What are the do's and don’ts of wearing hair extensions?

What are the do's and don’ts of wearing hair extensions?

As with everything else that concerns your hair, there are rules. How to wash your hair, what products to avoid, how to identify the right shampoo for your hair, and even rules of hair maintenance. It is also the same with hair extensions. If you’re going to use hair extensions, you need to follow some ground rules. These rules will ensure that you get the best out of the extension, manage it properly, and keep it looking beautiful and new for a long time.

Without further ado, let’s get into it! 

Do’s of Hair Extensions 

Always Wash Your Hair

You must keep your extension clean, whether it is a clip-in or sew-in. The hair extension is similar to your natural hair and also needs attentive care. However, you must wash it carefully to avoid drying it out and leaving the strands brittle, and avoid over-washing.

When you need to wash your hair extension, use a mild shampoo that won’t cause damage. Ask your hairstylist to be sure how frequently you need to wash your extension. 

Brush and Detangle frequently

To keep your hair extension new and beautiful, and to get it to last for a long time, you need to brush it frequently with a good brush. A good brush is one with wide bristles that can detangle your hair and leave it feeling smooth.

You should also brush your hair thoroughly and properly after applying shampoo before rinsing, and again after the hair is dry to avoid matting and tangles.

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Visit a Salon for your installation/maintenance

No matter how good you have at managing your hair yourself, you need to visit the salon to get your hair installed by an expert to avoid mistakes. You also need to get professional tips on styling and hair care. You can go in periodically and allow your hair stylist to maintain your extensions. 

Allow your hair to rest

No matter how much you love hair extensions and how safe they are for your hair, your hair needs a breather often and again. Even the best extensions can damage your hair and scalp if they are used too frequently. So, take breaks from hair extensions often and allow your hair to rest. 

Don’ts of Hair Extensions

Don’t buy the wrong Hair Extension

By wrong hair extension, we mean the hair extension that doesn’t match your hair color and texture. The hair extension is supposed to increase the length and fullness of your hair as naturally as possible, so it should match your natural hair color and texture perfectly.

The quality of the hair is also very important. Bad quality hair will tangle, become brittle and will not look seamless so it is worth investing in good hair extensions that will also last longer in general. We offer some types of hair in our store but mainly related with the installation services we offer. If you want to buy any other technology or hair piece with the best quality in the market then go to our sister company Azul Hair Collection.

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Don’t use Harsh Products

When maintaining your hair extensions, you need to avoid using shampoos, conditioners, and other products such as hairsprays and gels that can cause harm to your hair extension and even your natural hair.

Always ensure to use natural products for washing, conditioning, and styling your hair. Stay away from products containing alcohol, parabens, triclosan, and sodium lauryl sulfate.

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 Don’t Use Too Much Heat

Be careful with heat styling tools and avoid using heat too frequently as it can damage your hair extension terribly. When you need to, always use heat protection first and then maintain low heat settings. 

With these tips, your hair extensions will last for a long time and look great throughout!

Hair Extensions is a market that is rapidly growing and more and more people is starting to use them to look awesome. We started Install My Hair Extensions because the lack of specialized hair extensions technicians in the Costa del Sol. We could barely find any real professionals for hair extensions installations in Malaga, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas or Marbella.

We have the experience you need, acquired in the USA, the mecca of hair extensions,  to get your extensions installed and look marvelous. Go to book a free hair extensions consultation or click the picture below and reserve your spot.

Amidst a sea of questions, embrace peace. We've meticulously assembled an FAQ to address any hesitations about what you should do and do not when wearing hair extensions, aiming to dispel your uncertainties and deliver detailed, straightforward answers to every question you may have.

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Paco Serrano

Paco Serrano

Hair Extensions Specialist and Blog Writer

Passionate about the transformative power of hair extensions and style.

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How should hair extensions be cared for daily?

It's crucial to maintain hair extensions with gentle care, including regular brushing with a soft-bristled brush to prevent tangling and using sulfate-free shampoo to keep them from drying out. This daily regimen ensures the longevity and natural appearance of the extensions.

What's the importance of professional maintenance for hair extensions?

Regular check-ins with a hair extensions specialist are recommended to ensure that extensions remain securely attached and blend seamlessly with natural hair. These appointments also offer the opportunity to address any wear and tear and to make adjustments as needed for comfort and style.

Why is it necessary to take breaks between extension applications?

Allowing your scalp and natural hair time to breathe between extension applications is vital for maintaining scalp health and preventing damage to your natural hair. Periodic breaks help in minimizing the stress on hair follicles and ensuring the overall health of your hair.

How should one choose the right hair extensions?

Choosing extensions that closely match the color and texture of your natural hair is essential for a seamless look. Investing in high-quality hair extensions also pays off in the long run, as they are more durable, maintain their appearance better, and are less likely to tangle or shed.

What are the best practices for styling hair extensions?

Avoiding excessive heat and harsh styling products is key to preserving extensions. When styling, use heat protectant sprays and opt for lower temperature settings on styling tools. Gentle handling during styling can significantly extend the life of your hair extensions.