How to Care For Synthetic Hair Extensions
Over recent years and due to the increased technological revolution in the hair industry, synthetic hair extensions have become increasingly popular. It is now difficult to spot the difference between natural and synthetic hair! To ensure that synthetic hair extensions have a long life and are always looking their absolute best, it is important that they are taken care of properly and treated as if they were your own hair!
Follow the tips below to keep your synthetic hair extensions always looking their best and to ensure you can wear them time and time again –
Wash your extensions regularly: If your synthetic hair extensions are permanently attached to your head, ensure that you are washing your hair every 2-3 days and condition your hair extremely well. This will ensure that any dust, makeup or pollution is removed and that the shine of your natural hair blends with the shine of your extensions. If using clip-in extensions, wash them 1-2 times per week, or after each wear to remove hair products and retain their shine.
Always tie your hair back before sleeping at night: Hair can tangle overnight and form tiny, hard to remove knots when you sleep on your hair. A simple braid or ponytail will keep each hair shaft facing the same direction and avoid any nasty surprises later down the track.
Avoid chemicals in hair products: It is always best to speak to a hairdresser or your hair extension provider about the best products for your hair extensions. Avoiding sulphates and parabens will ensure your hair is soft, does not go stringy, and if permanent that the bonds or weaves do not break down.
Avoid excess heat: Let your hair dry naturally and only run your heated styling tools through the ends of the hair to ensure that the hair does not dry out, and to protect any bonds or clips on the synthetic hair pieces.
Following the above recommendations, along with always treating your synthetic hair piece like it is your own hair will ensure your hair is always looking long, luscious and red-carpet ready.