Hair extensions are a life-changing experiment— once you start, you can’t stop.
However, there are some dos and don’ts involved in the hair extension aftercare process. Here’s everything you need to do and everything you need to avoid.
DON’T Use Sulfate and Alcohol Products
Avoid sulfate and alcohol-based hair products like the plague. We mean it.
Sulfate strips the scalp of natural oils, making hair dry and brittle. This will lead to tangling and breakage— a complete hair extension nightmare. Alcohol products containing Isopropyl dry out hair, making them frizzy and dull.
DO Use Fatty Acids
Instead of using harsh products in your hair, shop for products containing fatty alcohols such as Behenyl, Lauryl, Cetyl, and Cetearyl. These fatty alcohols provide moisture to your hair, thereby minimizing tangles and making it easier to brush through the extensions.
So, to avoid your hair looking like a bird’s nest, we suggest you go through the ingredients at the back of your hair products before investing in a $40 bottle that’ll only cause you heartache.
DON’T Scratch Your Scalp
When you first get your hair extensions installed, your scalp will be itchy. But please, don’t scratch your scalp. Since hair extensions are heavy, it’ll take your scalp some time to get used to the tension. Avoid constantly scratching or touching your scalp because it can potentially damage your hair extensions. It’ll also make your scalp drier, making your hair extensions more prone to tangling or falling off.
DO Brush Regularly
We cannot stress this enough— invest in a hair extension brush. If you don’t heed our warning and continue brushing your hair with a regular brush, you’ll probably end up ripping half the hair off your head. Yes, it’s that serious.
Brush using the proper technique. Never brush your roots because that’s where your extensions are sewn or clipped to your scalp since you’ll probably end up loosening them. Ideally, you should brush your hair when wet. Gently run your hands through your roots to detangle your hair. Then, brush your hair in downward motions after dividing them into smaller sections above the roots.
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