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Since human hair extensions gained its rightful place in the beauty and fashion industry, over the years, tons of hair care brands have come up with their own formulations to help care for hair extensions and help prolong its life span. A lot of popular, high-priced shampoo and conditioner brands, even hair masks are available online and instores that definitely deliver what they promise. However, it is always best to have a back-up plan when scarcity on these products hits. Situations like the ongoing pandemic, isolated cases on production like lower work force or limited supply on materials required by manufacturers are just some things that can cause us to not have access to the products that can help care for our hair extensions. That is why, in this article, we will share some tips on How To Care for Your Human Hair Extensions Naturally without being too dependent on highly commercialized products.
Gently Brush Your Hair
You probably heard this numerous times on YouTube videos and have read this from tons of articles and blogs online, but truth be told, brushing is the number one key to having healthy-looking hair. The same thing applies to hair extensions. Although hair extensions are no longer deeply rooted in our scalps and are tied to weft with tape adhesive or clip, these hair strands require more care since they are not capable of self-repairing and accessing sebum or the natural oil our scalp produces to nourish our hair strands, and are prone to possible tangling. Brushing benefits your hair and hair extensions as it can avoid matting and tangling over time. Remember, though this is a simple task, it requires patience.
When brushing your hair, start from the bottom and work your way up to the roots gradually. Be very gentle when brushing close to the roots. It’s not bad to brush it close to the roots as you also need to avoid possible matting near the roots, just make sure you are doing it the gentlest way possible.
Most of all, it is important that you use the right comb or brush so you don’t end up worrying about shedding and doing more damage to your hair and hair extensions. Avoid combs or brushes with hard bristles as they can tug your hair. Opt for brushes with soft and rounded bristles like a loop brush.
Be Mindful of the Shampoo and Conditioner Your Use
Of course, you gotta wash that hair and hair extensions babe. Especially if you are on permanent hair extensions like tape-in extensions, you pretty sure accumulate dust and even sweat from working out while you have your extensions on.
Before even hitting the shower, make sure to detangle your hair. Hair Extensions are in its most vulnerable when wet, so be very careful. Using sulphate-free shampoo is critical if you want to prolong the lifespan of your hair extensions. Having a hard time getting shampoo that says ‘sulphate-free?’, our tip is to go for organic products. Often times, these organic shampoos and conditioners that do not contain SLS or sulphates. Of course, it also pays to check the label before putting that item into your shopping cart.
For sulphate-free shampoos and conditioners or organic options, we recommend X-TEN Silky Lite Hair Extensions Shampoo, OGX Macadamia Oil Shampoo and salon’s favourite, Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Conditioner.
If you are wearing tape-in extensions, make sure to avoid applying products near the tape bonds. For clip-ins, you may not need to wash hair as often as tape extensions, at least every 6 to 8 uses will do. Most of all, avoid the clip area to avoid rusting.
Condition… Condition… Condition
If you want your hair and hair extensions to look gorgeous and silky smooth, you need to always include conditioner on your list. Most importantly, refrain from using the product near the roots and bonds if you have tape-in or semi-permanent extensions on. Conditioners should be applied mainly on the strands from the middle to the bottom.
If you do not want to get commercialized conditioners for hair extensions, you may also opt for Coconut Oil with Honey Conditioner, Yoghurt Hair Conditioner and even Aloe Vera Conditioner.
Dry and Seal
As soon as you come out of the shower, make sure to dry your hair extensions roots immediately to avoid tape adhesives from breaking down. Never rub your hair with a towel, instead tap to try. If you want to speed up the drying process, you can dry it using a fan or low heat setting using hair blowers- but first, apply what protectant spray. Most of all, do not wrap your hair into a turban and wrap it upside down to dry hair. Doing this can damage the hair extensions and your natural hair.
Once you’re done with the drying process, it’s time to grab that Argan oil or any natural nourishing oil you like using for your hair to help reinforce and seal moisture in every hair strand.
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