Getting hair extensions is a great way to change the look of your hair and your overall appearance. After you have paid for your hair extensions, you will want to make sure you know how to take care of your extensions.
Way #1: Brush Carefully
First, you do need to brush your hair. When you brush your hair, you need to do so carefully. You are going to want to invest in a quality brush that is made for hair extensions. When you brush, you will want to start to brush at the ends of your hair, work out any knots, and slowly work your way up to higher as you go. You don't want to pull on your hair as your brush; you will want to stick to a gentle hand. The less pressure you put on your scalp and extensions, the better.
You will want to brush your hair when you get up in the morning and before bed. It is also a good idea to brush your hair before and after washing it to keep the kinks and knots at bay.
Way #2: Deep Condition Your Extensions Weekly
At least once a week, you will want to deep condition your hair extensions so that they can get the oils they need to continue to look smooth and silky. You will want to apply the conditioner all over your extensions, but not right at the roots. You will want to use natural products such as macadamia oils and coconut oil that will add natural oils back into your hair. Or you can use a hair mask to help add the natural oils back into your hair.
Way #3: Reduce the Use of Heat
If you want your extensions to last, you will want to reduce heat damage to your hair. If possible, you will want to allow your hair to dry naturally without having to use any heat to cool it off.
Before you use any styling tool that uses heat on your hair, you will want to add a heat protectant to your hair. This will help protect the extensions from getting damaged. If possible, use the lowest heat setting possible on your extensions. Try to minimize the use of heat as much as possible.
If you just got hair extensions for the first time, you are going to want to talk to your hairdresser about how to take care of your hair extensions. Follow the tips above to keep your extensions looking great.