4 Tips for Maintaining Hair Extensions Between Salon Visits

After hours of washing, conditioning, and prepping your hair extensions, you can finally show off your new look—and you look AMAZING! Now that you have long, luscious locks, you must know how to maintain them. Extensions can be an investment, and they require special care to look flawless.

At Unicorn Hair Queen, we want you to get the most out of your new locks. Here are four tips for maintaining hair extensions between salon visits to keep your dream hair flawless.

Brush Your Extensions Often

When you have hair extensions, you have to brush your hair more often. You should brush your hair at least twice a day—in the morning and before bed—to reduce the chances of your hair tangling up. However, it’s also important to brush your hair the proper way. Remember to place your hand at the top of your hair extensions and brush from the bottom to the top to prevent tangles.

Watch How Many Times You Wash Your Hair

Another tip to help your hair extension last between salon visits is to limit how many times you wash your hair. A popular reason why people seek hair extensions is due to their low maintenance. We recommend washing your hair once or twice a week. This way, you don’t dry out your extensions or loosen the extensions.

However, when it’s time to wash your hair, brush it with an extensions brush and then be sure to use sulfate-free shampoo. Don’t freak out. Sulfate-free products might not create much of lather in the shower, but they maintain the integrity of your hair extensions, which is the most important thing. Once you’ve shampooed, add sulfate-free conditioner to your extensions only mid-length down then put the remaining product on the rest of the hair.

Use Good-Quality Hair Products

You should consider the products you’re using. The better quality of your hair-care products, the more well-maintained your hair will look. Pay attention to the ingredients and be mindful of what you use. Here’s a list of products you should consider using:

  • Salon-grade conditioner
  • Heat protectant
  • Sulfate-free hair products
  • Dry shampoo

There are a few products you should avoid using, such as:

  • Keratin-building products
  • Silicon-based products
  • Moroccan or Coconut oils
  • Products with sodium hydroxide

Protect Your Hair While You Sleep

When tucked away in bed, you should protect your precious locks from damage. We recommend using silk to keep your hair from getting tangled at night. Silk pillowcases, scrunches, and hair covers are great ways to keep your extensions in great condition. You should also avoid going to bed with your hair wet. This way, you reduce the risk of frizz and tangling.

At Unicorn Hair Queen, we offer high-quality hair care like no other. We’re a human hair extension salon that can grant you your dream look. We provide extensive services and products and are always ready to meet new faces and see familiar ones. Be sure to contact us today to see how we can help.