We can all agree that hair extensions are one of the most useful beauty inventions. If you have short hair and you want to make it long, hair extensions are your answer. If you want to increase the volume of your hair, making them more voluminous, hair extensions are your answer. If you want to get highlights, but without dying your hair, hair extensions are your answer.
Once you have hair extensions, they make you feel extra beautiful and special than you already are! Since they are not like your natural hair, you need to take care of them, but how? Here are a few ways you can take care of your hair extensions:
1. Do Not Wash Your Hair Every Day
Most girls don’t wash their hair every day, but if you do, you need to stop, especially if you have hair extensions or you plan to get them. You can wash your hair once a week. Yes, we know that is gross, but with hair extensions, you have no choice, but there is a reason to all the grossness.
When you do not shower, your scalp produces natural oil, but your natural hair receives oil faster than your hair extensions. Therefore, you need to wait a few days for the oil to transfer to your hair extensions, soaking them in it from your scalp all the way to your ends. Natural oil is key to healthy hair.
2. Rinse Hair with a Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner
Wash your hair with a repairing shampoo and conditioner. These products will keep your hair extensions healthy and moisturized. Frequent use of these product will minimize damage to your hair by about 90 percent. If you use heat on your hair, these products are a must!
3. Slather Oil on Your Hair
There are a large variety of different oils on the market so pick one you like the most. You can slather oil on your hair several times a day, especially if you are at home all day. After you shower, you can oil your hair. For damaged and dry ends, oil is great!
4. Gently Brush Your Hair
You should gently brush your hair, tackling the tangles at the ends of your hair first and then moving upwards to your scalp. It will keep your hair in the wefts and ensure your hair extensions don’t become loose and fall off.
5. Tie Your Hair Up When You Sleep
You need to pin your hair before you go to bed. You can use a scrunchie to tie your hair, but not too tight, on top of your head. By tying your hair at night, your hair extensions will stay untangled and minimize breakage.
If you are thinking of getting hair extensions or you have hair extensions, but are running into problems with it drying up and coming off, you need to follow these five tips to ensure your hair extensions remain strong, moisturized, and in place on your head.