Tips To Make Your Hair Extensions Last Longer
Hair extensions are amazing, especially when you take good care of them.
When you start wearing hair extensions most people don’t realize the maintenance that is required to keep them together. It’s important that you don’t treat your extensions like how you treat your natural hair.
Different types of hair extensions require different attention. For example, you shouldn’t care for human hair extensions, the same way you care for synthetic extensions.
Down below are tips you to know to ensure that you don’t ruin your extensions and lose the investment you put into them!
Lightly wash every so often
Depending on the type of hair extensions you have, you might need to cleanse them lightly every once in a while. I suggest that you wash them gentle every two weeks.
Using shampoo isn’t always necessary however I would recommend you using conditioner as they will help you loosen up all the tangles.
Using conditioner will make sure that the necessary shine of your extensions remain. Whenever you notice that your hair is difficult to brush through, add some conditioner (preferably leave-in-conditioner) to soften the hair and to loosen the tangled ends. When you are brushing your hair make sure you brush it from the tip to the root. Make sure you comb it in sections.
Identify you hair extension type
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to hair extensions is that they don’t know whether the type of hair they are using is human hair or synthetic.
It’s important that you know which kind of hair you have because they require different methods of maintenance.
Make sure you check where your hair comes from and what material it is made out of.
Don’t wear them for too long
Another important rule about wearing hair extensions is not to wear them for too long.
You can sometimes take them out, cleanse them and reinstall them but only if they are human hair. However 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.