Here we identify the key elements that form a good hair extensions aftercare routine, which should help to keep your hair extensions in perfect condition throughout the time you are wearing them.
Separate Your Hair Extension Bonds Daily
Without a doubt this is the most important part of your aftercare routine. At least once a day, preferably in the morning, you will need to separate each bond with your fingers to ensure they are sitting separately. This may sound like a long task, however in reality it only takes a matter of minutes. This will prevent the bonds from tangling at the root, and will make the hair extensions quick and easy to remove at the end of your 3-4 months of wear. This may sound like a simple or obvious piece of advice, however not separating your bonds is one of the number one causes of tangled hair extensions, therefore even if you only commit to one thing when looking after your hair extensions, let it be this one.
Brush Your Hair Extensions Gently
Whether you have just washed your hair, or are brushing it dry in the morning, you must take great care to do this gently. Take your time to slowly brush your hair, removing any tangles patiently without pulling on the hair extensions. Always use a hair extension hair brush to ensure that you do not get this caught in the bonds which can be uncomfortable.
Make sure you check out our full guide on how to brush your hair extensions. It’s also worth checking out our hair extension bobble which will help to avoid your hair band pulling on your extensions.
Never Sleep With Your Hair Extensions Wet
Wet hair can promote tangling and matting, therefore it is very important that you never sleep with your hair wet or damp. It is very tempting to fall into bed with semi dry hair, but your hair extensions will be very difficult to brush in the morning if you do choose to do this, putting pressure on the bonds and the cuticles of the hair. When washing your hair you must always ensure you have enough time to dry them full before getting into bed.
Wash Your Hair Extensions Correctly
Washing your hair extensions correctly is essential to appropriate hair extensions care. If you stick with your regular routine which you use for your natural hair you may encounter some problems, but if you are not informed of the proper way to do it, who could blame you?
Now that you have the correct aftercare, you will be able to wash your hair extensions without worrying about how this may affect the hair quality, but there are still some additional tips to take note of. You will need to ensure that you only wash the scalp with shampoo, and the conditioner is restricted to the mid lengths and ends only. Try to wash your hair in warm, not hot water, as temperature can have a negative effect on both your natural hair and the wavy hair extensions, especially if you enjoy a scorching hot shower. Make sure that the water is flowing down your back in an upright position, as flipping your hair over can cause tangling issues.