How To Take Care Of Your Hair Extensions

Keeping hair extensions looking beautiful and increasing their longevity depends greatly on proper care. Real hair and hair extensions require different care procedures. This article Poni Hair will show you how to take care of your hair extensions.

Use soft bristle brushes

When you use hair extensions, it will also get tangled. And combing your hair will reduce tangles. Poni Hair recommends brushing your hair a minimum of twice a day. Brush your hair extensions in the morning and before bed each night to detangle any tangles you’ve accumulated during the day. You should also brush your hair if it feels tangled at any time of the day. You should use a soft bristle brush to brush your hair. The soft bristle brush helps remove tangles while avoiding damaging the adhesiponive layer. All brushing should be done in a gentle downward motion to avoid putting too much pressure on your extensions.

To avoid breakage or shedding, you should place your hands on the ends of the row or weft while combing your hair. This will prevent excessive pulling or pulling of your hair when you brush it. When combing your hair, you must gently brush your hair. You should start combing your hair from the bottom up, remove all tangled hair, and from there smooth it to the top of your head. This method can also help reduce pulling on your extensions. You should be careful not to comb your hair extensions when wet. When your extensions are wet, they are more likely to break. Instead of brushing your hair when it’s wet, you can comfortably brush it before it’s wet.

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Using alcohol and sulfate free shampoos and conditioners

Hair extensions don’t receive the natural nutrients and oils like our own hair does, so it’s important to ensure that your extensions are always nourished and moisturized by using alcohol and sulfate free shampoos and conditioners. Because sulfate and alcohol strip the hair of its natural oils which, in turn, makes the hair drier and more prone to tangling or matting. We recommend applying a moisturizing sulfate-free and alcohol-free conditioner before and after shampooing. Sometimes, even skip the shampoo and only co-wash your extensions with conditioner. When washing, make sure to handle the extensions gently and to not scrub them vigorously. Always be sure to rinse the extensions in cold water at the end to lock in moisture. After you are finished, carefully squeeze any excess water from the extensions and make sure that you never rub your extensions dry with a towel.

Wash your extensions correctly

Your extensions can be treated just as you would do so your natural locks, there are a few things that you need to remember on your next hair wash day.We’d recommend, washing your hair in the shower, allowing the water to flow down your hair. While it may be easier to flip your hair over the bath to clean quickly, this does make the extensions more prone to tangling, meaning that you’ll have to spend ages afterward brushing out knots. When washing, always ensure that you focus your shampoo on the roots to remove excess oil and conditioner on the ends to keep them nourished. Putting conditioner anywhere near your roots may cause the extensions to begin slipping down your hair, making them last far less long. Try to use warm water rather than scorching hot as this, again, will strip the natural oils from both your hair and scalp.

Never sleep with your hair extensions wet

Wet hair can cause tangles and frizz, so it’s important not to go to bed with wet or damp hair. It’s tempting to go to bed with nearly dry hair, but your extensions will be difficult to brush in the morning if you choose to do this, putting pressure on your hair’s bonds and cuticles. When washing your hair, you should always make sure you have enough time for your hair to dry completely before going to bed.

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Minimise heat damage

If the hair extensions you use are made of 100% human hair, they can become brittle and will accumulate split ends. This means that no matter how many conditioning treatments you apply, once your hair extensions are damaged, you may have no choice but to replace them. However, there are various ways you can minimize heat damage:

Use a heat protectant

Before using any heated styling tools, don’t forget to apply a protectant. There are hundreds of great heat protection products available, such as Beauty Works heat protection spray. Some products you use on wet hair and others you spray on right before you start styling. Please seek advice from hair experts so you can choose the right hair protection product.

Turn down the temperature

When you are using heating tools, try to keep the temperature as low as possible. Of course, you do need some level of heat to achieve your perfect style, so experiment with different settings to see what works best for you without burning your extensions.

Take regular breaks from heat

If you have to use heat styling tools on your hair too often, it can also reduce the lifespan of hair extensions. Experiment with overnight heat-free curls or try an updo complete with cute accessories.

Avoid prolonged sun exposure, chlorine, and saltwater

Sun exposure, chlorine, and saltwater are the biggest enemies of human hair extensions. Sun exposure, chlorine, and saltwater can leave your hair dehydrated. This in turn leads to dryness and tangles. When swimming in a pool or beach, it is recommended to wear swim caps or keep your hair in a ponytail or plait. If your extensions do get wet, use shampoo and conditioner on your hair as soon as possible.