Even if extension hair does not sprout from your scalp, you must treat it as if it did – after all, you paid for it, sis! The best approach to keep your extensions in good condition is to treat them like you would your own hair. Use products that you would use on your hair and avoid using too many harsh chemicals. While extensions are guaranteed to appear beautiful the moment you walk out of the salon, keeping them looking faultless is all about how you care for them at home. It is critical to follow a precise aftercare plan to ensure that your extensions last as long as possible. This is important at all times, but especially when you are unable to attend your maintenance appointments as frequently as you would want. So, as your personal hair extension guardian angels, we’re here to walk you through our favourite at-home hair care tips, certain to keep you slaying even while you’re stuck at home, courtesy some awesome tips for maintaining your hair extensions by Japnah Gambhir, Founder of Majestic Hair by Japnah.
Wash your extensions properly
When washing, be sure to concentrate your shampoo on the roots to eliminate excess oil and your conditioner on the ends to nourish them. Using conditioner near your roots may cause the extensions to slip down your hair, causing them to last considerably less time. Also, try to use warm water rather than hot water, as hot water will deplete the natural oils from your hair and scalp. When it comes to the shampoo and conditioner you use to wash your hair, we always advocate investing in the products recommended by your hair extension professional.
Never sleep with wet extensions
Now that you’ve mastered washing your extensions, it’s time to tackle drying. Although it may be tempting to go to bed with your hair slightly moist, we cannot emphasise enough how important it is to fully dry your locks before bed. When it comes to caring for your extensions, a good rule of thumb is to never sleep with wet hair. Because your hair is at its weakest when wet, tossing and turning while you sleep can harm both your natural locks and extensions. It also means you’ll have terrible bedhead when you wake up in the morning, forcing you to spend what feels like an eternity detangling. Even if you take great care to brush out knots, you will be putting enormous pressure on the bindings, pushing at your scalp and loosening the ties.
Extensions should always be brushed with care
If you brush your natural hair too hard and strands begin to fall out, your extensions will begin to become loose if you do not take care. It is unavoidable that your extensions will tangle, but how you deal with it is critical. To begin, you should get a high-quality brush. Next, you should brush your hair from the ends up, beginning at the bottom and working your way up. This procedure will put the least amount of strain on your hair, extensions, and scalp, keeping them all in good condition. When it comes to how many times you brush a day, the more the better as long as you are gentle. However, if you’re looking for a specific tip, we’d always advocate doing it first thing in the morning, before going to bed, before washing, and after washing.
Book a weekly conditioning treatment
Is it correct to state that greasy hair is everyone’s worst nightmare? While waking up with greasy roots might be quite annoying, it does imply that your hair is being given a steady supply of natural oils, keeping it nourished even if you have a more relaxed haircare routine. However, because your extensions are solely connected to the root, they will not acquire any of these natural oils. So, to keep them moisturised, smooth, and gleaming, you should always schedule a weekly conditioning treatment.
Reduce heat damage
When you use too much heat on your hair extensions, they will become damaged much like your original hair. Because all of our extensions, whether micro ring or tape-in, are manufactured of 100 percent human hair, they can become brittle and acquire split ends. This implies that once the extensions are damaged, you may have no choice but to replace the hair, no matter how many conditioning treatments you do.
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