Hair extensions are the easiest and most convenient way to make your hair fuller and longer. However, although hair extensions look great when you first finish hair extensions, you still need to take extra care of them after you get home.
Good hair extension care habits are a key factor in improving their lifespan. If you don’t have time to make an appointment for a few hours of maintenance in the salon, then these tips can be done at home, and they are all easy to do.
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NO.1 How to Brush?
You need to be gentle with your hair extensions and brush them properly because how you brush your hair will also affect their lifespan.First, gather all the hair together and carefully stroke the extensions slowly upwards from the base of the hair towards the roots. If you come across a tangled, separate the real hair first and then gently brush it through.
We recommend using a wide-tooth comb or a soft bristle brush for combing. This is because it will glide through the hair easily and remove any tangles. It will not pull, snag or damage your hair extensions.
Tips: you should never brush your hair extensions when they are wet, as this is when they are most likely to break. Instead, brush them before washing or when they are 90% dry.
No.2 How to Wash?
When washing your wigs, it is important that you hydrate them as much as possible. Since hair extensions do not receive the natural nutrients and oils that our own hair does, it is important to give special attention when using shampoos and conditioners that must be free of alcohol and sulfates, and sodium cyanide so that the hair extensions are not robbed of their own nourishment and moisturization. If used carelessly, it will make the hair drier and more prone to tangling or falling apart.
You can also skip the step of using shampoo and wash your extensions with conditioner only. When washing, make sure to handle your hair extensions gently and do not scrub vigorously. And be sure to rinse the extensions with cold water at the end to lock in the original moisture. After washing, carefully squeeze out the excess water with your hands and make sure not to towel dry your extensions, which can then be hung up and left to dry naturally.
No.3 How to Dry?
We do not recommend blow-drying your hair extensions after washing them as this will dry them out and make them more prone to breakage. If you need to go out immediately after washing your hair and you have to blow dry your extensions, be sure to use a heat protectant before blow-drying.
The most important thing for your hair is to make sure it is blow-dried at a low temperature to prevent any heat damage. When blow-drying, concentrate on drying the roots of the weft first and then work your way down to the ends of your hair. Always blow downwards as this not only helps to smooth out the cuticle but also prevents tangles as it makes your hair softer. And the hair is blown in the same direction so it doesn't get tangled.
We highly recommend natural air drying of hair extensions whenever possible. When air drying, it is best to use a microfiber towel and gently pat the excess moisture from your hair as it will quickly de-absorb the excess moisture and will not make your hair coarse. Once your hair is dry, you can apply a small amount of moisturizer to your hair, which is the trick to prevent any frizz. Another trick is to apply a small amount of hair oil to the extensions to ensure that the hair stays manageable and silky.
NO.4 How to Dye?
All hair extensions are made from 100% human hair and you can safely dye your hair to a darker color. We recommend that you prefer to go to a salon and find a professional who is experienced with hair extensions in order to avoid irreversible situations.
But hair cannot be dyed to a lighter color because they are already dyed during the manufacturing process. It is very difficult to force bleaching on hair that has already been dyed, and increasing the concentration of bleach or letting it soak in longer will only lead to more damage.
No.5 How to Store?
After removing the hair extensions, brush carefully starting from the end and gradually working your way to the root. Then place your extensions in a storage box or storage bin.
Always make sure your extensions are stored in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Also, make sure your extensions are stored completely dry to prevent the growth of mold and other bacteria.
If you wear hair extensions every day, hanging them on a hanger will be the most convenient way to store them. All you need to do is clip the weaves to the hanger, place them side by side, brush them out and place the hanger in a closet or a cool, unlit place, or you can place them on a hanger.
Following these tips to properly care for your hair extensions will ensure that they will last longer and will keep your hair gorgeous and smooth and shiny.
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