Let’s face it; your hair looks its best when you have your extensions on. You do, however, want your hair to look good even after you remove the extensions. Whether you use clip-in hair extensions, tape-in extensions, or glue-in extensions, extensions generally leave your hair looking damaged and you end up with many split ends. If you’re looking to take care of your hair after removing your extensions, read on.
Gently remove your hair extensions
Hair care starts the minute that you take off your hair extensions. Gentle does it when it comes to removing your hair extensions. Pulling off your extensions ruthlessly will lead to damaging your own hair and the extensions. If you have permanent extensions, go to a salon to take these extensions off. At the salon, the hairstylists know exactly how to remove your extensions without causing harm to your natural hair or extensions.
Make sure your hair isn’t tangled
Once your extensions are off, you can expect your hair to feel slightly tangled and for bits of hair to shed off. Try to remove all tangles from your hair. Run your fingers through your hair first and then comb through the hair with a detangling brush. Ensure you get rid of all the knots in your hair before you do anything else.
Wash your hair
While you may think that shampooing is just to get rid of the dirt from your hair, there are many benefits to shampooing your hair. The shampoo will nourish your scalp that is craving the nourishment. It is also a conditioning process that will make a world of difference. An elasticizing and controlling conditioner works wonders to add moisture back into your hair. It is a great idea to comb the conditioner through the hair. However, you can even leave your conditioner in the hair.
Cut your hair
You cannot avoid getting split ends when wearing hair extensions. The best way to prevent your split ends from getting worse is to cut your hair slightly. You just need to remove the split ends and you are good to get started with other hair care processes.
Observe your hair
You want to rectify any hair damage as you see it. If you need to start taking collagen tablets to help your hair become stronger and grow, you need to make the decision based on the state of your hair. Look to see if your hair is just shedding or if your hair is falling off in chunks and then take it from there.
Find products that work
You may be happy with your conditioner but you must find the right products to use in order to take care of your hair holistically. A nice hair masque can also do wonders for your hair. Ingredients such as coconut oil and shea butter are delightful ingredients to use on your hair, as well as nourishing vitamin E and sunflower seed oil to name but a few.
Give your scalp time to breathe
While it is all too tempting to go from wearing one hair extension to another, you need to let your scalp breathe. Make sure that you allow your hair to fully recover before you wear another hair extension again. If your scalp is overly itchy, it’s a sign to remove your extensions. It’s important that you stick to a great hair regime regularly, whether you are a frequent hair extension user or not.