Hair extensions are certainly not just for Hollywood mavens anymore; many everyday women are becoming extraordinary women by using hair extensions to add length, style and volume to their hairstyles. Whether made with real hair (like ours) or synthetic, hair extensions should be treated gently and with care. If it is your first time having hair extensions done, be sure to have them done by a true professional.
Now once you have had hair extensions added to your natural hair, you may have a few questions on how to keep them in as pristine condition as possible. For starters, you will want to know how to wash your hair extensions when it comes time to shower. Well firstly, you’ll want to gently comb out any tangles and brush the hair, preferably with a looper brush. If your hair extensions are applied using our safe and superior method, it will be easier to care for your extensions.
Use a mild good quality moisturizing shampoo and carefully shampoo your hair, working the suds down the length of your hair. Then gently rinse the hair and softly blot it dry. This method will keep it from getting twisted and tangled.
After shampooing, apply a leave-in conditioner daily, which is the healthiest way to clean and moisturize your hair and extensions. Use a wide tooth comb to remove any tangles and to prevent them from occurring. When shampooing hair at night, it is best to let it dry completely before lying down to sleep. If you can, allow hair extensions to air dry, but if you are in a hurry and you must use a blow dryer, make sure that it is on low heat.
Generally speaking, as long as you are consciously making decisions to protect your investment, there is really no reason why you cannot treat and style your extensions the same way that you would your natural hair. Plus when you choose 100 percent human hair, like that used at Mane of Your Dreams, you’ll understand that unlike synthetic hair, there are much fewer restrictions on what can be done to your extensions, because they react just as your own hair would to hair products and styling tools.
For more information on extension care, don’t forget to ask your stylist once you’ve had them installed. We’d be happy to answer any additional questions you might have!