To ensure that your hair extensions look flawless at all times and look fresh to death whenever you need to wear them, we have spared a few tips for you. After all, the better you care for them, the longer they will last for you. Read on and you will learn new useful things on how to take care of your synthetic hair.
Using Detangling Hair Brush
Synthetic hair extensions don’t last as long as human hair extensions. But that doesn’t mean you can’t give them the right TLC any type of hair deserves! They will last anywhere from one to six weeks. This is due to the finishing product, which is put on your hair extensions after they have been manufactured, slowly fading away. The hair can start to lose its softness and its shine which is a big no-no if you want them to look natural.
To slow down this process, it is recommended for you to use hair brushes which are very gentle not just to your hair extensions but to your hair as well, as they will prevent split ends too. The perfect hair brushes for that are the old good Tangle Teezer or our Koko Bristle Hairbrush.
Brushing Extensions the Right Way
Yes, you read it properly. The right way. To avoid the crazy shedding and the hair loss, it is important that you start to brush your hair extensions from the bottom and slowly go upwards. If your extensions have tangled after a crazy night out or after a windy day, you can put your extensions on the floor (make sure it’s clean) and gently brush it.
To soften the hair and make it less tangled, it is possible to buy softening sprays for synthetic fibres. You can try refreshing spray by Hairaisers which will ease the brushing and will leave your hair smelling nice in between the washes.
Washing with Sulphate-Free Shampoo
After a couple of wears, your hair extensions will need to be washed as the dust and dirt from the outside might land on them. Fill in a bowl or a sink with a lukewarm water and soak your extensions in it and add a spoonful of shampoo. It is recommended that you wash extensions with shampoos and conditioners which are meant for synthetic wigs as they will be gentle with them and they have the proper ingredients that human hair shampoos do not use. If you don’t have a chance to get such shampoo, a normal shampoo which is sulphate-free will do as the normal shampoo might negatively react on synthetic fibre.
Be really gentle when washing your extensions, after you have finished washing them, just put them on the towel, slightly pat dry them (DO NOT rub the towel against the synthetic hair); simply dab. Then hang the hair extensions and let them air-dry.
If your hair extensions are curly, you should take each curl and wrap it around your finger and release it, so it gains its shape while it is drying. You can use the rollers as well, just be careful with velcro rollers. And don’t forget – the longer you keep your extensions in the hair rollers, the better effect.