Tangled and matting hair? We know how much of a pain these two can be, not to mention the time you’ll have to figure out solutions on how to rehabilitate your precious hair extensions. Sourcing for a trusted human hair extension Australia brand can be a little bit of a challenge right now, especially that we are facing a shortage due to the pandemic. And making sure that your current hair extensions will remain in their perfect condition is critical. Thankfully, there are simple ways to Prevent Tangling or Matting Hair Extensions.

Tip# 1: Brush Your Hair with Detangler

A most basic and effective way to keep your hair from tangling. Brushing your hair with a loop brush before washing your hair and when your hair is dry can help prevent tangling, breakage and shedding. Brushing your hair can also help prolong the lifespan of your hair extensions.  

P.S.: Do not brush your hair when it is wet as it is at its most vulnerable and susceptible to breakage or shedding. You can gently finger-comb your hair instead of starting at the ends and making your way up to the roots.

Tip# 2: Use the Right Hair Products

Invest in hair care products formulated specifically for hair extensions. The products you use will determine the condition of your hair extensions if it will be soft and easy to manage or dry and tangly. Consider products that provide added moisture. Some natural oils like Argan oil and coconut oil are your great options. Use sulfate-free products too as sulfate can easily strip the natural oils of your hair extensions strands, dry your hair and eventually cause breakage.

Tip# 3: Always Check the Label of Hair Products

It is important that you always check the ingredients of your hair product. Lots of shampoo, hair treatment and even leave-on conditioners contain alcohols and sulfate, which are notorious ingredients in making hair dry and prone to breakage.

Tip# 3: Avoid or Minimise Use of Heat

Either you avoid or slow down on the amount of heat you apply on hair extensions when styling or drying it with your hairdryer. In a simple sense, excessive heat can fry your hair, babe, that’s simply it! Best to air dry your hair after a shower and resist the temptation of using blow dryers, trust us! However, if you are in a hurry and badly need to pick-up that blow dryer, make sure to use the cool setting instead. When styling with hot tools like a curling wand and straightening irons, make sure to use hair protectant sprays prior to applying heat to your hair.

Tip# 4: Avoid Swimming with Hair Extensions On

If you’re wearing clip-in extensions, you may want to unclip those before diving into the pool or get some splash on the beach. But what if you’ve got a tape in extensions? Then avoid getting your hair from wetting by using swimming caps. Swimming with hair extensions on can expose your hair to the salt content of the sea or chlorine in your pools and both are aggressive Dehydrators which will definitely leave your hair extensions dry and tangling.

Tip# 5: Use an Oil Treatment on Your Extensions

Hair extensions, natural moisture will eventually decrease over time, especially whenever you wash them, and that’s okay. It’s part of the wear and tear process. However, you can revive your hair extensions’ texture by infusing moisture back in with oil treatments like coconut or Argan oil.  You may also leave the preferred oil or treatment overnight for best result, then rinse it in the morning.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@hheo.com.au and one of our customer support associates will be happy to assist you further.