Extensions need real hair care too!
Hair extensions are a hot commodity. There’s a 95% chance that the girl next to you is rocking them. Whether hair extensions are beaded, taped-in, or sewn-in they all exist to add length and volume. With great extensions comes great responsibility, however. Read on for all of the tips and tricks on how to extend the life and take care of hair extensions. It’s essential to care for extensions like natural hair. Taking proper care of extensions will not only extend the life of them but protect the natural hair you have on your head.
Cleansing and Hydrating: Keep hair and scalp clean to avoid tangles! Avoid harsh products. A leave-in conditioner is a must! Your hairstylist will know the best shampoo and conditioners for your extensions—just ask!
Deep Condition: Heat styling and the lack of natural oils means deep conditioning is necessary. Do this at least once a week to keep them soft and silky. Mizani True Textures Intense Moisture Replenish Treatment is the best bet to repair and reconstruct hair while improving elasticity and shine.
Brush Daily: Don’t skip this! It will keep extensions tangle-free and allow natural oil to reach the tips. Brush hair by starting at the ends and work your way up to avoid pulling and cut down the risk of loosening the extensions. A paddle brush is perfect for detangling and will make brushing a breeze!
Cut Down On Heat Styling: The less heat used on the extensions, the longer they will last. Be careful with heat settings and over styling as to not burn or melt the hair. Make adjustments depending on the type.
DO NOT SLEEP ON WET HAIR: Before dozing off, make sure hair is as dry as possible. To avoid even more tangles, sleep with hair in a loose braid, and when you wake, you’ll have perfectly imperfect waves.
Whether hair is worn up or down, extensions are a great option to add length and fullness. A clip-in extension will allow for more flexibility since they can be taken out. Tape and sew-in extensions are alternative options for a more permanent style. Use additional hair extensions to fill out a bun, braid, ponytail, or merely to add extra length. Want to look like the model on Pinterest? Hair extensions are here.