Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Caring for Hair Extensions
Years ago if you wanted long luscious locks you had to wait for your hair to grow, but not now!! Hair extensions have come a long way in the last couple of years. Weather it's clip in, clued, weft or micro loop there are a couple of things you should know if you want them looking in tip top condition.
1/ Try and get the best quality you can afford, extensions have a grading system which ranges from C-AAA. C being the poorest and AAA being the best. The higher the grade the longer the will last without matting and knotting.
2/ Invest in a good shampoo and conditioner designed for extensions
3/ Apply protein spray ( hair extension leave in conditioner) every time you wash your hair
4/ Apply a Leave in oil every time you wash it ( Moroccan oil, Berber oil)
The reason why you have to put so much on them is because they are no longer getting natural oils from the scalp so you really have to nourish them well. Having extensions is not easy, you have to look after them more then your own hair!
5/Use an extension brush or tangle Teezer to comb your hair
6/Try and wash them in Luke warm water, never hot and always in a shower and not submerged in a bath ( this will just cause tangling) also try and only wash them no more than twice a week to reduce the stress on them i.e. from drying and styling.
7/Get them trimmed regularly, you get your own hair cut so why shouldn't you this for your hair extensions?!
8/Lastly when sleeping always tie your hair in a loose pony tail or plait and never EVER sleep with you hair down and wet!!
If you do as advised i promise your hair with last longer and look in fab condition!
I hope this has helped anyone with extensions, if you have any questions please leave them in the comment box and I will get back to you ;)
Photos taken from Buyhair.co.uk and hairtrade.com stockists of hair extensions and aftercare products