Human hair extension can give great results making your hair look thicker, and longer. However, they are expensive, so you need to know how to look after them. We’ve outlined some simple ways to help keep your human hair extensions for as long as possible, by taking good care of them.
Brush with care
Rough brushing of hair extensions can cause damage. We recommend using a soft-bristled brush and starting to brush with gentle strokes at the bottom. With care, work your way up the hair, brushing slowly. It’s advised not to get into the habit of playing with your hair extensions using your fingers as the extensions might become loose as a result.
Beware of heat
If you’re using a heated device on your hair, always use a protective heat serum or spray to prevent heat damage.
If possible, dry your human hair extensions naturally. If you have to use a hair dryer, put it on a low setting.
Braid before bed
Before bedtime, put your hair into two side braids. This will prevent the hair from twisting and tangling in the night. Alternatively you can form a bun on top of your head; this will also prevent it from matting in the night.
Keep extensions clean
In the same way that you care for your own hair, you should also do it for hair extensions. We recommend picking products for dry, damaged hair and before you wash it, try and remove any knots and tangles.
Use a moisturising conditioner after shampooing. Hair extensions do not have the oils that your hair produces naturally, so it is not necessary to wash them as regularly as you would your own hair.
Even hair extensions get split ends, so you’ll need to trim them every 6-10 weeks just like you would with your own hair.
Beware of chemicals
Getting your hair extensions permed or coloured might not be a good move. Chemically processing hair extensions can damage them, so be sure to ask the advice of a professional before doing any such thing to your hair.
Maintaining your hair extensions doesn’t have to be hard and it is worth it in the long run, leaving you with the lovely locks you paid for, looking healthier, longer.