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Ringing in the new year is extremely exciting for all of us. We all want to make the most of the blank slate we’ve been offered and live the brand new year to the fullest.
An important part of this fresh start includes making resolutions that will improve our lives and promote our well-being.
Our hair is an important element of our appearance and dramatically contributes to our overall confidence and personality. So if you wear hair extensions, one of the best resolutions this year is to follow the best care tips for your hair. This will help them last longer and look fabulous whenever you wear them.
Here’s everything you need to know about maintaining and caring for your hair extensions in the new year:
Hair extensions add length and volume to your natural hair, making it look extra long, thick, and luscious. They can also add a pop of color, if that’s what you’re into.
Regardless of what you use your extensions for, it’s important to care for them properly. This will prevent damage or shedding due to tangles.
Here are some ways in which you can maintain your hair extensions:
A wide-toothed comb or brush specifically designed for hair extensions will help you detangle your hair with ease, without causing breakage. They are very gentle and don’t snag on the strands.
Regular brushes and combs have much less space between bristles. Forcing them through your hair extensions can lead to pulling and too much force.
Keeping your extensions clean is essential, but be very gentle while you wash them. This means using lukewarm water and a gentle scrubbing motion so the strands do not loosen or break.
Do not use harsh chemicals for washing. Opt for sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, as they will keep the strands clean without compromising the quality and color of the extensions.
Constantly using straighteners or curlers can lead to severe hair damage. It is best not to use heat styling tools too often, especially if you have hair extensions in place.
If you need heat to create a particular hairstyle, apply a heat protectant spray or serum first. Use the lowest heat setting possible to minimize damage to the strands.
Wet hair tends to be weaker and more prone to damage, and this applies to extensions as well. Wet hair extensions get tangled or matted when slept on. You also risk bacteria or fungi growing if you repeatedly fall asleep with damp hair.
To protect your hair as you sleep, use a silk or satin pillowcase. This minimizes friction between your hair and the pillow, preventing tangles and breakage.
While harsh chemicals are generally a no-no for healthy hair, they’re especially damaging if you have hair extensions in place. Avoid products that contain sulfates, parabens, or alcohol, as these can strip the hair of its natural oils, making it dry and brittle. This can lead to further breakage and damage. These chemicals also make the hair appear dull and lifeless.
Instead, use gentle and nourishing products which are specially formulated for use on hair extensions. These ingredients will provide much-needed moisture and strengthen the strands, and ensure that your extensions remain hydrated, soft, and beautiful.
Tight hairstyles, such as braids and ponytails, put a lot of tension on the hair extension bonds. This can lead to loose strands or breakage. If you tend to tie your hair up or wear braids frequently, opt for looser styles, or find hair ties that are meant for use with extensions.
You can also leave your extensions as they are—flowing free and unencumbered for a luxurious look!
Follow-up appointments are very important if you want to ensure that your hair extensions remain secure and look their best. So book regular appointments with your professional stylist every six to eight weeks to keep your hair extensions looking flawless.
Hair extensions enhance your natural look, but like all things beautiful, they do require some tender loving care.
Whether you have curly or straight hair, we at Amazing Beauty Hair have the perfect extensions to suit your particular hair type. Once your extensions are in, just make sure you follow these hair care tips to keep them looking healthy and beautiful. It may seem like a lot, but it comes down to the right hair care products, detangling brushes, and proper hair hygiene.
So, get those extensions you want and make a resolution to care for them well, and the new year is sure to be amazing!