Human hair extensions are soft, smooth and silky when you buy them. Your fingers slide through the strands when you are selecting the virgin hair extension you wish to buy. However, a few days down the line, you find the hair rough, tousled and lacking lustre and shine. This is due to a variety of factors and we list a few things which should be avoided, to prolong the life of your virgin hair extensions. The number one culprit extensions losing their sheen is pollution! While there is not too much you can do about ambient air pollution, simple steps such as avoiding smokes and fumes, and taking proper after-care in case the hair extension has been exposed help contain the effects of pollution.
The second factor is being too careful! Yes! In trying to maintain the original style of the extensions, quite a few clients avoid washing or cleaning these hair products. This makes the hair in the extensions dirty and fragile. The third factor is the exact opposite of the earlier one – too much cleansing, especially with harsh detergents and shampoos can also spoil your extensions. The fourth is the use of incorrect tools on the hair – tools range from the simple comb to heat-styling irons. The combs and brushes used on hair extensions should have sufficiently spaced teeth to avoid the hair getting pulled out. The styling temperature should be just right to prevent any lasting damage. From the above, it is obvious that apart from pollution, the other reasons for early damage to hair extensions, all stem from ignorance.