If you want your hair extensions to last for a longer period of time, it is absolutely necessary to provide them with proper maintenance. It is not necessary to wash human hair extensions as regularly as we do our own hair; wash them only when they begin to look lifeless and dull. The following are some suggestions for washing and styling your hair.
Before you shampoo your hair extensions, use your fingers to gently work out any tangles that may have formed. Always use a shampoo that is on the milder side, or one that is expressly developed for chemically treated hair.
Rinse the hair under water that is warm, but not hot. Apply shampoo to wet hair and massage it through the strands in a downward motion, working from the weft base (prime) to the ends. In general, you shouldn’t twist, scrape, or rub your hair.
After cleaning, give it a thorough rinsing in a sink filled with warm running water until the water becomes clear. Rinse thoroughly until all traces of shampoo disappear, as failure to do so properly may very possibly result in damage.
Human hair extensions, just like your own hair, need to be conditioned promptly after shampooing in order to maintain a healthy shine and encourage ease of styling. Put a small amount of conditioner in your hand and spread it over. After working the product into the hair gently, allow it to sit for three to five minutes. Finish by thoroughly rinsing in warm water and patting dry with a towel to remove any excess moisture.
While the hair is still damp, carefully comb through it to remove any tangles. When using a large toothed comb, you should proceed in a downward direction away from the clips and toward the ends as you work your way through the hair. If your hair is damp, you should avoid using a bristle brush since it has the potential to damage or pull out your hair.
Decide if you want to let your hair dry naturally by hanging it up or using a blow dryer on a low setting.
To curl your human hair in the most secure manner, you should use steam rollers and/or a wet setting. On the lowest setting, hair styling appliances such as blow dryers, curling irons, and others can be utilized. It is important to keep in mind that the hair could catch fire if the setting is adjusted too high. Take the extensions with you to a professional stylist if you want them cut or if you want to undergo any chemical operations, such as perming or dyeing.
Taking very good care of your hair extension is quite important and can ensure that it will last for a much longer period of time.