If you’ve made an investment in hair extensions, the best thing you can do is care for them correctly. Here are a few tips to keep them looking as great as your natural hair. Basically, the better you treat them, the longer they’ll looking amazing. It’s hair math.
Wet your extensions section by section, then use a detangle shampoo. You can follow up with a moisturizing cream rinse or a leave-in conditioner to keep your extensions silky-smooth longer. Just make sure not to over-moisturize or they’ll be left greasy. You might like this tutorial.
Brush your extensions just like you would your own hair. Use a soft bristle brush after every wash to detangle without damaging those locks. Start at the bottom and work your way up. Careful with little snags. Gentle, ladies. Here are some good options.
If you have the time, it’s best to air dry your extensions over night after washing and brushing. High heat from blow dryers, curling wands and irons, and straighteners will cause damage over time and leave them looking less than natural.