Hair extensions have of late been commonly used to achieve long shiny hair that you’ve always dreamed of without having to wait months for your natural hair to grow. However, when contemplating in using hair extensions, it is important to remember that they are not a luxury. In order to keep them looking great for a long duration, one must exercise a certain level of maintenance.
Just like your natural hair needs some attention, the same can be said for your hair extensions. If you get you hair extensions done at the hair salon, they will provide you with aftercare tips relevant to the brand of the hair extensions. Some even provide a special-designed aftercare gift bag.
Maintaining your hair extensions is relatively easy. The following tips will aid you in making your hair extensions last longer as well as save money.
After getting your hair extension done, you are advised to refrain from washing the hair for 48 hours. This is to ensure that they get time to bonds properly since washing your hair prior to recommend time will weaken the hair extensions and cause them to fall off. If you decide to use shampoo exclusively designed for your hair extensions, always follow the instructions and refrain from washing vigorously. Wash as gently as possible to help reduce pressure on bonds or it could break off sooner than expected. Abstain from washing your hair every day, but do wash a few times a week. Since most modern brands of hair extensions are based on bonds for fixing, extensions don’t benefit from the natural oils in your hair. For this reason, you should always use a conditioner to wash hair extensions in order to prevent drying or rendering them susceptible to damage.
After shampooing, avoid drying with a vigorous scrubbing. Instead, use a towel to dry and absorb water from your hair and extensions. When drying with hair dryer, start from the bond, as they are very vulnerable when wet and work your way down the hair.
If you have invested significantly in your hair extensions, then purchase one of their specially made brushes. These brushes are flat-head and soft bristle that are specially designed to be gentle to the hair extensions. When brushing, do this in small sections, from the links working down to the tips of the hair and never brush or comb between the bond and the natural hair.
By adding a product of heat protection to your hair before styling, can help the hair extensions remain strong and smooth. Regardless of the style you are going for, never apply them directly on bonds.
To summarize, hair extension maintenance is all about proper cleaning, aeration and style. In order to do this properly, you should invest in the right products for their brand extension.