Brushing Your Extensions Gently And Regularly 

Brushing your hair extensions regularly is the key to their longevity and preventing tangling or matting. Make it a habit to brush your extensions at least twice a day. A regular brushing routine helps prevent the hair from tangling or becoming matted, especially if you have longer or thicker extensions. Use a wide-toothed comb or a brush with flexible bristles that are strong enough for extensions but won't tear through them

Sulfate-Free Shampoos And Conditioners

Properly washing your hair extensions is the next step in your extension care routine. Opt for sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. Sulfates are harsh chemicals commonly found in many hair care products, and they can strip the natural oils from your extensions, leading to dryness and tangling. Look for products specifically formulated for hair extensions or those labeled as sulfate-free

Use Heat Protectant Products

When it comes to hair extension care, one of the most crucial aspects is avoiding heat damage. Heat styling tools like straighteners, curling irons, and blow dryers can be incredibly damaging to both natural hair and extensions. But using these tools is sometimes unavoidable, so it’s essential to prime your strands with heat protectant products first. These products create a protective barrier that shields the hair from the direct heat and minimizes the potential damage. Opt for medium to low heat settings on your styling tools and pre-dry your extensions before styling whenever possible.

When Should You Wash Your Extensions?

After your extensions have been installed, you'll want to wait at least 48 hours to wash your hair. After 48 hours, you'll want to wash your hair no more than twice a week to retain moisture and increase your hold time. You'll also want to wash your hair immediately after exposure to salt or chlorine. When washing, try to avoid your wefts. Gently work the shampoo into your scalp while avoiding the tape, then work the shampoo from the middle of your hair to the ends.

Sleeping With Extensions:

When it’s time to sleep, it’s best to tie your hair into a low ponytail or loose braid to further prevent tangling. Sleeping with a silk or satin pillowcase is also highly recommended, not only to protect your extensions, but for your own hair and skin health. Cotton fibers pull and rough up your hair’s cuticle giving you bedhead, while satin pillowcases protect against hair breakage and prevent moisture loss.