How to Properly Maintain Your Hair Extensions
If you are a girl who loves long, lustrous, and thick hair but wasn’t born with it, hair extensions could just be the right thing for you. If you had just cut your hair into a pixie but missed your former hairstyle right that very second, then a quick sewn-in weft hair will immediately grow your hair back.
Once your hair extensions are in, what next? Proper care can make sure that they last. Here are a couple of the most important things to know about taking care of your hair extensions:
DON’T FORGET YOUR REGULAR SALON APPOINTMENTS.
At some point, you’ll learn to wear those hair extensions on your own. All these, however, don’t mean you can now say bye-bye to salon appointments.
Especially the first time, we generally advise you to let a professional install your extensions rather than doing it yourself. This is to ensure your extensions are securely sewn, bonded, or clipped into your real hair. With an expert handling it, you can be confident with the results – and your stylist can also teach you how to ensure you can apply for the extensions by yourself in the future.
Aside from the installation process, you also need to have regular salon appointments for touch-up sessions. Remember that quality extensions could last many months. Over that time, your natural hair will grow longer, and readjustments to your extensions will be necessary.
SHAMPOO AND CONDITION YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS.
Contrary to popular belief, hair extensions can also be shampooed and conditioned, especially if what you have is a natural hair like the extensions from BBM (which means it’s real hair sewn to become extensions). Since they’re just like your own hair, the maintenance is basically the same.
You can seek your extension technician’s advice on what hair products are best for you. But the most basic to-do to revitalize and hydrate your hair is shampooing and conditioning.
This process needs extra diligence on your end now that you are wearing extensions. By washing slowly and gently, you ensure that you won’t tangle or damage the hair.
Gently rinse in a downward motion and squeeze excess water rather than randomly rubbing your hair with shampoo and conditioner. Most importantly, avoid sulfate and paraben-formulated hair products as these chemicals are reported to make hair drier and more brittle.
DON’T APPLY TOO MUCH HEAT.
Indian hair extensions are among the longest-lasting when it comes to using hair dryers and flat irons. However, it’s still important to take care of it.
If you’re nervous about doing the styling yourself, you can always visit your hair extension technician who will be happy to help you with styling as well!
DON’T SLEEP WITH WET HAIR.
Your hair is in its weakest state when wet, so don’t sleep with wet or damp hair extensions. It’s best to wash your hair in the morning before you start your day.
Hair extensions are an amazing addition to anyone looking for thick, beautiful, lustrous hair and with proper care, premium quality hair extensions can last much longer than lower quality ones. At BBM Luxury Hair Extensions and Salon, we believe you deserve the best – and we want to help you reach your full potential!
If you’re not sure what kind of hair extensions are right for you or if you have any questions about the care of your new extensions, let us know and we’ll be happy to help.