As an extension specialist in Perth, I often hear many misconceptions about weft hair extensions. People may be unaware of the dos and don’ts associated with weft extensions, and this can lead to damage and frustration. In this blog post, we will be addressing some of the most common misconceptions surrounding weft hair extensions from an experienced extension specialist.
Get a consultation before getting weft hair extensions
Before you invest in weft hair extensions, it’s best to get a consultation with a professional at a reputable Perth hair salon. They can help you choose the right type of weft extensions for your hair type and lifestyle, as well as advise you on the best way to take care of them.
Try to install weft hair extensions on your own
While there are DIY kits available, it’s not recommended that you install weft hair extensions on your own. You could damage your natural hair or end up with a less-than-desirable outcome. Trust the professionals at a professional hair salon to properly install your extensions.
Follow a good maintenance regime to get the longest life out of your extensions.
Just like your natural hair, weft hair extensions need to be washed and conditioned regularly to keep them looking their best. Use products reccomended to you by your extension specialist.
Use products with proteins, keratin or amino acids on your extensions
While these ingredients may be great for your natural hair, they can cause buildup on weft hair extensions, leading to tangling and matting. Stick to products that are specifically designed for extensions and avoid anything that contains these ingredients.
Brush your extensions gently and avoid pulling or tugging
Brush your weft hair extensions gently with a soft-bristle brush, starting at the ends and working your way up to the roots. Make sure to brush in between your wefts so that there is no chance of matting.
Avoid pulling or tugging on the extensions too hard as this can damage them and cause breakage.
Forget to re-book your maintenance appointments for weft pull-ups every 6-8 weeks. Leaving too long in between can cause damage to your natural hair. Pull-ups are when the hair is taken out then put back in.
Always blast-dry your hair and put in a loose plait or low bun before bed. Never go to bed with your hair wet.
Use sunscreen with Avobenzone (Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane) and Octocrylene, anywhere that may touch your hair as it will stain any extensions and turn them pink and brassy. Opt for more mineral sunscreens that contain titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.
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