When you choose virgin hair extensions, you should remember that virgin hair is ‘real’ hair and therefore it needs a particular level of care and attention. Our hair is taken care of when we eat food and the nutrients in the food enter our body and ultimately our skin and hair. But hair extensions don’t get nutrients through the food we eat and so, they need to be cared for in a different way.
1. Nourish, Moisturize and Treat Your Hair Extensions
Regularly nourish, moisturize and treat your wholesale virgin hair extensions with organic and no-sulfate shampoo. Keep in mind that colored hair passes through a chemical process, particularly when lightened to blondes and other special colors. This is inevitable to achieve colors that you desire. The key here is applying a bit of moisturizing oil (preferably almond) each week.
Shampoos you use should be organic and free from sulfate, formaldehyde, isopropyl alcohol and propylene glycol, because these are harsh chemicals which can strip the hair of natural oils and make them dry and even sometimes damage them if used regularly.
2. Brushing Your Hair Extensions
Your hair extensions should be brushed regularly to avoid tangles and knots. For this purpose, you should use a brush specially designed for hair extensions or a wide-toothed comb. Remember to brush from roots to tips. To avoid their knotting up, hold them together in the shape of a ponytail and then brush it.
The products you choose to put in your hair should be carefully chosen; otherwise they may damage your hair. They should be free from alcohol and other harmful ingredients. While conditioning your hair, massage the conditioner gently in the hair while taking a shower. Never rinse your hair with hot water. Prefer lukewarm water. It’s advisable to shampoo and condition your hair extensions at least once a week. Also, remember to choose products that are particularly designed for the specific type of your hair.
Use a towel to dry your hair gently. Blow drying can damage your hair, so, it’s not recommended. However, if you should blow dry, remember to keep the dryer on low heat. A leave-in conditioner can also be applied while your hair is still damp, as it’ll add extra moisture and keep your hair healthy. But use the leave-in serum only once every two weeks or even once a month, to avoid build-up.
After drying, your hair can be styled in any way you want it. However, avoid using gel, mousse or hair spray as they can harm your hair and cause split ends.
Follow these tips and your hair will look naturally gorgeous for a prolonged period!