Mar 26, 2019

Maintaining Your High-Quality Hair Extensions

Hair extensions have the power to drastically alter how we feel and look. They give us the opportunity to achieve the stunning, luscious locks of our dreams without damaging our own natural hair. 

However, it's crucial to understand how to maintain hair extensions if you want your hair to appear natural and beautiful. Without the right maintenance, your hair may become matted, dull, or even worse, suffer irreparable harm to your real hair. 

If you’re wondering if hair extensions are easy to maintain, the answer is yes! With the right advice, you can easily keep your extensions looking amazing. Follow these expert tips so you can make the most of your hair extensions and maintain their stunning appearance for years to come.

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 need is likely to ensure that they continue to stay and look fresh and healthy for a long time. You can maximize your investment by creating a daily routine for maintaining your hair extensions. After all, even though it doesn't come from your scalp, you still paid for it and should treat it like your real hair!

However, it is important to note that continuous washing and use of additional products are likely to shorten the lifespan of even the best hair extensions. Nonetheless, it is vital 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 about how to care for their hair extensions to make them last longer and look better. Below are some of the best tips for maintaining hair extensions.

1. 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. 

If you want to maintain your hair extensions, you should 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, nor does it break. 

After brushing, what you should do is 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.

Always make sure to keep your extensions in a cool, dry location away from the sun. When storing your extensions, make sure they are completely dry to prevent the growth of mold and other bacteria.

2. Prevent Tangling

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 and maintaining hair extensions is constant brushing of your hair extensions. Every time you apply and remove the hair extensions, you should brush them using a wet brush or wide tooth comb. You may also carry a paddle brush along so that wherever you go, you are still able to give your hair a quick brush. Keep in mind that pulling on the hair will cause breakage to the hair that is attached to the extensions.

3. Minimize Shedding

When it comes to hair extensions, shedding 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, they 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.

4. Go Easy with High Heat

Extremely high heat will lead to breakage and fizziness and shorten the lifespan of your hair extensions. In order to prevent damage to your hair extensions, you should style them only every few days. Always wait until your extensions are completely dry before using heat, and use very few styling products.

5. Keeping Extensions Healthy

Hair extensions aren’t like your natural hair so they can’t receive those natural nutrients and oils that your scalp produces into your own hair. Therefore, this makes it important that you nourish and moisturize your extensions every now and then to keep them looking healthy. 

Nonetheless, you should be circumspect in how and what kind of products you use on your hair extensions. Products that contain ingredients like alcohol and sulfate should be done away with as they cause the hair to dry faster. 

6. Invest in High-Quality Hair Extensions

The best hair extensions you can invest in are real human hair extensions as they will appear the most natural, shiny, and smooth. In particular, Remy hair, which is the best type of human hair for hair extensions, is the highest grade available. Compared to synthetic hair, Remy hair lasts longer, retains shine and strength, and is much easier to maintain and style.

Follow these tips and you can be sure to have your hair extensions lasting for as long as you need them. 

Shop the Best Hair Extensions at the Lauren Ashtyn Collection

The Lauren Ashtyn Collection offers the finest quality hair extensions on the market. We are one of the best, and most sought-after hair care companies in the business. 

Our founder, Lauren Ashtyn, literally spent her whole life in salons, and her lifelong commitment to hair is reflected in the quality of our products. Women across North America turn to us because they want hair extensions that are handmade, and that have achieved the highest possible quality rating of 100% Remy. 

Handcrafting hair extensions in this way is certainly not an easy process, but we believe that the ends definitely justify the means. When you try our extensions on, you will believe it too. 

Browse our entire collection of high-quality hair extensions today!

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