Looking After Hair Extensions

Proper care and maintenance are essential to keep your hair extensions looking their best and ensure their longevity. Here are some tips to help you take care of your hair extensions:

  1. Brushing: Use a wide-toothed comb or a special extension brush to detangle your hair extensions gently. Start from the ends and work your way up to the roots to avoid causing any unnecessary tension or pulling on the extensions.
  2. Washing: Wash your hair extensions sparingly, about once every 1-2 weeks, or as needed. Use a sulfate-free and extension-friendly shampoo and conditioner. Avoid applying conditioner directly to the roots to prevent weighing down the extensions. Rinse thoroughly and gently squeeze out excess water before drying.
  3. Drying: Air drying is the best option for hair extensions. Avoid using excessive heat from blow dryers, curling irons, or straighteners as it can damage the hair and the bonds. If you must use heat styling tools, apply a heat protectant spray before use and use the lowest heat setting possible.
  4. Sleeping: Before going to bed, brush your hair extensions to remove any tangles and tie them up in a loose braid or ponytail to prevent them from tangling or matting while you sleep. You can also use a silk or satin pillowcase or a hair cap to minimize friction and reduce tangles.
  5. Avoiding harsh chemicals: Minimize exposure to chlorine, saltwater, and other harsh chemicals as they can damage the hair extensions. If you’re planning to swim, it’s best to wear a swimming cap or keep your hair extensions out of the water.
  6. Styling products: Use lightweight and extension-friendly styling products to avoid weighing down the extensions. Avoid applying products directly to the roots or bonds as they can cause build-up or weaken the adhesive.
  7. Maintenance appointments: Regularly visit a professional hairstylist who specializes in hair extensions for maintenance appointments. They can check the condition of the extensions, trim any split ends, and ensure that the bonds or attachments are secure.

Remember, different types of hair extensions may require specific care instructions, so it’s always best to follow the guidelines provided by the manufacturer or your hairstylist. If you would like a free consultation to discuss your hair extensions and the maintenance of them get in touch today by giving us a call or sending us a message.