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13Mar 2015

Simple Tips for Making Your Hair Extensions Last Longer

Posted by at in Hair

shutterstock_253575808_optInvesting in a great pair of extensions is a difficult task for many of us. But when we finally take the plunge, and make this costly purchase, we really need to take care of our investment! Hair extensions maintenance should be done often to help your extensions remain silky, shiny, and gorgeous. Whether your extensions are real or synthetic, you will have to invest in products to help them maintain their best condition. Here are some very useful tips to help you maintain your extensions:

Brush, brush, brush

This is probably the most simple step, but the most often overlooked. Brushing your hair extensions is critical for keeping them detangled and knot free. You should brush your hair at least twice a day using a brush that helps with detangling. It’s critical that you start from the bottom and work your way up to the top to help with fallout and to make sure you don’t loosen them or pull them out. If you skip brushing, the natural fallout that you experience everyday will tangle with your extensions and they will look messier and become matted.

Limit the heat

If you are anything like me, you love to curl and straighten your extensions for different looks. This does terrible damage to your extensions though. If they are real, they will start to look crunchy and the ends will start to split quickly. So, definitely try to lay off the heat. If you must use heat though, try to use ionic irons and dryers to help minimize the damage.

Wash and condition

This is probably my least favorite step because I feel like it is time consuming, but I know I must do it. Your extensions will definitely benefit from a good wash every once in awhile. Try to use paraben and sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to prevent damage or buildup in your extensions. I love to use Biolage Color Last Shampoo and Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask because that is what I regularly use in my own hair and it makes it feel fantastic. Don’t forget to dry your extensions and spray them with a heat protectant before doing so.

*The Macadamia Oil Mask is about half the price on Amazon as it is in drugstores.

 

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