Make The Most Of Your Hair Extensions!

30 March; Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Make The Most Of Your Hair Extensions!

Hair extensions can look great if fitted properly and looked after well. They can transform your look and give you endless of styling opportunities in a matter of hours! Our hair is often our best accessory so it is important to look after it, the same goes with hair extensions.

Most people opt for human hair extensions instead of synthetic extensions as they look more natural and can be styled like your own hair. As the hair is real is will require the treatment as your natural hair but will need extra care when conditioning as the extension hair will not be attached to the scalp and therefore will not get the nutrients and oils that your natural does. This means you will have to pay extra attention when treating the ends of the hair in order to keep it soft and avoid breakages.

A common misconception is that hair extensions can cause damage to your natural hair and scalp. This only happens in very rare cases when a client opts for cheap quality extensions or if an inexperienced stylist fits them. One of the main reasons that people have problems with hair extensions is that they do not maintain them properly. For example, if the wrong products are used on the extensions this can cause the bond to weaken and the extensions to fall out or if the extensions are not kept tangle free this can result in unnecessary damage to your natural hair. If you take care of your extensions then they will not only last a lot longer, potentially up to 6 months, it will greatly reduce the risk of the extensions causing damage to your hair and scalp.

Looking after your hair extensions does not need to be a chore. A little extra care here and there could make all the difference to the lifespan of your hair. Firstly, always follow your hair stylist’s instructions and use the recommended products. Your stylist should provide you with a series of instructions on how best to care for your hair; make sure you follow them. Using the right products on your hair is the first step to maintaining your extensions.

As you will know from your natural hair, hair is at its most vulnerable when wet. Wet hair needs to be treated carefully and you should never sleep on wet hair as it can damage your extensions by breaking them. Do not leave hair in a wet towel or ponytail as this can prevent the hair from drying and cause the bonds to soften. You need to be careful with what you wash your hair with. Always opt for mild conditioners and shampoos and be sure not to apply conditioner at the attachment points, as this will cause the bonds to soften and fall off.

Don’t let your extensions get tangled. You need to brush your hair at least twice a day to prevent tangles. If your extensions get tangled in your natural hair then it could cause you to lose your extensions, so be careful! Brush and plait your hair before going to bed to prevent tangling overnight. Be careful when brushing, try and be as gentle as possible.

Human hair extensions can be styled as you would your own hair, this involves using heat appliances. However, you need to be careful when using these tools not to get the heat too close to the bond attachments. If your extensions aren’t human hair and are made from lower quality synthetic then in most cases you should not use a hair dryer or heated styling tools as this can damage the hair.

If you want to change the colour or style of your hair extensions then you should always go back to your hair extension stylist. Never attempt to dye your extensions or use chemical processes such as a perm at home. At home there is a chance that you will damage your extensions and the process could go wrong. Be on the safe side and always consult your stylist first.

If you follow these simple rules then you are sure to fall in love with your hair extensions and they will last you for the full 6 months! For more information on hair extensions visit the Inanch website.

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