We have all thought about hair extensions one time or another. Whether if you’re sick of your short hair or just want more volume in your hair, getting extensions can transform any type of hair into glamorous and absolutely fabulous. You can pick from temporary, permanent, protective styles of your choice and every style has a bunch of different options. Let’s look into some of the hair extension options that might be the best for you depending on your personal preference, budget and hair type. At Zoya, we offer multiple types of hair extensions for our clients. You can come in for a free consultation. Even if your hair is thin, weak, short, long, too thick or however else, we can figure out a way to get you to your hair goals.
Being concerned about hair extensions damaging your hair is a reasonable thing. None of us wants to risk having hair loss or breakage! You’ve probably heard some horror stories of breakage or loss of hair from someone who has worn hair extensions. But you might not understand why it happened.
Hair extensions aren’t damaging to the natural hair unless they are:
- Not the right choice of extension for the hair
- Applied improperly
- Neglected in upkeep and maintenance.
Let’s break that down a bit.
So you’ve decided to get hair extensions. We are excited you’ve chosen to try something new, and we would love to be your beauty coach. Extensions are fun, sexy and oh so pretty. But it’s very important to take care of them properly, and we are here to tell you how. Read on for all the do’s and don’ts of hair extensions, no matter which type you’ve chosen.
- The first thing to keep in mind is keeping your hair extensions clean. When shampoo and products build up, they can make the hair look and feel dull as well as dirty and sticky. They can also make it harder to brush through, which leads to pulling and eventually sliding out. The more you have to pull on them to detangle, the more likely they are to come out too soon.
- Before shampooing, brush the hair gently to remove tangles and surface debris.
- After shampooing, apply a very light conditioner from mid-shaft to ends, then comb through with a wide tooth comb. Rinse completely, especially near the scalp, to prevent build-up. Lift the layers of the hair where the extensions have been placed and let the water soak in thoroughly.
- Towel dry gently but thoroughly before applying a leave-in conditioner and/or heat protectant.
- Keep the blow dryer on the move during styling so you don’t overheat any one area, and use hot tools sparingly. The less damage you do to the extensions, the better they will look and last.
- Avoid using oil products near the scalp area where the extensions are applied. This can cause slipping of the extensions and require more maintenance than necessary.
- ANY products which contain sulfate and silicone need to be avoided.