Hair extensions can be quite pricey and this is particularly the case if you are having real human hair extensions done. Learning how to maintain and look after these extensions properly will help to keep them in tip top shape.

  • One of the most common complaints that women with hair extensions have is that these extensions do tend to get tangled quite easily. You can prevent tricky tangles by plaiting and tying up your hair before you get go to sleep at night.
  • Investing in a high quality silk headscarf is one of the best buys you can make. Wrapping your head in this headscarf will keep your locks glossy and gleaming.
  • Never brush your hair from the top of your head down to the tips. Start at the bottom and work your way up.
  • Always ensure that you brush your hair well before wetting and washing as washing tangled hair can lead to a situation where you will not be able to untangle the hair extensions.
  • Speak to your stylist about which hair products may use as there are some products that may weaken the adhesive used to attach the hair extensions.
  • When applying product to your hair you should try not to apply it directly to your head. Always put it on your hands first and then apply it evenly to your hair.
  • When shampooing your hair, try to use a smoothing action as opposed to a circular massage action. This is because the latter can lead to knots in the extensions.
  • Clip on extensions can be easily cleaned by gently soaking them in some hot water to which some hair styling products has been added.
  • Try to let your hair and extensions air dry before you apply any heat to it and style it.
  • Try not to use styling tools that are harsh or super-heated such as hair irons.
  • Be very careful about which styling products you have as they can affect your extensions differently than they would your natural hair. Make sure that you speak to a professional about which products to use.

Hair extensions may require a bit more effort and attention but they are more than worth the effort.