Hair care: Tips for caring for your hair extensions
Properly wash your extensions
When washing, be sure to focus your shampoo on the roots to remove excess oil and your conditioner on the ends to nourish them. Using conditioner near your roots can cause the extensions to slide over your hair, causing them to last much less. Also, try using lukewarm water rather than hot water, as hot water will deplete the natural oils in your hair and scalp. When it comes to the shampoo and conditioner you use to wash your hair, we always advise investing in products recommended by your hair extension professional.
Never sleep with wet extensions
Now that you’ve mastered washing your extensions, it’s time to tackle drying. While it can be tempting to go to bed with your hair slightly damp, we can’t stress enough the importance of drying your locks thoroughly before bed. When it comes to caring for your extensions, a good rule of thumb is to never sleep with wet hair. Because your hair is at its weakest when wet, tossing and turning while you sleep can damage both your natural locks and your extensions. It also means you’ll have a terrible headboard when you wake up in the morning, causing you to spend what feels like forever untangling. Even if you take great care to brush out the knots, you put enormous pressure on the attachments, pushing on your scalp and loosening the bonds.
Extensions should always be brushed carefully
If you brush your natural hair too hard and strands start to fall out, your extensions will start to come loose if you’re not careful. It’s inevitable that your extensions will tangle, but how you deal with it is key. To start, you should get a high-quality brush. Then you need to brush your hair from the tips upwards, starting from the bottom and working your way up. This procedure will put as little pressure as possible on your hair, extensions, and scalp, keeping them all in good condition. When it comes to how many times you brush your teeth per day, the more the better as long as you are gentle. However, if you are looking for specific advice, we always advise you to do it first in the morning, before going to bed, before washing and after washing.
Book a weekly conditioning treatment
Is it correct to say that greasy hair is everyone’s worst nightmare? While waking up with oily roots can be quite annoying, it means your hair is receiving a constant supply of natural oils, keeping it nourished even if you have a more relaxed hair care routine. However, since your extensions are only connected at the root, they will not acquire any of these natural oils. So, to keep them hydrated, smooth and shiny, you should always schedule a weekly conditioning treatment.
Reduce heat damage
When you use too much heat on your hair extensions, they get damaged much like your original hair. Since all of our extensions, whether micro ring or tape in, are made from 100% human hair, they can become brittle and acquire split ends. This implies that once the extensions are damaged, you may have no choice but to replace the hair, no matter how many conditioning treatments you perform.
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