In case you would like to have long hair without having to wait for hair to grow, having hair extension may seem a pretty good idea. However, you should know that there is a price you will have to pay: hair extensions require specific maintenance.
If you have straight hair you will have to shampoo it at least weekly and the pH of the shampoo shouldn’t be higher than 7. You have to dilute the shampoo with water and sponge it into the hair. There is no need to massage. In the end rinse the hair thoroughly. Add some conditioner and then comb the hair.
Natural Body Wave Hair
Taking care of wavy hair is just like maintain straight hair. The only difference is that you have to let it to air dry and you can set the hair on rollers for more waves. You can use styling aids on a daily basis to make styling easier. Before going to bed you should braid the hair into a large and loose braid.
Permed or Curly Hair
In case of this hair type you shouldn’t use any oily products. Make sure that you don’t comb or brush the hair while it’s dry. Shampoo the hair as you would with any other hair type. In the end scrunch the hair to reform the curls.
Things don’t Stop Here
Once you get use you have to carefully undo the braid and damp the hair with a bit of water. If the hair is damp enough, you can comb through it and then scrunch the hair. Once you are done let the hair air dry and style it as you wish.
If you have static, you should dampen the hair and run the hands over the hair without touching it. If you are thinking about swimming, remember that it is not recommended. However, if you have to, avoid wearing a cap, comb out the tangles, braid the hair, and keep your head out of the water.
Even if you get your extensions from the specialty store such as Additional Lengths, you should braid the hair. You shouldn’t wrap the hair in a towel because it will compress it. Once you are done, make sure that you keep your head out of the shower.
As you can see, there are a lot of aspects to consider to make sure that you take good care of your extensions.
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