Hair Extensions Need TLC From Time to Time
So you’ve had your brand new hair extensions put in and you’re feeling a million dollars! But what is the best way to keep your glamorous new hair extensions in tip top condition and prevent them drying out?
You should have been given after care advice by the hair stylist who applied them but here are a few basic tips to remember. Not all hair hair extensions are applied the same way, and the bonds can be different but stick to these few tips and you’ll help prolong the life of your extensions and keep the glamour that little bit longer!
Always use a soft bristle brush, and brush them several times a day, good quality extensions are bonded so that the hair cuticle is facing down the length of the hair and smoothing it down regularly helps prevent damage, and tangling, which can ruin a good “do”
Use a Conditioner
Use a good quality salon conditioner, (your hair stylist should have recommended one) but remember not to condition above the bonds of the extensions, as the smoothing properties in conditioner can cause the extension to “slip ” down the hair shaft of your natural hair and come out.
Use Protectant Products
Use salon heat protection products to prevent heat drying out your extensions, as with your natural hair , it is better to let your hair dry naturally for a while, before using heated appliances, reducing unnecessary stress.
Use a smoothing product for after drying your hair, but be aware that some products that contain silicone may infiltrate the bonds and again cause slippage of the extensions.
Color With Care
ALWAYS get a professional colour done, do NOT attempt to colour either the hair extensions or your own hair while you have extensions, the colour, bleach and peroxide can enter between the bond and the natural hair, and whilst the other hair is rinsed, the chemicals will stay in that bond, and will eat away at the natural hair and cause it to break off, leaving you with no extensions, and very little of your own hair left!
If in doubt about anything, contact the hair stylist that applied your hair extensions, they will be able to guide you! But most of all enjoy ! Good quality, well applied and professionally blended hair extensions should be undetectable in your own hair, and provide you with the glamour and glitz you deserve!
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Tags: Hair ExtensionsSeptember 26, 2013 By: Rebecca Garratt Leave your comments (6), Your input matters.
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