How Can I Care For My Hair Extensions?

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Whether your hair extensions are made from human hair or synthetic fibers, they require special attention and care. Consider these tips to make the most out of your new strands and keep your extensions looking their best.

Don’t sleep with wet hair. It’s best to let hair extensions air dry to avoid waking up with a tangled mess in the morning. Sleeping on satin pillowcases can also help reduce friction – allowing you to wake up to tame, manageable hair.

 

Invest in a looper brush. Compared to a standard paddle brush, a looper brush has unique looped bristles that gently detangle and reduce thinning. When brushing your extensions, start from the ends and work your way up. Brush in a downward motion to further reduce breakage.

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Apply a leave-in conditioner. Your extensions do not reap the benefits of your scalp’s natural oils. It’s vital to nourish them with a daily leave-in conditioner after washing your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo. This will help keep them smooth, moisturized, and frizz-free.

 

Step away from the straightener! Whether you have extensions or not, heat and your hair are not friends. Using heated styling tools, such as a curling iron, flat iron, or blow-dryer will drastically reduce the lifespan of your extensions. Since heat is not always avoidable in order to achieve your desired look, use the lowest temperature setting possible. And remember: heated styling tools should never be used on synthetic extensions!

 

Offering extensions from Great Lengths, Hairlocs, Dreamcatchers, and more, XOMA’s team of hair specialists can help you decide which method and extensions are right for you. Contact us today to learn why XOMA is the premier destination for luxurious solutions in beauty and skincare – or book your next appointment here.

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