3 Easy Hacks to Extend the Lifespan of Your Hair Extensions – Part 2

Hair extensions can open you to a world of fun hairstyles without the commitment. They also prevent your natural hair from getting damaged in the process of experimenting with different hair-dos. However, it doesn’t exempt your hair extensions from breaking down if you let it work its magic without any maintenance. 

We talked about the basic hair extensions care you can do to extend its quality and lifespan, but beyond a good wash, dry, and brush, there are other ways to ensure your hair extensions continue to look good as new. There’s no need to go out of your way to do so; you only need to consider the hair care tips below: 

Tip #1: Prevent Tangles and Achieve Silky Strands with Proper Brushing Techniques 

When brushing something as sensitive as hair extensions, always use a wide-tooth comb or a brush with soft bristles. You can’t just pull on the locks since they can come loose, so always tie the hair together before carefully brushing from upwards towards the roots. 

If there are deep tangles that won’t budge, don’t force it! Isolate the area by sectioning your hair extension and gently brush until there are no more knots. Avoid brushing the extensions while it’s wet since it’s prone to breakage at this time, but you can finish off the drying process by brushing so long as 90 per cent of the hair extensions are dry. 

Tip #2: Always Use Hair Products that are Friendly to Your Extensions 

While there are hair extensions that use natural, human hair, that doesn’t mean you can use any hair products. Using appropriate products for hair extensions can make all the difference in keeping your extensions silky smooth, tangle-free, and long-lasting. 

With that in mind, always choose hair care products that are sulfate-free and alcohol-free so they won’t strip your extensions off their moisture. The dryer the strands, the more susceptible they are to tangling or matting. 

Tip #3: Don’t Forget to Moisturize Your Hair Extensions

Hair conditioners don’t do well on hair extensions, but just as we mentioned above, they need some oils, too, if you want to maintain luscious locks. Instead of washing hair extensions with conditioners that may have harsh ingredients, it’s better to moisturise them using argan oil, castor oil, or coconut oil. This can keep your hair extensions looking vibrant and voluminous for the long haul. 

The Bottom Line: Giving Your Hair Extensions Some Love 

Keep your hair extensions beautiful, luscious, and long-lasting by giving them some much-needed TLC! 

Why Style Your Hair With Us?

Styling your hair is a fun way to express your personality, but the choices can be limited when you’re sporting a short do. If you want to switch up your looks easily without having to pull and prod your hair, check out our Remy hair extensions at Foxy Locks. 

We’re a beauty salon in the UK that offers a wide range of natural hair extensions, so check us out if you’re looking to give your tresses a glamorous makeover. 

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