Washing Your Extensions
When it comes to washing your extensions, there are a few things you might need to know,…
Regardless of the quality of your extensions, 100% human hair extensions can become very dry and damaged if they are not properly cared for. Once the hair has been removed from its donor, the scalp can no longer provide the hair with natural oils that keep the hair moisturized and healthy. In addition, the hair is generally color treated and/or processed with texture. These chemical process alone can lead to severe damage however most times, we also use heated appliances on our extensions. This is definitely a recipe for disaster!
The best thing you can do to your extensions is keep them moisturized. We do not mean that they need to be soaked in heavy greases however simple applications of shine mists can supply the hair will ample moisture and not weigh the hair down too much. The second step is to wash your extensions with a sulfate-free shampoo. This keeps the hair from being stripped of its moisture, the leading cause of damage.
It is also not recommended that you wash your hair daily with extensions. A few times a week will still prove to be a costly mistake however if it is necessary, try rinsing the hair of any residue under luke warm water and only apply a sulfate-free shampoo about once a week, at the most.
If you find it is absolutely necessary to wash your hair daily, you might consider wearing clip-in extensions that can be quickly and easily removed and re-attached. Simply remove them, wash your own hair, then re-apply the extensions.
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