Hair extensions are a great way to add volume, colour and texture to your hair. They are made of either real human hair or synthetic fibres. Depending on the hair extensions you use, they require special care and maintenance to stay in good condition for as long as possible. In this guide, you will learn the key to maintaining your hair extensions.
1. Choosing Correct Hair Tools
Stick to a limited set of tools like a wide-toothed comb, soft bristle brush, or even your fingers. The fine-spaced comb will only increase the chance of your hair being matted or tangled. Brushing or combing vigorously through your hair will only increase shedding. A good thumb rule is to treat them as if they are your natural hair.
2. Moisturize Your Hair Extensions
It is a recommended practice to moisturize your hair extensions to keep them hydrated and healthy. Your type of extension (weave, clip-ins, tape-ins, etc.) will determine how often you need to moisturize them. You can moisturize them by using a daily moisturizer or a leave-in conditioner. Play around with the quantities and see what works best for you.
Pro Tip: Use an oil (Jojoba, coconut, olive) to seal in the moisture and add shine.
3. Shampooing And Co-Washing
If you use products often on your hair extensions, eventually you will have to deal with product build-up and dirt. Instead of creating this hair problem, you should wash them and keep them clean. You can also opt for a co-wash (i.e. conditioner washing) as conditioners are better at keeping them moisturized and act as gentle cleansing agents.
4. Detangling Your Extensions
Your extensions are likely to tangle throughout the day, thus it is always a good practice to detangle them at the end of the day. Detangle them with your fingers to minimize damage and have a consistent detangling routine.
Less is more! Avoid over-styling, manipulating, or washing to keep them in better condition. Check out the Best Tips For Tangle Free Hair Extensions.