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How To Make Your Hair Extensions Last

Tips For a Long Lasting Weave!

Now, ladies, we all know how expensive hair extensions can be, so let us guide you on how to care for them properly.

I don’t know about you all, but I love a bomb weave, preferably 18 inches with a part straight down the middle.

However, how well you care for your hair extensions will have a significant influence on how flawless they will be and how long they will last.

washing natural hair

Before Install

I can’t stress enough how important it is to wash your natural hair before installing your extensions. Private Label Extensions bundles are raw, but we do co-wash them, so they are ready for installment. However, you can still wash them at your discretion.

I had to learn the hard way after having my hair installed before cleaning it, and I couldn’t keep my fingers from out of my head due to the itchy, dry scalp.

The best shampoo and conditioner for your hair and bundles is Organix Moroccan Argan Oil. You can find it at pretty much any drug store (It goes on sale at CVS often). Now we know sometimes times are hard so if you’re a beauty on a budget, I would suggest Garnier Fructis they carry a variety of hair products for under $5.

How To Co-Wash Your Hair

You can simply start off by wetting the hair with water.

Apply a moisturizing oil-free conditioner from weft to tip. Use enough to moisturize your hair generously.

After conditioning your bundles to comb through the hair with a wide tooth comb and let the conditioner sit for about 15 to 20 minutes so that it can lock in moisture.

Now that your extensions rehydrated make sure you rinse out all the conditioner from the hair.

Lastly, gently pat your hair extensions with a towel to remove excess water from the hair, and let it air dry.

Don’t rub the hair together because it will create frizz and tangles that are unmanageable.

installing hair extensions

Installing Hair Extensions

Your hairstylist can also consult with you on what they suggest for your hair. Don’t be afraid to share any questions or concerns, remember this is your money and hair.

Hair extensions last up to one year and sometimes longer if taken care of properly.

When I get my weave sewed in, I always tell my hair stylist not to cut my bundles while installing them because their more complicated to re-install after. It’s better to have your hair installed by the whole weft to preserve them.

Tell your stylist about the folding weft method. They can get started by sewing in the extensions from right to left once you work your way over merely fold it over in the opposite direction.

To eliminate lumps or bulk on the side, just press the folded edge down good and sew it into place.

Depending on your style of choice its always good to keep the length of your hair also. It’s still good to think ahead when getting your hair styled.

In the future, you may want to recycle this same hair for a different style. Get your money’s, worth ladies!

Bundles are great for so many reasons longevity being one.

Post Install

So it has been about a month since your install, and although your hair weave is still flowing, you know that you’re going to have to dig in your hair basket for a touch-up.

Based on your hairstyle here’s how to take care of your hair.

Traditional Sew Ins

Generally, with a traditional sew in a portion of your hair is out which means it will require extra maintenance.

When you wash your bundles, you will also need to wash your natural hair. Make sure to deep condition your leave out after shampooing it to make sure your hair is locking in moisturizer.

Don’t forget to detangle your weave with the conditioner still in it; it will put less strain on your bundles. After combing through your hair, you can now wash the conditioner out.

Don’t blow dry your bundles let them air dry so they can return to their natural state. If you have curly or wavy hair, you can braid it to the scalp or individually and when you take it out it will have a pretty wave to it.

Different from, wavy and curly hair straight can just be left out or put in a ponytail until completely dry.

You can style to your preference after. Be mindful of what kind of products you put on your bundles you should not need much.

Organix Anti-Breakage Keratin Argan Oil is a very light oil that’s great for your natural hair and weaves you can use it to add moisture and shine while styling your hair. This oil can be purchased at your local drug stores also.

head wrap

How To Wrap Your Hair

How you decide to wrap your scarf is also essential to assure your hair gets the many benefits from it.

One of the processes is to cover the headscarf around your forehead then bring it underneath your hair at the foundation of your neck and tie up the ends of the scarf. With this process, you need to ensure you don’t get any of your hair caught in a knot, that can be difficult because you cant see the back of your neck.

My favorite method is to gather my hair into the scarf at the nape of your neck and tie the ends together at the top of my head so that I can easily see my hair and to make sure I don’t tie it in a knot. It’s important to treat your extensions as if they are your natural hair to ensure longevity.

There are a lot of pros when taking care of your hair extensions before, during, and post your installs.

Reusing your hair may be the greatest and most beneficial one so be sure to, save the bundles!

What To Wrap Your Hair With

Although bonnets and scarfs can be a bit irritating, we need them to protect our hair and keep it in place at night.

Don’t sleep on your hair. Sleeping on your hair can cause tangling, frizziness, and static. Although scarves come in many materials, for a bedtime headscarf, you should stick to a silk or satin material. Those will hold your extensions up without pulling away from the moisture.

Most importantly, thanks to these two materials’ softness, your hair will glide effortlessly over them and not get caught up in anything.

About Katrisha Majors

Katrisha Majors is a Journalist, Blogger, and Social Media Specialist. KM stands by delivering quality content and pushing the culture all in one. Starting her personal blog Keeping it Major back in 2014 she has taken her talents up a notch contributing to Private Label Extensions.

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