If you recently invested in hair extensions, it is important to take proper care of them. With the proper care, you can get more mileage out of your extensions.
Tip #1: Get an Extension Brush
Get a special extension brush. This brush is specially designed to be used on hair extensions and will help untangle your hair without damaging it. When you do brush, be sure to avoid brushing the roots of your hair. This is where your extensions are bonded with your natural hair. Brushing on the roots of your hair will dislodge your extensions.
Tip #2: Use Some Cold Water In the Shower
You can use warm or hot water while you wash and condition your hair. However, before you get out of the shower, turn the water to the cold setting, and allow some cold water to pour over your head. The cold water will help secure the bonds that keep your extensions in place.
Tip #3: Be Careful with Conditioner
You need to be careful with how you apply conditioner. As your extensions are glued to your hair at your roots, you don't want to apply conditioner to the roots of your hair. This will break down the glue keeping your extensions in. Instead, focus the conditioner on the body of your hair. Apply conditioner to your extensions. This will help your extensions retain moisture. Using conditioner will also make your extensions look more real.
Tip #4: Be Mindful When You Sleep
Your hair can get really tangled up when you sleep. To keep your hair from getting tangled up, put your hair in a loose braid when you sleep. This will help stop your extensions from getting all tangled up and will help them last longer.
Tip #5: Reduce Contact with Your Hair
Finally, limit how much you touch your hair. If you are a chronic hair toucher, try to break the habit before you get extensions. The more you handle your extensions, the shorter their lifespan will be.
When it comes to taking care of your extensions, carefully brush them by avoiding the roots. Apply conditioner to the extensions in your hair. Braid your hair and keep it from getting tangled up. Limit how much you touch your hair to ensure your extensions last as long as possible. By following the five tips above, you should be able to get more for your money out of your extensions.