A Full Guide to Hair Extension Care
Hair extensions are not cheap, and can even be very expensive. The duration of hair extensions varies from quality to quality, usually Remy hair lasts 3-6 months and Virgin hair lasts 6-12 months. However, hair extensions are a consumable product and the duration will depend on the level of use and care.
If there is no quality problem with the hair, why do some people's hair extensions last longer than others? The answer is that they follow the correct care for their hair extensions. Given this, how can we better maintain our hair extensions to make them last longer?
Next, I have integrated all the hair extensions care methods, so that your hair extensions can stay with you longer.
🔸Choose the right brush. Wide-toothed and tangle-free combs are great options.
🔸Be sure to brush your hair every day and start at the lower end of your hair . Brush out the ends of the hair, then comb through the middle and top part of the hair.
🔸Make sure that you are always gentle with your extensions this can also affect their lifespan. If you come across a particularly pesky knot, take out the individual hair and brush it through gently.
🔸Never brush the extensions when they are wet as this is when it is the most susceptible to breakage.
🔸It is important to never brush your roots. Because this is where your extensions are bonded to your head and you will damage. Like Tape-Ins, Pre-bonded Hair Extensions, Instead, finger your hands through the roots to keep them from tangling and then hold your hair in a fist just under your ear and then brush the ends. By holding your hair you are taking pressure off the bonds, therefore, keeping them tight.
It is very important to use the right care products, Be sure to check the ingredient listing and ensure you don’t see the words:
Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium LauryI Sulfate ,SD Alcohol40, SLS, Alcohol Denat, Isopropyl, PropyI, Ethanol,Propanol
These ingredients strip the hair of its natural oils which, in turn, make the hair drier and more prone to tangling or matting. Prolonged use of these ingredients can affect the integrity of the hair, shortening the lifespan of your hair extensions significantly.
When in the shower, turn the temperature to cold just before you get out and give your hair a blast of the cold shower, this will help keep your bonds once again nice and tight and close your pores too.
Question 3:How to Dry Your Hair ?
We don’t recommend blow-drying your extensions after every wash as doing this constantly will make them dry and more vulnerable to breakage. If you must blow-dry your extensions, be sure to use a heat protect spray before blow-drying to extend the lifespan of your hair extensions. Always blow-dry downwards as this will help to not only smooth the cuticle but it will also prevent the hair from getting tangled.
Remember, the more you wash and heat style your extensions, the shorter their lifespan will be, so try to keep washing and using products on your extensions to a minimum. The important thing to remember is that your hair extensions don’t have a natural hydration source like your own hair does, so keeping them moisturized and reducing dryness is crucial to prolonging their lifespan.
Question 4: How to Fix Dry and Frizzy Hair?
Use a Sulfate-free shampoo
Never choose a shampoo that contains sulfate because it would harm your hair extensions. Sulfate is a common ingredient in lots of shampoo brands because it could create lather. However, this substance would omit the natural oil from the hair, thus making it dry and frizzy. Therefore, to prevent the natural oil and moisture from reducing, it is better to use a sulfate-free shampoo.
Besides, to tame frizzy hair extensions, you had better find a shampoo with a high level of glycerin. Glycerin would penetrate to the hair strands and hydrate it inside out. Hence, it could be a powerful weapon to combat frizz. This ingredient also absorbs the excess moisture from the air and keeps your hair humid enough.
Don't forget to apply conditioner
Hair extensions frizzy after washing might also be the result of the lack of conditioner. Remember to use conditioner to hydrate your hair every time you shampoo it so that moisture could soak into each strand. Similar to the best shampoo for hair extensions, the conditioner should contain glycerin and other ingredients that boost hydration.
Apply the conditioner to the mid-length and the tips of the extensions. Avoid applying it directly to the root to prevent the tape or bond from loosening.
Apply nourishing oil to hair ends
To prevent hair extension from getting friction and frizz, try using nourishing oil. This oil will help to smooth the hair out and add gloss and shine to your extensions. It will soak deep into the hair cuticle to add moisture and revitalize health applyand vibrancy.
Use only 1 – 3 drops of oil for each time only. Drop it on the palm of your hair and then it evenly to the tips of the strands. It is an exceptionally effective way to stop frizzy hair.
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