Myth: Hair Extensions are Hard to maintain 

Fact: If taken care of correctly, hair extensions can be very easily maintained. 

So technically, Hair extensions ≠ Hassel

The long legacy of this myth that extensions are hard to maintain finds an end with this write-up. It does not take a village to keep the extensions fresh and long-lasting. From as early as 3400 BC, the use of hair extensions started and has been on the rise ever since. Not only are hair extensions used to add volume and bounce to natural hair, but they can also be used synonymously for a confident and bold look. There still exists apprehension toward using extensions owing to this prevalent myth of maintenance. But today, we will list some tips you can use to take care of your hair extensions effortlessly.

Different Extensions Require Different Care

Hair extensions are all the rage at present, leading to various options within the broad umbrella term. The extension market is flooded with different varieties of hair extensions, and here we will talk about the most common types of hair extensions and tips to maintain them. 

1. Tape In’s Not Hard To Maintain Anymore! 

Tape-in extensions are inch-wide sections of hair glued professionally to the hair lengths to give thickness and length to the hair. It is crucial to maintain and take care of these extensions for them to last longer. Listed below are a few tips that you can follow:

  • Ensure that after you get your tape-ins, avoid applying shampoo and conditioner to give them time to set. 
  • A sulfate and paraben-free shampoo is the best choice to maintain the extensions. While applying the conditioner, make sure that the application is limited to the lengths of the hair only. 
  • Since the extensions are not connected to the roots, the natural oils of the scalp do not reach the lengths, making it dry. So oiling the lengths becomes a necessity when tape-in extensions are used. 

2. Care Tips For Fusion Hair Extensions

Fusion hair extensions are attached to the natural hair by applying heat so that the keratin tip is “fused” with the hair. This type of hair extension needs a different care routine to make sure that they last longer. A few of the tips are mentioned below : 

  • A crucial aspect is consulting a stylist/ professional to make sure that the products being used are suitable for the hair type. Also, the usage of sulfate-free shampoo is advised to protect the bond from breaking 
  • Additional care is required while using heat on the hair. Avoid using heat near the bonds is advisable. 
  • A little tip is to detangle the hair gently so that the bonds stay together, and tying the hair loosely while sleeping can also make the extensions stay in for longer. 

3. Hassle-Free Maintenance Of i-Tip Hair Extensions 

As the name suggests, this type of hair extension has a microbead attached to the end so that the natural hair can be pulled out through the loop and no additional heat is required to attach extensions to the hair

  • It is advised to use hair products as advised by professionals so that the shine of the extensions is long-lasting. 
  • It is also advised to shampoo the hair straight, i.e., without flipping them upside down. This ensures the bond stays stronger. 
  • A regular maintenance visit to the salon is also necessary to push up the microbeads from time to time.

4. Weft Hair Extensions Aren’t Unmanageable 

The weft extensions are strands of hair attached to a thin layer of fabric which is then sewn to the hair by professionals. Weft extensions give additional volume to the natural hair and give the hair a voluminous appearance. 

Here are a few tips for maintaining weft hair extensions : 

  • Give your hair a gentle brush before washing, and remember to apply a heat protectant before blow drying.
  • Exposing the extension to higher levels of heat can cause prolonged damage not only to the extensions but to the natural hair as well.

Brownie Hair-Care Tips! 

Now that we have sorted out the extensions maintenance part let’s remember that natural hair needs maintenance and care too. Be it fine, medium, thick, or coarse, all hair types need proper nourishment and care, but the type of nourishment and care depends on hair texture. Rose extract can stimulate hair growth to the natural hair, and vanilla beans can provide additional hydration to all hair types. 

Don’t forget using products recommended by professionals can keep your hair extensions shinier and softer. The correct maintenance and professional care of the extensions can make them last up to two years. We recommend Goldie Locks hair care for proper maintenance of your hair extensions so that they stay on longer.  

Also, if you feel like maintaining hair extensions is not as difficult as it seems and want to try extensions for yourself, then you can reach us at Brittany’s Hair to get impeccable professional guidance and consultation for any type of hair extension. Not only will the extensions be taken care of, but the natural hair will be treated with the utmost care.

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