We all wonder about extensions, and I’ll be the first to tell you I love them! But the ongoing question I always get it “how do you take care of them?”
Here’s the great news: As long as the extensions are made of human hair, you wash, blow dry, curl, cut, straighten just like your own hair. The only difference is you have to be mindful of the extensions so you’ll do things slightly different.
When it comes to bonded extensions (fused to your real hair with a glue or bead) and clip-in extensions, you can follow the same care routine. It’s best to wash at the roots to ends with a light weight, sulfate-free shampoo (I recommend Alfaparf illuminating shampoo).
As far as conditioner goes, avoid applying at the root because you’ll run the risk of the extensions slipping out. Instead, just apply it mid-strands to ends (I recommend Alfaparf illuminating conditioner). I also tell my extension clients to do a deep conditioning treatment on the extensions about once a week with Alfaparf illuminating mask. Afterwards towel dry the hair and apply a detangling leave in conditioner mid-strands to end (Alfaparf Nutritive leave-in), as well as a thermal protectant (Alfaparf illuminating thermal protector).
It’s important to note that you should always blow dry your bonds until they are completely dry, then you can rough dry the rest of your hair or just let it air dry. Depending on your mood you can curl or flat iron afterward but be sure to avoid the bonds because excessive heat will melt them.
Interested? Talk to us at your next appointment about getting your own extensions. They look very natural and are easier to take care of than you think!
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