Hair Extension care is something that goes overlooked by a large percentage of people when considering whether to commit to new luscious locks. Would you be happy to commit to hair extensions that only stay looking good for a month or so? - I thought not! Taking care of your new extensions is extremely important in keeping them looking healthy, shiny and maintained. Taking care of your extensions requires more knowledge than remembering to wash them. So before you decide to shell out serious ££ thinking that it's all it takes to have gorgeous hair then you may want to take a peek at our top tips and top products for keeping your extensions in top condition! Thank us later...
For finishing, you should use Soft bristle brushes such as the Balmain Soft Bristle Hair Extension Brush as they are designed to glide through the hair easily without pulling or damaging the bonds of the extensions. A soft bristle brush allows for smoothing and creating shine while you style the length of your hair extensions with your hair dryer, straightener or curling tong.
With regards to technique, all it requires is patience and care. Start with the bottom lengths of the hair, detangling that area first before you start on the upper lengths. Be sure to be gentle with your brushing, as pulling on the lengths of the hair can cause heavy breakage, turning your luscious locks into dull frizzy strings of hair.
2. WASH WITH CARE...
4. TIME TO DRY...
It will always be best to let your hair extensions dry naturally when possible. Easier said than done when it comes to permanent extensions for sure, however setting aside half an hour extra to allow your hair to dry naturally would prove beneficial to ensuring your hair extensions stay luscious for longer. Excessive heat is detrimental on hair extensions, so using it sparingly or giving your hair a break is recommended.
In cases where you can’t avoid having to blow dry your hair, make sure to always use a low-heat setting to dry the bonds and surrounding hair, then style and dry the rest of your hair as usual.
5. CARE FOR YOUR BONDS
6. STORE WELL!
7. TIE BACK YOUR HAIR
In cases where your extensions can’t be removed before you rest your head for the night or plan on sweating it out at the gym, it’s best to tie them up in a ponytail or put them into a plait.