Hair-Care-Tips-For-Extensions

Hair Care Tips For Extensions

Like anything else, if you don’t care for your hair extensions they will wither, die and go to hair heaven. OK, OK – maybe we’re being a bit melodramatic, but apart from the fact that your hair extensions will last you longer if looked after properly, they’ll also look their best throughout their lifetime, meaning […]

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Like anything else, if you don’t care for your hair extensions they will wither, die and go to hair heaven. OK, OK – maybe we’re being a bit melodramatic, but apart from the fact that your hair extensions will last you longer if looked after properly, they’ll also look their best throughout their lifetime, meaning you’ll look your best too.

Here are our top tips for taking care of your extensions to keep them in excellent condition. Ignore them at your own risk.

Buy Extension-Specific Stuff

Caring for hair extensions is different to caring for the natural stuff. As a result, the tools you may already have may not do the jobs you need them to. Invest in a looper brush, which has looped bristles designed to glide through hair extensions without causing breakage or any other damage. Get your hands on some good quality, but gentle, leave-in conditioner too, and make sure your shampoo is of a pH no higher than 7.

Easy Does It

Be careful with your extensions – just because they’re not attached to your head doesn’t mean you should wring them out like a cheap towel. Treat them as you would treat your finest silk, and then some. If you want locks like Taylor Swift then you’re gonna have to put in some work.
Similarly, if you’re rocking a faux ‘do keep your hair loose when you can – it’ll stop the extensions from tensing and, in turn, becoming damaged.

Keep Styling Simple

Some kinds of hair extensions suit styling better than others – but for the most part, it’s best to leave them be or opt for uber-gentle styling methods. For curls, try wetting the hair slightly and placing sponge rollers loosely in the strands. Leave them to air dry. We’re sure Paris Hilton has someone do this for her but it gets done nonetheless.

Tighten Regularly

Sorry, we couldn’t come up with a catchier sub-heading for this section. If your extensions are semi-permanent ones then you really ought to visit your stylist every 5-6 weeks. There the extensions can be tightened and both look and feel their best, like Taylor Momsen’s crazy floor-length locks.

Start a Bedtime Routine

If your extensions are of the semi-permanent, can’t-leave-your-head kind, then make sure you’re rocking the right pre-bed routine for your hair. If your extensions are of the clip-in kind then don’t sleep in them. Anyway, if you fall into the first category then use a soft scrunchie to secure a very loose, very large singular braid at the back of your neck. Kim Kardashian may never dream of rocking the maintenance mono-braid in public, but her faux locks always look picture perfect, do they not?

Are you thinking about making the most of your locks with some faux assistance? Do you have any other hair care tips? What’s your night-time extension care routine?

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