioner, you should also use a moisturizer or deep conditioning mask to improve moisture and hydration.
Avoid Chlorine and Salt Water Exposure
Both salt water and chlorine cause extreme hair dryness to your hair exposure and rip off the moisture while reducing the lifespan of your extension.
Before swimming, cover your extensions properly in a waterproof swimming cap so that water doesn’t get in. Otherwise, rinse your hair with tap water and apply a lot of leave-in conditioner then pack your hair in a ponytail and then braid it so it doesn’t swell or tangle.
Wash the hair and deep condition it immediately after swimming.
Wash your hair extensions in between use
When you take off your hair extensions between applications, dilute shampoo in water, submerge your hair extension, and soak for a while. Ensure to brush off the tangles gently before soaking them in shampoo water for about 10 minutes.
Then, rinse off the shampoo by placing your extensions under cold running water. The cool temperature retains moisture in the extension and prevents dryness.
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