Using hair extensions is a great way to give yourself a new look. It’s like getting a new lease of life as hair extensions can not only lengthen but also thicken all types of hair. The best type of hair used in hair extensions is actual human hair with cuticle intact. The cuticle hair extension is very rare and expensive, therefore we have written this article to teach you how to extend the life of your cuticle hair extensions.
Here are some tips on how to care for cuticle hair extensions:
1. Firstly, be gentle when caring for hair extensions.
Some women tend to be rough when caring for their own hair i.e. when brushing or washing. It’s important to be extremely gentle when caring for your hair extensions. Brushing or styling the extensions too roughly can cause the hair to fall out and/or matte.
2. Prevent hair damage by avoiding heat-styling tools.
Nothing looks worse than frizz, breakage and split ends, which are all common problems among women who use curling irons or flat irons to curl or straighten their hair. Consider limiting how often you use a blow dryer, flat iron, or curling iron on your hair extensions. A heat protectant spray should also be used on hair extensions to reduce the risk of heat damage.
3. Use moisturizing shampoos and conditioners on extensions.
Since human hair extensions are, like any natural hair, prone to heat damage. It is therefore ideal to use moisturizing shampoos and conditioners whenever possible. Consider asking your hair stylist to recommend a line of products that will be suitable for your particular hair extensions. Doing a deep conditioning masque for 3-5 minutes once every one to two weeks is also ideal for keeping the hair hydrated.
4. Avoid washing hair extensions too often.
Most beauty experts recommend that you only wash human hair extensions three
times a week. Of course that is, unless you smoke or workout a lot then washing the extensions any more than this isn’t necessary. It is especially important to avoid washing the hair too frequently if you do not use deep moisturizing products, as other shampoos and conditioners can dry out the extensions and even cause dandruff on the scalp.
Following these tips will help you to maintain long lasting beautifully maintained cuticle hair extensions. Following these simple rules can eliminate going to the salon for that all expensive and time consuming extension touch up.