Posted on September 02 2020
Quality extensions are a major investment. When you find good extensions that you really love, it is important that you take care of them as you would your own hair. How you care for your extensions is one of the most important steps in preserving them. If you take good care of your extensions, they should last you a very long time. Taking care of your extensions is an ongoing process that involves time and patience.
We totally understand that a set of hair extensions is a beauty investment that needs looking after.
So, to help you on your way we’ve put together a few easy tips that will make your hair extensions last longer.
Store them properly
To prevent your extensions from getting tangled and to keep them super smooth, it’s a good idea to keep them stored in a box when you’re not wearing them. Twist them around your hand and pop them in a hairnet if you have to avoid any kinks or tangles while they’re in there too. You can also use a trouser hanger to store your hair extensions and keep them tangle-free.
Wash but don't overwash
Clip-in hair extensions don’t receive moisture from the scalp as our own hair does, so try to avoid over washing because that will make them dry.
Hair extensions don’t benefit from the natural oils from your scalp like your own hair does, so you don’t need to wash them anywhere near as often. Most people won’t need to wash their hair extensions at all and it’s better to avoid it as you could strip the moisture out of the hair if you’re not super careful. If you wear them a lot, have too much product buildup and 100% have to wash them then, have you heard of co-washing? (HINT: next blog topic.LOL)
When you brush them ...
While you’re wearing them and after taking them out, it’s a good shout to brush them through from the ends upwards to remove any tangles. This will help to prevent damage and keep them in the best condition for longer. Just make sure to hold the hair underneath the clips or in a pony at the nape of your neck to prevent pulling on them while you’re brushing.
Brushing your extensions must become a regular activity. You don’t have to do it daily if you don’t wear them, because that would just be wired, but if you do, brushing before and after is a must. I have no problem with this particular part of taking care of my extensions and I may go a little bit overboard from time to time, as my Empress Hair Extensions are so soft and silky. Ok, I admit that I maybe forget they are not cute furry pets that need permanent petting.
While brushing be patient and gentle, start from the bottom, and after detangling those areas move up and do the same until you finish. Don’t pull hard, as that can cause major breakage and you will end up with a set of hair extensions that looks less than desirable.
Keep heat styling to a minimum and use heat protectants
We totally get that you want to heat style your extensions but changing up your look a few times a day or opting for the highest temperatures on your styling tools will only serve to dry them out. When you do reach for the curling wand, just make sure to use a thermal heat protectant and the lowest temperature setting possible. You’ll probably find that hair extensions need a lot less heat than your natural hair too, so you don’t need to hold styling tools on for quite as long.
Don’t sleep or workout in them
The most important rule of clip-in extensions is not to wear them to bed. This is because all that tossing and turning could put strain on the clips and pull out the wefts, damaging your natural hair as well as tangling the wefts. Take them out before bed and store them in their box to make sure you both have a good night's sleep. Please don’t wear your extensions to the gym either! All the sweat from your head will do them no favours and you’ll also be putting strain on the wefts, so it’s best to avoid working out in them too.
A little trim never killed anybody
We know you love your hair extensions and you promise to never let anything bad happen to them from that first moment you put them on till the end of times. Unfortunately, life is hard like that sometimes and you won’t be able to protect them forever. No matter what you do, your hair extensions will eventually get split ends. No need to cry inconsolably for days, as a little trim is all you need. Keep in mind that you only must cut a little and the best bet is to let a professional do it when that time comes. And don’t blame yourself, it’s not your fault, we know you did your best and we are not judging!
We hope you found these tips super helpful and just keep updated here as we will be gving more tips on taking care of your babies..
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