Updated: May 9
Need a reason to get hair extensions? We can give you several. From adding volume to helping you switch up your style for a new year, hair extensions oﬀer a range of beneﬁts. You can choose from diﬀerent types of extensions, all of which oﬀer great ﬂexibility in terms of how your hair looks and feel. But no matter which type you choose, you need to take good care of your extensions, without which they can be highly prone to matting and lose their shine. In worst cases, improper care can also lead to irreversible damage to your natural hair, and you wouldn’t want that, would you? So, here are some tips that will help you keep your extensions looking ﬂawless for a long time:
1. Replace your extensions regularly
Even the best extensions cannot be worn forever; it doesn’t matter whether you take care of them or not. One of the signs that you need to replace them is when your real hair has grown so much that your extension install starts to show. Also, after a few months, when your extensions begin to look a little diﬀerent from when they were installed, that it is time to get maintenance or reinstalled.
2. Wash your extensions with care
People oOen make the mistake of assuming that hair extensions cannot be washed. Well, they can be washed and they should be washed. Even though you have extensions, you still need to keep your scalp and hair clean. Just make sure that you don’t wash your hair as frequently as you would your natural hair or over-shampoo and over-condition, because that can loosen the install. Always try and keep conditioner away from your roots or where the extensions start.
3. Do not layer on too many hair products
When it comes to hair products, more does not mean better. Sure, hair products are good for your hair but only as long as you know how to use them. If you are getting virgin human hair
extensions, you should avoid using too many styling products. A heat protectant spray, dry shampoo and/or shine spray should be enough.
There is nothing quite like seeing your thick, luscious hair aOer getting your extensions installed, but remember that improper care can prevent them from lasting as long as you had hoped. Luckily, with these simple tips in hand, your hair will look and feel amazing for months to come.
At Pink Ivy Beauty, you can get premium-quality extensions, including 18-inch hair extensions up to 36-inch hair extensions. Check out our website for more information.