By Kinky Roots | Jun 11, 2020
It is surprising how one pack of extensions can give you the desired look in no time! But while you have a routine in place to care for your natural hair, you tend to overlook caring for your prized hair extensions. Is this that important to do? Umm… yes! So, here are some maintenance and care tips you can follow to keep your extensions happy!
Hair extensions are just as susceptible to tangling as our natural hair. A wide-toothed comb, a wig brush, or a special looper brush that is designed especially for extensions must be used to detangle them. We used the Motions Active Moisture Leave-In Detangler to help in the process and it was literally a glide. It’s safe to say that it did as good a job detangling our natural hair as it did the extensions. You’ve got to try it girls!
Washing your extensions is necessary, ladies but not that often. Well, if it is getting difficult for you to style them it can be a sign that your hair extensions need a wash. In fact, we think it is better to wash them every 30 wears or once a month. Remember! The less you wash them, the more they long.
Here’s a chance to put that silk scarf to some good use! You can also use a net or cap to cover your extensions before you go to bed, but we strongly advise that you stick with silk. Extensions tend to twist as you sleep and that loosens them out. Using a scarf not only helps keep them intact but also protects them from getting frizzy. Ok, ok, you can thank us for this tip later!
When using sew-in extensions, ensure to use a conditioning spray or a leave in conditioner after you detangle them. We tried some products and the one that stood out for us was the Motions Oil Sheen and Conditioning Spray. It contains coconut and argan oil, it added lustre and protected our hair from drying out after styling.
Just as heat styling causes damage to natural hair, it can damage your hair extensions too. So avoid using heated tools as much as possible with your extensions. Instead, use the Motions Light Hold Spritz for styling your hair extensions. The clear formula helps to keep the hair in place without stiffness, stickiness or flaking. And the best part in addition…it gives amazing shine and helps to style your extensions efficiently.
Taking care of your hair extensions will be easy if you follow the above tips. Well, you know the hassle is worth it, right? If you want to know what is trending in hair extensions, check out 5 Exciting Must-Try Extensions for 2020.
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