Luxury extensions aren’t cheap! You want them to last as long as possible and to get your money’s worth. Whether you're new to luxury extensions or you’re a veteran, it's always a good idea to refresh your memory on how to take care of them for maximum use. Start with a good routine to make good habits, because good habits equal longer-lasting extensions. In this article, we will discuss the best tips for your clip-ins, tape-ins, microlinks, and all luxury extensions to have a long, matt-free shelf life.
How Long Do Hair Extensions Last?
Perfect Distraction’s hair extensions can last from 1-2 years depending on how well you take care of them, but average hair extensions last around 6 months. Excessive products and heat can be damaging to your extensions. Excessive heat can cause your extensions to become dry and brittle which will result in breakage. Using the wrong products on your extensions will cause tangling and matting due to the heaviest and oiliness of the products.
Products To Avoid
One of the most important things to think about when taking care of your extensions is to ensure that you are using the right products. This will make all the difference in whether your extensions will tangle or stay soft and manageable. Be sure to check the ingredient listing and ensure you don’t see any words that contain any sulfates. These ingredients strip the hair of its natural oils which, in turn, makes the hair drier and more prone to tangling or matting. Prolonged use of these ingredients can affect the integrity of the hair, shortening the lifespan of your hair extensions. We recommend using Perfect Distraction’s shampoo and conditioner.
Matting and tangling is a normal occurrence with not just your natural hair but all types of hair extensions since they are made of human hair. A common reason why extensions tangle and get matted throughout the day is because of a combination of sweat, heat, and friction, especially with textured extensions. Make sure that you are always gentle with your extensions and that you brush them properly to avoid tangling.
First, gather all the hair together by stacking all of the wefts on top of one another. Then, carefully brush out the extensions from the bottom of the hair slowly working upwards towards the root. Make sure to brush the extensions before washing or once they are 90% dry.
How to Reduce Shedding
Just like your natural hair, even luxury extensions will shed. Shedding is a common occurrence with hair extensions and because they are made of human hair, you can expect some shedding. Keep in mind that extensions are more likely to shed when they are dry and brittle. Always be gentle when brushing your extensions and be sure to brush them before and after each use to reduce shedding and breakage.
Washing Your Extensions
When washing your extensions, it's important you moisturize them as often as possible. Since hair extensions don't receive the natural oils like our own hair does, it's important to ensure that the hair is always nourished and moisturized by using alcohol and sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. Always be sure to rinse the extensions in cold water at the end to lock in moisture. After you are finished, carefully squeeze any excess water from the extensions and make sure that you don’t rub your extensions dry with a towel. It is best to let them air dry most of the time, or blow-dry them on a low setting every now and then.
With a good routine similar to the one for your own hair, your extensions can last up to 2 years. Follow these tips and you will get your money’s worth and have your extensions full and healthy for as long as possible. Did any of these tips surprise you?
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It’s interesting to know that we must keep our hair extensions moisturized since they don’t receive natural oils. In a few months, my sister’s graduating, and she wants to use hair extensions for her ceremony and party, so I believe she’d be glad to read your maintenance tips. Thanks for the information about washing and cleaning your hair extensions. http://www.akbeautysupply.com/