Utilizing hair extensions is an ideal way to transform your hair. But, while it has to look pretty, you have to ensure it looks perfect and lasts. For that, do routine maintenance hair extensions is essential, but given your busy schedule, you may not have as much time to choose the maintenance appointment as you hoped. Check out our guide to caring for your favourite extensions.
Wash your extensions properly
You possibly treat your extensions like you would your own hair. But, you must stick to certain norms while washing your hair. For example, the shampoo and conditioner you use should be as recommended by the extension technician. This is because each type of extension – silicon-coated copper rings, micro-rings that use small wefts or pre-attached ones, has different requirements to make sure a secure bond. You also need to use the right components when washing your hair so that your natural hair does not stop growing. Avoid ingredients that strip natural oils from your hair and make your extensions frizzy. Alcohol and sulfate included in this category.
Once you have collected all the right products, it’s time to follow the correct washing method. Instead of flipping your hair over the tub, you can wash your hair in the shower, letting the water run through your hair. The previous methods may be convenient and quick, but the hair will get tangled and you’ll have to brush out the knots.
When washing with shampoo, massage the hair roots to remove undesirable oil stuck in the section and nourish the hair. Last but not least, at all times use warm water and not hot water to retain the hair and scalp’s natural oils.
Avoid sleeping with wet extensions
Taking a nap with barely damp hair after a calming shower feels great. But, that’s a strict no-no if you want your extensions to last. Wet hair is weak and sensitive. All the tossing and turning that you do while sleeping makes your extensions and natural hair better. When you finally wake up in the morning, problems like extension fall out, roots tangles, and flyaways will be visible and you should rush to an extension care professional.
If you are too sleepy to hold it in, use a hair dryer to dry your hair quickly and thoroughly.
Tie your hair before bed
Don’t forget to tie your hair back lightly to protect the roots and extensions from getting squeezed. Take a spiral hair tie and make a low ponytail. So, when you wake up in the morning, you do not wear a bedhead. Another great way to tidy up your frizz and rock beach waves is to braid it before the day ends.
Separate bonds daily
Breaking bonds every day may sound time consuming, but it only takes a couple of minutes. All you must do is feel the knot and check that it’s not tangled. If some of the knots are entangled, separate them with a small comb or brush. This process of separating the strands helps the extensions not get tangled in loose hair.
Seeing your reflection in the mirror after putting on new hair extensions feels astonishing. To guarantee its sturdiness and lasting beauty, visit a technician and follow the steps shared above.