How to Keep Hair Extensions Smooth and Manageable
Daily combing: Whether you wear hair extensions or not, regular combing is essential. Choose a comb with wide-spaced teeth, or better yet, a special hair extension comb with steel teeth. Start by using your hands to gently smooth the tangled parts of the extensions and then use the comb on other areas, avoiding combing the bangs and the top section as much as possible.
Use hair extension conditioner: Purchase specialized hair extension maintenance products, preferably non-oily conditioners, from a reputable hair extension store. Apply the conditioner to the extensions to nourish and care for them, which will enhance their shine, luster, and provide some protection against static.
Proper washing: Unlike real hair that requires washing every 2-3 days, hair extensions do not need such frequent washing. However, they should not be left unwashed indefinitely. Generally, if you wear them regularly, washing them once a month or every two months is suitable. For less frequent use, washing them every three months is acceptable.
Drying and storage: When drying the washed hair extensions, avoid high temperatures or direct sunlight. Instead, let them air dry in a well-ventilated area. Do not use a hairdryer. When storing the extensions, make sure to keep them in a clean and tidy place to prevent dust or mold.
Important considerations: When purchasing hair extensions, make sure to go to a professional store and choose higher-quality products. This will make the subsequent care easier and more effective. If you encounter any challenges with maintenance, don't hesitate to seek advice from the store's sales personnel.
How to Wash Hair Extensions for Smoothness
When washing hair extensions, prepare cold water or water below 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit); avoid using boiling water or water that is too hot. Soak the hair extensions in the water for about five minutes. Then, mix some shampoo with clean water and use the mixture to gently wash the hair extensions. Finally, rinse the extensions thoroughly with clean water and use a towel to remove excess water. Place the extensions in a well-ventilated area to air dry.