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Make Your Extensions Last Longer!

Updated: Aug 17, 2023

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We extension lovers are die-hard about our hair. They give the perfect length and fullness we desire. Now it's time to protect your investment. Nothing hurts like having to get new extensions early. Great news for all of us that rock extensions! This article will show you how to care for your extensions so you aren't buying that beautiful hair as often. Keep those locks looking luscious and healthy. It's easier than you'd think. No more trimming them before it's time to replace them or worrying about those split ends you start seeing from hot tools. Let's take a look into how you can make them last and get that new hair less often!

Brush, Brush, Brush!

extension brushes

The best way to ensure you're taking care of your extensions is to brush them often. We recommend getting a brush made for extensions, because they glide without snagging, but a wide-tooth comb is effective as well. So when should you brush your hair? We recommend brushing when you wake up, in the afternoon, in the evening before bed, and before you shower. This should give you a good head start. If you feel your hair may be getting knotted or you can't run your fingers through it, it's time to give it a once-over with your hairbrush to keep away those treacherous knots.

Washing Tips

Always use sulfate-free products on your extensions, and this includes styling products too. When washing, don't vigorously rub like you probably always have. This will knot your extensions and can compromise the integrity of your hair. Always wash and rinse your hair with cold water for the healthiest hair and more moisture. When getting out of the shower, never use a cotton towel or rub your extensions! Use a microfiber towel and pat dry instead. It may take a little longer, but the payoff is huge. Try not to wash your hair too often. Sometimes a little dry shampoo is all you need to avoid that extra hair washing day. The more you wash them, the more they weaken. Avoid blow drying the extensions if possible to reduce the heat used on them.

Hair Oil

kerastase elixir ultime

You'd be surprised what a little oil will do for your extensions! Since Remy hair doesn't produce natural oils, it's important that we give them what they're missing. Our favorite product is Elixir Ultime by Kerastase. It can be used on wet or dry hair and it can make all the difference! Sometimes you could even skip the shampoo on the extensions and only use conditioner.

Using this simple formula, you can prolong the life of your extensions, saving you money and improving the look of your extensions which is an absolute win! Enjoy those luscious locks longer and make them look so much healthier in the process!

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