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Hair Extensions; Insider Secrets to Keep Them From Drying Out

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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!

Brush Often

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.

Smoothing Products

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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Contributing author Rebecca Garratt is a freelance hair stylist with over 12 years hair salon experience and is a specialist in hair colour correction, in salon student training, and hair extensions as well as being a qualified hair stylist, Rebecca has two teenage boys and lives in Norwich, United Kingdom.




6 Comments »

  1. Hi Amy,

    Thanks for your wonderful feedback! We love to hear from our readers.

    Want to learn more about extensions? Don’t miss the article Hair Extensions 101 by Visual-Makeover.com. I think that you’ll really enjoy it!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — November 24, 2013 @ 6:35 pm

  2. Great article, really getting down to the fundamentals of hair extension after care. As well as these great tips, it’s important that the get the extensions that are right for you. There are many different types available and picking the right one for you is important. Secondly, make sure a highly experienced professional fits the extensions. This will prevent the extensions, or your scalp and hair from getting damaged.

    Amy

    Comment by Amy Wilkinson — November 20, 2013 @ 7:29 am

  3. Hi Margaret,

    Check out the blog Curl Your Hair With a Flat-Iron. It’s a fabulous article that will give you DIY, step by step tips. Don’t miss it!

    Good luck!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — September 30, 2013 @ 10:15 am

  4. can u give us tips on how to curl our hair with ghd flat irons plese, long hair, thank you

    Comment by margaret neal — September 28, 2013 @ 9:11 am

  5. Thank you for the wonderful feedback!

    Want to check out another great article about hair extensions? Don’t miss the blog Hair Extensions 101 by Visual-Makeover.com. It’s a must read!

    Have a fantastic day.

    Comment by Michelle Skye — September 30, 2013 @ 10:09 am

  6. Every client that leaves our salon with extensions receives this kit, designed especially for extensions. It is fantastic!

    NEW! Just for Extensions® instantly detangles, improves manageability and adds shine.

    Just for Extensions® Leave-In Conditioner
    A lightweight oil-free nourishing conditioner that delivers moisture to extensions, preventing them from drying out, knotting or matting, to help keep them looking like new longer.

    The Custom Brush
    The exclusive Just for Extensions® brush features three unique types of bristles that detangle and blend your hair for a natural and flawless look.

    And I couldn’t agree more about NEVER trying to color your extensions ( or your own hair) at home. Leave it to the pros! Protect your investment.

    Great article! :)

    Comment by Meg Banas — September 27, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

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