If you have hair extensions, that probably means that you care about the way your hair looks and feels. And with this concern, you likely are used to giving your hair the attention it needs in order to stay healthy. But while you might have a lot of experience caring for your natural hair, you may feel a little lost when it comes to caring for any hair extensions you have.
If this is the case for you, here are three tips for caring for your hair extensions.
Listen To The Advice Of Your Stylist
When you’re at the salon getting your hair extensions put in by your stylist, it’s very important that you watch what they are doing and listen to all the advice that they give you about your hair extensions. This advice can make a world of difference when it comes to caring for your extensions.
According to Samantha Faragalli, a contributor to InStyle.com, the advice that you’re given from your stylist will vary based on the type of extensions you have put in, the relative health of your hair as it is, what your plans are for your hair in the future relating to your extensions, and other factors. So rather than just searching online for generic information, be sure you listen closely to what your stylist tells you about caring for the exact extensions you’ve been given.
Wash And Style Gently
Regardless of what kind of extensions you have, every person with extensions will need to be very careful with how they wash and style their hair now that they are working with extensions and their natural hair.
As far as cleansing your hair goes, L’Oreal Paris recommends that you wash your hair pretty minimally. And when you do wash your hair and extensions, make sure you’re using gentle shampoo and conditioner. Additionally, for the times when you’re wanting to style your hair with hot tools, it’s crucial that you use a heat protectant to protect both your natural hair and the hair of your extensions.
Take Care When You Sleep
Sleeping can wreak havoc with your extensions if you’re not careful.
Knowing this, Danielle James, a contributor to Allure.com, recommends that you wrap your hair at night so that it doesn’t get pulled or disheveled while you’re tossing and turning in your sleep. Along with this, you can also use a silk or satin pillowcase to sleep on so that your hair doesn’t get rubbed too much by a cotton pillowcase.
To keep your extensions looking and feeling great, you have to take good care of them. So to do this when you have extensions, consider using the tips mentioned above to refine your hair regimens.