You’re turning heads at every party with your new hair-do, thanks to Remy hair extensions. But, did you know that Remy hair is made from 100% human hair and that it requires great care to maintain the natural look. The cuticles in the hair are kept intact, unlike the non-Remy extensions, giving them a super-soft texture and lustre that stays longer with a certain amount of care.
Remy hair extensions should be treated with the same care and attention as you would treat your natural hair. Following simple tips and measures will ensure that the smoothness and lustre is maintained over the lifespan of hair extensions.
Care Guide for Remy Hair Extensions
Keep your Hair Extensions clean
Do remember that your hair extensions do not receive any natural oils from the scalp. Pamper them enough with a deep conditioning treatment or using Moroccan oil. Shampooing everyday will dry out the lustre. So, it is best to shampoo every 4-5 days to maintain hygiene and keep them odour-free. Using a good moisture balancing shampoo and conditioner can work wonders!
Choosing your hair products
Remy hair extensions can sustain any hair products that you may use on natural hair. However, to maximise their life, you may opt for alcohol free products and products that have conditioning properties.
Styling your hair
Though natural hair extensions are the only ones which can sustain heat from blow dryers and straighteners, it is best to use them only when absolutely necessary. Air-drying will ensure that cuticles are kept intact, without any damage. Use the lowest setting when using any heat-styling appliance. You can spray your hair with a heat-protectant for extra care.
Use a wide-tooth comb or a loop brush and gently work your way up from the ends to the crown to avoid breakage. You can de-tangle the knots with your fingers prior to brushing.
Colouring your hair extensions
Remy hair extensions can be coloured but it is best to get it done at a professional salon. Choosing a darker shade will not do harm, but lightening or bleaching may damage the hair extensions. Do check with your salon before you get your hair extensions treated with any chemicals.
Your dream beach holiday is finally here and of course you can’t miss showing off your long tresses that have a layer of hair extensions. But, the chlorine in pool water and salt in the ocean can lower the lifespan of your extensions. If you have clip-in extensions, it is best to remove them before a swim. If you can’t remove them, make sure you wash them with cold water to avoid weakening the cuticle.
Storing your clip-in hair extensions
Storing your clip-in hair extensions properly will ensure that they last longer! Make sure that you gently remove all the tangles before storing them in a proper box. Do not store the wet extensions in the box as this will build up a bad odour. Air-dry them well before storing.
These hair care tips are simple and fuss-free. So, enjoy your new hair and flaunt your tresses confidently!