If you take a look at the hair of most gorgeous Hollywood celebrities you surely notice that the glorious appearance is in part stunning because of hair extensions. In fact, many women noticed this and they use extensions, applying them at home. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that but you do not get to work with highly experienced stylists that are specialists in hair extensions in Denver or any other part of the world. You rely on your skill and knowledge. It is completely normal to make mistakes in these situations.
If you want to take care of your hair extensions, you need to know how to do that properly. Here are some important tips to help you do exactly that.
Gently Wash The Hair Extensions
Always avoid washing your new permanent extensions up to 48 hours after you got them. This is because they have to properly adhere to your natural hair. After that, use shampoos that are silicone and sulfate-free. Gently massage the roots and the scalp so debris is broken up. Then, add conditioner just on ends. That is because emollients present in conditioners dissolve root adhesion. Extensions simply slip out.
If you added clip-in hair extensions, make sure you wash them after around 7 uses. After washing, lay on towels to allow them to dry properly.
Glamorous blowouts are preferred by most women but hot tools or styling products will put their marks on the hair. Deep conditioning becomes necessary. Do this once per month so your strands remain shiny and healthy. High quality hair masks are needed. Apply them from the middle of the shaft towards the tips. Leave them on for around 20 minutes for more moisture and proper penetration.
Avoid All Alcohol Laden Products
Our hair is moisturized thanks to the scalp’s natural oils. Hair extensions cannot take advantage of this so dryness can easily appear. Try to avoid absolutely all the products that include alcohol. They only lift moisture and the extensions become frazzled. If you cannot avoid alcohol products, at least buy those with really low alcohol content.
Avoid Tangling At All Costs
Night washes are problematic for many women because the extension is not allowed to properly dry. Wet hair weight can easily lead to tangling and breakage. Both permanent and bonded hair extensions should be kept tangle-free. Do loosely braid strands before you are going to bed so when you wake up in the morning you do not have to face tangling. Clip-in hair extensions should be removed during nights for breakage to be avoided.
Properly Take Off Hair Extensions
The last really important tip that needs to be remembered is that you need to be extremely careful when the extensions are removed. When you opt for the permanent option, do not even try to remove them alone. It is much better to go to a hair stylist as professional removal increases the possibility that natural strands will not be damaged. Doing it alone, without proper knowledge, usually leads to long term problems.