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TIPS TO MAKE YOUR EXTENSIONS LAST!
Hair extensions are great to use, especially when you care for them.
When I first started wearing extensions, I didn’t realize the maintenance required to keep them together. Instead, I treated my extensions like they were my natural hair. Anyone that wears extensions knows you can’t do that! If you want your hair extensions to stand out, you’ll need to ensure that you take care of your hair extensions.
Each type of hair extension requires extra attention. For example, you don’t want to care for human hair extensions as you care for synthetic extensions just as you would your natural hair. They are all different and require different maintenance. I know that's a lot to digest, but it's true.
There are some essential tips you need to know to ensure that you don’t ruin your extensions and lose the investment you put into them! Caring for hair extensions isn’t a challenging task — let us tell you why!
WHEN CARING FOR HAIR EXTENSIONS
There are a lot of tips out there for those looking to care for their hair extensions.
However, we’re only going to get into about three different tips. These tips are cardinal rules that you should follow to keep your hair extensions clean and freshly styled. These tips will help you take care of your hair extensions, but they will also increase the longevity of your hair extensions.
Let’s get into it.
IDENTIFY YOUR HAIR EXTENSION TYPE
One of the biggest mistakes people make is when hair extensions are installed, they don’t know which type of hair extension they are using. It’s important to know which kind of hair extensions you are wearing to take care of it adequately.
If you’re wearing synthetic extensions, you don’t want to treat them like human hair extensions and vice versa. Make sure you check to see where your hair comes from and what material it’s used to make the products.
LIGHTLY CLEANSE EVERY SO OFTEN
Depending on the hair extensions, you’ll need to cleanse them lightly. Whenever I wear hair extensions, I wash them every two weeks gently.
When it comes to cleansing, you don’t want to use shampoo but a light conditioner that will help you loosen up tangles.
A light conditioner won’t strip your hair extensions of their necessary shine! If you notice that your hair is difficult to brush through, try using a conditioner to soften the hair and loosen those tangled ends.
DON’T WEAR THEM TOO LONG
One of the most important rules of hair extensions is not to wear them too long. At the same time, good-quality extensions can be used for up to a year; That doesn’t mean you should wear them for over a year, especially without the proper maintenance.
You can take them out, cleanse them and reinstall them. The important thing is that you Remove the hair extensions and give them a break. Your natural hair as well will need a break.
The longer you wear the extensions, the more difficult it is to remove build-up and clean the hair extensions so they are not run down, dirty, and dry. Taking proper care is crucial unless you like wasting money and losing your natural hair.
MAKE SURE TO REMEMBER
Taking care of hair extensions doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s pretty simple to keep your hair extensions looking clean, fresh, and shiny.
Follow these tips and watch how the nature of your hair extensions changes!