Hair extensions are an easy and affordable way for women to add length to their hair and change up their style without the need to use expensive products and regular trips to the salon.
Hair extensions are similar to hair itself, not only in the way they look and feel, but also in the care that they require. Keeping in mind a few simple tips and tricks, taking care of hair extensions may be a bit easier than it seems.
Some general tips and tricks to taking care of hair extensions include:
- Brushing and detangling the hair extensions before washing them, by slowly working your way from the bottom to the top of the extensions, ensuring the hair is not pulled out.
- Use a gentle, quality, brand-name shampoo and conditioner to wash and condition the extensions. This should be done in one direction, rather than in a circular motion, as doing so could cause the extensions to become tangled or bunched up.
- Be sure to use a high-quality hairbrush, and be sure to brush before and after washing them, as doing so will keep the extensions from tangling.
For those who are looking to style their hair, and want their hair extensions to reflect on that style, it is important to keep in mind that heat is one of hair’s worst enemies. When using hair dryers, be sure not to use the dryer too close to the hair, as the excessive heat can cause damage to the hair extensions. For those using flattening irons, it is recommended to use a heat protection spray, and to avoid excessive use of the flattening iron, as the heat can significantly reduce the lifespan of the hair extensions.
Extensions can add a great sense of style to your life. By following these tips, you’ll keep them looking as natural as possible to create the perfect synergy between your hair and your hair extensions.