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What NOT To Do With Your Hair Extensions

Jul 28th 2014 at 12:04 AM

You must have read several articles about how to attach your hair extensions perfectly, how to take care of them, how to make them look natural. Most experts keep talking about what to do, but has anyone told you what NOT to do with your extensions? There are some grave mistakes that people make with their hair extensions which turn their luscious locks into an absolute disaster. Read on and find out if you are guilty of committing any of these hair extension sins.

Bleaching and Lightening

So you’re bored of your hair colour and are thinking of a makeover? Stop right there! Bleaching your hair extensions or lightening them in any way should be strictly avoided. Nail tip hair extensions, pre bonded hair extensions, or any other type of hair extensions have already undergone a chemical bleaching process. Therefore, bleaching them again will not only damage the wefts, it will also reduce the lifespan of the extensions.

Badly Clipped-In Extensions

This is a common mistake often observed with hair extensions - clipping them in too close to the hairline. If hair extensions are attached too close to the hairline, they will not only reveal the secret of your artificial tresses, but will also be painful and prone to slipping out.

Hair extensions should be attached roughly half inch away from the scalp and two inches away from the hairline.

Brushing Wet Extensions

Don’t do it. Brushing hair extensions while they are wet will not only cause them to tangle up even more, but it can lead to snapping of the hair strands or premature shedding of wefts.

Instead of running your hairbrush through them while they are still soaked, lay your hair extensions on a clean towel overnight and allow them to dry naturally.

When they’re completely dry, comb them really gently, starting from the bottom of the strands upwards. This is much kinder on your hair extensions!

DIY Extension Trimming

Tempted to chop your hair extensions yourself? Do so only if you’re ready to buy a new set. Although trimming your hair extensions is sometimes absolutely necessary to make them blend with your natural hair, you shouldn’t do it yourself. Put down the scissors and seek the help of your hair stylist instead.

Overusing Heated Styling Tools

If you want to style your hair extensions, just make sure you do not go overboard with the heated styling tools, not even the hair dryer! It is advisable to let them dry naturally whenever possible, and also avoid straightening or curling the hair extensions too much. If, however, you must use any heated styling tools, make sure you protect each strand with a good hair extension aftercare product, such as the Hair Extensions Thermal Protection Serum Spray from Hair Xtensions.

Sleeping with Extensions Clipped In

The last, but definitely not the least hair extension “DON’T” is never to sleep with your hair extensions still attached. As tired as you maybe after a night of partying hard, sleeping in your hair extensions still attached is a really bad habit, as it will make the hair extensions matted and tangled in your natural hair.

So if you want to make your hair extensions last long, get them from a reliable and quality conscious source like Hair Xtensions and make sure you follow the above advice on what NOT to do with them!

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