Learn how to extend the life of your Human Hair Extensions by following these 5 simple rules.
1. Avoid Drying out Hair Extensions
Maintaining the moisture level of your Human Hair Extensions is extremely important. Once hair becomes brittle and dry it is very difficult to revive. To make sure your Extensions do not dry out avoid over washing. Also another key tip is to invest in a light oil based moisturizing serum. Apply a small amount of your serum mainly on the ends of your Extensions every other day or when needed and always after washing.
2. Secure Hair in a Bun or Braid
Securing your hair in a bun or braid helps to seal in moisture and avoid tangling and knotting. This is an absolute must when you sleep and if you live a very active lifestyle.
3. Silk Wrap at Night
Wrapping your hair in a silk hair tie or changing your pillow cases from cotton to satin or silk will also prolong the longevity of your Hair Extensions. Cotton and many other materials absorb a lot of the natural oils your Extensions need to stay shiny and tangle free. Your skin will also benefit from this too.
4. Practice Proper Brushing Technique
Knowing how to brush your Hair Extensions properly is important in order to prevent split ends and damage. When Brushing make sure you are using an Extension Loop Brush which is specifically designed to glide through hair without popping and splitting Extensions. Also when Brushing always remember to start from ends of hair and move your way up gently as well as holding the roots to avoid tugging and damaging your natural hair. When Brushing through knots also remember to separate knot first and then gently brush through.
5. Practice Proper Washing Technique
Always use a cream based Shampoo and Conditioner. Hair Masks and Treatments will also work wonders when it comes to maintaining or reviving Hair Extensions. Using colder water when rinsing hair especially after Conditioning or Hair Treatments/Masks helps to flatten the cuticle locking in protein and moisture leaving hair shinier and a little more tangle free. After washing your hair its best to let it air dry and apply serum when hair is still damp. After your hair dries completely you can use heat styling tools.