You’ve just spent hours with your hair stylist and now you have gorgeous, flowing extensions that blend in so well you would think it’s your own hair if you didn’t know any better. The color match is perfect, the length is envious and you couldn’t be happier. Now it’s time to care for this amazing investment you just made. Caring for hair extensions doesn’t have to be a huge chore; here’s some tips for easy care to keep your extensions beautiful and ensure they last as long as possible.
First things first: you have to brush them. In order to keep your own natural hair looking its best you have to brush it and extensions aren’t any different. Brushing your hair and your extensions is an important part of daily upkeep that should not be overlooked.
Washing, like brushing, is a regular part of maintenance for your extensions. Make sure that your extensions aren’t tangled – so do that by brushing your hair before you wash it. After you wash it, possibly with conditioner still in your hair, run a wide tooth comb through your hair to make sure it doesn’t tangle after you wash it.
Excessive heat can cause unnecessary damage to your extensions. If you can allow your hair to dry without using a blow dryer your extensions will last a whole lot longer and look better during that time. Most people will wash their hair at night to avoid the extra time needed in the morning, but by sleeping on wet hair you might actually cause your hair to tangle and damage your extensions.
If you have extensions that aren’t bonded to your hair, and you can easily take out of your hair, then you need to know how to properly take care of them when you aren’t wearing them. When they aren’t in your hair you will need to brush them out and store them flat and completely dry.
This might seem kind of obvious but if you haven’t had extensions before then it’s important to ask others for advice on product, sleeping caps, and so on. Asking others what products they use can be helpful and save you from a bunch of trial and error with expensive extensions.
While only you can really know if extensions are right for you, you can do some research and get the best idea about what to expect if you’ve never had them before. You can research by asking others who have had them, looking online or talking to your hair stylist. After you have asked all the questions you want to ask you will have a better idea if they’re right for you, how to care for them and what you need to know about how long they’ll last or how to get the best life out of them you possibly can.
Regardless of whether your extensions are bonded to your hair or clip in when you want that little extra volume you need to know how to care for them and make sure they last as long as possible. By treating them as you do your own natural hair your extensions will last for a long time and will continue to look as amazing as the day you got them.