#1: When it comes time to wash them, what you use matter
Chemicals and caustic drying ingredients such as lather-creating sulfates commonly found in your typical shampoo strip natural oils and damage the cuticle layer. Since your add-on hair lacks the benefit of getting a top up dose of oils from your scalp that your natural hair does…it’s all the more important to use products specifically designed for them. For this reason alone we created a complete hair care collection that is sulfate-free and will never damage your extensions: INSPIRE.
The rules to keep them from frizzing out, drying up and tangling.
Winter poses a number of challenges for your own natural hair. From the rapid temperature changes from frigid winter winds outdoors to moisture stealing baseboard heating…it’s a season VERY unfriendly to hair.
One of the biggest mistakes we’ve all made at one point or another is taking advantage of our hair extensions and add-on hair pieces, forgetting the fact that they are made off 100% human hair. Because of this, they are as prone to damage from the environment, thermal styling tools and product buildup as our own natural hair is.
#2: When you wash them, avoid the "ball and lather" mistake
Extensions need to be treated gently…but still cleansed and conditioned from time to time. Shampoo and conditioner thoroughly and gently, comb your hands through your hair from weft to ends, keeping the hair as straight and smooth as possible.
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