How To Care For Your Hair Extensions

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How To Care For Your Hair Extensions

How To Care For Your Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are a great way to create instant volume in your hair in terms of weight and length. With hair extensions, you have the flexibility to change your style as often as you want. 

However, it takes more to care for your hair extensions. If you have hair extensions installed, you should care for them as diligently as you would care for your natural hair. This will make it last longer and also protect your hair. 

Here are a few tips on how to care for your hair extensions. 

Properly Install the Extensions: 

Caring for your hair extensions starts with how it is installed. If you want your extensions to fit and last, then you have to make sure it is installed correctly by a professional hair stylist. Doing this will not only ensure the longevity of your extensions but will also help protect and grow your natural hair. 

Sleep on Silk

How cute could that be? It sounds rich, right? Well, sleeping on incredibly soft silk will give your extensions a chance to breathe. It will also prolong the life of your extensions by protecting them against nighttime pillow friction. Friction is dangerous to your extensions and can also lead to dryness.  If you don’t have a silk pillowcase, you could secure your extensions in a satin bonnet or hair cap. 

In addition to protecting your extensions with satin or silk, you should also make sure the extensions are loosely braided before you sleep. Loosely braiding your hair extensions protects them from getting pulled or scattered in your face while you sleep. It also ensures they stay right where you keep them. 

Lastly, if your hair extension is a clip-in, do yourself a favor by removing it before you sleep at night. That way, you are entirely sure that it’s secured. 

Keep Your extensions Moisturized 

If you desire to have healthy and beautiful natural hair, you must keep it moisturized. Water is life. Not just for your body but for your hair too. 

Well, the saying goes for extensions too. To have long-lasting, vibrant-looking, and healthy extensions, you need to keep them moisturized. You can achieve this by always using leave-in water-based hair conditioners and products for your extensions.  

Detangle Properly

The best way to handle your extension is to avoid tangles. Make sure to use the right brush when combing out your extensions. Use wide tooth big combs to comb and brush out straight hair and use wavy combs for wavy extensions. 

Using suitable combs and brushes will minimize or even eliminate tangles. Now, if you’ve got your hair tangled already, properly detangling it is the next best thing for the extension. 

To detangle, moisturize the hair richly with a water-based leave-in conditioner. 

Then, using your fingers, detain the strands one by one carefully. In doing this, you have to be mindful of the hair roots so that you don’t remove the hair extension in the process. 

Use a suited big tooth comb to comb it out properly. Finish it up with the recommended brush and brush out any loose, tangled strands. 

Call Show Salons Today! 

Hair extensions are a flexible way to always stay beautiful and stylish. However, to keep that style, you have to care for your extensions like you would for your natural hair. For your professional hair extensions, be sure to get in touch with the incredible stylists at Show Salons. At Show Salons, we offer professional hand-tied weft extension services. Give us a call today or fill out an online contact form to set up a consultation!