Taking care of hair extensions is essential to maintain their quality and longevity. But Don’t worry we got your Back BABE! Here are some guidelines to help you:
- Use the Right Products: Use sulfate-free, gentle shampoos and conditioners specifically designed for extensions. Avoid products containing alcohol, as they can dry out the extensions.
- Brushing: Use a loop brush or a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair extensions gently, starting from the ends and working your way up to the roots. **Remember to Hold the roots while brushing to minimize tension on the bonds.**
- Washing: Wash your extensions sparingly, about 2-3 times a week, to prevent them from drying out. Before washing, detangle them to avoid tangling during the washing process.
- Conditioning: Apply a deep conditioning treatment to the lengths of the extensions, avoiding the roots or attachment points. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
- Drying: Pat dry the extensions with a soft towel to remove excess water. Avoid rubbing vigorously, as this can cause tangling. Let the extensions air dry whenever possible to prevent heat damage.
- Heat Styling: Use heat protectant products before using hot hair tools. Keep the temperature moderate and avoid excessive heat, as it can damage the hair fibers of the extensions.
- Sleeping: Braid or tie your extensions in a loose ponytail before sleeping to prevent tangling and matting.
- Avoiding Chemicals: Avoid exposure to chlorine, saltwater, and excessive sunlight, as they can cause damage to the extensions. If you're swimming, wear a swim cap to protect the extensions.
- Professional Maintenance: Visit your stylist regularly for maintenance and adjustments if you have bonded or sewn-in extensions. This will help in ensuring they stay secure and prevent damage to your natural hair.
- Storage: When not in use, store your extensions in a clean, dry place. Keep them away from direct sunlight and dust. Use the packaging they came in or a breathable bag to protect them.
Remember, different types of hair extensions may require slightly different care routines, so it's always best to follow the specific guidelines provided by the manufacturer or the stylist who installed them.