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Lockdown Care Tips For Hair Extensions

Lockdown Care Tips for Hair Extensions - Our Guide

Part of a hair extension care routine is regular trips to the salon. However, uncertain economies across Canada have forced even the most beloved of parlours to remain closed, leaving extension-wearers to fend for their locks themselves.

People tend to forget that appearance is a vital part of self-care. The better you look, the better you feel. If you’re worried about the future of your extensions, consider the following tips before safely returning to your go-to hair salon.

Tip #1 - Brush Your Extensions

Just as you would real hair, brush your extensions regularly. Refrain from doing so straight from the shower—hair is at its weakest when it’s wet. Once they’re dry, brush through them before bedtime. To avoid tangling, separate them into parts before running through them with a brush or comb. If possible, use a brush specially designed to smoothen out extensions.

With your brush in hand, start from the ends of your extensions, gradually working your way up to the roots. This way, you can avoid pulling hairs out when detangling knots.

Tip #2 - Cleanse with the Right Products

Sometimes, your everyday shampoo won’t suffice when caring for a full head of extensions. Instead, opt for a sulphate-free shampoo that won’t cause frizz. As compared to regular products, sulphate-free shampoo won’t lather as much—refrain from scrubbing too hard so as not to damage your bonds.

To remove buildup and restore your hair’s protective layer, use a clarifying shampoo at least once a week. Apply conditioner only to the mid-length of your extensions and towards the tips. Applying it to the top of your natural hair can weigh down bonds.

Tip #3 - Practice Gentle Drying and Styling

When equipped with extensions, refrain from using heat tools to dry your hair after a shower—instead, pat-dry your hair with a gentle microfiber towel. If you’re in desperate need of a blow-dry, be sure to apply a heat protectant. Use low heat settings to minimize damage.

Avoid hairstyles that can create tension or rip at your bonds. Instead of a high ponytail, consider loose braids or a messy bun.

Tip #4 - Use Dry Shampoo Regularly

If you can avoid frequent washes, your hair becomes less susceptible to pulling. In between days, use dry shampoo, spreading the product throughout your locks using a soft bristle brush.

Tip #5 - Nourish Your Hair

Because they don’t produce natural oils, hair extensions tend to dry out over time. To remedy this, apply a serum or leave-in conditioner before bedtime. Alternatively, you can indulge in a luxurious hair mask at least once a week.

To keep extensions from moving around in your sleep, tie them in one large braid. You can even wake up to a full head of sweet, beachy waves. To prevent tangles, sleep with a silk pillowcase—and never leave on your towel turban!


If you’ve been itching for a haircut or brand-new style, consider clip-in hair extensions that don’t require the help of a stylist. If you’re already donning bonded extensions, be religious about your care routine—you never know how long you’ll have to adhere to it.

For long-lasting hair extensions in London, Ontario, give us a shout at GT Hair Boutique. Our experts offer all types of extension services, whether for a temporary look or a more permanent cut.

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