Just like your natural hair, you need to take care of your hair extensions. When you take care of the extensions, you not only ensure that they look good for long, you also ensure that they last for a long time. How you take care of the extensions depends on their type. Here is a guide on how to take care of the different types:
Caring for clip-in hair extensions
From their name, these are extensions that have been clipped into the hair, and you can easily remove them. One way of taking good care of them is to remove them before you go to bed. This not only protects the clip-in hair extensions from getting damaged, but it also prevents the tiny combs from digging into your scalp while you sleep.
When removing the pieces, you should remove them from the uppermost extensions then move to the middle and bottom ones.
Another thing you need to do is to wash the extensions regularly. For ideal results, experts recommend that you clean them once a month using gentle shampoo and conditioner. You can clean them by yourself or take them to a salon.
When cleaning them at home, take caution of the shampoo that you use. If the pieces are made from synthetic materials, use wig shampoo that is designed for synthetic fibers. On the other hand, if the extensions are made from real hair, use a mild shampoo and conditioner.
Caring for sewn-in extensions
Unlike the clip-ins, you can’t easily remove these ones from your head. One of the things you need to do to take good care of the pieces is to wash them regularly. For you to avoid damaging them when cleaning, you should always detangle them.
When doing it, use a wide-toothed comb, wig brush or special looper brush. For you to maintain the good look of the hair, you should wash the hair every other day using a gentle shampoo. You should use a bottle of shampoo that won’t damage your hair.
You need to take good care of the hair when you are sleeping. The best way of doing it is to wrap a silk scarf around your head before you head to sleep. When you do this you protect the extensions; thus you prevent them from getting tugged out or frizzy when you are sleeping.
You should avoid treating your hair with heat. This calls for you to avoid straightening or curling the hair. If you have to heat style the hair, ask the stylist working in the hair extensions salon to use a heat protecting spray.