Want to Make Your Hair Extensions Last?
Some hairstyles last one day, one week maybe even one month. Yet did you know that with proper care that hair extensions can last you a year or more? It all depends on the quality of bundles you are using and what you are doing to take care of your extensions. In this blog post we will go over some tips to make your new hair lasts all year.
- Don’t Cut the Wefts
As long as you can you want to refrain from cutting the wefts. Cutting the wefts can cause shedding which can cause your hair extensions to deteriorate way sooner than expected. We understand that certain hairstyles may require you to cut the wefts and of course you will eventually have to but try not to as much as possible. Try using the fold over method when you can to avoid unnecessary cutting.
- Make Sure to Wash & Condition
Just like with your real hair it is important to wash and condition your hair extensions. This works best when you are using quality bundles which is why quality bundles are always a must. Your hair extensions can collect debris, grime, build up and odors just like your real hair can.
Shampooing your extensions is very important in order to wash away build up and even odors. You don’t want to let all that product just sit in your hair extensions as it can cause them to feel matted and heavy. A good shampoo can revitalize and refresh your hair extensions. You may even be surprised at all the dirt you will see when you give your extensions a good wash.
Conditioner is also a must as well, especially when it comes to moisturizing. Conditioner can help your hair extensions in the same way that it helps your natural hair. A good conditioning treatment can help moisturize and restore the health of your hair extensions causing them to gain longevity.
Don’t just use a regular soap and water, find and use products that work. Remember virgin hair is real human hair so you should treat it as such and use quality products. Here are some shampoos and conditioners that are great for hair extensions:
- Kerastase Shampoo
- Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner
- Herbal Essences Bio: Renew Detox Black Charcoal Shampoo
- Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate plus Shea Butter Shampoo
- L’ORÉAL Paris Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Shampoo
- TRESEmme Luxurious Moisture For Dry And Damaged Hair
- Toni & Guy Smooth Definition Conditioner for Dry Hair
- SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner
- L’Oréal Paris EverCurl Hydracharge Conditioner Sulfate-Free
- Pantene’s Pro V Total Damage Care Conditioner
- Color Them Sparingly
Just like with your real hair the more you process and color your hair extensions the more prone they are to damage. Although hair color can be fun and festive it can ultimately lead to the damage of your hair extensions.
This is why it is very important that you condition your hair extensions especially when you are applying color to them. Coloring hair can deplete hair extensions of moisture and conditioning can help restore the moisture that was lost. Make sure to use color safe products as these products work best for color processed hair.
- Develop A Hair Regimen
Just like with your very own tresses it is important that you develop a hair regimen for your hair extensions. Your hair regimen can include so many things such as moisturizing your hair and even oiling your own scalp to prevent dryness. The more frequent the regimen the better you can even go as far as making it daily.
When it comes to choosing products for your hair care regimen you don’t just have to use store bought products, you can also use natural essential oils. Oils such as castor oil, carrot oil, jojoba and more are all good for your hair. Try them out and let us know which you like best.
Your Bedtime Hair Care Is Important
Nighttime hair care is just as important as the daytime. I mean let’s be honest you spend almost 8 hours of your day in bed and unless you are wearing a wig your hair extensions usually aren’t going anywhere. Just like in the day there are so many things you can do at night to keep your hair secured and make those extensions last.
You can do things such as braid your extensions to maintain a curl pattern through the night. When it comes to making hair extensions last not only is what you put in your hair extensions during the day and night important but so is what you put on. When rocking hair extensions you should definitely sleep with a head scarf. Not only will sleep with a scarf to protect and maintain your hairstyle but it will also help you sleep without your hair and hair oils getting all over the place which can cause a disaster as well as breakouts.
- Use Proper Hair Tools & Storage
Just like when it comes to other things in life there are proper things to use when dealing with hair extensions especially when it comes down to tools and storage. Just like with food and clothing using the proper tools can help maintain and extend the lifespan of your hair extensions. Not everything works well for quality hair extensions.
Think about it some clothes are washed in the laundry and other clothes need to be washed at the dry cleaners, the same is true for hair extensions. Not all brushes are good for hair extensions. You don’t want to use a hard bristle brush for hair extensions rather you should use a paddle brush. A paddle brush will remove all the kinks and knots in your hair while not being too hard on your hair and won’t cause excessive shedding like a harder bristle brush.
Maintain Your Hair Extensions!
If you want to have success with your hair extensions and make them last all year then make sure to follow our tips! These tips will help you maintain the quality of your hair extensions overtime and it will save you money in the long run.