Hair Extensions are methods of attaching lengths of real or synthetic hair to the scalp. These methods are used to conceal thinning or hair loss in concentrated areas. Extensions are usually applied by a stylist but many are doing this at home. Unlike natural hair, extensions cannot be restored once they are damaged. So with proper care, your hair pieces can look great and can be reused for years. To ensure the beautiful longevity of your extensions, follow this simple steps.
Wrap your hair while you sleep. Gently wrapped, tie it back, or braid your hair to prevent tangling. Hair pieces can become easily knotted at the installation place.
Wash your hair appropriately. It’s best to wash your hair every other day. Every day washing of your hair pieces can cause them to swell and tangle.
Brush you hair at least twice a day to keep the natural hairs that you lose daily from getting tangled in your extensions. And use precaution during styling. Gather all of your hair into one hand while brushing with the other hand to ensure that you don’t cause stress at the installation point. Also, use as little heat as possible on your hair extensions. Let your hair air-dry. When heat is used, it’s best to always apply a heat-protective serum beforehand.
Avoid harsh products like dandruff shampoos that has alcohol in it. Use a gentle shampoo that doesn’t contain sodium lauryl sulfate. When wearing hair extensions always remember to take care of your scalp by using good leave-in conditioner every two or three days, applying it meagerly to the ends.
Visit your stylist every six to eight week for touch-ups and making sure your hair is in good shape. Follow your stylist advice on guidelines to how often you should schedule a maintenance visit.
It is easy to make a mistake that could damage your hair so it is advisable to visit a stylist at your local hair salon and ask some ideas. For tips, click here.