Nothing beats the instant transformation that hair extensions bring. However, while hair extensions guarantee to take your looks to the next level, making them last longer boils down to the kind of care and attention you give them. This is why it is important to have a routine for the care of your extensions if you are looking to boost the longevity of your extensions. So, what are these tips? Read on to find out more!
- Wash them correctly
First things first, how does your wash routine look like? While it is true that you should treat your hair extensions as you would your actual hair, there are a few pointers to remember. One, always stick to the kind of products recommended for the kind of extensions you have. This means staying away from products that contain sulfates as they are know for stripping the hair strands of their natural oils. Two, avoid using hot water when rinsing off your shampoo. Use warm water instead, as hot water tends to strip natural oils from both your natural hair and your extensions.
- Do not sleep with wet extensions!
While you may be tempted to head to your bed with hair that is slightly damp, you will need to resist this urge! Your hair is at its weakest in its wet state, plus it can easily tangle and matte while you toss and turn in your bed.
Top Extension Care Tips to Make them Last Longer
- Careful brushing
Brushing your hair extensions haphazardly could lead to them being loose and falling off. Invest in a quality brush and work your way from the ends towards the roots. Gently detangle any notes you come across and brush your hair at least two times a day: before bed and first thing in the morning.
- Daily separation of bonds
While this may sound tedious and time-consuming, trust me it is worth the effort. If you incorporate this process to your daily routine, this should take you less than ten minutes. No tools are needed – simply use your fingers. This daily separation will prevent your extensions from matting up against any loose or shedding hair.
Nobody wants to see you walking around with matted hair extensions. Remember that first look just after their installation? Yes, that’s the look you should aim to maintain. The above steps should help you with this, and even make the hair last longer!