Hair extensions are popular options for changing hairstyle or adding length and thickness to your hair. However, they are not like our own hair and they must be maintained. With hair extensions you have to do a little work if you would like them last.



   Sometimes if you are new to hair extensions you may not be aware of the maintenance that is required for hair extensions. You certainly cannot leave them unattained or you will encounter problems such as tangling and matting. Even with the purest and most expensive hair on the market, you still have to go above and beyond to care for hair extensions. They simply don’t maintain themselves and if you do not use a care routine, they can tangle, mat, shed and dry becoming a mess quickly.





1. Brush out your extensions gently before washing. Use a soft-bristled brush to remove any tangles.


2    Shampoo your extensions. Slowly wet your hair while taking a shower. Use a mild shampoo and lather your hair in a downward motion.



3 . Wash your extensions with mild detergent. Gently place your hair in a tub filled with cool water and allow the extensions to soak for five to ten minutes. Rinse the extensions with cool water when finished. Allow your hair to air dry by placing on a mannequin head so it will dry in its natural shape. Do not brush your hair when it is wet.



4.  Brush your extensions gently after washing. Using a soft-bristled brush or a wide-tooth comb, brush your hair two to three times a day to prevent tangles..


  1. Spray the hair with a leave-in conditioner daily to help prevent tangles. You can also use a de-tangling product or silicon spray to help your hair extensions stay tangle-free.



  1. Tie your hair extension up when sleeping or exercising to prevent tangles. When you swim, wear a swim cap to protect your hair from harsh chlorine.


  1. Avoid heat, such as curling irons or hair dryers. Heat can be very damaging to certain synthetic hair pieces. Heat, in general, causes hair to tangle and creates split ends. Use heat sparingly on hair extensions.