Care Tips For Long Lasting, Healthy Hair Extensions
As can be applied to anything at all in the world, caring regularly for your hair extensions and giving them the attention they so need is likely to ensure that they continue to stay and look fresh and healthy as well as last very long. It is important to however note that continuous washing and use of additional products is likely to shorten the lifespan of even the best hair extensions. Nonetheless, it is important to keep them moisturized in order to reduce dryness as they don’t have a natural hydration source like your natural hair does. So what do you do? Nothing! All you’ve got to do is read the following care tips and tricks that we have painstakingly come up with to help wonderful people like yourself.
How Much Care Do Extensions Require?
Some people think only of the benefits that hair extensions can bring to their lives; they don’t stop to think that there are things they should do in order to help their hair extensions last longer and look better. Below are some of the best tips for caring for hair extensions.
Storing Your Extensions
As indicated earlier, good caring habits are likely to translate into healthier and long-lasting hair extensions. When it comes to hair extensions, you cannot leave them lying around or lying just anywhere. Whilst there are boxes available within which you can store hair extensions, what you do before storing them is also as important. The right thing you should do is to gather all the hair together and brush out the extensions preferably from bottom to top, in a very gentle way of course. Brushing gently ensures that the hair doesn’t shed, neither does it break. After brushing, what you should do is to secure the hair as close as possible to the base of the weft as a ponytail and then roll the extensions into a circle very gently and have it placed in the box.
Hair extensions getting tangled can be very frustrating to say the least. Whilst it can be annoying, it’s very normal. The reason why it happens is because of the friction that occurs when your natural hair rubs against your hair extensions. Knowing this, it isn’t advisable to sleep, shower or swim with extensions on as they aggravate the matter. One solution to curbing tangles is constant brushing of your hair extensions. Every time you apply and remove the hair extensions, you should brush them. You may also carry a paddle brush along so that wherever you go, you are still able to give your hair a quick brush.
Shedding when it comes to hair extensions is inevitable. As you already know, your natural hair is always shedding – shedding about 100 strands a day. If your extension is made of natural hair, then you can expect it to shed as long as it lasts. When you brush or style your extensions, it will shed; but that in no way means you should avoid doing those. The best way to reduce shedding is to avoid using too many products on your extensions. You see, the more products you use on your hair extensions, the more you must wash them off and the more you wash them off, the more it causes the hair to dry out which may cause it to shed.