When you have invested good money in a set of human hair extensions, it is important to understand the correct way to care for them. As you want to maintain them correctly to keep them looking at their best for as long as possible. But when searching for tips, advice and information on how to care for human hair extensions, there is so much advice out there, it’s hard to know which advice is right for you. It is also a good idea to talk to your hair extension supplier like Chic Hair Extensions in Auckland, new Zealand who sell human hair extensions online. Your extension supplier will be able to give you advice tailored to the style and method of extensions you have selected.
Your hair extensions do not need washing as regularly as your natural hair as they do not get the natural oils from your scalp. We recommend cleaning your extensions twice a week at the most, the less the better. Be careful when washing your extensions, be sure to not rub the extensions as this can damage them. Use only a hair extension specified shampoo and conditioner or one that has no sulphates or parabens in it. Also, be sure to take care where you apply conditioner. It is safer to apply conditioner only to the mid lengths and ends of the hair, as too much conditioner on the roots may cause the extensions to slip or fall out completely. It is important to use a deep moisturising hair treatment every second wash to maintain the soft texture of the extensions.
You need to be very careful when drying your hair extensions to ensure you do not damage them. The best way to dry them is to gently dab off excess water with a towel. It is important not to wring or twist the extensions as this may detach them. It will take longer for your hair to dry as you have increased the sheer volume of your hair, therefore increasing the drying time, so be patient.
Whether you are brushing your hair wet or dry it is extremely important to do so carefully. Take your time to slowly brush your hair, removing any tangles patiently without pulling on the hair extensions. Also, be sure to brush them before washing to ensure no tangling occurs when washing and making it easier to brush after washing. You can even buy special hair extension brushes that instead of having bristles has small loops to ensure you can brush safely from the roots without catching where your extensions are attached.
It is best to completely avoid heat styling you extensions, as the heat will damage your extensions. Although if you must heat style them, be sure to use a heat protecting spray, and a lower temperature. Also let your extensions dry naturally before using any heat styling tools on them to reduce the damage to the extensions.
To make your human hair extensions last as long as possible it is vital to keep them well moisturised. As unlike your natural hair the extensions aren’t receiving oils from your scalp. Your scalp naturally produces sebum (oil), sebum is full of good stuff that keeps our hair feeling soft and smooth. However, your hair extensions do not receive sebum as they are not attached to the scalp. This is why it is so important to remember to moisturize your extensions to protect them and keep them looking at their best. A deep conditioning treatment can help with this once a week.
OvernightIt is important to protect your hair overnight, the easiest ways you can do this is to never sleep on wet hair. When wet, your extensions are more susceptible to damage especially at the roots and this can cause matting and tangling that is irreversible. It is a good idea to get into the habit of loosely braiding or tying your hair in a ponytail overnight.