What NOT To Do With Hair Extensions
Its no secret that hair extensions are becoming increasingly popular amongst women. Whether you're willing to pay a little extra for virgin extensions or you are looking for a quick fix with beauty supply brands, it is important that you know how to get the best wear out of your hair! I've done previous posts telling readers what TO do with their extensions. However, It's equally as important for you to know what NOT to do:
- DO NOT oversaturate your extensions with heavy oils. This creates build up and makes your weaves limp and lifeless!
- DO NOT use extreme heat on (virgin) curly hair textures. Like natural hair, continued heat use can increase breakage and ultimately disrupt the curl pattern.
- DO NOT use shampoos or conditioners with high alcohol concentration (This strips moisture from the extensions). Instead, use a moisturizing Shamp/Cond. (my favorite is Aussie's Moist Shampoo & Conditioner
- DO NOT use gels, spritz, or hair spray to blend your natural hair with your extensions. Not only is this bad for your natural hair, it looks plain TACKY. Use light oil sprays like MoroccanOil or other serums along with a flat iron for blending.
- DO NOT leave wefts or closures uncovered. Most women acknowledge that they wear weaves and they don't care who knows but PLEASE attempt to make your weaves look natural and otherwise undetectable!
- DO NOT allow your stylist to do super tight braids sew-in extensions. Not only can this put a strain on your natural hair, but it cant increase breakage and diminish the hair along your edges!
- DO NOT ignore your weave's expiration date. ALL good things must come to an end. Don't keep your extensions in even though they've began to look worn out!
A lot of these things should go without saying. However, there's always that ONE weave-wearer that challenges the rules. I hate to see unkept hair extensions! Have more tips on what NOT to do with hair extensions? Leave a comment!