Tips to Make Your Extensions Last!
Hair extensions are great to use, especially when you take care of them. Always wash the hair before the first install and hang to allow the hair to air dry.
When I first started wearing extensions, I didn’t realize the maintenance that was required to keep them together. Instead, I treated my extensions like they were my real hair. Anyone that wears extensions knows you can’t do that! That’s a big NO NO!
Each type of hair extension requires different attention. For example, you don’t want to care for human hair extensions, the same way you care for synthetic extensions. There a huge difference between basic, premium, and raw extensions.
There are some essential tips you need to know to ensure that you don’t ruin your extensions and lose the investment you put into them! Caring for hair extensions isn’t a tough task — let me tell you why!
When Caring For Hair Extensions:
Identify Your Hair Extension Type
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to hair extensions is that they don’t know which type of hair extension they are using. It’s important to know which kind of hair extensions you are wearing so that you can adequately take care of it.
Co-wash Every So Often
Depending on the type of hair extensions you have, you’ll need to cleanse them lightly. Whenever I wear hair extensions, I make sure to co-wash them every two weeks.
When it comes to cleansing, you don’t want to use shampoo, but a light conditioner that will help you loosen up tangles. If you ever need to revive your extensions I would recommend using Silicon Mix.
A light conditioner won’t strip your hair extensions of their necessary shine! If you notice that your hair is difficult to brush through, try using a conditioner to soften the hair and loosen those tangled ends. Comb your extensions from the tips up toward the weft.
Don’t Wear Them Too Long
One of the most important rules of hair extensions is not to wear them too long. Some extensions can be used for up to a year, but that doesn’t mean you should wear them for over a year. Premium hair can last a few years and raw extensions can last several years,with proper care. Raw extensions are more expensive but well worth the investment.
You can take them out, cleanse them and reinstall them. The important thing is that you take them out and give them a break.
The longer you wear the extensions, the more difficult it is to remove build-up and clean the extensions, so they are not run down, dirty and dry.
Make Sure to Remember
Taking care of hair extensions don’t have to be difficult. Just be sure to protect your investment. I understand some look at the prices and second guess making a purchase, but let’s be honest.... YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!
Follow these tips and watch how the nature of your hair extensions change!