HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR REMY HAIR EXTENSIONS
You can look after your extensions by making sure to moisturised with the right products, as hair extensions are dry and can not create the natural moisture like your natural hair it is important to keep them hydrated.
With the proper hair care can last up to a year sometimes even longer depending on how often they are worn. The more you wash and style your extensions the shorter the lifespan will be so be sure to keep your washing to a minimum. The best way to ensure long life for your extensions is to only wash every 15-20 wears/ uses.
Make sure that you use a non chemical conditioner, do not brush while wet and add coconut, almond oil for silky moisture. When brushing make sure to brush out the hair from the bottom and then slowly but gently work it up to the top. Regular soft brushing prevents and reduces future tangles. However we recommend that you try not to sleep with them in but if you must sleep with them we recommend having a paddle brush on hand sleeping with them in be sure to put them into a plait or ponytail so that it does not move throughout the night and you can quickly prevent them from becoming knotted and tangled.
Remember “Good Habits = Longer Lasting Hair Extensions which is also cost effective”.
KEEP YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS HYDRATED
So how do you keep your extensions hydrated ? Well you can do this through a number of different ways and because remy hair is human hair you can add treatments that you would add to your natural hair. For example you may use a Hydration Masque. What is a Hydration Mask ? A Hydration Mask is something that nourishes the hair and can make a big difference in the strength and shine of the hair.
Plus the best hair masks tend to be packed with hydrating and restorative ingredients. Masks that are formulated with butters, natural oils such as shea, coconut oil, argan oil & avocado oil can help replenish hair and shine.
These Hydration Masks sound amazing, but what if you can’t afford to go into the salon and get these wonderful treatments? Would you be amazed if we at Kiki Hair could tell you how you can create your own hydration masks at very affordable prices from the comfort of your own home? Then why not try some of these homemade hair masks listed below:
- Avocado & Banana Hair Mask
- Egg & Mayonaise Hair Mask
- Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Argan Oil and Essential Oils Mask
- DIY Yoghurt & Honey Mask
- Strawberry & Mayonaise Mask
- DIY Aloe Vera Mask
- DIY Hydrating Mask
If you're not ready to get down and dirty with the DIY then we recommend using our Kiki Hydrate Masque for ultimate silky smooth hair extensions + use it as a weekly treatment combined with our Hydrating conditioner for your natural hair to build strength and maintain shine.
AVOID BAD INGREDIENTS HARMFUL TO HAIR EXTENSIONS
There are many harmful ingredients in Hair and Extensions specific brands - it is very important you check each products ingredient list, and do your own research before purchasing or applying products to your extensions.
The main harmful ingredients are Sulfaltes, Proteins, Parabens, Dimithicone, Alcohol, Mineral Oils, Formaldehyde, Silicones.
Protein has many different names in hair & beauty products. The higher the ingredient on the list, the higher the %. A good indication of harmful product to extensions are ones with the words "repair" or "treatments" unless they are for hydration & moisture only. These are the most common ones to look for on the ingredient list or online:
- Wheat Protein
- Soy Protein
- Amino Acids
- Milk Protein
- Hydrolyzed wheat protein
- Hydrolyzed keratin
- Hydrolyzed silk protein
- Hydrolyzed Oat Flour
- Variations of hydrolyzed collagen
- Variations of hydrolyzed soy protein
Examples of Silicones:
- Dimethicone copolyol
- DEA PG-Propyl PEG/PPG-18/21 Dimethicone
- Dimethicone PEG-8 Phosphate
- Dimethicone-PG Diethylmonium Chloride
- Hydrolyzed Silk PG-Propyl Methylsilanediol Crosspolymer
- Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Hydroxypropyl Polysiloxane
- PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone
- Behenyl alcohol
- Cetearyl alcohol
- Cetyl alcohol
- Isocetyl alcohol
- Isostearyl alcohol
- Lauryl alcohol
- Myristyl alcohol
- Stearyl alcohol