With all-natural human hair extensions, you have to be as careful as you are with your natural locks. From washing to styling and everything in between, you should be gentle with your extensions if you want to keep them looking their best for months to come. Brushing is one of those stages of hair extension maintenance that can be a little tricky to maneuver. Here are a few tips on how to properly brush your hair extensions.
- Never brush when wet. Hair is more delicate and more likely to break when it is wet, so you’ll want to keep the hairbrush away. Instead, let your hair air dry for a few minutes until it is just damp. Alternatively, you can blast the roots with a hairdryer on medium heat to get your tresses dry quickly. Then, use a wide-tooth comb instead of an actual brush.
- Start from the ends. If you take a brush from the top of your head and try to drag it down to the ends, you’re going to end up with knots. Instead, hold your hair in your fingers a couple of inches above the ends. Work your brush gently through this small section. When all tangles are gone, move your fingers another couple of inches up towards your head and repeat the process.
- Use a good brush. A detangling brush or extension-specific brush is a good choice for keeping your extensions in good shape. They won’t pull on the weft or tug out any clips or tape. Look for boar-bristle brushes for the best all-natural option that will give your extensions incredible shine.