3 Simple Things to Maintain Your Natural Hair Extensions
3 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN BE DOING TO MAINTAIN YOUR NATURAL HAIR EXTENSIONS
Believe it or not, maintaining kinky hair clip ins is very similar to maintaining your own natural hair. In a healthy natural hair routine, you detangle your hair regularly, choose quality moisturizing hair products, and prep your hair for bed. Sounds simple enough right? Yes. Does it always happen? Debatable. Its understandable that your schedule and events can get in the way of having a consistent hair routine, however the investment you made for yourself by purchasing natural hair extensions may go to waste in a short period of time due to neglect. Having a consistent routine is beneficial to you by creating a healthy environment for your natural hair to grow and maintaining your natural hair extensions.
DON’T YOU DARE USE A WIDE TOOTH COMB
Most natural women detangle their hair with a wide tooth comb. Its great for detangling your natural hair. Wide tooth combs are not great for detangling natural hair extensions.They just aren’t. Using a wide tooth comb may cause you to rip the hair out from the weft without even properly detangling the hair. Using your fingers is a great way to detangle your natural hair extensions, as well as a detangler brush or tangle teaser.. A detangling brush is a type of brush designed to easily run through thick and curly hair. A detangler brush will glide through those strands with minimal snags and shedding, therefore minimizing the damage it does on your natural hair extensions. Not all tools are created equal. Choose a well trusted detangling brush.
BEING A LAZY NATURAL ISN'T FOR 4A,4B AND 4C TEXTURES
If you are used to neglecting your own natural hair, you’re probably neglecting your natural hair extensions as well. Whether your hair is underneath a wig, in sew in, or in clips ins. I’ve also been a subject to neglecting my natural hair even without extensions. Have you? Its more damaging to neglect your hair extensions and time consuming when you have to detangle them. When thinking of what products to use on your hair, think of the type of hair you have, and the type of style you want to achieve with your hair. Once you do that you can break it into categories.
STYLE YOUR NATURAL HAIR WITH A GAME PLAN THAT CORRELATES WITH YOUR PREFERRED STYLE
- The Wet Look
- The Defined Curl Look
- The Big Fluffy Look
Once you figure out what look you want to achieve, you can then start figuring what products you can choose from. Moose, styling gels, curl definers, leave in conditioners, and hair oils are all products that can be used to achieve those styles. Using the right products for your hair texture and style are important for your natural hair and your natural hair extensions.
TWIST YOUR HAIR AND WRAP IT UP AT NIGHT
One of the biggest ways to compromise the quality of your hair extensions is to sleep with your natural hair extensions out without braiding or twisting your hair. I know you know what happens when you sleep with your own natural hair out. You wake up and it’s a mess, then you spend time extra time detangling and styling your hair. If you are constantly detangling your hair because you sleep with it out you will experience shedding. Prepping your hair at night with as little as 2 to 3 two-strand twist or braids will shorten the amount of time it takes for you to get ready in the morning.*Tip- When twisting or braiding your hair with clips ins, twist or braid your natural hair (leave-out) separately to moisture and condition your own natural hair. Once you prep your hair, use a silk or satin scarf to lay your hair down. Please avoid sleeping with your hair on cotton pillow cases or even a cotton scarf. That cotton is great for drying out your hair and I'm sure that's the complete opposite of what you want. The benefits are huge when it comes to prepping your hair at night.
Detangling your hair with the proper tools, using the right products, and prepping your hair before bedtime are 3 simple things you can do to help you maintain your natural hair extensions. After a few consistent days of creating a healthy routine, you’ll see a difference in your natural hair and your natural hair extensions.