So you want hair extensions, but want to know how to keep them looking fabulous. You’re reading the right article.
Hair extensions are fantastic for so many reasons. They provide so many options to those with thin or short hair, and these days you can find the perfect match for your own natural hair.
But, they aren’t just disposable, and they have to be well taken care of. Here are a few tips to help you keep your locks looking luscious.
Though many say that you don’t need to clean your virgin hair extensions frequently, nothing could be further than the truth. Washing and conditioning are vital. Look for paraben or sulfur free shampoos.
Before you wash, brush out your hair and extensions, and then wet it in the shower. Put a small amount of shampoo (preferably one that moisturizes) and run it along your hair. Rinse and repeat until the water that runs out of your hair is clear. Then, leave a conditioner in the hair for 10-15 minutes and rinse.
Let your hair dry completely before sleeping!
Keep it natural
When getting extensions put in, keep this in mind: natural looking extensions are extensions between 16-21 inches. These aren’t too long or too short. If they get too long, they’re obviously fake to everyone that sees them.
Consider also the texture of the hair. Does it match your own? Is your hair wavy and thin and the extension straight and thick? Maybe not a good option! Don’t get extensions that are too heavy for what your hair naturally is. You may end up damaging your hair.
Blend it in
In order to keep everything blended and seamless, head to your stylist and have layers cut. Consider your natural length the shortest layer, and then get everything longer than that layered up. This is especially essential if they are clip-ins or bluntly cut!
You should try to buy a color that is as close to your natural hair as possible, but it may not be a perfect match. You can always consider (if it’s virgin hair, of course) getting it colored. Add some highlights and low lights to get things to blend even more. Remember that synthetic extensions can’t be colored as easily, if at all, so those are probably not the best option.
Adding curls can be a super great way to get everything to come together. Curl your hair and the extensions together into waves and watch the magic happen.
Choose the right hair
One of the most obvious tips for getting beautiful hair extensions is buying from the right company.
They should openly tell you where the hair is sourced from, how they process it, and more. You can check online, too. Companies like Mayvenn have so many fans that their reviews are all over the internet.
If you get quality hair, and care for it correctly it will stay better, longer. That’s a no brainer!