If you’ve got a new set of extensions or have worn damaged ones, it’s worth reading up on how to keep extensions soft so your new hair lasts as long as possible.
Here are top tips to keep your extensions soft. Clip care is different for hair extensions and permanent hair extensions (microloops, prebonded, taped, wefts, etc.), so we’ll give you some pro advice for both… because we love you.
Top Tips for Keeping Hair Extensions Soft
Experts believe that you should follow a hair care routine for remy hair as you would for virgin hair. Therefore, you should keep them clean, moisturized and nourished to keep them shiny and looking soft and silky.
1. Keep Remy Hair Extensions Clean
The great thing about Remy’s hair is that it’s easy to manage. Plus, it doesn’t require much maintenance. However, you will need to clean your Remy extensions to remove odor and styling residue.
Before washing, brush extension cord to remove tangles. Gently detangle hair with a wide-toothed brush, then wash with a mild shampoo. Avoid combing wet hair to protect follicles.
After washing, air dry the extensions. Take a few drops of coconut or almond oil and apply it lightly to wet hair. This will moisturize the extension and give it a shiny look.
2. Discreet style
Women use remy hair extensions for different styles. They are easy to style, and you can use styling tools such as irons, hair dryers, and curling irons. Do not use excessive heat to prolong the life of your hair extensions. Apply heat protectant before styling your hair. Also, set the device to the lowest heat level to minimize hair damage.
3. Comb Remy Extensions Properly
Just like your natural hair, you should brush your Remy extensions regularly to avoid tangles. Always brush your Remy’s hair with a wide toothbrush or loop brush. Starting at the ends, comb upwards with smooth, small strokes. Be careful not to tear hair or comb it forcefully.
4. Choose products wisely
Always remember that remy hair is made from human hair, so only choose products that your own hair can handle. Stay away from shampoos and styling products that contain alcohol. Sulfates are also not good for hair because it dries them out. Buy a sulfate-free shampoo. Natural, chemical-free shampoos and conditioners are best for your Remy extensions.
If you like coloring your hair, you can also experiment with different shades on your Remy hair. To prevent damage to Remy’s hair and prolong its life, consult a professional. Before coloring your hair, dye one strand and continue if you are satisfied with the result.
5. Swimming with Remy’s hair
Remy hair extensions are made just like natural hair, giving you the freedom to live your usual lifestyle. If you like swimming or are a beach person, you should visit the pool more often. Remy hair is safe to swim in the pool or sea, but extreme care must be taken to protect it from chlorine and salt.
After you get out of the pool, wash your hair with cool water and apply a mild shampoo to remove salt and protect the cuticle. Then use natural oils to moisturize your hair and restore its shine.
6. How to Keep Remy Human Hair Extensions Shiny and Soft
To keep your Remy hair shiny, deep condition it once a week. Use natural oils like olive or almond oil to keep your hair soft and shiny. Use a leave-in conditioner to moisturize your hair and make it shine.
Top Tips For Keeping Micro Loops, Nano Loops, Wefts, Taped Hair Extensions Soft
Always keep your extensions in a low braid when you sleep. This will prevent hair from tangling while you sleep and make brushing easier. For more information on sleeping with hair extensions, click here.
Always use an extension brush that can safely remove tangles without pulling the extension gel.
Use extension-friendly shampoos and conditioners, as many over-the-counter products contain harsh ingredients that can dry out hair.
Treat your hair to intensive care with natural oils that prevent dryness.
Limit how often you wash your hair. We recommend washing your extensions up to 3 times a week, but as little as possible. Always use a low setting for your heating tools. Direct heat can damage hair, the lower the better