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Human Hair Extensions Hair Care

How To Style And Care For Human Hair Extensions

Styling Hair ExtensionsIf you've ever seen human hair extensions that look like they've seen better days, you've probably seen cheap hair extensions that were not cared for properly. If you want to know how to style and care for human hair extensions, there are a few important things to keep in mind.

How do you care for your real hair extensions?

Well, although human hair extensions are durable, you still have to use care when styling and washing them. Even if you never remember anything else about your remy hair extensions, remember that just because they are human hair, extensions don't grow; and they will not get thicker. So if you are constantly yanking the comb through your hair, you will have to replace your extensions more often. Since hair is naturally weaker when it is wet, be very gentle, and use a wide tooth comb to comb through your hair extensions when you wash them.

Human Hair Extensions - Sleeping Tips

Hair Extension Sleeping Tips

It is very easy for hair extensions to become tangled, and the more tangled your extensions get, the worse they will look. In order to maintain the smooth look of your extensions, sleeping with your hair in a loose braid is a good idea because the more your hair gets tangled, the older and more worn it will look. If you don't want to braid your hair, then pull it into a loose ponytail to keep it from getting tangled while you sleep. The main thing you want to avoid is putting unnecessary stress on your extensions.

Washing Tips For Human Hair Extensions

Washing Hair

If you have extensions that are bonded to your hair or sewn in, then you will wash them whenever you wash your real hair. However, your hair should not be washed every day because excessive washing strips your natural oils from your hair, so if your roots usually hold oil, consider buying a dry shampoo to revive your hair. With dry shampoo, you can spray it on the roots of your natural hair, and it will keep your hair from looking overly oily.

When you do wash your hair extensions, focus on your real hair instead of trying to get your hair extensions super clean. You don't want to over wash your hair extensions because it will make them lose their shine and make them look old. You don't need to load your extensions down with shampoo, instead wash your roots, and let the shampoo wash the hair extensions as you rinse your hair.

Many times people find themselves needing to wash their hair several times a week, but that is usually because they don't rinse all of the shampoo and conditioner out of their hair. You wouldn't normally leave any shampoo or conditioner in your real hair and then style and dry it, and your hair extensions are no exception.

Human Hair Extensions - Drying Tips

Towel Drying The Extensions

Drying your human hair extensions is relatively simple because you just have to keep in mind that the more you pull and tug on them, the more damaged they will become.

For best results, allow your human hair extensions to air dry, however, if you have to dry them with a hair dryer, don't use the highest heat setting.

The great thing about human hair extensions is you can style them how you would your own hair, so you can easily flat iron and curl them.

However, it is a good idea to apply a lightweight heat protector before styling your extensions. You want to do everything you can to ensure that your hair extensions maintain their shine and thickness for as long as possible.


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