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Kinky Curly Extensions: The Basics of Color, Care, & Products

Your Guide to Kinky Curly Hair Extensions

Kinky Curly extensions are great for switching up your look!

Kinky hair is very versatile and unique. There is a range of curl patterns to consider. You can have curls that are loose, coily, or tightly curled. These curl patterns fall under the term “kinky curly.”

Pick a texture that is close to your own if you plan on leaving some of your natural hair out.

Now that you have your kinky curly extensions installed, you may think “What can I do to maintain this hair?”

Blending your natural or relaxed hair with kinky curly hair is easy- but the trick is to maintain it.

Avoiding heat styling on kinky extensions will help them last longer. You will want to keep the hair nourished as if it were your own.

Taking care of kinky curly hair takes time and patience.

It is important to have the right styling products, tools, and technique.

Kinky Curly Styling Products

Kinky curly hair thrives when infused with moisture.

Try to avoid styling products that are alcohol based- especially on human hair extensions. If you are natural and already have products targeted towards curly hair, use the same products for your extensions.

Using a styling mousse is very popular to style curly hair extensions- but may not help if the curls are kinky.

Cantu, Crème of Nature, Carol’s Daughter, and Shea Moisture are great products to use on kinky curly hair.

Focus on curl defining and enhancing products.

Co-washing (which means to rinse the hair with conditioner) can greatly benefit kinky extensions.

For daily moisture, combine water and conditioner in a spray bottle and distribute evenly.

Spraying the hair can be done in the morning or throughout the day. Be sure to choose moisturizing conditioners and styling products to use for your extensions.

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Tools For Managing Kinky Curly Extensions

You may want to style your extensions in a blowout or twist out from time to time.

Having the right tools to do this will help you achieve unique styles.

A wide tooth comb, blow dryer, a hooded dryer and a Denman brush are useful tools to have when styling. Although, you should only use a brush sparingly, such as for blow-drying the hair.

You can use the tension method to blow dry the extensions for a blow-out look. The tension method is lightly stretching a small section of hair while using the blow dryer.

Remember, since this hair is fragile, using a blow dryer to stretch the hair should be at a minimum. To detangle the hair, use your fingers or a Denman brush while the hair is wet.

Finger detangling takes time, but it will help to prevent frizz.

Wide Tooth Comb

Techniques For Curly Hair

Kinky curly hair naturally craves moisture, so developing a washing regimen will that fits your lifestyle will help with maintaining your extensions.

Co-washing one to two times a week, and shampooing the hair once every two weeks to get rid of any build-up.

Always remember to deep condition whenever you shampoo the extensions; shampoo can be drying to the hair. Deep conditioning every two weeks will also provide extra moisture

As we discussed detangling and finger detangling above, I want to emphasize doing it while the hair is wet or saturated with product.

Detangling on dry hair may cause breakage and shedding. (Tip: to prevent excess shedding, seal your wefts).

More Kinky Curly Hair Care Tips

If you have the extensions sewn in, finger detangling while in the shower can help ease this process. While you are in the shower, go ahead and apply your styling products.

Gently squeeze the hair to remove excess water and product. Pat dry your extensions or wrap them using a microfiber towel; using a microfiber towel will help reduce frizz.

Either air dry, sit under a hooded dryer, or use a diffuser. Make sure not to touch or rub curls together while air drying; this produces frizz and unwanted tangles.

Even if you’ve done a unit or a wig, following these steps will help you get more longevity from the wig. Do not forget to care for your hair underneath as well.

At night time, make sure your hair is dry before going to bed. Depending on the length of your hair, you can pineapple it, put it in a loose braid, or put a few twists in.

Cover your hair with a scarf or bonnet. In the morning, take down your hair and spritz with water if needed.

Fluff and go! Wearing clip-in extensions can be a breeze, but do not leave them in overnight. Take out the clip-ins and style as desired; apply product and twist or braid them.

Kinky Curly Hair Care

Coloring Kinky Curly Extensions

Kinky curly extensions that are human hair can be colored and bleached.

Be wary that once you color them, it is a chemical treatment, and the hair may lose some of its moisture. Make sure to double up on moisturizing the extensions, avoid heat styling if you choose to color them.

The lighter you go, the drier your weave will be.

If you receive a batch of brown hair, and you want to color them darker, then the color process will not be as drying.

Using a developer and bleach to lift the color of your extensions, will cause the hair to be drier.

If you are not sure how to color them, always seek a professional.

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Maintaining Kinky Curly Hair Extensions

Kinky curly hair extensions are considered high maintenance.

While wearing these extensions, treat the hair as if it were your own.

Wearing them can be a challenge if you have relaxed hair or have only worn straight extensions. How you care for your extensions are the difference between luscious curls and matted extensions that do not last. This is especially the case if you have a full sew-in with a Kinky Curly Frontal or Kinky Curly Closure.

Once you learn how to care for kinky curly hair extensions correctly, you will see just how wonderful it can be!

Wearing them does great practice if you are considering cutting your relaxed hair.

Curl patterns can vary, but you will get a taste of how to style your natural hair while wearing kinky curly extensions.

How do you maintain your kinky curly extensions?

About Leigh Jones

My name is Leigh, I am born and raised in Mississippi. I enjoy blogging and creating content to showcase my creativeness and personality. My goal is to inspire and motivate women.

One thought on “Kinky Curly Extensions: The Basics of Color, Care, & Products

  1. Dominique Dykes says:

    Kinky hair textures are the GOAT. It’s so beautiful & versatile. Whether it’s in its natural state, a protective style, braided or blown out. It’s honestly the best texture of hair. Kinky hair is considered difficult only because many times we are trying to manipulate it to be something that it wasn’t meant to be. And it is considered “rough” when it is the most fragile because of its beautiful curls/zigzags so combing it harshly just breaks it. Kinky Hair Extensions are where it’s at! No doubt about it!

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