How to Take Care of Hair Extensions
Whether you're new to hair extensions, or have used hair extensions in the past, it's always a good idea to refresh your memory on how to deal with and take care of your set. After all, the better care your hair extensions receive, the longer they will last you. And hey, don't we all want hair on fleek for as long as possible?
In this week's blog post, we'll walk you through all of our hair extensions care, tips and tricks to ensure your set lives a long and happy life. Our expertise is in clip in hair extensions, however, generally, should be applicable to most types of high quality human remy hair.
With regular care and attention, you can ensure your hair extensions last as long as possible and stay looking healthy. So, if you want to learn how to best take care of your clip in hair extensions, read on to discover all of our best care tips and tricks!
The Lifespan of Hair Extensions
With maximum care, your hair extensions can last up to a year or even longer, depending on how often they are worn. The more you wash and style your hair extensions, the shorter their lifespan will be, so keep washing and using additional products to a minimum. The important thing to remember is that your hair extensions don’t have a natural hydration source like your own hair does, so keeping them moisturized and reducing dryness is crucial.
Storing Hair Extensions
It’s really important you get into a good routine with your hair extensions from the start, because good habits = longer lasting extensions. The beautiful packaging in which your Diva Divine hair extensions arrive to you in can actually be re-used to store your hair extensions.
When prepping your hair extensions for storage, we recommend to gather all the hair together and carefully brush out the extensions from the bottom of the hair slowly working upwards. If you come across a particularly pesky knot, take out the individual weft and brush it through gently. Always be gentle when brushing your extensions to reduce shedding and breakage.
Once you have brushed your extensions out, use a hair tie to secure the hair close to the base of the weft as a ponytail, then gently roll the extensions into a circle and place into the box.
Quick tip: You can also gently knot the hair together if you want a light wave running throughout the hair the next time you wear your hair extensions.
Diva Divine Hair extensions are made of 100% remy human hair. All hair extensions, however, can and may tangle - it's normal and to be expected. The reason being is because tangles are caused by the friction of your natural hair rubbing against your hair extensions, which is why we never recommend you sleep, shower or swim with your extensions in. This will only mix all the hair together and create knots.
The best way to keep your extensions tangle-free is to keep on top of regular brushing. Always have a paddle brush on hand so that even when you’re out and about you can still give your hair a quick run through. Make sure you brush your extensions every time you apply and remove them.
How to Reduce Shedding
On average, your natural hair will shed approximately 100 strands a day, and because our hair extensions are made of natural hair, you can expect some shedding throughout its lifespan. Every time you brush or style your hair extensions there will be light shedding, so don’t be surprised or worried when this happens. This, however, does not mean to reduce the amount you brush your hair extensions. You can minimize shedding in other ways.
Washing your hair extensions too much will dry out the hair which may cause them to shed. The more products you use, the more you will need to wash your hair extensions, so the best way to reduce shedding is to use a minimal amount of products when styling your hair.
Your hair extensions have a beautiful, healthy finish already so you shouldn’t need much product to enjoy them. If you want more hold when curling your hair extensions, try pinning up the curls and leaving them overnight or even just for an hour to ensure the curls stay in place without the use of hairspray. If you do want to reach for hairspray, consider a lightweight formula which you can still easily brush through. Extra strength hairsprays will clog up your extensions, which means more washing.