Women wear hair extensions to make their hair look longer, fuller, more voluminous, and vibrant. However, just as with anything you own or wear, hair extensions and weaves that are not properly taken care of can leave you looking unflattering, to say the least. All it takes is a bit of awareness and know-how to ensure your weaves and hair extensions remain elegant for longer… and insight enough to observe when it’s time to give the accessory a rest.
Just like your real hair, your extensions need to be brushed clean (and to remove tangles) after each use. However, you need to take care that you don’t overdo it; be sure to sculpt your weaves where you should be able to keep and maintain its form. You’ll also need to use shampoo and conditioner on the extensions to give them shine and a smoothness for a more natural flow when melded to your real hair. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to visit a reliable hair salon which offers hair extension services, or consult with a professional hair extension stylist for advice on the best hair treatment for your extensions.
To maintain your custom weaves, carefully monitor the ends of your extensions, trimming the split ends every six to ten weeks. Doing so will keep your extensions healthy, and avoid that “artificially latched on” look which can occur over time if you’re not careful. These simple tips, performed regularly, can practically lengthen the life of your weaves and extensions, along with their lustre.