July 20, 2024


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How to Properly Maintain Human Hair Extensions

More and more people are turning to human hair extensions for instant look changes. And we’re not talking only about celebrities here…Regular and famous people alike find human hair extensions a blessing from God. These extensions are widely available in a huge variety for every budget, style or mood. Instead of expensive beauty salon treatments which can cost you up to $300, you can purchase some clip extensions for less than $100.

Buying the hair extensions is easy. Applying them is even easier. The hardest part is maintaining them and this is where I struggled when I first started to use extensions. I wasted a couple hundred bucks because I didn’t know how to take care of my extensions…If you read this article, you’ll save a lot of money and frustration.

As opposed to synthetic extensions the ones made from human hair require very special care. To begin with, they cannot resist to humidity or rain. All of the ‘good care’ tips will be inside the extension’s packaging, so be sure you read and respect them.

If your extension gets wet, immediately dry it. You can use a little water for styling, but don’t let it be wet for long periods of time (during the night for example). Also, a common mistake when drying up human hair extensions is using too much heat…as a rule of thumb, never apply direct heat to your hair because you’ll damage it instantly.

It’s recommended to use a special shampoo for the extensions. Moreover, if your extension gets in contact with chlorine (from a swimming pool), wash it as soon as possible.

The best tip I can give you is to take consistent care of your human hair extensions. Neglecting them for a few months and then intensively taking care of them will do little or no good. Regular care will keep the extensions in good standing and you will avoid any irreversible damage. Since any extensions for the hair are not exposed to the natural oils from the scalp, you need to condition them very often (usually a conditioner shampoo does miracles).

Taking care of extensions made from real hair is no easy job. If you’re not ready to commit to such maintenance, you can opt for synthetic clip in hair extensions which require far less care. They are not as high quality and the look won’t be extraordinary, but for low maintenance extensions, synthetic is the way to go.

Bottom line is this: If you intent to spend a couple hundred dollars on human hair extensions be ready to take proper care of them so you don’t throw your money out the window.