What is the Best Way to Store Hair Extensions?
How you store your hair extension plays a key role in determining its lifespan.
Regardless of the hair extension type, it needs proper care for it to last long. Neglecting your piece by not brushing or washing it could lead to tangling, matting, and even a bad smell. Who wants to wear such a hairpiece? Are you aware that the way you store your extension also matters and is an extension of hair care?
Many ladies do not pay attention to how they store their hairpieces, inevitably leading to unbearable pieces. Prepare to have damaged wigs if all you do at the end of the day is shove it into a drawer or throw it in the closet. The kind of tangling that will happen isn’t something you’ll look forward to the next morning. And since the detangling process is quite hectic, you’d rather pay attention to how you store your extension at the end of the day. Why spend so much money to buy high-quality extensions if they will become unusable in a number of days?
Proper storage is very simple, as the main requirement is that the strands are away from moisture, in a cool dry place. Have this in mind when deciding on where to store your extension. Spending a few minutes to safely store your hairpiece will save you from spending hours detangling and trying to undo the mess.
The following quick and simple storage methods are intended to make your life easier, ad your extension lasting longer.
Storing in boxes
This is among the easiest ways to safely put away your hair piece. You could choose a regular shoe box, or the box in which the hair came. This option is highly recommended for pieces that need to be stored for longer periods of time. Gently brush the hair to ensure there are no tangles or knots. Then stack the wefts such that one lies on top of the other and then roll them up. Brush I once again and lay it in your box. You can now store the box in a drawer, shelf or closet.
Storing on hangers
Hair extension hangers or regular hangers are a cool storage option that is ideal for extensions worn on a daily basis. Clip the wefts in the hangers one after another then gently brush the hair. Place the hanger in your closet and lock it up.
These are bags specifically made for storage of hair extensions. They come with hangers that securely shield the hairpiece. The wefts are clipped into the hangers one by one then the bag is placed on top and zipped up. You can then place the bag in your closet and rest assured that your extension is safe.
- Always close the clips.
- Never store wet extensions! Such an environment would be a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and mold.
- Use a bag with a breathable material such as cotton, or better still, one with mesh vents.
What is the Best Way to Store Hair Extensions ?
How do you store your hair extensions? We’d love to hear about other ideas! Be sure to comment in the section below to share your hair storage ideas.