Unlike other good things that you have to yearn and strive for, a hair makeover really brings a huge change in your appearance overnight. You’ll walk into a hair salon feeling low and blue, but you’ll walk out feeling glorious and on top of the world. That’s the magic of hair extensions.
But getting hair extensions for a balding scalp is the easy bit; managing them is where it gets tricky. You need to care for your new hair lovingly for them to last long. Frankly, you owe these extensions a lot for boosting your morale, improving your mood, and supporting crippling self-esteem.
Here are some ways you can give TLC to your weave-in hair extensions.
This advice is subject to changes if the hairstylist recommends something otherwise. The primary source of care tips for your new hair should be your hairstylist. Listen to them and note down things they recommend for your hair. But if they don’t give you any special instructions regarding hair washes, don’t impose self-taught restrictions on your hair.
Wash your hair regularly because clean hair and scalp are the keys to maintaining your extensions. Remember: as much as you love your new hair, you need to care for your scalp and roots first. Don’t let sebum accumulate; wash it with a mild shampoo and condition afterward. However, overdoing that is not recommended either. It can dry out your strands and cause hair breakage or further hair loss.
Avoid Dry Shampoo
Now that we know how important cleaning your scalp is, you should know what to use to do that. If you’re used to drying shampoos, cut down on those after getting your extensions. Dry shampoos are great for a quick fix, but they can steal all the moisture from the hair extensions and make them look lackluster.
Avoid Blow Drying
As a rule, always let your scalp and hair air dry after a shower. Blow-drying regularly can subject your roots to force that can weaken their grip on the scalp. You don’t want to stress out your natural roots too much. If you’re in a rush, wash your hair during the day and step out into the sunlight; that helps dry hair faster. Or clip your roots to lift the weight off the roots and let them dry sooner.
Never comb your hair jerkily. Start from the tips and work your war upward. If there are knots, condition them and gently pull the strands apart with your finger pads. Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle first before going in with a fine-toothed one for styling.