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Tips To Maintain Hair Extensions And Keep Them For Long

Last updated Sep 27, 2023

Human hair extensions are wonderful. You can add length to your hair or a beautiful streak of color. They can cover a bad cut or color and allow you to tie short hair in a ponytail. With all the glorious things they can do, can you return the favor and take good care of your extensions? Proper care of remy hair weave ensures they'll be around for a while.

Wash with care

This may be a no-brainer to some but many women don’t understand that although hair extensions don’t get as dirty as your real hair, it is important to wash them regularly and carefully.Keep your hair and scalp clean! Wash your hair gentle in a downward motion (from the roots to the ends).

Make sure that your hair is clean before you use a hair conditioner. Condition your hair after every wash.Dry your hair gently, don't rub it with a towel but move in a downward motion from roots to ends. Gently detangle your hair.

Brush Your Hair Extensions Gently

Whether you have just washed your hair, or are brushing it dry in the morning, you must take great care to do this gently,especially for brazilian curly hair extensions. Take your time to slowly brush your hair, removing any tangles patiently without pulling on the hair extensions.

Make sure you check out our full guide on how to brush your hair extensions. It’s also worth checking out our hair extension bobble which will help to avoid your hair band pulling on your extensions.

Wear a swimming cap

Prolonged exposure to saltwater and chlorine can make your hair dry and knotty. Therefore, always wear a swimming cap to prevent contact between your extensions and the salt or chlorine in the water you’re swimming in. After swimming, wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner.

Avoid heat

Heat is any hair’s arch nemesis. The more you expose your hair to heat, the more you shorten its lifespan. Therefore, it is critical that you limit use of flat irons, blow dryers and curling irons. While it is ideal to let your hair bundles with closure dry naturally, you can allow your hair to air dry slightly and then finish it off with a blow dryer. Use a soft bristle brush for combing your hair and start from the bottom, detangling the ends before you comb your hair from the scalp.

Keeping your hair tied back into a ponytail is a great way of protecting it while you exercise – the same rule applies for sleeping as well.

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