The Basics of Caring for Your Hair Extensions

Quality hair extensions don't come cheap so when you do decide to treat yourself to longer locks, it's important to know how to care for them so that you can enjoy your extensions for as long as possible.

You'll to be surprised to know that caring for your hair extensions doesn't require you to add an extra hour to your daily routine, it simply means taking a few extra steps every week to protect your new extensions.

By slightly modifying your daily haircare routine and sticking to your maintenance appointments, you will be well on your way to keeping your hair extensions in the best possible condition.

The type of hair extensions that you have will make a slight difference to how you should care for them but there are some general guidelines that you can follow on top of the instructions that your hair stylist gives you.

Ways to Care for Your Hair Extensions

1. Daily brushing is a must

Not only should you brush your Hair at least twice a day but you need to use the right brush for the job too. A loop brush or natural bristle paddle brush are the top choices for hair extensions. To brush your hair, divide it into sections and start at the roots of each section, slowly working your way up to the roots.

2. Avoid supermarket haircare products

If you've invested in hair extensions, you will need to use good quality haircare products too. Before you shampoo your hair, be sure to brush it thoroughly. Showering is always a better option for washing hair extensions because it prevents the hair from getting too tangled. If you do shower, be sure to not use the full water pressure directly on your roots. Gently wash your hair and massage your scalp, making sure to rinse off all the shampoo afterwards. If you will be using a conditioner, only condition from the mid-shaft downwards. Be very gentle when drying your hair and don't rub the towel vigorously as this can damage and tangle your extensions.

3. Protect your hair when styling

A heat protection spray is a must before you apply a hair styling tool to your extensions. It's also important to make sure that your hair is completely dry before you use a curling iron or straightener. It's also best to not use hairspray as this will cause your hair to dry out.

4. Plait your hair before you go to bed

Before you head to bed, brush your hair and put it in a loose plait to stop it from tangling. If you don't want your hair to be wavy, a silk wrap can be used to place your EH Hair Extensions in a low ponytail. Never sleep with wet hair when you have extensions!

5. Get a professional to colour your hair

While you may want to save money by colouring your hair at home, it's always better to seek the help of a professional when you have hair extensions. Not only will a professional hairdresser know how to achieve the perfect colour but the products that they use are higher quality and will be better for your extensions too.

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