Hair extensions are a great way to add length and volume to existing hair. Not only do they provide individuals with beautiful, luscious locks, but you can also use them to alter one's look dramatically. Hair extensions come in wide varieties, from ultra-fine natural human hair strands to thicker and more voluminous synthetic fibres.
"From Hollywood to the suburbs, hair extensions have become the ultimate hair accessory, allowing women to transform their look and boost their confidence in hours," says Layla Colling, a beauty specialist at Health Hero.
When it comes to hair extensions, proper care is essential. If done correctly, a good quality hair extension can make a real difference in giving you the desired look and style. Unfortunately, the wrong care can easily lead to dryness and breakage due to the artificial nature of extensions. To ensure your extensions remain healthy you can follow a few simple steps to ensure your extensions remain healthy.
1. Washing And Conditioning
Taking the time and effort to choose the best shampoo and conditioner for your hair extensions will pay off in the long run. Hair extensions should be washed every 3 to 4 weeks, depending on how often they are worn. When cleaning the hair, using a low pH sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner is vital to avoid drying out the strands.
Start with combing through your hair with a wide tooth comb before wetting it in lukewarm water. Once you've added enough shampoo, massage gently but ensure not to pull on your scalp or at the bonding point between your natural hair and extensions. Rinse thoroughly and add a suitable amount of conditioner to the ends of each bundle of extensions before rinsing again.
2. Drying And Styling
Properly caring for your hair extensions will ensure your look remains as vibrant and healthy as the day you first applied them. To avoid damaging hair extensions, avoid brushing your wet extensions. Instead, opt to gently dab with a towel before focusing on drying. Blow-drying is safe if done correctly; pay close attention to the temperature setting. Generally, low or cool air is best.
Additionally, use round brushes to dry and style in small sections moving up from the ends of your extensions towards your scalp. You can use a paddle brush instead of a regular comb and limited heat products like thermal sprays and heat protectors. When styling, apply effects downward and brush downward afterwards, as this motion prevents tangling and matting.
With a proper maintenance routine, you can keep your hair extensions looking great for longer. It's essential to make sure your Hair Extensions are well-brushed and detangled. You can do this with a wide-tooth comb or a Leave-in Conditioner. Investing in proper storage is also essential to ensure the longevity of the extensions.
Using a silk or satin pillowcase when sleeping and a holder designed explicitly for extensions will make all the difference. Moreover, taking care of your hair while being active is important too. Use a secure ponytail or braid before going out on any physical activity, such as playing sports and swimming - this will avoid tangling and frizzing due to contact with water!
Transform Your Look
At Bondi Hair Salon, we understand that getting hair extensions can be a big decision. That's why we offer personalised consultations with our hair specialists to help you choose the right type of extensions, the perfect colour match, and the best placement for your specific hair type and desired look.
Contact us today to book your appointment! Our team of experts will work with you to create the perfect look that complements your natural hair and boosts your confidence. With our exceptional hairdressing services, you can achieve the hair of your dreams and feel like a true Bondi beauty.