Getting hair extensions is an investment in our self care. Like other investments, you will want to do everything you can to prolong the life of your hair extensions so you can get the most use out of them. During these stressful ties we may find our hair thinning, breaking, or damaged. Adding hair extensions can give your hair the extra boost you need to feel confident and make your hair look full and healthy.
There are many different types of hair extensions based on the materials used to make them and the application of the extensions, but in general the information you see below should prove useful. Whether you’re new to hair extensions or just looking for information on how to keep them looking great, here are some tips we thought you may find helpful.
Stay Away From Harmful Products
There are certain ingredients in shampoo, conditioner, and hair care products you will especially want to avoid when it comes to your hair extensions. It is true that hair extensions can be washed and styled using your flat iron and blow dryer, but using products with acetone, alcohol, and sulphur, for example, can cause damage to your hair extensions.
Use Hair Dryer On Lowest Temperature Setting
Using the cool setting or the lowest temperature setting on your extensions can extend the life of your hair extensions. This tip can also be helpful when caring for your natural hair, as heat can become very damaging for your hair follicles.
Avoid Swimming in Pools And Seawater
If you plan to go swimming with your extensions it is recommended that you keep your hair tied up and out of the water, or use a swimming cap to keep your hair dry during your swimming activities.
Use A Silk Or Satin Pillowcase
Sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase prevents dryness, not just for your extensions, but can also benefit your skin and natural hair. If you prefer not to change your pillowcase, you can use a silk wrap to have the same effect.
Regular Maintenance And Care
Sticking to your maintenance schedule with your hair professional can be a big step in the lifespan of your hair extensions. Talk to your specialist about what your schedule will look like. It is also important to continue washing your hair on a regular basis. Many people assume that avoiding a shampoo session will help keep your extensions nicer for longer. The truth is you need to shampoo to keep your scalp happy and healthy. Make sure to stick to your routine and ideally wash your hair 2-3 times per week.
These are just a few small steps that you can use to keep your hair extensions in good shape, and will also benefit your natural hair as well. Our method at Innovative Hair Solutions for applying hair extensions will leave your hair undamaged and can confidently say is the safest method for applying extensions. With proper care and maintenance, your hair extensions are reusable for up to one year.
Our hair replacement specialists at Innovative Hair Solutions aim to be supportive and helpful all throughout your hair replacement journey, whether it is temporary or long term. Contact us with any concerns or questions you may have, or reach out to set up your appointment with us.