Hair extensions give you the length and volume you always wanted but if you don’t look after them, they can lose their lustre and bounce pretty quickly.

Unfortunately, many of us have bad daily habits that ruin hair extensions. When you’ve spent so much money on them, you want them to last.

Check out these 5 ways you’re destroying your hair extensions without even realizing it:

Ignoring Air Pollutants

Exposure to the elements has an impact on your hair. The air is contaminated with pollutants that sit on your hair and create a layer of dirt and debris that takes away from the beauty of your extensions and hair.

In addition to hampering the appearance of your hair extensions, it also makes them dry. If you happen to live in a polluted area, the best way to protect your hair extensions is to keep them covered up in a silk cloth as much as possible.

Washing Too Much/Too Little

Washing your hair too little is just as bad as over-washing it. It’s known that hair shouldn’t be washed more than 3 times a week unless it’s really needed. That being said, choosing not to wash your hair for many days is also bad for it. The same applies to hair extensions.

If you don’t wash your hair extensions regularly, they will lose their sheen and look dull. What’s even worse is that they can actually start smelling pretty bad.

Washing hair extensions excessively strips them of moisture and causes them to become dry.  To maintain healthy looking extensions, wash your hair at least once a week using a hydrating shampoo.

Using Harsh Products

You should avoid using harsh products on your hair as well as your extensions. Your extensions may not be growing out of your scalp but they still react to harsh chemicals. Shampoos containing sulfates, parabens and alcohol are awful for your extensions.

Use moisturizing products that are free of sulfates and parabens are better for both, your hair and extensions and protect them against unnecessary damage.

Improper Handling

Everyone with extensions wants them to remain silky smooth without any tangles and frizz, yet few are actually willing to put in the work to maintain them. Hair extensions that aren’t looked after will lose their sheen really fast. Comb your hair with a wide-tooth comb and detangle them with your hands when you can. Rub hair oils into them to keep them and restore their shine.

Cut and Trim Extensions

Even your hair extensions need to be trimmed every now and then. The ends of your hair extensions are older than the rest making them more prone to damage. Visit a salon that specializes in maintaining hair extensions and have yours trimmed regularly.

Hair Extensions of Houston are experts in everything related to hair extensions! When it comes to hair extensions, there really is no better hair salon in Houston! Check out our services online and book an appointment today by calling (832) 717-3626.