Last Updated on September 16, 2022
If you have recently had your hair extensions installed, you may be wondering how to care for them. This article will give you the lowdown on how to properly care for your extensions while avoiding some common mistakes. To avoid tearing your extensions, be sure to follow these tips:
There are several ways to air dry your hand-tied extensions. For best results, try air drying during the day. To reduce drying time, wash the hair thoroughly and then brush it thoroughly. If necessary, apply a heat damage product or style it while still damp. Ensure that you are drying the extensions away from your natural hair. Moreover, make sure to store them in a hair storage bag. Here are some tips for air-drying your extensions.
The first thing to keep in mind when air-drying hand-tied hair extensions is the amount of time it will take to dry them. Because hand-tied hair extensions are usually longer than tape-in hair extensions, they require more time to dry. This is especially important if you are planning to move up to the next level. Besides, make sure that you don’t harm the extensions by shampooing your hair too often or using harsh products. Also, avoid shampooing the hair too often as it will make the beads slide. Blondes should avoid toning shampoos because this will cause the beads to slide around.
Using detangling products
The proper care of hand-tied extensions will ensure that they remain in good condition for a long time. The first thing to do is to brush the hair thoroughly before going to sleep. Brushing the hair in the morning should be done before bed so that the bonds do not tangle. If the hair is still wet at the end of the day, it will tangle during the night and maybe impossible to detangle. Unlike your own hair, hand-tied extensions do not get oily like your own. Moreover, sleeping on your hair will cause it to the mat, which could damage the extension.
Before using any hair product on the extensions, you should first wet the hair with a mild shampoo. Avoid using high heat when washing the hair, as it can damage them. Secondly, apply a leave-in conditioner. It will make the hair easier to detangle, and it will prevent the hair from getting dry. Make sure to apply the conditioner to the ends of the hair, and don’t forget to detangle before blow-drying. Always remember to use downward motions while blow-drying to prevent damage to your extensions.
Avoiding harsh chemicals
To properly care for hand-tied hair extensions, you should avoid using products that contain silicone or heavy protein. These products will actually cause more oil to build up around the extensions. Avoid using harsh scrubbing movements to clean them. Gentle hand motions are perfectly suitable for washing them. These movements are also equally effective as harsh ones. To ensure the health of your extensions, it is recommended to visit a salon that uses sulfate-free products.
If you have chosen to use a masque, it is recommended to apply the product mid-shaft and leave it on for 20 minutes. However, it is advisable to avoid the use of the product if you have beads in your wefts. If they get soaked in chemicals, they can start to slip and itch. Another important tip when caring for your hand-tied hair extensions is to avoid using harsh chemicals.
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