Hair Extensions Care and Tips
If your 're one of the many women considering hair extensions, you may be wondering about maintenance, are they right for you, can you color them and any other factors involved in order to take care of seamless hair extensions to keep them looking gorgeous.To make your seamless hair extensions last, avoid letting them get tangled as much as possible. You should always be sure your hair is clean. Dirt and sweat can easily cause tangles. Before you wash any hair with seamless hair extensions, brush your hair in a gentle downward motion holding the hair extensions near the scalp. You should always use a soft bristle brush, begin at the bottom and slowly work your way up to remove any tangles slowly as you proceed. Then, when you’re in the shower, gradually wet your hair (wetting it all at once can make the hair shaft swell, causing tangles) and wash your hair in a downward motion.
After washing, most experts suggest letting your hair air-dry. If time doesn't permit this, you can use an ionic hair dryer. While you can use flat irons, curling irons and hot rollers, it’s best to avoid heat as much as possible. It’ll cause frizziness and reduce the life of your hair extensions. When choosing styling products, try to avoid ones with alcohol on the ingredient list, as they can cause serious drying of the hair. Because your hair extensions don’t get any of the natural oils that flow from your scalp to your hair, you may need to use an extra gloss or polish to keep them looking shiny. Consult with your hair stylist for suggestions on the best product for you.When you exercise, it’s best to wear your hair up in a ponytail, being careful to use a hair elastic that doesn’t stretch or pull your hair. And, finally, always consult your stylist if you want to color or perm your hair as most store bought products are not suitable for hair extensions.
Wear a cap when swimming or keep your hair out of the water. Chlorine and salt water can cause the hair to tangle and mat up. It is recommended to wear your hair up or in a ponytail when you swim or exercise
Never sleep on wet hair, make sure your hair is completely dry before you go to bed. It is also recommended to wrap your hair together or gently tie it up to prevent tangling.
Hair care products:
Use a good (leave-in) conditioner to keep your hair soft. Don't over do it. To much conditioner or any other hair care product can cause a build up and tangling. Avoid hair products that contain alcohol. Alcohol makes hair dry. Ask your stylist what would be the best products for your hair.
Don't perm, color or any other chemical process to your own hair extensions. Let your stylist take care of that.