When we wear long, luxurious hair extensions, no one can tell us a thing. We look good, feel good, and the world is basically our oyster. There is a down side to some of this glamour: the upkeep.
Keeping up with your human hair extensions can be a real challenge if you don’t know what you’re doing. On top of being a challenge, it could even cause you to throw away hundreds of dollars from not being done on a regular basis. Luckily, we got your back. Take a look below at some of the best tips for restoring hair extensions.
Probably the easiest way to bring life to otherwise dead-looking hair is by performing a deep conditioning treatment. Because the hair is not attached to your scalp, there is no other moisture coming to the hair apart from what you put onto it. The everyday wear from the elements can take a toll on your tresses, therefore, a deep conditioning or co-wash treatment might be all you need to repair your human hair extensions.
Start by getting your hair damp. Next, add on a generous amount of conditioner. We recommend something that is paraben and sulfate free, such as the conditioner in the Pure Care line by Beautimark. After hair is saturated in conditioner, put on a shower cap to keep the hair from dripping and also to create a greenhouse effect. Sit under a hooded dryer for 10-15 minutes or use a blow dryer on low heat for about the same amount of time. Rinse hair thoroughly and allow to air dry. Your hair will look a lot healthier!
Just like doing an apple cider vinegar rinse can do wonders for your natural hair, using it as a hair mask for your human hair extensions. This is basically a more one-up method from conditioning because it’s going to take a little more effort. Be prepare ladies, this stuff does not agree with the nose that well, and with it being on your hair, you’re going to get a full dose of the “aroma”.
Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar (preferably with the mother included) and water in a container. Squeeze onto hair and allow to sit for about 10 minutes. Rinse completely and then follow up with a conditioner. Your hair will be super soft, shiny, and full of oomph!
The final way that we’ll discuss that’s good for restoring human hair extensions is a coconut hair mask. Remember, hair extensions depend on you for moisture, and coconut oil and honey take the cake when it comes to leaving the hair feeling silky and smooth. The honey in the hair has healing properties while the coconut helps to add moisture and make the hair appear smoother.
Take 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of honey and add to a bowl. Use either a spray bottle or a container with a nozzle to drench into hair. Let sit for 30 minutes, rinse, and style as usual.
What’s your favorite remedy for restoring human hair extensions?