10 important tips I learned to keep my hair extensions in good condition

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It’s all in the interview you know.

Last year for the first time I had hair extensions. Now I’ve wanted them for years, but it was only smoke and no fire.

So FINALLY I decided to bite the bullet and actually do them. Would I say my life has changed forever? Yes. Will I ever leave without them? I couldn’t imagine it. But because of my months of chatting before it was over, I took some serious advice from lifelong extension pros on the important things to note to make sure you get your money’s worth.

I’m a month old now, my extensions look like new and it’s all due to these stellar tips!

Follow them, record them, rewrite them in your journal, whatever you choose to do, but trust me they really help!

1. Brushing

Obtain an extension brush. This is vital, you will literally tear your hair out if you try to brush it continuously with a normal brush so take one seriously, it costs only $ 15 and is worth every penny.

2. Roots

It is a continuous brushing you might say – because it is very important to never brush your roots. Why? Because this is where your extensions are stuck to your head and you will damage them and potentially remove them if you brush them. Instead, run your hands through the roots to keep them from tangling, then hold your hair in a fist just below your ear, then brush the ends. By holding your hair, you take the pressure off the ties and therefore keep them tight.

3. Shampoo

Choose a natural shampoo or one suitable for extensions. Stay away from any shampoo with sodium laurel sulfate (SLS) as this often damages and corrodes the bonds.

4. Washing

When you are in the shower, turn down the temperature just before going out and give your hair a cool shower spray, this will help keep your ties tight again and close your pores as well. * NEVER wash your hair over the bath as all ties will get tangled. Always wash your hair while standing.

5. Conditioner

Never condition the roots as you will cause the bonds to loosen over time, instead condition only the ends, that’s all you need anyway.

6. Drying

Always dry your ties completely, you can let the ends dry naturally if you wish, but keeping the roots dry is very important. Another tip is to put your hair dryer on the cool position, as again, you guessed it, is better for ties.

7. At night

While sleeping a really great tip I learned is to braid your hair before going to bed, not only does it give your hair a fabulous beach wave when you wake up, but it also keeps your hair from tangling. . Success.

8. Back brushing

No.

9. Lacquer

The hairspray is OK, don’t forget to wash it well the next day!

10. Itching

When you get a new set of extensions, especially your very first set, it’s normal for them to feel a little itchy. Often times it’s just your head getting used to them and sometimes it might be because you have to wash them. Obviously if the itching persists, go to your hair technician but generally, it’s normal!

And most importantly, ENJOY your “new breath” as I like to call it, I have never felt so confident and happy with my appearance as now that I have extensions. I know you don’t need these “enhancements” to feel a certain way, but if it gives you a boost in your self-esteem, why not. I like mine.

If you have any questions drop us a line, we’re always up for hair care talk, always.



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