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How Do You Take Care of Hair Extensions?

How Do You Take Care of Hair Extensions?

If you’re not sure how to treat hair extensions right, this article will answer all of your questions and teach you everything you need to know to look after your hair extensions.

Not all of us are born with long, voluminous hair - but every woman surely deserves to have one! Thanks to hair extensions, this is more than possible nowadays.

However, getting hair extensions is just the first step. You also need to learn how to take proper care of your hair extensions to ensure a rich, beautiful look every day.

Hair Extensions Care Instructions

Knowing how to take care of human hair extensions will help you to extend the service life of your hair extensions and preserve their natural look and feel.

Here are a few useful tips and recommendations we have compiled for you in a quick hair extensions care and maintenance guide. We tried to cover the most common questions clients ask their hair stylists.

How Do You Take Care of Russian Hair Extensions?

It all starts with proper washing:

  • Do not use water that’s too hot or cold - go for lukewarm
  • Wash your hair extensions standing in the shower. This way, your risk of damaging bonds or tapes is minimal.
  • Choose a good shampoo designed specifically for hair extensions. We do not recommend using sulfate-free shampoos since they make it really hard to get your hair clean.
  • Using a hair mask and/or conditioner is recommended. However, do not apply it too close to the points of attachment of your hair extensions
  • Avoid air-drying your hair since this type of drying makes hair more vulnerable and prone to damage.

Want to learn more about how to wash and dry hair extensions right? Be sure to read this article from our blog.

How Do You Keep Your Hair Extensions in Good Condition?

For the most part, it depends on how you brush your hair - here are a few common tips:

  • Brush your hair at least twice a day - after waking up and before going to bed. Ideally, you should also check on your hairdo and maybe brush it once or twice during the day too.
  • Braid your hair before going to sleep but leave the braid loose at the end, without securing it with a hair tie. This will prevent your hair extensions from tangling.
  • Always brush your hair before washing it - mainly, to remove shed hairs.
  • Do not brush your hair when it’s wet. Be sure to dry it first.
  • Always brush your hair gently going from the tips to the scalp. This will make your hair easier to style.
  • Do not pull too hard at your hair extensions or you risk damaging bonds or tapes.
  • Choose the right hairbrush that’s designed specifically for use with hair extensions - regular hairbrushes won’t do. Avoid using brushes with metallic or hard plastic bristles, and especially brushes with massage bristles that feature nodules - these might easily damage your keratin bonds.

Janeke Mixed Bristle Brush with Nylon & Boar Bristles

For more information on how to choose a proper brush for hair extensions, be sure to read this article from our blog.

What Are the Best Products to Use on Hair Extensions?

When it comes to hair care products, it’s hard to give any specific recommendations since it all depends on your type of hair and personal preferences.

We will just list the top-5 products that we believe are a must-have for every woman who wants her hair extensions to look great at all times:

  1. Good hairbrush
  2. Pillowcases and scrunchies made of 100% mulberry silk
  3. Good shampoo that fits your hair type
  4. Hair conditioner
  5. Hair mask for strong, healthy hair

How Do I Rehydrate My Extensions?

  • Use conditioner every time you wash your hair. When applying it, try to avoid hair roots and points of attachment of your hair extensions.
  • Once a week, use a hair mask - that should be more than enough to keep it moisturized.
  • Before blow-drying your hair, apply a heat protectant.

What Products Should You Not Use With Hair Extensions?

Who doesn’t love having lots of different hair care products in their beauty arsenal? When it comes to oils though, you have to be extremely careful. Oils and hair extensions NEVER go well together due to the fact that oils and the substances they contain soften your keratin bonds and tapes (and wefts, for that matter), after which they may simply fall off.

Hence, a simple rule: do not use hair oils at all! It’s actually more than that: do not use hair care products that are oil-based or contain certain amounts of oil. How can you know that? Just look at the label - if you see “something oil” there, it means this product is not for you.

As for hair styling products like powders, dry shampoos, gels, etc., exercise reasonable caution as they may easily get stuck inside your keratin bonds, sew-in weaves, or tapes, which will make them more prone to damage.

Finally, do not blow-dry your hair at the max temperature settings - use medium-to-low temperature to avoid damaging the bonds or tapes. Yes, it may take longer to get your hair dry but trust us, these extra couple of minutes are really worth it.

How Do I Keep My Human Hair Extensions Soft and Silky?

The answer is really simple - treat your hair to a mulberry silk pillowcase and scrunchie! Natural silk is the best material for your hair since they both consist of protein, which means your hair won’t get dry, frizzy, or dull like it usually happens when you use cotton-based products.

Pure silk scrunchies and pillowcases are ideal for all hair types and are guaranteed to make your hair soft and silky.

mulberry silk scrunchies 3 pack

In addition to the recommendations above, we have compiled a few more tips on how to take care of different types of human hair extensions.

Keratin Fusion Hair Extensions Care

  • Wait for at least 24 hours after the application procedure to wash your hair
  • Brush your hair thoroughly to avoid tangles and knots
  • Do not use hair care products that contain oils or other aggressive chemical substances
  • Avoid going to sauna and/or steam bath
  • Use mid-to-low temperature settings when blow-drying your hair

Tape-in Hair Extensions Care

  • Avoid using hairbrushes with metallic or hard plastic bristles
  • Brush your hair thoroughly to prevent it from tangling
  • Do not use heat in the points of attachment of your hair extensions
  • Avoid using hair care products that contain alcohol
  • Do not use hair care products that contain oils or other aggressive chemical substances

Clip-in Hair Extensions Care

  • Remove clip-in extensions before washing your hair
  • Wash your clip-in extensions very softly - no twisting or rubbing
  • Be sure to air-dry the clips to extend their service life
  • If you use hair styling products, remove your clip-in extensions before rinsing your hair

How to keep your hair extensions in good condition

That's it for today’s article! Now you know everything there is to know about how to care for clip-in hair extensions and other types of hair extensions.

Follow these simple tips and we guarantee that your hair extensions will look as gorgeous and glossy as the day you installed them. Long hair needs good care! 

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