My Hair Blowout With Human Hair Extensions Lasts 5 Days With This Routine

I’ve always been successful with my skincare routine, but haircare – not so much. This is something that took me many, many tries to get it right. My natural hair texture is pretty basic: fine, thick and wavy, but not the pretty type of wave. I really need a blowout to make her look presentable. However, despite my best efforts, I was never able to achieve a professional looking blowout on my own. Little did I know that I used way too much of certain products (and applied them to my roots) which made it heavy and messy even when clean. My whole routine changed when I recently received some very high quality human hair extensions (thanks to my daughter Violet Teriti.) Coupled with a new regimen of products, my hair blowout with human hair extensions can now last much longer.

I’m not going to lie – I was tired of getting extensions for the first time (we’ve all heard the horror stories). But because I could never grow it past a certain length (not to mention my natural texture always looked kinky), I recently decided to give them a try. It sounds counterintuitive, but hair extensions are actually less to work. Yes, you technically have more hair (a lot) but if it’s good quality, you don’t need to do much to make it look good. You can curl them once and they stay put all week – no hairspray needed. The only upkeep is that you have to brush them (I do this twice a day, morning and night) and then add a little oil to the ends each time, just to help keep them from fraying.

Now, to make my brushing last, I focus most of my styling on my roots, mainly with dry shampoo and texturizing spray. The goal is to keep your roots fluffy and lifted so the extension links stay hidden – flat, oily hair is the enemy. I also started paying special attention to my scalp by using a scalp scrub and vinegar wash, which removes product buildup so your roots stay clean longer. It’s really one day a week when I wash my hair that is the biggest commitment.

Taylor Jean Stephan

Now that I know which products work, I’ll spend two hours washing and then styling my locks into a blowout. It seems high maintenance, but in the long run it saves me a lot of time with my hair.

For the full rundown of my five-day blowout routine, keep reading.

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David R. Brewer