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DIY HAIR: Make Your Hair Extension Last Longer

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There are so many different styles of extensions and terms, that it can get overwhelming if you are new to the world of hair extensions. Although Luxy Hair Extensions are 100% remy human hair clip-ins, hair extensions are not limited to this particular kind. We're breaking down the different types of extensions to help clear up some confusion. The following article will provide clarity and help you make the best choice for you hair. So get comfortable, tie your hair back, and let's get right into it.

Experimenting with your locks has never been easier with the help of hair extensions. This attachable tresses can be as temporary or as permanent as you like, coming in all shapes sizes, and colours. If you've gone your entire life without trying them out, you're in for a treat! We guarantee that they'll make you look and feel like a superstar with minimal effort.

We aren't all blessed with a full head of thick hair, and the same goes for famous people. There's a lot of pressure to look beautiful on the red carpet and the catwalk, so celebs have changed up their look to keep up with trends. Which of our favourite celebs have been rocking hair extensions all this time? Some names on the list might suprise you, and so will there before and after transformation! But if they can pull it off, then so can you.

  • Rihanna
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Selena Gomez
  • Vanessa Hudgens

First, you'll have to make sure you're getting natural hair extensions. "Most hair extensions are made out of human hair. There are synthetic ones too, but not too many since you can't apply heat to them, and therefore you can't style your hair," explains valles. Clip-ins are the fastest and the most affordable type of hair extension. You can apply them yourself in 10 to 15 minutes by using toupee-like clips to secure the band of hair to your scalp. "Imagine a hula skirt of hair with clips on it," says Valles. The cost of clip-ins hair extensions can cost anywhere from $100 to $200.


Caring for Synthetic Extensions

Compared with old synthetic extensions that are shiny and fake, synthetic hair extensions have made great technological progress these years. The synthetic fiber of UniWigs hair extensions is soft to touch and feels just like human hair. Compared with human hair extensions, the synthetic fiber can be applied straight out of the box without any styling. Synthetic fiber can withstand heat upto 180F and you're free to curl or straighten the synthetic extensions to match your own hair texture and to achieve a higher-level hair goal. Moreover, synthetic Hair Extension are relatively cheap and ideal for people who have a lower budget but always desire for long hair with large volume.

As synthetic hair has different properties from human hair, the methods and tips for caring synthetic fiber and human hair are slightly different. Please take the following procedure as a reference to make your synthetic hair extensions last as long as possible.

Use heat sparingly. The first thing to note is that synthetic hair extensions are usually pre-styled, and can be worn straight from the package. It's wise to choose which style you want your extension to be first, so that you don't have to use heat on them later. If you can't decide between curly and straight, honestly, just buy both. You are able to style most synthetic extensions using heat, but remember they are made up of plastic - don't melt your hair! Plus, synthetic hair gets extrenext hot... So don't get crazy and try to wear it while you style it. Nobody likes to explain all of the heat-hickeys on their neck.

It also important to let your hair dry naturally, rather than using blow dryer. The force and heat of blow dryer can damage, tangle, and cause your extension to shed.

Wash With Wig Shampoo. Yes, there are specific type of shampoo made just for synthetic hair. Look for something sulfate-free, or pick up a synthetic specific shampoo online! You can pick up a bottle for as low as $7.

That being said, you do NOT need to wash your synthetic hair often. You should only do so if the hair is visibly dirty or oily, which should be rare as the hair is not sprouting from your scalp. When you wash, use lukewarm or cold water. Try to avoid scrunching, wringing, or otherwise agitating the hair.

Use Detangling Conditioner. You should purchase an oil conditioner. Then rinse off 90% and leave just a little of the conditioner to stop tangling.

Beside, if your synthetic hair is facing too much tangling, choose a conditioner specialized in Detangling the hair. But, you have to do this carefully avoid ruffling the texture of synthetic hair. As a matter of fact, it is unnecessary for you to moisturize the synthetic hair because is not natural and can't absorb moisture. In general, conditioners are often labeled moisturizing, detangling or volumizing outside of the bottle. Thus, you can find the detangling conditioner easily.

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Drying Synthetic Hair. It is the fact that no drying methods are better than air drying for synthetic hair. Never blow dry the synthetic hair despite any reason. Firstly, blow drying the hair can change its textures forever. Besides, it also leads to a variety of damages like tangling or even destroying the extension completely. So, all you need to do is just to put the hair in a towel and then wait until it is dry.


Care for Human Hair Extension

Hair extensions give us the gift of protection and ease when it come to maintaining our hair. Just as mindfully as we take care of any of the important items in our life, it is equally important we know how to take care of human hair extensions. Good maintainance means knowing how to wash human hair extensions and the best hair care products to use to make sure your hair extensions have a long and happy life. Taking care of hair extensions is much like taking care of our natural hair; essentially all of the same rules apply such as keeping up with regular washes, making sure to brush the hair daily, and using the best products.

When it comes time to wash your hair extensions you want to make sure you have all products you will need and a space to allow your hair extensions to air dry. Everything you would normally do to your natural hair you can cut in half when dealing with your hair extensions. Instead of the normal two shampoos you would give your natural hair, hair extensions would only need one shampoo. We love the Hydra Conditioner from BeautiMark! And, for conditioner we also love the Hydra Conditioner by BeatiMark! For conditioning, instead of leaving it on the hair for thirty minutes, you would only leave it on for fifteen minutes.

How well you take care of your hair extensions will have a direct influence on how they will look and how long they will last. During your consulation, your stylist should tell you exactly how to maintain your hair extensions in order to keep them in the best possible condition. Always follow the maintenance plan given to you by your stylist but here are some tips on how to keep your hair extensions beautiful and long lasting. Keep your hair extensions clean and untangled by taking care of them every day.

Brushing Hair Extensions. Coming your hair is one of the most crucial parts of the maintenance and after care. It may not screem as important but if you don't brush your strands regularly, you will experience matting and tangling. That means your extensions will not look good and will quickly become unwearable.

In order to extend the life of your extensions, you should learn how to properly brush them and what kind of comb to use while doing it.

Always Air Dry. We know it's hard to put down the dryer, but in this case, you must make a sacrifice. Hair extensions and excessive heat are really, really bad together. Just like sad movies and chocolate, you should try not to mix them. So don't even think about washing your extensions if you have a super busy day and you don't have time to let them air dry. After washing, just run your fingers through them to remove all tangles before letting them dry on a towel.

Avoid Certain Activities. Human hair extensions can be tough, especially if they are more permanent than clip-in. I would NEVER go swimming with clip in extensions. In the summer, sometimes beach trips are unavoidable - so if your extensions are tape-in or sew-in, avoid getting your hair wet as much as much as possible.


Putting Your Extension away

On average, and if you're taking good care of them, tape-in up to six to eight weeks, glue-ins last four to eight weeks, and protein bounded extensions last six to eight weeks.

Gently peel off the extension and slide it down the hair. These adhesive removers are 100% safe for you Mr strands and won't cause any damage to your hair. You can use the drops or gel to remove any glue residue from the strands after you have taken the extensions off, too.



Jessie (author) from India on August 14, 2020:

Thanks jean505

Jean505 on August 14, 2020:

You're great

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