Top 5 Tips on Caring for Hair Extensions
Hairstyle extensions are an excellent way to add depth and dimension to your mane, regardless of how long it is.
Read on to know about the best hair extension care techniques and tips.
True, you can treat your extensions in the same manner as you would your natural hair.
However, there are a few things to remember the next time you wash your hair.
We always recommend investing in the personal care products lines recommended by your hair extension specialist when it comes to the hair products you use to wash your hair.
Whether you choose one or both, each type of hair extension has different requirements to ensure that the bonds are protected.
They must also contain the necessary ingredients to not only keep your extensions in good condition but also to allow your natural hair to grow healthily.
This includes avoiding products that contain ingredients such as sulfates and alcohol.
These ingredients are known for stripping your hair of its natural oils, increasing the likelihood of knotting your extensions.
Always do your homework on the shampoo and conditioner additives that you should never use.
2. Sleeping with hair extensions
It is just as important to remove your makeup as it is to remove your hair extensions before going to bed.
Although it may be tempting to go to bed with your hair slightly damp, we cannot stress enough how important it is to thoroughly dry your extensions before going to bed.
A general rule of thumb for caring for your extensions is to never nap with damp hair.
If you sleep with them on, they will quickly detangle and damage the extension clips.
Rest with your hair extensions wrapped in silk or on a silk pillowcase to avoid dryness.
You will quickly understand how to prepare your extensions for a full night’s sleep.
With a small soft bristle brush, gently brush the area where the extensions are attached to your hair (near the roots).
3. Storing them
It only takes a few minutes to store your Luxy Hair extensions, but those few minutes can mean the difference between the longevity and quality of your extensions.
After you’ve removed your clip-in hair extensions, double-check that all of the clips are securely fastened.
When preparing extensions for storage, it is always a good idea to try to brush the set.
Always store your extensions in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
Also, when storing your extensions, make sure they are completely dry to avoid contamination and the development of other bacteria.
Keep your extensions in the storage container that they came in as one option for storing them.
Brush out all clumps of mats and knots after each use to avoid mats and knots.
Make sure to brush out the curls before starting a new style.
When working with straight extensions, use a paddle brush.
Use a wide-tooth brush or a detangling brush on wet and conditioned curly hair.
To remove unwanted knots from your hair, use a detangler brush with flexi-bristles.
Always start detangling your extensions at the ends and work your way up.
Remember to only use a wig brush or a wide-toothed comb to detangle and comb your extensions.
Starting at the bottom and working your way up will assist you in avoiding unnecessary hair damage and shedding.
If you take proper care when detangling the extensions, they will be worth it for a longer period of time.
Extensions, like natural hair, will be shed.
Shedding is common with hair extensions, and because they are made of human hair, you should expect some shedding throughout their lifespan.
Some fall-out may occur while brushing and styling your extensions, so don’t be surprised or concerned if this occurs.
Please keep in mind that when extensions are dry and cracked, they are far more likely to shed.
The first and possibly most important step is to brush out your extensions before washing them, and only when the hair is 90% dry.
This reduces the likelihood of hair breaking and shedding during the washing process, as hair deteriorates when exposed to moisture.
Brush your extensions gently and thoroughly after each application to reduce shedding and breakage.
Even though extension hair does not grow from your scalp, you must take care of it as if it does because you paid for it.
Overall, treating your extensions as you would your hair is the best way to keep them in good condition.