Different types of hair extensions require varied amounts of care, and you should take this into consideration when choosing. Hair extension care doesn’t rely solely on your stylist, it’s something that is an ongoing process and should be incorporated into your daily beauty routine. Follow these tips for the best way to take care of your hair.
Whether you have human or synthetic clip in hair extensions in Brisbane, it’s important to thoroughly brush them every day. Use a soft synthetic bristle brush or a wide toothed paddle brush, as these are the best for producing stunning results without damaging or breaking your hair. Treat your hair extensions like you would your own hair, by not pulling, tugging or brushing roughly. If your hair extensions become tangled, use your fingers to gently detangle them, starting from the bottom up, until they are easier to brush.
Your hair extensions won’t need washing as regularly as your natural hair, however this doesn’t mean that you should leave a few weeks in between washing. In fact, regular and careful washing is vital to the proper upkeep of the condition of both all hairpieces, including clip in hair extensions. Always detangle and brush your extensions before washing, and use a specially designed cleansing product if possible.
In addition to using a good cleansing product or soap, the regular use of a good leave-in conditioner will do wonders to the appearance of your locks. You can get conditioners for use straight after applying shampoo, and also in spray form that you can apply to dry hair extensions to condition, smooth and detangle them. You can apply this spray before brushing to help detangle hair. Be careful not to apply too much conditioning product, however, as this can have an adverse effect.
It’s a well-known fact that heat damages hair, and even though there are a range of heat protection products on the market, it’s more beneficial to the condition of your hair extensions to allow them to dry naturally rather than blow drying them. In situations where you will need to use a heated product such as a hair dryer, straightening iron or curlers, ensure that you apply heat protection spray beforehand to minimise any damage to your extensions, as well as using a low heat setting. When blow drying your extensions, whenever possible use the lowest or ‘cool’ heat setting, as this will cause less damage to the hair extension and bonds.