Styling Your Hair Extensions
You are about to walk out of the salon after your appointment, where you have just had your flawless hair extensions installed. You are so in love with them but you stop to remind yourself to take one last look in the mirror at the perfectly styled curls your hairdresser effortlessly created. You let out a sigh and wish you could style your extensions the same way…
We have all felt this way at some point, but the good news is, we have some top tips for styling your extensions so you don’t have to feel this way again!
Styling your hair extensions for the first time is always a bit of a daunting task, even more so if you have gone from short hair to long hair, but there is no need to worry! Following these helpful tips will have you drying, curling or straightening your hair extensions like a pro in no time! It just takes practice and patience ladies.
ProTip – Make sure you have the correct care products for your extensions. Ask your stylist which shampoo and conditioner they would recommend specifically for your hair extensions. A heat protector and a finishing oil is highly recommended to achieve a silky result. Not all hair types are the same, so make sure you stick with what’s been recommended for you.
Always dry your hair extensions all the way through, especially the bonds. A good hairdryer does most of the work for you. Use a 2500 – 3200 watt dryer for a professional result. Drying your hair with a good hairdryer and paddle brush helps your natural hair to intertwine with the extensions which will create a more natural look. It might seems like a lot of effort, but trust me, it will be worth it in the end. It will prolong the life of your hair extensions as well as help keep them in and in top condition.
ProTip – Be sure to have the correct styling tools to create the look you want. Heat controlled irons and tongs can also be a lifesaver and a time saver! You will need a detangling brush (like a wetdry brush) to help you gently brush your hair and a round ceramic brush to blowdry your hair with.
ProTip – It will be a good idea to invest in a really good hair straightener or curling tong. We would recommend Veaudry or GHD. Although they may seem to be a little bit pricey, they are of top quality which will give you the best results when styling. One of the best things about these two brands is that they are multi-functional and can be used to create a variety of waves and curls.
Be cautious to not use heat to style your extensions too frequently, as they can damage your natural hair and your extensions. Always remember to protect your extensions with a top quality heat protection spray and moisturizing oil or spray. This will keep you extensions looking and feeling smooth and shiny.
ProTip – Styling and playing around with hair extensions is so much fun! There is no need to rush through it. Make sure to practice the styles you love the most so you can master them! You have invested in something very special, let the world see just how special it is with these perfect styling techniques.
ProTip – is Lastly, YouTube is your friend when it comes to trying new techniques! Search videos of styles you would like to replicate and copy the tutorials until you have got it all figured out! Practice makes perfect, these are lifelong skills you are investing in that will set you apart from the rest!
If you really get stuck and just can’t get it right on your own contact Hair Extensions Experts for a styling seminar where we will take you through the steps of styling extensions until you have it down!