When you first got your extensions fitted, you probably expected months of flawless, manageable hair with the least amount of effort. And while hair extensions can make life much easier—extensions styled once can be worn several times—without the proper care, they are prone to matting and tangling just as much as your regular hair!
Extensions becoming matted to the top of your head can be frustrating, as can trying to untangle them! Luckily, this is a phenomenon that is completely preventable with the right kind of care. Here are a few tips that might help:
Invest In Good Quality, Natural Hair Extensions
Buying extensions or hair weaves made out of synthetic hair and expecting them to work as well as human hair extensions will just not work out. Synthetic extensions are typically very processed and tend to get damaged after only a few uses. Weather conditions may even hasten up the matting process!
High-quality, human hair extensions last longer, are easier to style and keep clean, and also respond better to the harsh chemicals in hair dyes. Combined with the right cosmetologist and hair extension installation, you very likely won’t have to worry about matting until your next salon appointment!
Using the Right Hair Products
Not every hair product is made for every hair texture! Just as the wrong hair product can wreak havoc on your natural hair, the same is the case with your extensions and weaves.
Ask your cosmetologist about the best products to use on your extensions at the time of installation and stick to what they advise! Remember, they’ve been in the business for years and know what they’re talking about!
Brushing Your Extensions
The single most common reason for hair matting is improper brushing! Work your way through the tangles starting at the bottom and making your way to the top. Never brush your hair while it is wet! Hair is weakest and prone to breakage when it is wet and the same is the case with hair extensions.
Sleeping In Wet, Open Hair on Rough Pillowcases
Like mentioned above, hair is at its weakest when it is wet. Combined with the amount of friction it encounters as it rubs against the rough pillowcases while you toss and turn at night makes for a rat’s nest in the morning!
Thoroughly dry your hair before sleeping and invest in a silk or satin pillowcase for your hair. Instead of tying your hair with an elastic band every night, use a silk bandana or soft scrunchie instead to prevent tangles and hair matting.
Thinking of getting micro link hair extensions in Maryland?
Hair Weaves and Extensions is one of the best hair salons for weaves and hair extensions in the area. Lisa, the owner, is one of the best hair stylists and micro bead hair extensions expert with a professional experience as a cosmetologist of over 20 years.
We provide all our clients with individual attention and offer styling consultations that closely matches our client’s tastes.
Reach out to us at 410-744-4900 for an appointment, today!