To ensure a longer lasting life for your synthetic extensions, you need to try and resist styling them too often. Luckily, synthetic holds styles longer than human hair which means you do not have to apply heat to them very often. Unfortunately synthetic hair can not be protected by heat protection products so therefore applying heat will result in damage and loss of the original sleek and smooth look. You can buy extensions that are already styled which help you refrain from applying heat to them. Choose a gentle shampoo and conditioner that will not be too harsh, something like baby shampoo should do the trick. For extra uplift every few days, opt for a leave in conditioner to help enhance shine and smoothness.
Human extensions need to be treated exactly how you would treat existing hair. They do not require as much maintenance as synthetic. The use of heat protection products before using blow dryers and straightening irons can help to guard locks from any harmful damage. To keep your attachments looking natural and healthy, wash them every couple of days using a good shampoo and conditioner. Always brush or comb through whilst wet and be gentle. You can expect a slightly higher amount of hair loss when carrying out your usual routine. This is because natural and additional hair will come away.
Both synthetic and human hair alike can get easily tangled so you must be careful with the activities you choose to do. When playing sports, put hair in a ponytail or plait to prevent any major tangling. Try using a soft bristle brush to gently tease out tangles. Start at the bottom and slowly work your way up. Sleep with your hair tied back and always ensure it has been thoroughly dried using a low heat. This will ensure a protected, finished look.
By caring for your hair extensions, you can achieve a long lasting, natural look that will remain sleek and smooth for a long time. Using the right hair care products whilst styling is imperative and will ensure that volume and shine is delivered with every wash.