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How to Properly Take Care of Your Hair Extensions at Home

There’s nothing like having some quality hair extensions to make you feel like your best self. The moment you get those pieces in, you can get a stunning look that looks healthy, voluminous, and full of gorgeous depth and colour.

Of course, this beautiful investment will only last as long as you take care of it. Make sure you follow these tips on properly caring for your hair extensions at home.

  1. Do Not Wash Your Hair Right After Getting Extensions

It’s a known rule to avoid washing your hair right after getting extensions, but it’s worth reminding people to avoid any mishaps. Make sure you avoid getting your hair wet or even damp for 48 hours after application. Your bonds need time to cure, so even saunas and hot tubs are out of the question.

  1. Make Sure You Follow the Proper Shampooing Procedure

Before you wash your hair, make sure you comb out any tangles before it gets wet. Wet your hair with lukewarm water and apply the shampoo in small circular motions. Let the shampoo lather, but never rub the hair back and forth throughout the process. Run gently from top to bottom, and rinse well.

Make sure you don’t get any conditioner on your attachments. When drying, do not rub.

  1. Use Sulphate-Free Products

For any shampoo, conditioner, or masque, make sure you do not use any product that has sulphate.

  1. Dry Properly Before Brushing

Make sure your hair is completely dry before you brush your extensions. It can tangle them and ruin the extension attachment if you try to brush them out while wet.

  1. Brush Out Your Hair At Least Twice a Day

To maintain the quality of your extensions, you need to brush out your hair at least twice a day. If you can, brush it out three times a day, once in the morning, once before bed, and in the middle of the day.

  1. Tie Your Hair When Going to Bed

You can easily ruin your extensions in the middle of the night, even if they are attached properly. They can end up getting tangled or matted. To prevent this and have a restful sleep, make sure you tie your hair before going to bed. Don’t tie this too hard, as you just need it to keep everything in place.

If you prefer, you can also do a loose side braid, so you don’t need to sleep on your tied extensions.

  1. Use Heat Protectant

Although good hair extensions can withstand some hot tools, you need to use a heat protectant. This will ensure that your extensions will have a longer lifespan and look healthy until your next readjustment session. It’s also important to remember that you don’t apply any direct heat to any attachments. Only the edges of your extensions can take the heat.


These tips should help you keep your hair extensions in great condition for an extended period of time. If you take the proper actions to care for the extensions, management will be much easier before you have to take them out. This also lessens the trips you’ll have to make to the salon in between replacement and repositioning sessions.

GT Hair Boutique supplies and installs the best hair extensions in Ontario. Reach out to us to get premium quality human hair extensions by appointment. Get yours now!

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