If you’re purchasing hair extensions for the first time, you probably have a few questions about what you should and shouldn’t be doing.
Since hair extensions aren’t always cheap, it helps to know whether you’re purchasing the right kind of extensions and that you’re caring for them correctly.
Here are a few dos and don’ts that will make purchasing and maintaining your hair extensions a little easier.
Hair Extension Dos
Pick the right type of extensions
There are a number of different types of extensions and methods for you to choose from so carefully look into the various options, keeping the thickness of your hair in mind too.
Opt for Remy extensions
Genuine Remy hair extensions are the only way to go. While Remy hair extensions may cost slightly more, the quality is much better and they will last you longer too. EH Hair premium tape hair extensions are made with real human hair and haven’t been treated, which means you can expect natural-looking results.
Have them applied by a professional
Always turn to a professional for assistance with the application of your hair extensions. Trying to apply anything other than clip-in hair extensions at home is very risky and you could end up damaging your natural hair.
Care for an maintain your extensions
If you want your hair extensions to look good and last, you need to care for them correctly. This means using the right products, scheduling regular maintenance appointments with your salon and brushing them at least twice a day.
Hair Extensions Don’ts
Stay away from synthetic hair extensions
While you may be saving money in the short term, you will end up spending more money in the long term. Unlike EH Hair premium tape hair extensions, synthetic hair extensions look fake and matt and tangle very easily. They also don’t last as long and can end up damaging your natural hair.
Not every type of brush can be used on extensions
A soft bristle brush is the only thing you should be using to brush your extensions. Most salons that specialise in hair extensions will be able to sell you the right brush.
Go easy on hot styling tools
While you are able to style your hair extensions as you would your natural hair, it’s best not to use hot styling tools too often or it could end up lowering the quality of your hair extensions.
There’s no need to wash them too often
You should definitely wash your hair extensions to keep them clean but they don’t need to be washed as often as your natural hair does. Washing your extensions twice a week is more than enough.
Don’t colour synthetic extensions
Unfortunately, if you have chosen to purchase synthetic hair extensions, you won’t be able to dye them. Hair dye is only made for real hair so the colour won’t stick if you use it on synthetic extensions.
There’s no need to wear hair extensions all the time
Too many women believe that once you start wearing hair extensions, you can’t stop wearing them but this isn’t true. It’s ok to give your hair a bit of a break from the extensions – it’s all up to you.