Avoid using oil, silicones, or alcohol on your hair extensions. These ingredients can weaken the bonds that hold your extensions together and cause severe tangling.
Brushing your hair extensions regularly can help prevent matting and tangling. Begin at the ends of your hair and work your way up to the roots using a wide-tooth comb.
Use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to keep your hair extensions bright and clean. While washing your extensions, use lukewarm water and avoid twisting or rubbing them.
If you use heat styling tools like a blow dryer, curling wands or flat irons to style your hair extensions, apply a heat protectant spray to minimise hair damage.
Wet hair extensions are more prone to matting and tangling, so ensure you dry your hair extensions well before going to bed.
Be gentle while styling your hair extensions, and avoid pulling or tugging them, as it can increase damage and hair breakage.
Avoid tight hairstyles like high ponytails as they can cause tension and pull your hair extensions down. Opt for loose hairstyles or braids instead.
Excessive use of hair products, such as gel, mousse, or hairspray, can weigh down your hair extensions, making them appear dull and lifeless. So, use them sparingly.
Saltwater or chlorinated water can damage your hair extensions. So, use a swimming cap or tie your hair in a loose bun to protect them while swimming.
Hair extensions can dry out over time. So, keep them moisturised using a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to keep them soft and hydrated.
When your hair extensions are not in use, place them in a dry and clean place. You can either hang them or store them in a box or bag.
If you want to dye your hair extensions, do a strand test to check for adverse reactions. It is always safe to get your hair dyed by a professional stylist.
Using a silk or satin pillowcase can prevent friction and avoid tangling, leading to smooth and shiny hair extensions.
Sleeping with hair extensions in a ponytail can create tension and pull on the hair fibres causing hair breakage.
Avoid wearing your hair extensions for long periods, as it can cause damage to your natural hair and lead to breakage. Make sure to take breaks in between to let your natural hair breathe.