Now that your new hair extensions have been fitted, it’s time to do your part to ensure they look good for as long as possible and that your natural hair is protected too.
Before getting into the specific maintenance details, there are three core rules that you need to remember to get the most out of your extensions: Don’t pull them, flip your hair upside down or leave your roots wet or oily.
Hair Extensions Maintenance: What You Will Need
These are some of the products that you will need to correctly care for your hair extensions.
Clarifying or Volume Shampoo. Clarifying shampoo is great for oily hair and volume shampoo is ideal for dry hair.
Lightweight Conditioner. Use a lightweight conditioner on the ends of your hair.
Soft Bristle Brush & Wide Tooth Comb. These two brushes are the best for protecting your hair extensions.
Heat Protection Spray. If you will be using a blow dryer, straightener or curling iron, a heat protection spray is a must. We understand that finding the right blow dryer for your hair can be difficult, so visit tushihair.com for more information.
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Hair Extensions: Washing & Drying Tips
Always brush your extensions before stepping into the shower. If you have any tangles, use a tangle spray first.
If your roots are starting to get greasy, make sure that you wash your hair as soon as you can to prevent slipping.
Wash your hair in the shower instead of the bath to prevent tangling.
Wash your hair gently, ensuring you don’t scrub the bonds. If you will be using a conditioner, smooth it over your hair instead of rubbing it in.
If you will be air drying your hair, make sure that your roots are completely dry within 30 minutes of your shower.
Do not flip your hair extensions upside down when drying them.
Only start using a brush to dry your hair once at least 80% of your hair is dry.
Hair Extensions: Styling Tips
Be very gentle when brushing your hair – start at the roots and work your way down. Be sure to avoid your bonds.
If you want to create a wavy look, a curling wand is a better option than straighteners because they do not require you to pull your hair as much.
Always apply a heat protection spray to your extensions and your natural hair before you style it.
Additional Hair Extension Maintenance Tips
Protect your extensions while you’re sleeping by plaiting your hair or placing it in a low ponytail. The same applies when you plan to exercise.
If you will be heading to a different salon for a haircut or colour, make very sure that they are aware of your extensions and that they don’t scrub the attachments. The same applies to brushing your hair, make sure that they are using a round brush and that they don’t pull on your hair.
If you’ve decided to have your hair extensions removed sooner than 3 months, always get help from a professional or you could end up damaging your natural hair.