Due to state and governmental restrictions, it has been harder to get a hair appointment during these unprecedented times, which would explain why most of us have not seen the inside of a hair salon in a couple of months. We also know how difficult it can be to keep up with your hair care needs, especially if you wear hair extensions. Hair extensions require proper care and management to extend their lifespan and ensure they are lasting longer than usual. This is why we will tell you how to take care of your hair extensions during lockdown.
Different Types of Hair Extensions
Before we begin, it is essential to note that there are different forms of hair extensions such as tape-in, cold fusion, microbead, flat tip, and clip-ins and various types of hair such as Remy (real) and synthetic (fake). In this blog, we will be discussing how to take care of Remy hair extensions, as they tend to require more care and attention than synthetic hair. However, this is not a downside, as Remy hair is more durable and looks and feels more like your own hair. Synthetic hair tends to be cheaper but less durable and has a low quality feel to them, so they do not require as much care and attention.
Make Your Hair Extensions Last Longer
Remy hair extensions tend to last between 3 months to a year, depending on their quality and the care they receive, and how many times they are styled or worn. It is important to note that the more they are used, styled, and even washed, the shorter their longevity. This is why it is essential to either use the right hair products and tools to style hair extensions or wash and style them less frequently to last longer. However, if you must style them, we recommend keeping them hydrated with a leave-in conditioner or hair oil of choice, so that they look as shiny and natural as possible.
Product recommendation: Nutrifuse Hydrating Leave-in Conditioner. This Hydrating Leave-in helps correct and perfect dry and dull hair all in one and locks in moisture without a greasy or weighed down feel. This is perfect for hair extensions. Remy hair extensions do not retain moisture as our natural hair does; therefore, adding the natural oils back is essential in making sure the hair remains healthy and lasts longer. This product also contains essential oils such as vitamins A, E, and antioxidants that help protect the hair while leaving the hair soft, vibrant, and manageable.
Avoid Harsh Products
Like we mentioned before, making sure that you are using the right hair products on your hair extensions can make all the difference. For this reason, we suggest using products that do not contain any harsh chemicals or ingredients such as sulfates and parabens. They can strip the hair's natural oils and make it dry and more prone to tangles, which will eventually shorten the hair extension's wearability. On the other hand, we recommend not to over wash the hair, or use too many products as the more products you use, the more you will have to wash them and this will not only cause tangles and unwanted flyaways but will shorten the hair extension's lifespan. Lastly, we recommend avoiding using hair styling products such as gels, hairspray, or wax as they can stick to the hair, making it difficult to wash off and the hair less manageable.
Brush Your Hair Extensions
One crucial part of taking care of hair extensions is making sure that they are being brushed to keep tangles at bay and extend their integrity. However, there are some steps you must take, such as being gentle when brushing and not brushing the hair while wet. It's important to use the right brushes to avoid causing further damage if you are unable to be gentle or find it more convenient to brush the hair while in the shower. For example, using a loop hairbrush or a soft bristle brush is a good start and is highly recommended to use as they are gentle enough to use on hair extensions. Loop hairbrushes, in particular, are specially made for hair extensions as they are made of loops that don't pull or tug on the hair, making them less harsh than other brushes that may cause tension and breakage. Another helpful tip to avoid tangles and breakage is to wait until the hair is completely dry to brush through, as wet hair is more sensible and prone to damage than dry hair.
Other factors can cause tangles and knots such as weather, sweat, and environmental factors, so it is important to use hair products that will gently clean the hair without stripping it of its natural oils. Hair products like Nutrifuse are specifically formulated for dry and damaged hair and wash away dirt while keeping the hair healthy and nourished. Not only are Nutrifuse products sulfate and paraben-free, but they are made with ingredients such as argan oil, shea butter, keratin, and aloe that help smooth the appearance of the hair’s cuticle, help prevent breakage, and improve the overall texture and shine of the hair. To learn more about Nutrifuse hair care products, visit: www.progennutrifuse.com
We hope you have learned a couple of tips and tricks on properly taking care of your hair extensions at home for shinier, healthier, and overall long-lasting hair. For more information about hair extensions, click here: https://www.newimagelabs.com/collections/weft or visit: www.luxiaartiss.com