Hair extensions are an investment, no doubt about it. So its important to care of your investment by properly caring for your extensions. The length of life to your hair extensions is dependent on how well you take care of them. Below is a few recommendations on how to get keep your hair in healthy condition for as long as possible
1) Wash your hair! If you are a clip-in and go girl, then you don’t need to wash after every wear. However, if you are a Dame that sprays hair products and uses shine serums, we recommend washing after every 2 styles. Having hair product sit and marinate in the hair will dry it out dull the color over time. Use a sulfate free gentle shampoo. Baby shampoo is great or a mild daily shampoo with a moisture component. Most hair extension companies also provide shampoos to care for your purchase. Make the extra investment. Its definitely worth it. Here are a few of our favorites…
2) Air Dry– The same way too much heat and hot tools create dried split ends on our own hair , it does on the extensions as well. Think ahead and wash your hair pieces with enough time to let them hang to air dry. You can use a hanger and hang them in the shower or drape them over the back of a chair. They just need enough air to pass through and dry them thoroughly. You want to make sure they are 100% dry before storing them. If they are even a little bit wet they will mildew, and we dont want that!!
3) Store them safely- properly storing your hair extensions is a huge part in managing the life of your hair. Always brush them out and it is ideal to have them hanging from a top to bottom direction in the closet. Or safely in something that protects the hair from getting tangled or ratted out. Our favorite storage and travel solution is HairClutch. Not only is it great for storing in your closet or safely wrapping up for travel, but you can style the hair while its hanging in the clutch before you put it in your hair.