Taking the plunge into the hair extension world is easy for most, but there are a few people who have a difficult time properly maintaining their hair extensions. Hair extensions are fairly easy to maintain, but the most important is detangling. Do not be afraid to brush your hair extensions, it is a necessity. Some people think they will lose or loosen their extensions if they brush them, this may be true, but not really. Losing an individual strand of hair extensions will make no difference in the look of your hair, and a loose extension can be tightened or replaced.
Why does this happen?
The number one question is the tiny hair that is felt above the hair extensions, simply put, this is natural shedding. There may be a white ball at the top of the strand, or it may look like hair loss, but when extensions are applied by a professional, there is no tension. Human beings shed over 100 strands per day, therefore, while wearing hair extensions, the shedding accumulates in the extensions versus brushing away. If you avoid brushing, the shredded strands wrap around each other leading to knots, as evident in the picture, some are massive knots. If you do not address the matting immediately, then hair matting will intensify. You will not wake up one morning with matting, therefore, it is imperative to brush your hair every day, and night. In the case of keratin-bonded, strand-by-strand extensions, use a wet brush or wide-tooth comb and brush right through them.
In the case of reusable hair extensions, such as tape-ins, wefts, and pull-thru, you may be more comfortable using your hands to detangle.
What to do?
Start off your hair extension journey by properly maintaining it upon application.
1) Brush and detangle daily
2) Never leave your hair wet, dry thoroughly, as moisture can lead to mold and tangles.
3) Use hair extension-friendly products, and do not use high-heat flat irons.
4) Sulfate free shampoo does not contain harsh surfactants that lead to drying your hair extensions, as well as moisture inducing conditioner. Your extension salon will have some great suggestions.
5) Avoid friction by wearing a silk scarf to bed, and tying hair back.
6) Avoid the use of helmets.
7) If your hair extensions are matting, see your salon professional immediately. We offer immediate detangling and will cut away the shedding if necessary.
8) Never apply bleach on top or directly on the hair extensions.
9) Never skip your maintenance appointments.
The right picture; the hair extensions took over two hours to remove in order to avoid hair damage, while the properly maintained hair extensions were removed in adequate time without damage. Both hair extensions were worn for 5 months
I take the time to educate my new clients on the best extension practices, and every client goes home with a set of hair care instructions. Additionally, our clients can download instructions from our website. I offer immediate access via our website chat box, which helps to avoid problems straight away. Our salons also offer immediate fixes, and check-ins via our online booking. With all of these fail-safes in place, we have avoided problems before they start.
The blog section of our website is filled with tips, and tricks that we have gathered over the years. I find our clients love our advice, and we also help others who are not clients of our salon.
When choosing to wear extensions, seek the advice of a well-trained hair extension expert, and your lifestyle will be addressed. In some cases, you may not be the right candidate for hair extensions, but you will at least make your decision based on hard facts.
Hair Extensions Background
At Noelle Salon, they evaluate your natural hair, and listen to the client's wishes on styling, color match, and look. They use human hair extensions like 100% Remy human hair, or Virgin Hair (unlike Bellami hair). Hair extensions can be used for short hair or 24 inches of a full head of hair, and they have worked with different methods like tape-in extensions, clip-in hair extensions, Keratin and enjoy using the Veila Pull-thru method with the Veila Hair Extensions for ease of hair care. Styling can vary from flat iron, natural curl, or curly hair. Whether you are looking for a change of style or look for a day such as a Clip-in ponytail, having a high-quality ponytail extension can mix it up for you. Your natural hair journey with your hair growth can be enhanced with Hair extensions when protective styling is applied, and regular maintenance is used. You can change your hair in one day - feel free to reach out and explore the possibilities.